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Creative thinking to innovate: Tools for tackling any business challenge

About the event

This is a workshop for small or medium enterprise's (SMEs) as part of the Innovation Support for Business programme.

This one-day workshop will allow you to find new solutions within your business by training you to drive creativity and innovation. The interactive session will bring a focused process that establishes priorities for innovation, by making it possible to identify where innovating can bring more value. The session will get you to be able to think outside the box, reinvent your work and will bring practical tools and training to be able to integrate these into the culture and attitudes of your business. You’ll be able generate ideas surrounding challenges that you are currently experiencing within your work, and in practical activities you will use the learnt tools and methodology to find solutions to those challenges to take back to your business.

The workshop is part-funded by European Regional Development Funded (ERDF) and is available to eligible SME applicants as part of phase 2 of the Innovation Support for Business (ISfB) programme. Sign up to this event to express your interest for an ERDF funded place and a member of the Entrepreneurship Centre team will follow up with you.

Please note that a place on the workshop will not be reserved through making an Eventbrite booking until you have completed and returned an ISfB application form to a member of the ISfB team. The tickets for eligible SMEs are for registered, Limited Companies or people registered for tax purposes as Sole Traders. Please do not try to register if you are a student or pre-start up.


Innovation Support for Business

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Innovation Support for Business (ISfB) programme phase 2 which is part-funded funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) is a £5.2m investment supporting Oxfordshire’s innovative entrepreneurs and small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). This is done by assisting the development and commercialisation of innovative business ideas, as well as enhancing research and innovation infrastructure in Oxfordshire. The programme also aims to promote business investment in research and innovation, as well as developing links between businesses and researchers.

The ISfB programme is delivered with partners from OxLEP, the University of Oxford, Cherwell District Council, Oxford City Council and Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and offers a customisable portfolio of help for eligible entrepreneurs, start-ups and businesses to encourage innovation.


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