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After two successful Innovation Booster series in 2022, we wish to dive deeper in certain topics and provide you with tools and tips to develop. Prepare for a Wednesday morning or afternoon brainstorming, discussing and learning about topics such as storytelling, design thinking and much more! A great way to learn, exchange knowledge and connect with others. You are welcome to join the Workshops at the Innovation Center Chemistry & Engineering (Blauwborgje 31, 9747 AW Groningen). 

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Be quick to register because the maximum number of participants is 30. We look forward to seeing you!


Did you ever wonder: “Does this Health Tech Solution solve the right problem for my patient?” or “Why won’t patients adopt my beautiful, finished solution?” If so, you might have overlooked one of the most important phases of Health Tech development: the Fuzzy front end. It’s the part of the design process where you establish the problem,  solution and needs of the end user. These elements are the foundation of the successful adoption of your Health Tech Solution. 

During this 2 hour workshop, you’ll familiarise yourself with the core skills you need during this Fuzzy Front End. In a pressure cooker style, you will: interview, narrow down the problem, ideate, make rapid prototypes and test assumptions. Afterwards, we will discuss how this transfers to your research or Health Tech development.   

Host: Jetse Goris (NHL Stenden) & Monique Taverne (UMCG).

This workshop is a co-production of the Future Design Center of NHL Stenden and the innovatiecentrum of the UMC Groningen

The maximum number of participants is 30, so be quick to register! 

Looking forward to seeing you there!  

Unlock the Power of Storytelling: Turn Research Data into an Engaging Narrative.
Are you tired of struggling to effectively communicate your research findings to your target audience? Do you want to elevate your pitches, grant applications, and abstracts? Join our workshop on March 8th and discover how storytelling can be your secret weapon.
A great pitch is essential to convey the impact and significance of your research/work, whether you’re seeking funding, presenting your findings, or pitching new ideas. In this workshop, we will cover the fundamentals of effective storytelling and help you master the art of crafting a compelling pitch. You’ll gain practical skills and knowledge to make your research or work stand out, and walk away with the confidence to deliver a winning pitch every time. Don’t miss this opportunity to improve your research/work impact and succeed in the competitive world of research.
You’ll learn about effective storytelling techniques, how to structure your narrative for maximum impact, and how to strike the perfect balance between what you want to say and what your audience wants to hear. Get ready to roll up your sleeves and dive into hands-on exercises designed to help you perfect your pitch.
Want to take your research or storytelling skills to the next level and grab the attention of your audience? Join us on March 8th for our workshop on Storytelling!
*Please note that this session about Storytelling will focus on pitching. Later this year, we will organise another Storytelling Workshop that will be focused on grant writing.

Host: Lisan Assen (UMCG) 

Limited seats are available, so be quick to register!

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Unleashing Business Potential: A Hands-On Workshop on the Business Model Canvas

Are you curious about the secret to the rapid growth and long-term success of successful companies? It’s not just about having great technology, but also about how you design your company and bring your product to the market. And the best tool for achieving this is the Business Model Canvas.

Join us on Wednesday 12 April for an exciting workshop where you will learn how to leverage the power of the Business Model Canvas to take your business to new heights! In this hands-on session, you will:

  • Be inspired to work on your business model and take your company to the next level
  • Understand the ins and outs of the Business Model Canvas, and how it can help you design a winning strategy
  • Apply the Canvas to your innovation and unleash your full potential
  • Assess your own business model to identify opportunities for improvement and growth
  • Generate ideas for new business models and explore new avenues for success
  • Learn what comes next, and how to turn your newfound knowledge into actionable steps towards success.

Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to take your business to new heights! Register now and get ready to transform your company with the Business Model Canvas!

*Please note that this workshop takes longer than the standard two hours, because participants get in this way the opportunity to take a real deep dive into the business model canvas. This session also includes a lunch.

What roles do patents play in innovation? Where can you find patents of others? How can you get a patent yourself? And what can you do with a patent once you have one? In this introductory workshop, you will discover it all. Using a few easy and fun examples, you will experience how to search patent databases, how to understand the contents of a patent, and how to argue about patent infringement. At the end of the workshop, you will have a good general understanding of how you may be able to use patents in your work. You will also better understand how patent attorneys help innovators every day to get the most value out of their ideas.

Hosts: Teun van den Heuvel & Annemiek Tepper (V.O. Patents & Trademarks)

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More content will be available soon.

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