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Join us in Cambridge for the Future of Open Innovation Practices Day, on February 13th 2019.

This full day of interactive workshops and talks will showcase tangible mechanisms for facilitating stakeholder interaction to ensure science’s impact on society and the markets.

Expect valuable insights from both Academia and Industry, with keynote speeches from Dr John C Taylor, Professor of Innovation at the University of Cambridge and Head of the Institute for Manufacturing (IfM), Dr. Tim Minshall, and RICARDO's Chief Technology and Innovation Officer, Neville Jackson.

The event is the culmination of EC funded project Science2Society, researching the future of interaction between universities, industries and broader society as a whole. Science2Society is one of very few projects that explore the future of innovation ecosystem interaction mechanisms, particularly borrowing best practices from Internet 2.0 and 3.0 platforms and communities.

The consortium is excited to share their key findings and recommendations with attendees, to support the ongoing innovation learning process.

Join the upcoming ISPIM Connects Ottawa: Innovation for Local and Global Impact held by ISPIM in Ottawa, Canada.

ISPIM is running a challenge-based innovation conference we are running in Ottawa in April.

Why challenge-based?
Well, we feel that this way we can better engage people whilst also delivering a conference that will provide the host city with greater impact. Working closely with our local partners in Ottawa, we have selected three critical challenges that are also of global importance: - Scaling Startups - Adopting AI and Analytics - Innovating with Government

We will be discussing what role innovation can play in solving these challenges and have a series of keynote presentations, discussion panels, workshops and site visits all aimed to address these challenges as well as other innovation management hot-topics.

The conference also includes some great networking social events. Headline speakers include Sir Terry Matthews (Wesley Clover International), Roseann O’Reilly Runte (Canada Foundation for Innovation) and John Shannon (National Research Council Canada)

Why attend?
For Academia - get exposed to a much broader range of practices and attitudes - experience a unique combination of academic rigour and practical relevance - meet colleagues from academia and reflect with and learn from great practice leaders from industry - open up new opportunities for research collaborations for Industry - keep up to date with the latest trends in innovation management - make connections, share your failures, get inspiration to innovate - bring ideas back that you can use in practice - discover an exceptional range of knowledge, experience, competences and opportunities to jointly drive innovation management

For Public Sector - get access to innovation management practitioners and academics - work on real challenges that will have an impact after the conference - keep informed of major developments in the field of innovation management - uncover opportunities for mutual learning

Join the upcoming innovation event "ISPIM Innovation Conference: Celebrating Innovation: 500 Years since Da Vinci" held by ISPIM in Florence, Italy. 

ISPIM's annual innovation conference takes place in Florence in June 2019.

The conference theme is "Celebrating Innovation: 500 Years since Da Vinci" and will attract around 550 innovation professionals from academia, industry, consulting and the public sector from around 50 countries worldwide. This is also our 30th conference in a series that dates back to 1974.

We will be discussing what role innovation can play in solving global challenges and have arranged a series of keynote presentations, discussion panels, workshops, site visits and great social events.

Speakers include Alex Osterwalder of Strategyzer, Luigi Dei of University of Florence, Mats Magnusson of KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Christian Buchholz of Verrocchio Institute for Innovation Competence, Ravi Arora of Tata Sons, Alessandro Sordi of Nana Bianca.

Past innovation events 2018 | Filter: Future London Academy

Get inspiration for your current projects and advice on how to build a design team of your dreams. Find out the secrets of what makes products successful and what mistakes companies made when they were building new services. During a whole week you’ll immerse yourself into London's technology and creative industry exploring the hottest trends and latest inventions. You will have a chance to meet the teams behind the most ground-breaking products and learn how they approach design strategy, work with clients and improve their services. This programme consists of lectures, round table discussions and mini-workshops all conducted at the actual company offices – that gives even better perspective on how they work and collaborate. Some people call our format a 'design safari', some say it's a VIP behind-the-scenes experience or a research trip. This is a very fresh way to learn and explore the industry. And the best part is – you will spend this week as a part of a small group of 20 like-minded entrepreneurs, UX designers and product managers from around the globe. Programme structure Every day will consist of various activities to maximise your learning experience. Morning session: it is the first session of the day, it will take the form of a lecture, round table or a workshop in one of London's top companies. Lunch break: between the morning and afternoon sessions we will have a short break when you will have an opportunity to have lunch and enjoy the surroundings of the day programme locations. Afternoon session: it is the second session of the day, where you will have a chance to visit another top London agency and listen to their team revealing secrets they use in everyday work. Debrief and the city: after a long day of absorbing new ways of working, idea brainstorming and creative exercises we will debrief the content of the day to better organise them in our minds. This activity will be short and engaging and it will take place straight after the afternoon session in locations that we can then visit as cultural and social activities such as museums, galleries, event spaces or bars. Who is this programme for? — Creative directors and heads of design departments — Digital product designers, UX and visual designers — Design managers and team leads — UX researchers and analysts — Service designers and product owners You will learn: — Best practices in conducting research, prototyping, testing, and product launch for web, mobile, wearables, and internet of things — How human centred design can help your projects — How do world’s best design team and companies work: processes, teams, workspaces, and culture — Methods and tools for digital product design — Digital product design trends — Different ways to use design to change people's behaviour — Oldest pubs and best craft beers Course curator Yury Vetrov, Head of Portal UX, Mail.Ru Group Yury heads Portal UX design team at Mail.Ru Group, one of two largest Russian internet companies that develops 20 multi-platform products. Before becoming a big deal at Mail.ru Group, Yury had his own UX consultancy. He also runs a blog on UX Strategy in Russian, curates one of the most popular UX communities, writes for Smashing Magazine and UXMatters, organises Moscow Dribbble Meetup and teaches at British Higher School of Art & Design. Cost £1,995 (Subject to 20% VAT; if you are paying as an individual living in Europe, UK or if you are a UK business) Price includes: — all talks, office visits, round tables and workshops — exhibition entries and planned cultural activities during the programme — party/networking event at the end of the week — certificates Price doesn't include banks transfer fees, food, travel, visa, accommodation or any other extra expenses.

FLA: UX & Digital Design Week

13 - 17 August, 2018

London, UK

Get inspiration for your current projects and advice on how to build a design team of your dreams. Find out the secrets of what makes products successful and what mistakes companies made when they were building new services. During a whole week you’ll immerse yourself into London's technology and creative industry exploring the hottest trends and latest inventions. You will have a chance to meet the teams behind the most ground-breaking products and learn how they approach design strategy, work with clients and improve their services. This programme consists of lectures, round table discussions and mini-workshops all conducted at the actual company offices – that gives even better perspective on how they work and collaborate. Some people call our format a 'design safari', some say it's a VIP behind-the-scenes experience or a research trip. This is a very fresh way to learn and explore the industry. And the best part is – you will spend this week as a part of a small group of 20 like-minded entrepreneurs, UX designers and product managers from around the globe. Programme structure Every day will consist of various activities to maximise your learning experience. Morning session: it is the first session of the day, it will take the form of a lecture, round table or a workshop in one of London's top companies. Lunch break: between the morning and afternoon sessions we will have a short break when you will have an opportunity to have lunch and enjoy the surroundings of the day programme locations. Afternoon session: it is the second session of the day, where you will have a chance to visit another top London agency and listen to their team revealing secrets they use in everyday work. Debrief and the city: after a long day of absorbing new ways of working, idea brainstorming and creative exercises we will debrief the content of the day to better organise them in our minds. This activity will be short and engaging and it will take place straight after the afternoon session in locations that we can then visit as cultural and social activities such as museums, galleries, event spaces or bars. Who is this programme for? — Creative directors and heads of design departments — Digital product designers, UX and visual designers — Design managers and team leads — UX researchers and analysts — Service designers and product owners You will learn: — Best practices in conducting research, prototyping, testing, and product launch for web, mobile, wearables, and internet of things — How human centred design can help your projects — How do world’s best design team and companies work: processes, teams, workspaces, and culture — Methods and tools for digital product design — Digital product design trends — Different ways to use design to change people's behaviour — Oldest pubs and best craft beers Course curator Yury Vetrov, Head of Portal UX, Mail.Ru Group Yury heads Portal UX design team at Mail.Ru Group, one of two largest Russian internet companies that develops 20 multi-platform products. Before becoming a big deal at Mail.ru Group, Yury had his own UX consultancy. He also runs a blog on UX Strategy in Russian, curates one of the most popular UX communities, writes for Smashing Magazine and UXMatters, organises Moscow Dribbble Meetup and teaches at British Higher School of Art & Design. Cost £1,995 (Subject to 20% VAT; if you are paying as an individual living in Europe, UK or if you are a UK business) Price includes: — all talks, office visits, round tables and workshops — exhibition entries and planned cultural activities during the programme — party/networking event at the end of the week — certificates Price doesn't include banks transfer fees, food, travel, visa, accommodation or any other extra expenses.

Is your brand future-proof? How can brands express themselves using new channels and evolving technologies and create design that will last for generations? Branding is UK's number one export. But what makes agencies in London so successful globally? Meet the legendary designers behind the greatest masterpieces and listen to their approach to brand strategy. Explore all the new possibilities from experiential and sound identity to branding in digital and motion design. This one-week learning adventure is for people who want to understand what differentiates a good brand from a great one, how to create a legacy and what you need to know to succeed globally. This programme will help you to stay up-to-date with the newest trends in the industry, become better at what you do and find new ways to develop your career. The programme includes talks, roundtables, mini-workshops, visits to exhibitions and professional discussions. You will also have a unique opportunity to get a behind the scenes look at the most influential agencies in London and meet fellow creatives from around the world. Programme structure Every day will consist of various activities to maximise your learning experience. Morning guest: the first activity of the day includes informal talk over breakfast to activate brain and body to receive the creative stimuli of the day. You will interact with other participants, share your ideas, experiences and expectation for the day and meet local professionals to get to know more about the backstage of the creative industry. Morning session: it is the first session of the day, it will take the form of a lecture, roundtable or a workshop in one of London's top companies. Lunch break: between the morning and afternoon sessions we will have a short break when you will have an opportunity to have lunch and enjoy the surroundings of the day programme locations. Afternoon session: it is the second session of the day, where you will have a chance to visit another top London agency and listen to their team revealing secrets they use in everyday work. Debrief and the city: after a long day of absorbing new ways of working, idea brainstorming and creative exercises we will debrief the content of the day to better organise them in our minds. This activity will be short and engaging and it will take place straight after the afternoon session in locations that we can then visit as cultural and social activities such as museums, galleries, event spaces or bars. Who is this programme for? — Creative and art directors — Brand managers and strategists — Heads of marketing — Graphic, motion, digital and packaging designers — Everyone who is passionate about branding You will learn: — What processes, tools and methodologies do leading creative agencies use — How to create a future-proof brand — Latest trends in branding – from motion design to scent and sound design — How new technologies like Artificial intelligence and Virtual Reality will change what branding means — How to approach redesign of a brand with heritage — How to plan an office space to promote the culture of creativity and knowledge exchange — How to share your ideas with clients more effectively Cost £1,995 (Subject to 20% VAT; if you are paying as an individual living in Europe, UK or if you are a UK business)Price includes: — all talks, office visits, roundtables and workshops — exhibition entries and planned cultural activities during the programme — party/networking event at the end of the week — certificates Price doesn't include banks transfer fees, food, travel, visa, accommodation or any other extra expenses.

FLA: Future of Branding Week

25 - 29 June, 2018

London, UK

Is your brand future-proof? How can brands express themselves using new channels and evolving technologies and create design that will last for generations? Branding is UK's number one export. But what makes agencies in London so successful globally? Meet the legendary designers behind the greatest masterpieces and listen to their approach to brand strategy. Explore all the new possibilities from experiential and sound identity to branding in digital and motion design. This one-week learning adventure is for people who want to understand what differentiates a good brand from a great one, how to create a legacy and what you need to know to succeed globally. This programme will help you to stay up-to-date with the newest trends in the industry, become better at what you do and find new ways to develop your career. The programme includes talks, roundtables, mini-workshops, visits to exhibitions and professional discussions. You will also have a unique opportunity to get a behind the scenes look at the most influential agencies in London and meet fellow creatives from around the world. Programme structure Every day will consist of various activities to maximise your learning experience. Morning guest: the first activity of the day includes informal talk over breakfast to activate brain and body to receive the creative stimuli of the day. You will interact with other participants, share your ideas, experiences and expectation for the day and meet local professionals to get to know more about the backstage of the creative industry. Morning session: it is the first session of the day, it will take the form of a lecture, roundtable or a workshop in one of London's top companies. Lunch break: between the morning and afternoon sessions we will have a short break when you will have an opportunity to have lunch and enjoy the surroundings of the day programme locations. Afternoon session: it is the second session of the day, where you will have a chance to visit another top London agency and listen to their team revealing secrets they use in everyday work. Debrief and the city: after a long day of absorbing new ways of working, idea brainstorming and creative exercises we will debrief the content of the day to better organise them in our minds. This activity will be short and engaging and it will take place straight after the afternoon session in locations that we can then visit as cultural and social activities such as museums, galleries, event spaces or bars. Who is this programme for? — Creative and art directors — Brand managers and strategists — Heads of marketing — Graphic, motion, digital and packaging designers — Everyone who is passionate about branding You will learn: — What processes, tools and methodologies do leading creative agencies use — How to create a future-proof brand — Latest trends in branding – from motion design to scent and sound design — How new technologies like Artificial intelligence and Virtual Reality will change what branding means — How to approach redesign of a brand with heritage — How to plan an office space to promote the culture of creativity and knowledge exchange — How to share your ideas with clients more effectively Cost £1,995 (Subject to 20% VAT; if you are paying as an individual living in Europe, UK or if you are a UK business)Price includes: — all talks, office visits, roundtables and workshops — exhibition entries and planned cultural activities during the programme — party/networking event at the end of the week — certificates Price doesn't include banks transfer fees, food, travel, visa, accommodation or any other extra expenses.

Design Thinking Innovation Week created by Future London Academy. This is a unique programme for creative entrepreneurs, designers and business owners – introducing you to London's most innovative businesses and uncovering the latest approaches to design thinking and innovation. Every day will consist of lectures, roundtables and visits to the top companies who adopted the human-centred approach, where you will meet the teams behind their latest research and innovation. Some people call our format a 'design safari', some say it's a VIP behind-the-scenes experience or a research trip. During the week you will also explore the latest trends and discoveries in virtual reality, artificial intelligence, sustainability and future of technologies. You will learn about the latest approach to creativity, product management and business management – and have the opportunity to ask any questions in an informal atmosphere. All lectures and workshops will take place in the actual agencies giving participants a better context of the topic. This programme is designed to give you inspiration for your work, to help you get an expert opinion on your current projects, and keep you up-to-date with the latest trends in the industry. Programme structure Every day will consist of various activities to maximise your learning experience. Morning session: it is the first session of the day, it will take the form of a lecture, roundtable or a workshop in one of London's top companies. Lunch break: between the morning and afternoon sessions we will have a short break when you will have an opportunity to have lunch and enjoy the surroundings of the day programme locations. Afternoon session: it is the second session of the day, where you will have a chance to visit another top London agency and listen to their team revealing secrets they use in everyday work. Debrief and the city: after a long day of absorbing new ways of working, innovating and creative thinking we will debrief the content of the day to better organise them in our minds. This activity will be short and engaging and it will take place straight after the afternoon session in locations that we can then visit as cultural and social activities such as museums, galleries, event spaces or bars. Who is this programme for? — CEOs, CIOs and business owners — heads of design and innovation departments — product managers and team leaders — service and experience designers — UX researchers — innovators and trendsetters You will learn: — How to use design thinking to create innovation — Best practices in conducting research, prototyping, testing and product launching — Latest trends in VR, AR and AI — What other methodologies and processes companies use to create new products — How to spot real innovation — How to plan an office space to promote the culture of innovation and knowledge exchange — How to share your ideas with clients and investors more effectively Course curator Ekaterina Solomeina, designer, innovator, co-founder of Future London Academy "London is the best place to learn about innovation and service. This is a city where technology giants meet quirky startups, where traditions meet inventions, and where designers from all across the world are solving problems with the power of design thinking." Cost £1,995 (Subject to 20% VAT; if you are paying as an individual living in Europe, UK or if you are a UK business) Price includes: — all talks, office visits, roundtables and workshops — exhibition entries and planned cultural activities during the programme — party/networking event at the end of the week — certificates Price doesn't include banks transfer fees, food, travel, visa, accommodation or any other extra expenses.

FLA: Design Thinking & Innovation Week

19 - 23 March, 2018

London, UK

Design Thinking Innovation Week created by Future London Academy. This is a unique programme for creative entrepreneurs, designers and business owners – introducing you to London's most innovative businesses and uncovering the latest approaches to design thinking and innovation. Every day will consist of lectures, roundtables and visits to the top companies who adopted the human-centred approach, where you will meet the teams behind their latest research and innovation. Some people call our format a 'design safari', some say it's a VIP behind-the-scenes experience or a research trip. During the week you will also explore the latest trends and discoveries in virtual reality, artificial intelligence, sustainability and future of technologies. You will learn about the latest approach to creativity, product management and business management – and have the opportunity to ask any questions in an informal atmosphere. All lectures and workshops will take place in the actual agencies giving participants a better context of the topic. This programme is designed to give you inspiration for your work, to help you get an expert opinion on your current projects, and keep you up-to-date with the latest trends in the industry. Programme structure Every day will consist of various activities to maximise your learning experience. Morning session: it is the first session of the day, it will take the form of a lecture, roundtable or a workshop in one of London's top companies. Lunch break: between the morning and afternoon sessions we will have a short break when you will have an opportunity to have lunch and enjoy the surroundings of the day programme locations. Afternoon session: it is the second session of the day, where you will have a chance to visit another top London agency and listen to their team revealing secrets they use in everyday work. Debrief and the city: after a long day of absorbing new ways of working, innovating and creative thinking we will debrief the content of the day to better organise them in our minds. This activity will be short and engaging and it will take place straight after the afternoon session in locations that we can then visit as cultural and social activities such as museums, galleries, event spaces or bars. Who is this programme for? — CEOs, CIOs and business owners — heads of design and innovation departments — product managers and team leaders — service and experience designers — UX researchers — innovators and trendsetters You will learn: — How to use design thinking to create innovation — Best practices in conducting research, prototyping, testing and product launching — Latest trends in VR, AR and AI — What other methodologies and processes companies use to create new products — How to spot real innovation — How to plan an office space to promote the culture of innovation and knowledge exchange — How to share your ideas with clients and investors more effectively Course curator Ekaterina Solomeina, designer, innovator, co-founder of Future London Academy "London is the best place to learn about innovation and service. This is a city where technology giants meet quirky startups, where traditions meet inventions, and where designers from all across the world are solving problems with the power of design thinking." Cost £1,995 (Subject to 20% VAT; if you are paying as an individual living in Europe, UK or if you are a UK business) Price includes: — all talks, office visits, roundtables and workshops — exhibition entries and planned cultural activities during the programme — party/networking event at the end of the week — certificates Price doesn't include banks transfer fees, food, travel, visa, accommodation or any other extra expenses.

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