From January 2019, Innovate Northamptonshire will only be offering 1-2-1 advice and networking events. Don’t miss your chance! Join us for our last Innovate Northamptonshire workshops.


Creative Thinking for an Competitive Advantage

Creativity, strategy and innovation are no longer optional in today’s rapidly changing business environment. Now considered essential to maintaining a competitive edge, many organizations are seeking ways to unleash new perspectives and fresh thinking about their products, markets, challenges and competitors. Understanding the thinking styles involved in the different phases of the creative and strategic thinking processes allow individuals and organizations to more effectively take advantage and apply the brain power available to them.
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Date: 19th November 
Time: 09:30am – 17:30pm
Location: Park Inn, Northampton
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Franchising and IP for Business Growth

This workshop will look firstly at the different types of Intellectual Property in business and particularly in the context of potentially allowing others to use it in a franchise context. So we look at the forms of IP, it’s protection and packaging it up to allow selected partners to use it. (Implication being that you don’t want all and every one to be able to use your IP).

Secondly, the workshop will look at what is meant by Franchising (Business Format Franchising), the key components required to successfully develop a business format franchise and how to assess if it’s the right growth strategy for your business. Find out more!

Date: 27th November  
Time: 09:00am – 13:00pm
Location: University of Northampton’s Innovation Centre
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All About Crowdfunding 

This interactive, entertaining and informative workshop will help you understand the 4 different types of crowdfunding (donation, reward, debt and equity).

It will offer insight into which type of funding is best for different projects, businesses, or phases of development. It will also highlight the variety of platforms that exist for crowdfunding and offer advice on how to choose the most appropriate platform for you.

Based on real life case studies, this workshop will help you to learn how to build and resource a successful crowdfunding campaign. Find out more!

Date: 3rd December  
Time: 09:00am – 13:00pm
Location: Park Inn, Northampton
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Creating a B2B Marketing Strategy

This is an introductory workshop designed to help business to business organisations understand how they can leverage the power of a robust strategy that attracts, converts and delights high quality customers to their company. Find out more!

Date: 12th December 
Time: 13:30pm – 17:00pm
Location: Franklin Gardens, Northampton
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We have a limited number of spaces available, so book early to avoid disappointment.

These workshops are part of the Innovate Northamptonshire project which is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund and aims to promote research and innovation within small and medium sized enterprises across Northamptonshire.

To be eligible to attend the workshops companies must:

– Be registered or trade from a Northamptonshire address
– Be an SME (less than 250 employees and less than £42 mil turnover)

– Complete an Innovate Northamptonshire registration form

This project is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund

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