PROGRAMMES THAT FOCUS ON INNOVATION SUCCESS FACTORS
Our Innovation Programmes take businesses through a short, structured set of workshops to help participants develop and execute their innovation opportunities.
We have two programmes each of which runs over 3 x 2 hour sessions (6 hours in total each) and you can choose to apply to attend just one or both!
PROGRAMME 1: INNOVATION BOOTCAMP – FOCUS ON YOUR PRODUCT
After the success of our first GX Innovation Bootcamp in June 2020, we’re running the programme again to help another cohort of companies analyse their solution, market potential and go to market plan.
PROGRAMME 2: LEADING INNOVATION – FOCUS ON YOUR TEAM
Designed either to attend as a stand alone programme or follow on from the programme above, this is for business owners moving from being the main innovation driver in their business, to leading a team that feels equally passionate about the innovation so that they can help achieve its potential.
To give you a flavour of what to expect we are running a one hour webinar, Adapt to Survive – Innovation Success Factors, which is open to all and has just a quick sign up process.
A SNAPSHOT OF THE PROGRAMMES
WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM THE PROGRAMMES?
- Facilitation by industry-proven innovation and leadership experts.
- Support during and between sessions from the GX Innovation Managers who can help connect participants up with collaboration and funding opportunities.
- Opportunities to discuss projects with other businesses also facing the challenges of managing the roll out of an innovation alongside running a business.
WHO CAN JOIN THE PROGRAMMES?
The programmes are only open to SMEs in the NELEP area which includes Newcastle, Gateshead, Sunderland, North Tyneside, South Tyneside, County Durham and Northumberland.
The businesses and / or their innovations must in some way be linked to one of the smart specialisation areas identified by NELEP which includes Creative, Digital, Software and Technology based services, Energy, Passenger vehicle manufacture; Subsea and Offshore Energy and Life Sciences and Health. The project can also support cultural and tourism business that are working on innovations that are developing digital and immersive technology innovations or similar.
WHAT ARE THE DATES OF DELIVERY?
Introductory Webinar – Adapt to Survive
- Tuesday 20th October – 2-3pm – SIGN UP HERE
Programme 1: INNOVATION BOOTCAMP – FOCUS ON YOUR PRODUCT
- Tuesday 27th October, 1-3pm
- Tuesday 3rd November, 1-3pm
- Tuesday 10th November, 1-3pm
Programme 2: LEADING INNOVATION – FOCUS ON YOUR TEAM
- Tuesday 17th November, 1-3pm
- Tuesday 24th November, 1-3pm
- Tuesday 1st December, 1-3pm
WHAT IS THE COST OF THE PROGRAMMES?
The Programmes are fully funded however you must apply to join as places are limited and are only open to eligible North East businesses.
HOW DO YOU SIGN UP?
The introductory webinar is open to all – register here.
With the programmes however you must apply to attend. Only those that are eligible will be accepted and numbers are capped. In order to join the programme you must run or work for a small or medium sized (SME) business in the North East Local Enterprise Partnership (NELEP) area and must be able to commit to all three of the workshop sessions in the programme you select.
If the minimum number of delegates do not register, GX reserves the right to postpone or cancel if required.
To apply to take part please complete the application form linked to below.
The GX project is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Growth Programme 2014-20 for England.