Day of Innovation 2017 Lineup
3 Keynotes | 23 Breakout Speakers
Breakout Speakers: SET (7 Breakout Sessions)
Innovation isn’t simple. Coming up with new ideas when you’ve already been doing something for a long time can feel daunting. That’s why the innovation workshop is a powerful tool to help you get out of the stale modes of thought that can start to dull even the sharpest minds over time. Learn how to run an effective innovation workshop with your team. How far in advance should you plan your workshop? What resources will you need? From helpful templates, to budgets, to locations, energizers and people, this session will prepare you to lead the charge at your organization.
The process of innovation can involve many steps, but the first and hardest one is getting in the right mindset to be open and create space for creative and new ideas. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to cultivate a mindset of innovation and practice using it in a collaborative activity.
It is not uncommon to become so caught up in making or selling a product or service, that you forget how it is used. You need to take the perspective of the person who is the consumer. When you do, it can provide valuable insights to inform product improvements, solve problems, and even creating more effective marketing. Learn about techniques that move you from thinking like a product pusher to becoming a product user. Try something from the perspective of a novice, learn how to collect information, and share what you learned from the experience.
For an increasing number of established companies, creating new businesses and programs within the company is an imperative for success. Learn the successes and challenges of creating an entrepreneurial mindset in a large R&D organization.
Using an open innovation platform, communityINNOVATE leverages the power of the greater Indianapolis community and the human-centered design process to co-create innovative and sustainable solutions to local social issues. Learn how to apply a similar process to your own business or organization.