Innovation & IP

Strategy for Innovation Workshops

Through work with Scottish Enterprise, Strategy for Innovation Workshops have been piloted with over 2 dozen companies. The paired workshops explore:

  • Workshop 1 – the Business Success Factors; The Goals and Influences of Founders, Funders and “Followers”; the bases of Competitive Advantage
  • Workshop 2 –  uses an enhanced version of the CaFE prompts to build a detailed set of issue maps of the “innovation” explored as an  envisioned “New Business” or “Extension / Replacement” to the Existing Business.

Subject to the scope, scale and ambition the workshops typically lead to either Market Feasibility study, a Technical Feasibility study or adjourning.

Clients working through the process have been successful in gaining Project Support – Innovation Grants to support the Feasibility Studies and follow on grants of up to £85K and Large R&D Grants in the 6 figure range.

Innovation to Enterprise Workshops

Innovators, Inventors and “Ideas people” share some common challenges when they reach the point of trying to, Exploit their innovations, create an Enterprises or for some destined not to succeed to identify the point at which to adjourn or Exit.

Using a modified variant of the 7 Step Start-up process we have recently created Innovation to Enterprise a short workshop programme that helps the three I s move to the most appropriate of the three E s.

The programme stages have been tested in coaching & mentoring situations. If you feel it is of interest to you, please contact us. We are open to partnering with relevant organisations to provide low cost / no cost delivery to relevant audiences.

Innovation Management Performance

We have recently added IMP3rove Guide level accreditation to our portfolio. If you require support to Improve your Innovation Management Performace to achieve greater Impact, contact us now.

IP Health Check

Most Innovation and R&D creates or relies on tangible or intangible Intellectual Assets or Intellectual Property. In our 7 Step Start-up process, we highlight the issue as part of Step 6.

To support businesses that are at a more advanced stage of development we have added the IPO’s Health Check Advisor accreditation to our portfolio.