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Co-Creation – A CIC Continued Professional Development (CPD) Event

November 7, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

When we design services or innovate new products or services we often use co-creation techniques, but what is co-creation and how can SME’s identify the challenges and opportunities through co-creation?

This workshop will help you understand co-creation, use a Business Model Canvas and find new opportunities through co-creation, and expand your knowledge on design thinking practices and theories.

In Detail

Co-creation is often seen in a B2C context but this one day workshop looks at B2B co-creation, which entails developing corporate/business partnerships to identify effective ways of working together using innovation and deign techniques to develop new services and products or radical and disruptive concepts.

Throughout the day you will share and debate your own products, services, customers and ambitions and utilise business modelling to discover new markets.

Through co-creation you will also gain this benefit across two or more teams. As well as the real possibility of new business breakthroughs, participants also learn about and gain confidence in using co-creation themselves. So, they might start engaging with customers in the way that other successful innovative companies have successfully done, or using the process with suppliers, their own staff or colleagues.

This workshop provides a ‘guided’ process with participants, generating ideas, discussing the concepts with experts and then creating the beginnings of a ‘value proposition’ for teams to implement.

Who’s It For

Though this workshop has a creative industries focus it does include cross-sector thinking and therefore is open to any business or SME.  It is ideal for small-medium sized businesses that wish to develop new relationships and ideas to advance their business.

Creative Industries Centre residents may join this workshop for free and can book by emailing richard@creativeindustriescentre.uk. If you are not a resident and wish to join this innovative workshop then you can pay directly via Eventbrite.

Refreshments & Lunch provided.

Rules of Workshop Engagement

Each participant is required to download the business model canvas and fill in each section as best they can before they arrive. We will go through each participants business model on the day and you’ll have an opportunity to add or update yours. For this reason, workshop attendees will be required to sign a Non-disclosure Agreement (NDA) upon arrival.

About Your Tutors

This workshop is delivered by Richard Holt and Andrew Knutt. Both have extensive experience in design and innovation related fields and have delivered workshops for EU progammes, Plymouth University and many others, as well as speaking at national and regional conferences. Both are engaging and deliver an interactive and valued experience.

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