The most challenging element of innovation is putting it into a framework. Some still believe that innovation is defined by a lightbulb one-time moment. However, the smartest organisations know that innovation doesn’t happen by chance. Smart organisations follow a clear process and pathway to ensure that the brightest ideas are continually captured, refined, progressed and executed. We call it always-on innovation.
The first step in building an innovation process is to clearly define your innovation goals, both in terms of your top-level organisational goals, and also the more innovation-specific aims. These may differ from organisation to organisation but it is a critical cornerstone in the process, as they provide the guiding direction and help everyone move towards the same goal.
Your business and innovation goals might look ahead to the end of 2020 or even 5 or 10 years out. That’s why it is important to break these down into smaller goals and also set critical success metrics that serve to measure your innovation implementation plan and indicate if you are still moving towards the right direction.
Our first workshop will provide you with a framework from which to map out your innovation programme goals based on your business objectives. You’ll also be guided on how to define your critical success factors as micro indicators to keep you and your team on the right track.
In this workshop, you’ll discover:
- How to define innovation goals based on your top-level business objectives
- What makes good innovation goals and what the most common mistakes setting them are
- The importance and purpose of critical success factors
After completing this workshop, you will have a clear understanding of the power, importance and role of innovation-based goals and critical success factors.
8:30am Registration and light breakfast
9:00am Opening remarks by Owen Hunnam, Idea Drop
9:15am Presentation by Roland Harwood, IOVIA
9:30am Innovation Goals workshop
10:30am Closing remarks
11:00am Event close
By joining our workshop, you’ll also get exclusive access to a closed online group of innovation experts and thought leaders, where the conversation will continue with support, shared experiences, helpful content and interaction with other innovation leads.
You’ll be in great company! Our events are regularly attended by senior decision makers and innovation leaders from some of the world’s smartest companies including Arriva Trains, Barclays, Metropolitan Police, Virgin, EY, PwC, Hotel Chocolat, Waitrose, Royal Mail, Vodafone, Anglo American, Premier Inn, M&C Saatchi, NatWest Bank and many more.
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Owen Hunnam, Founder, Idea Drop
A serial entrepreneur and a co-founder of Idea Drop, Owen has an extensive experience and knowledge in digital technology; business development and relationship management; agile innovation management and embedding innovation culture within large organisations. Owen is working with global F500 companies and helps them to harness the collective intelligence of their employees.
Roland Harwood, Managing Director – Europe, IOVIA
Roland Harwood is a compulsive connector of people and ideas. He leads IOVIA’s European operations, partnering with our clients and the IOVIA team to deliver community participation experiences. Roland is also the founder of Liminal, a new network for people, organizations and communities on the edge of many potential futures. Prior to that he was Co-Founder and Managing Director at 100%Open, the multi award-winning open innovation agency that works with the likes of LEGO, Ford, UBS, Oxfam and in 25+ countries around the world to co-innovate with their partners. Graduating with a PhD in Physics, he has held senior innovation roles in the public and private sector and in addition has worked with hundreds of start-ups to raise investment and commercialize technology. He is chair and trustee for several not-for-profit organizations, a regular visiting lecturer at Universities around the world, and a mentor as part of many start-up accelerator programmes including TechStars. He is also host of the On The Edge podcast, as well as a failed astronaut, a composer of TV and film music for Sony, and a proud and exhausted dad of three children.