Identify new opportunities for you and your business This applied innovation workshop is aimed at small business owners and managers and provides an opportunity to step
Identify new opportunities for you and your business
This applied innovation workshop is aimed at small business owners and managers and provides an opportunity to step back and learn more about how innovation can help you achieve your personal and business objectives and increase your profits and impact.
Innovation is about executing new ideas of value. It is not just about new products and services but also new ways of doing business, including tapping into technology. Compared to non-innovators, innovative businesses are 40 per cent more likely to increase income and profitability, twice as likely to export, and two to three times more likely to report increased productivity, employment and training (Australian Innovation System 2016 Report).
This short workshop explains why an innovation strategy is an essential business tool, how to assess your current position, understand different types of innovation – including technology enabled innovation – identify opportunities for innovation and tips on how to get started.
Using a combination of proven research, examples from small businesses, practical tools and techniques, this workshop offers insights into what it takes to be successful at innovation.
All participants will receive access to special downloadable workbook with all the tools covered in the workshop and advice on next steps to implementation.
Presenter – Colin Graham
Colin Graham is the founder of Causeway Innovation and was previously the founding CEO of the Innovation Centre Sunshine Coast. He has worked with over 300 startups, SMEs and corporates with a focus on business development through innovation.
Colin’s business career started in London where he became International Product Manager for Dulux before moving on to be the co-founder and CEO of Yellowbrick Training & Development with SME and corporate clients such as IBM, Unilever and Deloitte in the UK, Canada and USA.
In recent years, Colin has worked with owner managers of SMEs across Australia and a wide range of sectors including food and agribusiness, tourism, health and wellbeing, ICT, environment, creative and professional services.
Timing & Details
- Event starts at 5.30pm prompt and finishes at 7.30pm, it is recommended that participants arrive at around 5.15pm to have time to register, pick up course materials and refreshments.
- Light catering and drinks will be provided.
Thanks to supporters
This workshop runs at the Peregian Beach Digital Hub on Wed 3 July and is then repeated at the Innovation Centre, Sippy Downs on Tues 9 July. Each event has its own booking page – a link to the Peregain Beach event is at the bottom of this page.
It is the same workshop at each location, please register for the date and location that suits you. Thanks.