Programme Details

Innovate Wicklow!

About Innovate Wicklow!

For businesses who:

  • Want to grow their business
  • Wish to create more value or improve/transform their business
  • Are looking to innovate to create opportunity – and need support to do so
  • Have concerns about the effects of Brexit & Covid-19 on their business model

Programme Delivery: 

Participants will be supported through a defined innovation process, through:

  • 6 x group workshops: from 10am to 1pm (online Thursday mornings)
  • 1x 1:1 mentoring session with design strategist
  • Final networking and review event (live)

All masterclasses and mentoring sessions are delivered online through MicroSoft Teams.

Programme Details:

The masterclasses will provide an introduction to design driven innovation process and the designers tool kit and in-depth diagnostics for the business.

The online workshops and mentoring will apply visual mapping of the strategic design four stage approach, including:

  • State of Play – Assessment of existing business: Capacity, Resources, Finances, Stakeholders, Market Demands, Supply Chains, Use Groups, User Needs. Identify what’s working and what’s not.
  • Framing - Opportunities and challenges
  • Ideation/Evaluation - Generating new ideas/solutions. Evaluation of usability, feasibility an viability.
  • Action – Develop a strategic roadmap with steps to implementation. Connect with follow-on supports for developing innovation.
  • Defined strategic roadmap : Steps to implementation, resources required, key decision points, critical factors, milestones, timeframes, etc.
  • Innovation toolkit with 30+ innovation tools.
  • Identification and framing  of new strategy for growth and innovation – which may include new markets, new products, services or new ways of doing things.
  • Review of funding streams to match roadmap.
  • Introduction of critical thinking.
  • Introduction of visualizing data techniques.
  • Applied knowledge of  design approaches to innovation.
  • Replicable process of innovation (through toolkit).

Dates and Application Process:

  • Programme commencement date for 2022 -   to be finalised.
  • Workshop dates and individual follow up session - dates to be confirmed.
  • The programme is significantly subsidised. Cost to participants 200.
  • Places are limited to a maximum of 10 participants. Selection criteria will apply.
  • Selection will be based on the information proved in the Expression of Interest Form.
  • Successful applicants will be provided with a booking link for payment in advance.

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If you are interested in applying for Innovate Wicklow!   

More information: 

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