Breakfast Networking: Innovation in Practice (a Cambridge Network event)
For many businesses, innovation is still regarded as being all about creating or exploiting new technologies. This breakfast networking session will introduce attendees to a broader way of thinking about innovation and developing growth opportunities.
|Dates||23 Feb 2017 - This event is in the past.|
|Opening times||08:00 AM - 10:00 AM|
|Venue||Hauser Forum, The Entrepreneurship Centre, 3 Charles Babbage Road, CB3 0GT|
|Organiser name||Andrea Mitchell|
For many businesses, innovation is still regarded as being all about creating or exploiting new technologies. More and more, however, finding the right business model is seen as the secret to sustained and profitable growth. Products, customer insight, profit model, business operations and, yes, technologies are all in the mix. AirBnB, Hilti and in the more distant past, ARM, are great examples of this.
In the first session, Gordon Soutar, of The Innovation Practice, will provide guidance on how to look beyond new technologies and products to find ideas for new sources of growth and how combining these can lead to a better offer and more sustainable competitive advantage.
In the second session, Ludo Chapman, of The Innovation Practice will talk about a key aspect of creating and testing new ideas – interviewing customers to understand their problems and needs. For a variety of reasons, many startups and established businesses struggle with talking to customers. This short session offers concrete guidance on how to get the best out of customer interviews.
08:00am Registration and networking over coffee and bacon rolls
Gordon Soutar, The Innovation Practice
Ludo Chapman, The Innovation Practice
09:30am Further networking and a chance to follow up with the speakers
10:00am Event closes
Who should attend?
Business owners and leaders, entrepreneurs and those responsible for growth, strategy or change within their organisation, whether large or small.
Any Cambridge Network member may attend, with the focus of the meeting being on members with under 50 staff. There is a small charge of £15+VAT for members to attend. Please register by clicking on 'Book Now' in the usual way. Non-members may also attend this session at a fee of £25+VAT, or they may wish to join for £50+VAT and come along to many other networking events for free and breakfast events at the member rate.
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Cambridge Network is a membership organisation based in the vibrant high technology cluster of Cambridge, UK. We bring people together - from business and academia - to meet each other and share ideas, encouraging collaboration and partnership for shared success.