Design and change the future of your enterprise – and potentially transform your industry sector.

The practical, ‘how-to’ Pathways workshops help SMEs and dedicated teams within larger organisations design and change the future of their enterprise – and potentially transform their industry sector.

 

This training is ideal for SMEs that want to drive business growth with new products and services, have an idea but don’t know how to take it to market, or have existing product development activities and want to ‘refresh’ their thinking.

It’s especially useful for:

  • Business owners
  • Managers (operational and technical)
  • Product/service developers
  • Innovation team leaders

The workshops cover such topics as:

  • business model challenges
  • innovation strategies
  • how to harness innovative ideas and how to implement them
  • the stages of technology development
  • removing uncertainty
  • successful easy-to-adopt commercialisation principles
  • the essential elements of R&D planning
  • preparing to attract innovation investment
  • collaborating with research organisations

Learn more about the

The Ideas-Driven Business Workshop…

The Income from Innovation Workshop…

The Innovation-Powered Business Workshop…

The Money Magnet Masterclass…

An interactive workshop where you’ll explore current ideas and practices for becoming an innovation-focused enterprise, plus take away practical tools for building capability in your business to take new ideas to market.

Do you want to:

  • Explore different ways innovation can build an alternative income stream without giving up what you’re already doing?
  • Understand why being innovative matters and how to make it worth your while?
  • Avoid innovation failure – in terms of cost, morale and motivation?
  • Know which of your intellectual assets are worth protecting?
  • Recognise when ideas are ready for investment or the market?
  • Communicate the value of your ideas better?
  • Find out about funding options?
  • Learn how to collaborate for mutual benefit?
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Specifically, you’ll learn about:

  • Assessing Innovation Readiness
  • Entrepreneurial Mindsets
  • Ambidextrous Enterprises – exploring new opportunities while exploiting existing assets
  • Managing Innovation Systems
  • Pathways to Market
  • Intellectual Property Matters
  • Developing a New Technology (testing assumptions)
  • Differentiating and Articulating Value
  • Funding Options (e.g. Grants, Investor types)
  • Collaborating for Mutual Benefit
  • Business Model Innovation (e.g. St Gallen Business Model Navigator)

The workshop includes:

  • Expert facilitation from experienced innovation and commercialisation practitioners
  • A variety of learning activities
  • Regionally relevant success stories and case studies
  • High levels of interactivity and engagement
  • A take-home folder of notes, hand-outs and other resources
  • Special offers for benefiting from Enterprise Access and Presence Communications services
  • Refreshments (morning tea and lunch)

This workshop is NOT for people or businesses that:

  • Are not interested in generating growth from innovation activities (preferring just to increase sales or enter more of the same markets)
  • Are not ready to change their mindset and skillset
  • Do not like to collaborate with other organisations
  • Are seeking general skills development in business planning
  • Expect the workshop to focus on a specific problem unique to their business or industry
  • Are consultants looking to generate new leads (the focus is on learning, not networking)

The Ideas-Driven Business For the ideas-driven business, this practical commercialisation workshop explores current ideas and practices around getting new products and services market-ready, plus take away practical tools for building commercialisation capability in your business.

Do you want to:

  • Develop new products, processes and services that your market wants or needs?
  • Focus commercialisation efforts to get to your new product to market faster?
  • Manage uncertainty while you’re developing new products?
  • Access useful research discoveries, resources and networks in your industry?
  • Make more money from a unique capability?

This hands-on workshop will help you address these challenges, to drive successful new product or service commercialisation outcomes and generate an income from your innovation.

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Specifically, you’ll learn about:

  • Assessing Innovation and Investment Readiness
  • Entrepreneurial Mindsets
  • Pathways to Market
  • Intellectual Property Matters
  • Developing a New Technology (testing assumptions)
  • Differentiating and Articulating Value
  • Funding Options (e.g. Grants, Investor types)
  • Collaborating for Mutual Benefit

The workshop includes:

  • Expert facilitation from experienced innovation and commercialisation practitioners
  • A variety of learning activities
  • Relevant success stories and case studies
  • High levels of interactivity and engagement
  • A take-home folder of notes, hand-outs and other resources
  • Special offers for benefiting from Enterprise Access and Presence Communications services
  • Refreshments (morning tea and lunch)

This workshop is NOT for people or businesses that:

  • Are not interested in generating growth from innovation activities (preferring just to increase sales or enter more of the same markets)
  • Are not ready to change their mindset and skillset
  • Do not like to collaborate with other organisations
  • Are seeking general skills development in business planning
  • Expect the workshop to focus on a specific problem unique to their business or industry
  • Are consultants looking to generate new leads (the focus is on learning, not networking)

Innovate Queensland Money Magnet Masterclass
For innovators seeking financial support to advance their innovation’s market readiness, this half-day practical masterclass covers techniques for communicating the venture’s potential value to grant assessors, venture capital firms, industry backers, and other potential project partners.

Do you want to:

  • Convince selection panels/investors of your idea’s value?
  • Know how to pitch its market potential and your opportunity
  • Structure an effective project plan?
  • Demonstrate capacity to deliver a return on investment?
  • Communicate your team’s capability effectively?
  • Remove ‘red flags’and show you can manage risks?

This masterclass will help you address these challenges, to attract the backing you need for your innovation to proceed.

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Specifically, you’ll learn:

  • The common attributes that public and private investors look for in a new opportunity
  • What you need to have in place before approaching potential backers
  • How grants are usually assessed
  • Techniques to differentiate and articulate value
  • What funding options are available (e.g. grants, investor types)
  • How to demonstrate ‘real’ demand for your product or service
  • What goes into a pitch

The training includes:

  • Expert facilitation from experienced innovation and commercialisation practitioners
  • A variety of learning activities
  • Recognisable case studies
  • High levels of interactivity and engagement
  • A take-home folder of notes, hand-outs and other resources
  • Special offers for benefiting from Enterprise Access and Presence Communications services
  • Refreshments (morning tea and lunch)

This training is NOT for you if:

  • Your innovation is still just a concept/not formed sufficiently to be attractive to external investors
  • You’re seeking general skills development in business planning or operations
  • You have a specific problem unique to your business or industry that you expect the workshop to focus on
  • You represent a consultancy looking to generate new leads (the focus is on learning, not networking)

The Innovation-Powered Business

An interactive workshop where you’ll explore current ideas and practices for becoming an innovation-focused enterprise, plus take away practical tools for building innovation capability in your business.

Do you want to:

  • Explore different ways innovation can improve your business?
  • Understand how different types of innovation work and why being innovative matters?
  • Avoid innovation failure – in terms of cost, morale and motivation?
  • Recognise what’s needed to integrate innovation successfully into your workplace?
  • Learn what it takes to an innovation leader?
  • Identify what’s needed to build an innovative organisational culture?

This hands-on workshop will help you address these challenges, to ensure innovation efforts are positive experiences that lead to income generation and commercial outcomes.

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Specifically, you’ll learn:

  • What Successful Innovation Integration Looks Like
  • About Open Innovation
  • How to Assess Innovation Maturity
  • Innovation Strategy and Action Planning Techniques
  • How to Discover, Develop and Implement Ideas
  • About Engagement, Leadership, and Culture
  • Business Model Innovation (e.g. St Gallen Business Model Navigator)
  • About Assessing Outcomes and Success

The workshop includes:

  • Expert facilitation from experienced innovation and commercialisation practitioners
  • A variety of learning activities
  • Recognisable case studies
  • High levels of interactivity and engagement
  • A take-home folder of notes, hand-outs and other resources
  • Special offers for benefiting from Enterprise Access, Queensland Innovation Portal, and Presence Communications services
  • Refreshments (morning tea and lunch)

This workshop is NOT for you if your business:

  • Is not interested in generating growth from innovation activities (preferring just to increase sales or enter more of the same markets)
  • Is not ready to change the mindset and skillset of its people
  • Does not like to collaborate with other organisations
  • Is seeking general skills development in business planning
  • Has a specific problem unique to your business or industry that you expect the workshop to focus on
  • Is a consultancy looking to generate new leads (the focus is on learning, not networking)
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The Targeted Innovation Management System delivered outstanding innovations that have been simple to implement, while enhancing our bottom-line.

Ryan Clerihew NuChem Pty Ltd
The ongoing support of the Impact Innovation Group in engaging with industry across a range of robotic, motion sensor and nano technologies has greatly enhanced our commercialisation efforts.

Gary Heyden Former Director of Deakin Research Commercial
The Impact Innovation Group’s structured approach to innovation greatly assisted our grant application with Commercialisation Australia as well as the ongoing implementation of our business strategy.

Clint Ramsay Director of NeoRehab Pty Ltd
As an investor, your approach to identifying ideas to ‘bypass bottlenecks’ is a refreshing change.

Peter Riikonen Director of BioHerbicides Australia Pty Ltd
Brian was a guest speaker at one of our client events. His presentation resonated with our audience and attracted a very high satisfaction rating when we polled guests afterwards, especially for his delivery style and solid grounding in the topic of maximising the return on innovation investment.

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