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Get Ready to Innovate

Do you have the seeds of a new idea for your business? Do you feel ready to grow but are not sure where to start? Get Ready to Innovate is a fully funded opportunity for SMEs and registered sole traders, new or established, to get help with innovation.

Group working during Get Ready to Innovate workshop
Photo Credit: Nate Sterling @nasdesignmdi

The Creative Fuse team at Northumbria University offer you 12 hours of action-packed support that will equip you with a fresh perspective on your challenges and opportunities.

These high intensity workshops run over three short sessions, giving you time in between to plan, reflect and action your insights.

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Get Ready to Innovate will support your business to:

  • Start developing ideas for new products, strategies, services and more, working with our team of facilitators.
  • Experience new ways of working, supported by our innovation tools and approaches
  • Share common experiences with other businesses

Workshop Outline:

Triage: Learn about the design-led approach from our experts, capture the basics of your business and explore some initial ideas.

Design Sprints: Explore your organisation’s challenges and opportunities and find early-stage solutions to the goals you identify.

Review: Work one-to-one with our innovation team at a date and time to suit you, to really drill down deeper, reflect on key learning points and turn your ideas into strategy. You can also find out about further opportunities for collaboration with the team.

Approach: Our team of expert design-led practitioners will use a variety of tools to help you to challenge your current thinking and generate new ways to create value. Each business will have their own facilitators to guide them through the process, and you can attend alone, or with a small team of key people from your business.

Photo Credit: Nate Sterling @nasdesignmdi
This programme is provided due to support from the European Union Regional Development Fund, and is just one form of support offered through the five universities participating in Creative Fuse North East.
You can take part if you are an SME, registered sole trader, or registered freelancer from the public, private, or voluntary sector within the North East Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) area: Newcastle, Gateshead, North Tyneside, South Tyneside, Northumberland, Sunderland, and most of County Durham.