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Passivhaus: Design and Principals

Date: October 26, 2017

Thursday 26th and Friday 27th October 2017

9.00 am - 5.00 pm

Coventry University

Passivhaus is a leading international low energy design standard for both domestic and non-domestic buildings. With over 20,000 buildings certified across Europe, it offers a robust, proven and cost-effective method to help the UK achieve its challenging carbon reduction targets for the built environment sector.

Passivhaus requires a different approach to design, very high construction standards on site and often new products, creating opportunities across the supply chain for both contractors and manufacturing companies. Architects and other construction professionals all need to become acquainted with the approach and standards to ensure the UK and West Midlands region can compete internationally and deliver ambitious carbon reduction targets over the next 20 years.

Passivhaus approaches are also simply good practice for energy efficient construction, so companies able to operate to Passivhaus standards will be apply to apply parts of the approach to other projects and secure competitive advantage on all the work they do.

This workshop will give participants a working-level understanding of the Passivhaus standard, its embodiment of basic building physics and their application; the cost implication during the design, build, operation and whole life cycle; quality assurance, onsite delivery; and the certification process.

Who Should Attend?

This course will be aimed at SME housing associations, developers, architects, architectural technicians, energy assessors and consultants, M&E specialists, quantity surveyors, contractors and sub-contractors. Construction product manufacturers may also find the content a useful introduction.

Learning Outcomes

The learner will be able to:

  • Explain the key components of the Passivhaus standard
  • Describe the trajectory of Building Regulations and where the Passivhaus standard fits in this context
  • Describe how building physics determines the theoretical energy performance of buildings
  • Indentify and evaluate a range of strategies to reduce energy use in and carbon emissions from buildings
  • Critically evaluate the key strategies for creating a Passivhaus building
  • Describe the roles of different participants in the delivery of a Passivhaus building
  • Analyse the knowledge, skills and behaviours required of the team to deliver a Passivhaus building

Refreshments throughout the day and a buffet lunch.

This workshop is funded by ERDF and is free to SMEs in Coventry and Warwickshire - eligibility will be checked and confirmed at registration.

Coventry Warwickshire Business Essentials – The Idea, The Skills, The Plan

Date: October 31, 2017

Tuesday 31st October 2017

9.30 am - 12.30 pm

Coventry University Technology Park

BUSINESS ESSENTIALS

CUE Business Solutions is offering a 3-hour workshop through the Coventry and Warwickshire Business Support Programme, the workshop is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

If you have an innovative technology-based business idea and have not yet started a business please see whether our FREE Business Essentials workshop would help you.

The purpose of this workshop is to explore the important aspects of running your own business in an easy relaxed atmosphere. The session will enhance your confidence, give you a sense of direction and a real plan of action to take away with you and further develop.

Being successful in running your own business is very much about solving a genuine customer problem, so the workshop is centred around how you develop your business ideas in a customer context.

Why is this workshop important to you? Because there is so much information out there it can often be confusing as to what to do first and therefore it is easy to feel confused. We can help you out.

Our Business Start-up adviser, Paul Bennett, has worked closely with many businesses over the last 8 years at a top bank. He understands only too well what a successful business looks like.

Workshop content:

  • Developing your Business idea
  • The Business Skills you need to run a successful Business
  • The one-page Business Plan
  • Future Support

For full details about our workshop please visit our Eventbrite page.

D2N2 - Inspiring Innovation - Workshop Programme

Date: November 1, 2017

For Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Companies:
An intensive 5 workshop programme for Business Leaders of established SMEs trading in B2B markets who wish to implement a continuous process of commercial innovation in their business.

Next Series of Workshop Dates: 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th November 2017:
Location: The Conference Centre - Nottingham NG1 4BU

100% Funded For Eligible SMEs

A unique programme of 5 x 5 hour long facilitated workshops plus additional 1:1 expert coaching.
Enabling businesses to create, assess, develop and commercialise innovative new product, service or operational development ideas.

5 x consecutive Wednesday morning group workshops 8.00am to 1.00pm + networking lunch 1.00pm to 2.00pm
+ 1:1 Expert Adviser Support
+ Peer Group Network & Cooperation
+ 24/7 Online Access to Workshop Content
+ Online GrowthMapper® Self-Assessment Tool

The 5 Inspiring Innovation Workshops:

1. Ideation:  filling your ‘innovative ideas pipeline’ for new products, services or operational development - creating your  custom ‘ideas filter’

2. Evaluation:  developing an ‘innovation ready business’ and preparing the business for innovation. Testing strategic fit, viability & synergy of new ideas

3. Investigation: market research, minimum viable product & proof of concept. Capturing the voice of the market and creating competitive advantage

4. Development:  turning proven ideas into reality. Rapid development,  technology readiness, collaborations and support mechanisms

5. Commercialisation launch / introduction, channels and routes to market. Marketing, monitoring sweating the asset and maximising commercial return

These workshops are delivered and facilitated by our team of specialist Innovation advisers. They are aimed at enabling your business to develop an ongoing process for the development and commercialisation of innovative  new products, services or operational improvements.  These are hands on practical sessions during which you will work on the innovation challenges and opportunities in your own business supported by our adviser team. Each workshop will conclude with a bespoke action plan for the development of innovative solutions to your business growth. You will also have the 1:1 services of a business adviser from our team who will work with you outside of the workshops at your place of work and support the implementation of your action plan.

HOW TO APPLY FOR YOUR PLACE (act now places are limited to 20 companies)

These workshops are specifically for the leaders (MD, CEO, Owner etc...) of well established small & medium sized companies (10+ employees) operating in B2B market places located within the D2N2 area.

STEP 1: Read these application  guidance notes: Inspiring Innovation Guidance Notes & SME Declaration

STEP 2: Download and complete this form:  D2N2 Inspiring Innovation - Sign Up Form

STEP 3: Return the completed and signed form to: TGoodwin@cad.coventry.ac.uk

Participating companies must meet the programmes SME eligibility requirements and be signed up (doc above)  before the programme start date.

Companies are required to attend all five workshops and complete the whole programme.

In addition to the workshop programme each company will be provided with the 1:1 services of an expert innovation coach.

Places are limited to 20 companies - these will be allocated on a first come first served basis following receipt of the completed and signed registration form (subject to the company meeting eligibility requirements).

The Inspiring Innovation programme is run as part of the UK’s Innovate 2 Succeed funded by Innovate UK.

 For further information, eligibility requirements and programme booking call:
02476 236406 or email: TGoodwin@cad.coventry.ac.uk quoting Inspiring Innovation in the subject line.

 CUE Business Solutions
TechnoCentre
Puma Way
Coventry
CV1 2TT

Achieve your ultimate business goals - business planning

Date: November 2, 2017

Thursday 2nd November 2017

8.15 am - 4.00 pm

Ramada Hotel and Suites Coventry City Centre

CUE Ltd is offering a series of bespoke workshops through the Coventry and Warwickshire Business Support Programme, the workshops are part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

If you have an Innovative Technology-based Business idea and have not yet started a business please see whether our FREE Business Planning workshop would help you.

Your Business Plan should reflect the current reality of your business, the potential of the business, the environment in which it operates, and your present and future goals. Defining your objectives and strategies to achieve your ultimate goals will help give you a sense control of your business and enable you to assess what’s working or indeed needs improving. Blue Sky and CUE Ltd offer this workshop to explore the key reasons a Business Plan is needed from both an investment and operational perspective.

  • Product/technology - Proof of concept, early prototype, technical & commercial feasibility, best available technology, differentiated value proposition
  • Market - Landscape, competition, USP, size, trends, PESTLE factors, routes to market
  • Manufacturing (or delivery for a service-based product) - Materials and manufacturing process options, make/buy considerations, supply chain requirments
  • Business - strategic fit, freedom to operate, IPR, ROI, risk, project management, core competences, resources, sources of expertise
  • Finance - Non-recurring costs, payback period, working capital requirements
  • Core competences - key skills required, gaps, buy-in or development options

You are asked to arrive promptly at 8.15 for an 8.30am start. Refreshments and lunch are provided. Eligibility criteria exist and will be covered during the registration process.

INNOVATE 2017

Date: November 8, 2017

8 - 9 November 2017

9.00 am - 5.00 pm

NEC, Birmingham

Where the world meets the best of UK innovation

It's an opportunity to meet global creators, thinkers, investors and entrepreneurs from all over the world.  It's a place to do deals, be inspired, and network with future-focused thought leaders.  It's a place to hear amazing speakers and see an exhibition of game-changing innovations.

INNOVATE 2017 will look at global challenges, from curing and feeding the world to securing the cyber world.  Discover how UK and global innovation is solving these problems.

Hear from Noel Sharkey Professor of Al and Robotics, University of Sheffield and presenter of Robot Wars, Professor Dame Anne Dowling, Tim Stonor, CEO, Space Syntax and Sebastian Conran.

Please visit the website to see the full programme.

C&W- Inspiring Innovation - Workshop Programme

Date: November 9, 2017

For Coventry & Warwickshire Companies:
An intensive 5 workshop programme for Business Leaders of established SMEs trading in B2B markets who wish to implement a continuous process of commercial innovation in their business.

Next Series of Workshop Dates: 9th Nov., 14th Nov., 28th Nov., 5th Dec., 12th Dec.,  2017:
Location: The Ramada Hotel - Coventry

100% Funded For Eligible SMEs

A unique programme of 5 x 5 hour long facilitated workshops plus additional 1:1 expert coaching.
Enabling businesses to create, assess, develop and commercialise innovative new product, service or operational development ideas.

A complete programe of five morning group workshops 8.00am to 1.00pm + networking lunch 1.00pm to 2.00pm
+ 1:1 Expert Adviser Support
+ Peer Group Network & Cooperation
+ 24/7 Online Access to Workshop Content
+ Online GrowthMapper® Self-Assessment Tool

The 5 Inspiring Innovation Workshops:

1. Ideation:  filling your ‘innovative ideas pipeline’ for new products, services or operational development - creating your  custom ‘ideas filter’

2. Evaluation:  developing an ‘innovation ready business’ and preparing the business for innovation. Testing strategic fit, viability & synergy of new ideas

3. Investigation: market research, minimum viable product & proof of concept. Capturing the voice of the market and creating competitive advantage

4. Development:  turning proven ideas into reality. Rapid development,  technology readiness, collaborations and support mechanisms

5. Commercialisation launch / introduction, channels and routes to market. Marketing, monitoring sweating the asset and maximising commercial return

These workshops are delivered and facilitated by our team of specialist Innovation advisers. They are aimed at enabling your business to develop an ongoing process for the development and commercialisation of innovative  new products, services or operational improvements.  These are hands on practical sessions during which you will work on the innovation challenges and opportunities in your own business supported by our adviser team. Each workshop will conclude with a bespoke action plan for the development of innovative solutions to your business growth. You will also have the 1:1 services of a business adviser from our team who will work with you outside of the workshops at your place of work and support the implementation of your action plan.

HOW TO APPLY FOR YOUR PLACE (act now places are limited to 20 companies)

These workshops are specifically for the leaders (MD, CEO, Owner etc...) of established small & medium sized companies (5+ employees) operating in B2B market places located within the Coventry & Warwickshire area.

STEP 1: Read these application  guidance notes: Inspiring Innovation Guidance Notes & SME Declaration

STEP 2: Download and complete this form:  Inspiring Innovation - Sign Up Form

STEP 3: Return the completed and signed form to: TGoodwin@cad.coventry.ac.uk

Participating companies must meet the programmes SME eligibility requirements and be signed up (doc above)  before the programme start date.

Companies are required to attend all five workshops and complete the whole programme.

In addition to the workshop programme each company will be provided with the 1:1 services of an expert innovation coach.

Places are limited to 20 companies - these will be allocated on a first come first served basis following receipt of the completed and signed registration form (subject to the company meeting eligibility requirements).

The Inspiring Innovation programme is run as part of the UK’s Innovate 2 Succeed funded by Innovate UK.

 For further information, eligibility requirements and programme booking call:
02476 236406 or email: TGoodwin@cad.coventry.ac.uk quoting Inspiring Innovation in the subject line.

 CUE Business Solutions
TechnoCentre
Puma Way
Coventry
CV1 2TT

C&W- Inspiring Innovation Programme - Workshop 2

Date: November 14, 2017

For Coventry & Warwickshire Companies:
An intensive 5 workshop programme for Business Leaders of established SMEs trading in B2B markets who wish to implement a continuous process of commercial innovation in their business.

Next Series of Workshop Dates: 9th Nov., 14th Nov., 28th Nov., 5th Dec., 12th Dec.,  2017:
Location: The Ramada Hotel - Coventry

**** This programme starts on the 9th November 2017 - registration is required before that date and all five workshops should be attended.

100% Funded For Eligible SMEs

A unique programme of 5 x 5 hour long facilitated workshops plus additional 1:1 expert coaching.
Enabling businesses to create, assess, develop and commercialise innovative new product, service or operational development ideas.

A complete programe of five morning group workshops 8.00am to 1.00pm + networking lunch 1.00pm to 2.00pm
+ 1:1 Expert Adviser Support
+ Peer Group Network & Cooperation
+ 24/7 Online Access to Workshop Content
+ Online GrowthMapper® Self-Assessment Tool

The 5 Inspiring Innovation Workshops:

1. Ideation:  filling your ‘innovative ideas pipeline’ for new products, services or operational development - creating your  custom ‘ideas filter’

2. Evaluation:  developing an ‘innovation ready business’ and preparing the business for innovation. Testing strategic fit, viability & synergy of new ideas

3. Investigation: market research, minimum viable product & proof of concept. Capturing the voice of the market and creating competitive advantage

4. Development:  turning proven ideas into reality. Rapid development,  technology readiness, collaborations and support mechanisms

5. Commercialisation launch / introduction, channels and routes to market. Marketing, monitoring sweating the asset and maximising commercial return

These workshops are delivered and facilitated by our team of specialist Innovation advisers. They are aimed at enabling your business to develop an ongoing process for the development and commercialisation of innovative  new products, services or operational improvements.  These are hands on practical sessions during which you will work on the innovation challenges and opportunities in your own business supported by our adviser team. Each workshop will conclude with a bespoke action plan for the development of innovative solutions to your business growth. You will also have the 1:1 services of a business adviser from our team who will work with you outside of the workshops at your place of work and support the implementation of your action plan.

HOW TO APPLY FOR YOUR PLACE (act now places are limited to 20 companies)

These workshops are specifically for the leaders (MD, CEO, Owner etc...) of established small & medium sized companies (5+ employees) operating in B2B market places located within the Coventry & Warwickshire area.

STEP 1: Read these application  guidance notes: Inspiring Innovation Guidance Notes & SME Declaration

STEP 2: Download and complete this form:  Inspiring Innovation - Sign Up Form

STEP 3: Return the completed and signed form to: TGoodwin@cad.coventry.ac.uk

Participating companies must meet the programmes SME eligibility requirements and be signed up (doc above)  before the programme start date.

Companies are required to attend all five workshops and complete the whole programme.

In addition to the workshop programme each company will be provided with the 1:1 services of an expert innovation coach.

Places are limited to 20 companies - these will be allocated on a first come first served basis following receipt of the completed and signed registration form (subject to the company meeting eligibility requirements).

The Inspiring Innovation programme is run as part of the UK’s Innovate 2 Succeed funded by Innovate UK.

 For further information, eligibility requirements and programme booking call:
02476 236406 or email: TGoodwin@cad.coventry.ac.uk quoting Inspiring Innovation in the subject line.

 CUE Business Solutions
TechnoCentre
Puma Way
Coventry
CV1 2TT

Innovations in Marketing Workshop

Date: November 22, 2017

Wednesday 22nd November 2017

9.00 am - 2.00 pm

The University of Northampton Innovation Centre

The Enterprise Europe Network in partnership with the Velocity Growth Hub is organising a workshop designed to bring business leaders bang up to date with the very latest thinking in Marketing.

Who is it for? Aspirational leaders and managers of small and medium sized Business 2 Business companies based in Northamptonshire (5+ employees). This is a workshop for businesses who have already invested in marketing and have all the basics in place and now wish to ensure they are keeping pace with change in this fast moving discipline.

Why attend? This workshop is designed to bring business leaders and managers up to date with the very latest thinking in B2B Marketing. If you are serious about improving your business growth through more effective use of marketing in its wider context, this workshop is a must for you.

What will be covered? This is NOT a 'how to' workshop for marketing people, but rather it's a 'Strategic' workshop for business leaders that looks at how they should be thinking strategically about their marketing, planning and resourcing it in order to gain maximum effect.

Market Strategy: Market Positioning

Customer Value Propositions

The Importance of Brand

CRM & Data: Content Marketing

Digital Marketing: Social Media

Marketing Communications Strategy

The workshop will consider marketing in its wider context and not just marketing communications to ensure attendees get a true feel for how they can best use this most powerful of all business disciplines to drive business growth.

PLACES ARE LIMITED TO 20 ATTENDEES - ONE DELEGATE PER COMPANY ONLY

C&W- Inspiring Innovation Programme - Workshop 3

Date: November 28, 2017

For Coventry & Warwickshire Companies:
An intensive 5 workshop programme for Business Leaders of established SMEs trading in B2B markets who wish to implement a continuous process of commercial innovation in their business.

Next Series of Workshop Dates: 9th Nov., 14th Nov., 28th Nov., 5th Dec., 12th Dec.,  2017:
Location: The Ramada Hotel - Coventry

**** This programme starts on the 9th November 2017 - registration is required before that date and all five workshops should be attended.

100% Funded For Eligible SMEs

A unique programme of 5 x 5 hour long facilitated workshops plus additional 1:1 expert coaching.
Enabling businesses to create, assess, develop and commercialise innovative new product, service or operational development ideas.

A complete programe of five morning group workshops 8.00am to 1.00pm + networking lunch 1.00pm to 2.00pm
+ 1:1 Expert Adviser Support
+ Peer Group Network & Cooperation
+ 24/7 Online Access to Workshop Content
+ Online GrowthMapper® Self-Assessment Tool

The 5 Inspiring Innovation Workshops:

1. Ideation:  filling your ‘innovative ideas pipeline’ for new products, services or operational development - creating your  custom ‘ideas filter’

2. Evaluation:  developing an ‘innovation ready business’ and preparing the business for innovation. Testing strategic fit, viability & synergy of new ideas

3. Investigation: market research, minimum viable product & proof of concept. Capturing the voice of the market and creating competitive advantage

4. Development:  turning proven ideas into reality. Rapid development,  technology readiness, collaborations and support mechanisms

5. Commercialisation launch / introduction, channels and routes to market. Marketing, monitoring sweating the asset and maximising commercial return

These workshops are delivered and facilitated by our team of specialist Innovation advisers. They are aimed at enabling your business to develop an ongoing process for the development and commercialisation of innovative  new products, services or operational improvements.  These are hands on practical sessions during which you will work on the innovation challenges and opportunities in your own business supported by our adviser team. Each workshop will conclude with a bespoke action plan for the development of innovative solutions to your business growth. You will also have the 1:1 services of a business adviser from our team who will work with you outside of the workshops at your place of work and support the implementation of your action plan.

HOW TO APPLY FOR YOUR PLACE (act now places are limited to 20 companies)

These workshops are specifically for the leaders (MD, CEO, Owner etc...) of established small & medium sized companies (5+ employees) operating in B2B market places located within the Coventry & Warwickshire area.

STEP 1: Read these application  guidance notes: Inspiring Innovation Guidance Notes & SME Declaration

STEP 2: Download and complete this form:  Inspiring Innovation - Sign Up Form

STEP 3: Return the completed and signed form to: TGoodwin@cad.coventry.ac.uk

Participating companies must meet the programmes SME eligibility requirements and be signed up (doc above)  before the programme start date.

Companies are required to attend all five workshops and complete the whole programme.

In addition to the workshop programme each company will be provided with the 1:1 services of an expert innovation coach.

Places are limited to 20 companies - these will be allocated on a first come first served basis following receipt of the completed and signed registration form (subject to the company meeting eligibility requirements).

The Inspiring Innovation programme is run as part of the UK’s Innovate 2 Succeed funded by Innovate UK.

 For further information, eligibility requirements and programme booking call:
02476 236406 or email: TGoodwin@cad.coventry.ac.uk quoting Inspiring Innovation in the subject line.

 CUE Business Solutions
TechnoCentre
Puma Way
Coventry
CV1 2TT

New Product Development

Date: December 5, 2017

Tuesday 5th December 2017

8.15 am - 4.00 pm

GTMA, Warwickshire

CUE Ltd is offering a series of bespoke workshops through the Coventry and Warwickshire Business Support Programme, the workshops are part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

If you have an Innovative Technology-based Business idea and have not yet started a business please see whether our FREE New Product Development workshop would help you.

Blue Sky and CUE Ltd offer this session to help you to express your business idea in more detail, identifying where further input is required to mitigate risk or where additional resource must be applied to achieve the expected results.

  • ‘Best Practice’ NPD process methodology that has been proven to be effective in bringing new products and businesses to market
  • Full understanding of the ‘idea to launch’ journey content
  • Commercial business nous from workshop facilitators with ‘real-world’ experience and credibility
  • An overview of manufacturing supply chains, intellectual property management and access to finance – areas that are frequently neglected by young businesses

The workshop will cover the ‘Success Factors’ and the ‘6 Stage-Gate’ process

The workshop will also introduce the concept of using a scorecard (diagnostic) to assess where the project is in its development stage and the discipline/benefits of ‘passing’ each stage gate test before progressing to the next.

You are asked to arrive promptly at 8.15 for an 8.30am start. Refreshments and lunch are provided. Eligibility criteria exist and will be covered during the registration process.

C&W- Inspiring Innovation Programme - Workshop 4

Date: December 5, 2017

For Coventry & Warwickshire Companies:
An intensive 5 workshop programme for Business Leaders of established SMEs trading in B2B markets who wish to implement a continuous process of commercial innovation in their business.

Next Series of Workshop Dates: 9th Nov., 14th Nov., 28th Nov., 5th Dec., 12th Dec.,  2017:
Location: The Ramada Hotel - Coventry

**** This programme starts on the 9th November 2017 - registration is required before that date and all five workshops should be attended.

100% Funded For Eligible SMEs

A unique programme of 5 x 5 hour long facilitated workshops plus additional 1:1 expert coaching.
Enabling businesses to create, assess, develop and commercialise innovative new product, service or operational development ideas.

A complete programe of five morning group workshops 8.00am to 1.00pm + networking lunch 1.00pm to 2.00pm
+ 1:1 Expert Adviser Support
+ Peer Group Network & Cooperation
+ 24/7 Online Access to Workshop Content
+ Online GrowthMapper® Self-Assessment Tool

The 5 Inspiring Innovation Workshops:

1. Ideation:  filling your ‘innovative ideas pipeline’ for new products, services or operational development - creating your  custom ‘ideas filter’

2. Evaluation:  developing an ‘innovation ready business’ and preparing the business for innovation. Testing strategic fit, viability & synergy of new ideas

3. Investigation: market research, minimum viable product & proof of concept. Capturing the voice of the market and creating competitive advantage

4. Development:  turning proven ideas into reality. Rapid development,  technology readiness, collaborations and support mechanisms

5. Commercialisation launch / introduction, channels and routes to market. Marketing, monitoring sweating the asset and maximising commercial return

These workshops are delivered and facilitated by our team of specialist Innovation advisers. They are aimed at enabling your business to develop an ongoing process for the development and commercialisation of innovative  new products, services or operational improvements.  These are hands on practical sessions during which you will work on the innovation challenges and opportunities in your own business supported by our adviser team. Each workshop will conclude with a bespoke action plan for the development of innovative solutions to your business growth. You will also have the 1:1 services of a business adviser from our team who will work with you outside of the workshops at your place of work and support the implementation of your action plan.

HOW TO APPLY FOR YOUR PLACE (act now places are limited to 20 companies)

These workshops are specifically for the leaders (MD, CEO, Owner etc...) of established small & medium sized companies (5+ employees) operating in B2B market places located within the Coventry & Warwickshire area.

STEP 1: Read these application  guidance notes: Inspiring Innovation Guidance Notes & SME Declaration

STEP 2: Download and complete this form:  Inspiring Innovation - Sign Up Form

STEP 3: Return the completed and signed form to: TGoodwin@cad.coventry.ac.uk

Participating companies must meet the programmes SME eligibility requirements and be signed up (doc above)  before the programme start date.

Companies are required to attend all five workshops and complete the whole programme.

In addition to the workshop programme each company will be provided with the 1:1 services of an expert innovation coach.

Places are limited to 20 companies - these will be allocated on a first come first served basis following receipt of the completed and signed registration form (subject to the company meeting eligibility requirements).

The Inspiring Innovation programme is run as part of the UK’s Innovate 2 Succeed funded by Innovate UK.

 For further information, eligibility requirements and programme booking call:
02476 236406 or email: TGoodwin@cad.coventry.ac.uk quoting Inspiring Innovation in the subject line.

 CUE Business Solutions
TechnoCentre
Puma Way
Coventry
CV1 2TT

C&W- Inspiring Innovation Programme - Workshop 5

Date: December 12, 2017

For Coventry & Warwickshire Companies:
An intensive 5 workshop programme for Business Leaders of established SMEs trading in B2B markets who wish to implement a continuous process of commercial innovation in their business.

Next Series of Workshop Dates: 9th Nov., 14th Nov., 28th Nov., 5th Dec., 12th Dec.,  2017:
Location: The Ramada Hotel - Coventry

**** This programme starts on the 9th November 2017 - registration is required before that date and all five workshops should be attended.

100% Funded For Eligible SMEs

A unique programme of 5 x 5 hour long facilitated workshops plus additional 1:1 expert coaching.
Enabling businesses to create, assess, develop and commercialise innovative new product, service or operational development ideas.

A complete programe of five morning group workshops 8.00am to 1.00pm + networking lunch 1.00pm to 2.00pm
+ 1:1 Expert Adviser Support
+ Peer Group Network & Cooperation
+ 24/7 Online Access to Workshop Content
+ Online GrowthMapper® Self-Assessment Tool

The 5 Inspiring Innovation Workshops:

1. Ideation:  filling your ‘innovative ideas pipeline’ for new products, services or operational development - creating your  custom ‘ideas filter’

2. Evaluation:  developing an ‘innovation ready business’ and preparing the business for innovation. Testing strategic fit, viability & synergy of new ideas

3. Investigation: market research, minimum viable product & proof of concept. Capturing the voice of the market and creating competitive advantage

4. Development:  turning proven ideas into reality. Rapid development,  technology readiness, collaborations and support mechanisms

5. Commercialisation launch / introduction, channels and routes to market. Marketing, monitoring sweating the asset and maximising commercial return

These workshops are delivered and facilitated by our team of specialist Innovation advisers. They are aimed at enabling your business to develop an ongoing process for the development and commercialisation of innovative  new products, services or operational improvements.  These are hands on practical sessions during which you will work on the innovation challenges and opportunities in your own business supported by our adviser team. Each workshop will conclude with a bespoke action plan for the development of innovative solutions to your business growth. You will also have the 1:1 services of a business adviser from our team who will work with you outside of the workshops at your place of work and support the implementation of your action plan.

HOW TO APPLY FOR YOUR PLACE (act now places are limited to 20 companies)

These workshops are specifically for the leaders (MD, CEO, Owner etc...) of established small & medium sized companies (5+ employees) operating in B2B market places located within the Coventry & Warwickshire area.

STEP 1: Read these application  guidance notes: Inspiring Innovation Guidance Notes & SME Declaration

STEP 2: Download and complete this form:  Inspiring Innovation - Sign Up Form

STEP 3: Return the completed and signed form to: TGoodwin@cad.coventry.ac.uk

Participating companies must meet the programmes SME eligibility requirements and be signed up (doc above)  before the programme start date.

Companies are required to attend all five workshops and complete the whole programme.

In addition to the workshop programme each company will be provided with the 1:1 services of an expert innovation coach.

Places are limited to 20 companies - these will be allocated on a first come first served basis following receipt of the completed and signed registration form (subject to the company meeting eligibility requirements).

The Inspiring Innovation programme is run as part of the UK’s Innovate 2 Succeed funded by Innovate UK.

 For further information, eligibility requirements and programme booking call:
02476 236406 or email: TGoodwin@cad.coventry.ac.uk quoting Inspiring Innovation in the subject line.

 CUE Business Solutions
TechnoCentre
Puma Way
Coventry
CV1 2TT

Autodesk Revit for Beginners

Date: January 8, 2018

Monday 8th and Tuesday 9th January 2018

9.00 am - 5.00 pm

Coventry University

This is a two day course that is a practical introduction to the basic elements of this  3D BIM development software. The course is delivered in a computer lab and all delegates will have access to a computer running Autodesk Revit software for the duration of the course. Participants will gain practical hands on knowledge of the essential elements of this software package and will be given simple training exercises and examples to complete as part of the course.

Who Should Attend

No previous REVIT experience is necessary.  The course is aimed at  who are just starting with Revit software or those who want to learn its essential elements.

Autodesk Revit is also the market leading software tool for all BIM applications and will be of interest to anyone specialising in this area.

Day One:

Why Revit is not like AutoCAD, an introduction to REVIT and BIM

The Revit Interface

The Revit Skeleton – Levels and Grids

From System families to type families

Creating a simple house – Part 1

House Pt 2 - Walls, Floors Doors and Windows – Adding and modifying Type Families

Setting up a sheet and adding content.

Day Two

Sections, View range and scope boxes

Adding Rooms and Furniture

View options and Templates

Stairs and Railings

Call outs and 2D details

Refreshments throughout the day and a buffet lunch.

This workshop is funded by ERDF and is free to SMEs in Coventry and Warwickshire - eligibility will be checked and confirmed at registration.