Innovation Workshops

Innovation Workshops

NOTICE: Due to the COVID Pandemic, our workshops are going to be conducted digitally for the forseeable future. Please see below for further details.

The new Innovation Vouchers digital workshops will help participant SME leaders identify, understand and assess essential strategic and cultural competences, as well as organising mechanisms needed to effect innovation in their organisation. Participants will be given the opportunity to consider their own funding strategies and how best to pursue commercial finance in the future. In short these workshops will give you initial tools from which to work directly on your business.

Each workshop is also designed so that the combination of all seven gives greater meaning and context for your business. It has to be emphasised that all the tools used as part of these workshops are business-oriented and provide a simple-to-understand language that SME leaders of any size can understand and use. Moreover, the tools used in the workshops will allow participant SME owner/managers to target specific organisational development that will drive their innovation strategies and objectives. It is advised that companies attend each workshop just once, and attend all seven workshops.

All Business Innovation Workshops start 10am and finish at either 12 or 1pm.

These workshops are funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and therefore are free to the participating companies. On completion of a minimum of 12 hours of sessions, delegates will receive a prestigious “Managing Innovation in Business” Certificate.

Businesses that attend all the workshops gain significant benefits than those that don’t. From the last phase of the Innovation Vouchers (2016-18), the average increased turnover as a result of these workshops was £11,500 p/a, with future expected benefits over 3 years topping £200,000 p/a

Event Dates / Booking

Book Here Wednesday 14th April 2021 – 10am to 1pm

Hosted by Dr Mark Gilman, Professor of SME Growth & Development at BCU 

Book Here Wednesday 21st April 2021 – 10am to 12pm 

Hosted by Dr Mark Gilman, Professor of SME Growth & Development at BCU 

Book Here Wednesday 28th April 2021 – 10am to 1pm

Hosted by Dr Geoff Parkes, Senior Teaching Fellow at Aston Business School.

Book Here Wednesday 5th May 2021 – 10am to 12pm 

Hosted by Dr Mark Gilman, Professor of SME Growth & Development at BCU 

Book Here Wednesday 12th May 2021 – 10am to 12pm 

Hosted by Professor Nick Theodorakopoulos, Professor of Entrepreneurial Development at Aston Business School

Book Here

Wednesday 19th May 2012 – 10am to 1pm 

Hosted by Dr David Carrington, Lecturer in Strategy & Programme Director for BSc Business & Management at Aston Business School

Book Here Wednesday 26th May 2021 – 10am to 1pm

Hosted by Professor Barny Morris, Associate Professor at BCU and programme manager for the MSc Management programme

De Minimis State Aid

The support we plan to provide through the workshops will comply with the State Aid rules using the de minimis exemption (in accordance with Commission Regulation (EU) No 1407/2013, OJ L 352/1). Under this exemption a single undertaking may receive up to the limit of €200,000 of De Minimis aid from the Member State within which it does business and which provides the aid over any period of three fiscal years.

To attend the workshops, you will be asked to complete a Statement of Previous Aid received under the De Minimis exemption and arrange for a director of your business to sign it. Using this information we will assess your eligibility to receive assistance.

The value of the aid under this initiative to attend the full workshop series is £1,749.24 which at the current European conversion rate is €2,024.40. An up-to-date figure may be provided to youYou may need to declare this amount in the future. 

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Meet The Academic Team

Innovation Workshops

Professor Nicholas Theodorakopoulos

Programme Director
Innovation vouchers
Aston Business School

Biography:

Innovation Workshops

NOTICE: Due to the COVID Pandemic, our workshops are going to be conducted digitally for the forseeable future. Please see below for further details.

The new Innovation Vouchers digital workshops will help participant SME leaders identify, understand and assess essential strategic and cultural competences, as well as organising mechanisms needed to effect innovation in their organisation. Participants will be given the opportunity to consider their own funding strategies and how best to pursue commercial finance in the future. In short these workshops will give you initial tools from which to work directly on your business.

Each workshop is also designed so that the combination of all seven gives greater meaning and context for your business. It has to be emphasised that all the tools used as part of these workshops are business-oriented and provide a simple-to-understand language that SME leaders of any size can understand and use. Moreover, the tools used in the workshops will allow participant SME owner/managers to target specific organisational development that will drive their innovation strategies and objectives. It is advised that companies attend each workshop just once, and attend all seven workshops.

All Business Innovation Workshops start 10am and finish at either 12 or 1pm.

These workshops are funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and therefore are free to the participating companies. On completion of a minimum of 12 hours of sessions, delegates will receive a prestigious “Managing Innovation in Business” Certificate.

Businesses that attend all the workshops gain significant benefits than those that don’t. From the last phase of the Innovation Vouchers (2016-18), the average increased turnover as a result of these workshops was £11,500 p/a, with future expected benefits over 3 years topping £200,000 p/a

Event Dates / Booking

Book Here Wednesday 14th April 2021 – 10am to 1pm

Hosted by Dr Mark Gilman, Professor of SME Growth & Development at BCU 

Book Here Wednesday 21st April 2021 – 10am to 12pm 

Hosted by Dr Mark Gilman, Professor of SME Growth & Development at BCU 

Book Here Wednesday 28th April 2021 – 10am to 1pm

Hosted by Dr Geoff Parkes, Senior Teaching Fellow at Aston Business School.

Book Here Wednesday 5th May 2021 – 10am to 12pm 

Hosted by Dr Mark Gilman, Professor of SME Growth & Development at BCU 

Book Here Wednesday 12th May 2021 – 10am to 12pm 

Hosted by Professor Nick Theodorakopoulos, Professor of Entrepreneurial Development at Aston Business School

Book Here

Wednesday 19th May 2012 – 10am to 1pm 

Hosted by Dr David Carrington, Lecturer in Strategy & Programme Director for BSc Business & Management at Aston Business School

Book Here Wednesday 26th May 2021 – 10am to 1pm

Hosted by Professor Barny Morris, Associate Professor at BCU and programme manager for the MSc Management programme

De Minimis State Aid

The support we plan to provide through the workshops will comply with the State Aid rules using the de minimis exemption (in accordance with Commission Regulation (EU) No 1407/2013, OJ L 352/1). Under this exemption a single undertaking may receive up to the limit of €200,000 of De Minimis aid from the Member State within which it does business and which provides the aid over any period of three fiscal years.

To attend the workshops, you will be asked to complete a Statement of Previous Aid received under the De Minimis exemption and arrange for a director of your business to sign it. Using this information we will assess your eligibility to receive assistance.

The value of the aid under this initiative to attend the full workshop series is £1,749.24 which at the current European conversion rate is €2,024.40. An up-to-date figure may be provided to youYou may need to declare this amount in the future. 

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Innovation Workshops

Professor Mark Gilman

Professor
Birmingham City University

Biography:

Innovation Workshops

NOTICE: Due to the COVID Pandemic, our workshops are going to be conducted digitally for the forseeable future. Please see below for further details.

The new Innovation Vouchers digital workshops will help participant SME leaders identify, understand and assess essential strategic and cultural competences, as well as organising mechanisms needed to effect innovation in their organisation. Participants will be given the opportunity to consider their own funding strategies and how best to pursue commercial finance in the future. In short these workshops will give you initial tools from which to work directly on your business.

Each workshop is also designed so that the combination of all seven gives greater meaning and context for your business. It has to be emphasised that all the tools used as part of these workshops are business-oriented and provide a simple-to-understand language that SME leaders of any size can understand and use. Moreover, the tools used in the workshops will allow participant SME owner/managers to target specific organisational development that will drive their innovation strategies and objectives. It is advised that companies attend each workshop just once, and attend all seven workshops.

All Business Innovation Workshops start 10am and finish at either 12 or 1pm.

These workshops are funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and therefore are free to the participating companies. On completion of a minimum of 12 hours of sessions, delegates will receive a prestigious “Managing Innovation in Business” Certificate.

Businesses that attend all the workshops gain significant benefits than those that don’t. From the last phase of the Innovation Vouchers (2016-18), the average increased turnover as a result of these workshops was £11,500 p/a, with future expected benefits over 3 years topping £200,000 p/a

Event Dates / Booking

Book Here Wednesday 14th April 2021 – 10am to 1pm

Hosted by Dr Mark Gilman, Professor of SME Growth & Development at BCU 

Book Here Wednesday 21st April 2021 – 10am to 12pm 

Hosted by Dr Mark Gilman, Professor of SME Growth & Development at BCU 

Book Here Wednesday 28th April 2021 – 10am to 1pm

Hosted by Dr Geoff Parkes, Senior Teaching Fellow at Aston Business School.

Book Here Wednesday 5th May 2021 – 10am to 12pm 

Hosted by Dr Mark Gilman, Professor of SME Growth & Development at BCU 

Book Here Wednesday 12th May 2021 – 10am to 12pm 

Hosted by Professor Nick Theodorakopoulos, Professor of Entrepreneurial Development at Aston Business School

Book Here

Wednesday 19th May 2012 – 10am to 1pm 

Hosted by Dr David Carrington, Lecturer in Strategy & Programme Director for BSc Business & Management at Aston Business School

Book Here Wednesday 26th May 2021 – 10am to 1pm

Hosted by Professor Barny Morris, Associate Professor at BCU and programme manager for the MSc Management programme

De Minimis State Aid

The support we plan to provide through the workshops will comply with the State Aid rules using the de minimis exemption (in accordance with Commission Regulation (EU) No 1407/2013, OJ L 352/1). Under this exemption a single undertaking may receive up to the limit of €200,000 of De Minimis aid from the Member State within which it does business and which provides the aid over any period of three fiscal years.

To attend the workshops, you will be asked to complete a Statement of Previous Aid received under the De Minimis exemption and arrange for a director of your business to sign it. Using this information we will assess your eligibility to receive assistance.

The value of the aid under this initiative to attend the full workshop series is £1,749.24 which at the current European conversion rate is €2,024.40. An up-to-date figure may be provided to youYou may need to declare this amount in the future. 

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Innovation Workshops

Professor Pawan Budhwar

Professor
Aston Business School

Qualification: PhD, MCIPD, FBAM, FHEA, AcSS

Biography:

Innovation Workshops

NOTICE: Due to the COVID Pandemic, our workshops are going to be conducted digitally for the forseeable future. Please see below for further details.

The new Innovation Vouchers digital workshops will help participant SME leaders identify, understand and assess essential strategic and cultural competences, as well as organising mechanisms needed to effect innovation in their organisation. Participants will be given the opportunity to consider their own funding strategies and how best to pursue commercial finance in the future. In short these workshops will give you initial tools from which to work directly on your business.

Each workshop is also designed so that the combination of all seven gives greater meaning and context for your business. It has to be emphasised that all the tools used as part of these workshops are business-oriented and provide a simple-to-understand language that SME leaders of any size can understand and use. Moreover, the tools used in the workshops will allow participant SME owner/managers to target specific organisational development that will drive their innovation strategies and objectives. It is advised that companies attend each workshop just once, and attend all seven workshops.

All Business Innovation Workshops start 10am and finish at either 12 or 1pm.

These workshops are funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and therefore are free to the participating companies. On completion of a minimum of 12 hours of sessions, delegates will receive a prestigious “Managing Innovation in Business” Certificate.

Businesses that attend all the workshops gain significant benefits than those that don’t. From the last phase of the Innovation Vouchers (2016-18), the average increased turnover as a result of these workshops was £11,500 p/a, with future expected benefits over 3 years topping £200,000 p/a

Event Dates / Booking

Book Here Wednesday 14th April 2021 – 10am to 1pm

Hosted by Dr Mark Gilman, Professor of SME Growth & Development at BCU 

Book Here Wednesday 21st April 2021 – 10am to 12pm 

Hosted by Dr Mark Gilman, Professor of SME Growth & Development at BCU 

Book Here Wednesday 28th April 2021 – 10am to 1pm

Hosted by Dr Geoff Parkes, Senior Teaching Fellow at Aston Business School.

Book Here Wednesday 5th May 2021 – 10am to 12pm 

Hosted by Dr Mark Gilman, Professor of SME Growth & Development at BCU 

Book Here Wednesday 12th May 2021 – 10am to 12pm 

Hosted by Professor Nick Theodorakopoulos, Professor of Entrepreneurial Development at Aston Business School

Book Here

Wednesday 19th May 2012 – 10am to 1pm 

Hosted by Dr David Carrington, Lecturer in Strategy & Programme Director for BSc Business & Management at Aston Business School

Book Here Wednesday 26th May 2021 – 10am to 1pm

Hosted by Professor Barny Morris, Associate Professor at BCU and programme manager for the MSc Management programme

De Minimis State Aid

The support we plan to provide through the workshops will comply with the State Aid rules using the de minimis exemption (in accordance with Commission Regulation (EU) No 1407/2013, OJ L 352/1). Under this exemption a single undertaking may receive up to the limit of €200,000 of De Minimis aid from the Member State within which it does business and which provides the aid over any period of three fiscal years.

To attend the workshops, you will be asked to complete a Statement of Previous Aid received under the De Minimis exemption and arrange for a director of your business to sign it. Using this information we will assess your eligibility to receive assistance.

The value of the aid under this initiative to attend the full workshop series is £1,749.24 which at the current European conversion rate is €2,024.40. An up-to-date figure may be provided to youYou may need to declare this amount in the future. 

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Innovation Workshops

Dr Geoff Parkes

Senior Teaching Fellow
Aston Business School

Biography:

Innovation Workshops

NOTICE: Due to the COVID Pandemic, our workshops are going to be conducted digitally for the forseeable future. Please see below for further details.

The new Innovation Vouchers digital workshops will help participant SME leaders identify, understand and assess essential strategic and cultural competences, as well as organising mechanisms needed to effect innovation in their organisation. Participants will be given the opportunity to consider their own funding strategies and how best to pursue commercial finance in the future. In short these workshops will give you initial tools from which to work directly on your business.

Each workshop is also designed so that the combination of all seven gives greater meaning and context for your business. It has to be emphasised that all the tools used as part of these workshops are business-oriented and provide a simple-to-understand language that SME leaders of any size can understand and use. Moreover, the tools used in the workshops will allow participant SME owner/managers to target specific organisational development that will drive their innovation strategies and objectives. It is advised that companies attend each workshop just once, and attend all seven workshops.

All Business Innovation Workshops start 10am and finish at either 12 or 1pm.

These workshops are funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and therefore are free to the participating companies. On completion of a minimum of 12 hours of sessions, delegates will receive a prestigious “Managing Innovation in Business” Certificate.

Businesses that attend all the workshops gain significant benefits than those that don’t. From the last phase of the Innovation Vouchers (2016-18), the average increased turnover as a result of these workshops was £11,500 p/a, with future expected benefits over 3 years topping £200,000 p/a

Event Dates / Booking

Book Here Wednesday 14th April 2021 – 10am to 1pm

Hosted by Dr Mark Gilman, Professor of SME Growth & Development at BCU 

Book Here Wednesday 21st April 2021 – 10am to 12pm 

Hosted by Dr Mark Gilman, Professor of SME Growth & Development at BCU 

Book Here Wednesday 28th April 2021 – 10am to 1pm

Hosted by Dr Geoff Parkes, Senior Teaching Fellow at Aston Business School.

Book Here Wednesday 5th May 2021 – 10am to 12pm 

Hosted by Dr Mark Gilman, Professor of SME Growth & Development at BCU 

Book Here Wednesday 12th May 2021 – 10am to 12pm 

Hosted by Professor Nick Theodorakopoulos, Professor of Entrepreneurial Development at Aston Business School

Book Here

Wednesday 19th May 2012 – 10am to 1pm 

Hosted by Dr David Carrington, Lecturer in Strategy & Programme Director for BSc Business & Management at Aston Business School

Book Here Wednesday 26th May 2021 – 10am to 1pm

Hosted by Professor Barny Morris, Associate Professor at BCU and programme manager for the MSc Management programme

De Minimis State Aid

The support we plan to provide through the workshops will comply with the State Aid rules using the de minimis exemption (in accordance with Commission Regulation (EU) No 1407/2013, OJ L 352/1). Under this exemption a single undertaking may receive up to the limit of €200,000 of De Minimis aid from the Member State within which it does business and which provides the aid over any period of three fiscal years.

To attend the workshops, you will be asked to complete a Statement of Previous Aid received under the De Minimis exemption and arrange for a director of your business to sign it. Using this information we will assess your eligibility to receive assistance.

The value of the aid under this initiative to attend the full workshop series is £1,749.24 which at the current European conversion rate is €2,024.40. An up-to-date figure may be provided to youYou may need to declare this amount in the future. 

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Innovation Workshops

Barny Morris

Associate Professor for BCU Business School
Birmingham City University

Biography:

Innovation Workshops

NOTICE: Due to the COVID Pandemic, our workshops are going to be conducted digitally for the forseeable future. Please see below for further details.

The new Innovation Vouchers digital workshops will help participant SME leaders identify, understand and assess essential strategic and cultural competences, as well as organising mechanisms needed to effect innovation in their organisation. Participants will be given the opportunity to consider their own funding strategies and how best to pursue commercial finance in the future. In short these workshops will give you initial tools from which to work directly on your business.

Each workshop is also designed so that the combination of all seven gives greater meaning and context for your business. It has to be emphasised that all the tools used as part of these workshops are business-oriented and provide a simple-to-understand language that SME leaders of any size can understand and use. Moreover, the tools used in the workshops will allow participant SME owner/managers to target specific organisational development that will drive their innovation strategies and objectives. It is advised that companies attend each workshop just once, and attend all seven workshops.

All Business Innovation Workshops start 10am and finish at either 12 or 1pm.

These workshops are funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and therefore are free to the participating companies. On completion of a minimum of 12 hours of sessions, delegates will receive a prestigious “Managing Innovation in Business” Certificate.

Businesses that attend all the workshops gain significant benefits than those that don’t. From the last phase of the Innovation Vouchers (2016-18), the average increased turnover as a result of these workshops was £11,500 p/a, with future expected benefits over 3 years topping £200,000 p/a

Event Dates / Booking

Book Here Wednesday 14th April 2021 – 10am to 1pm

Hosted by Dr Mark Gilman, Professor of SME Growth & Development at BCU 

Book Here Wednesday 21st April 2021 – 10am to 12pm 

Hosted by Dr Mark Gilman, Professor of SME Growth & Development at BCU 

Book Here Wednesday 28th April 2021 – 10am to 1pm

Hosted by Dr Geoff Parkes, Senior Teaching Fellow at Aston Business School.

Book Here Wednesday 5th May 2021 – 10am to 12pm 

Hosted by Dr Mark Gilman, Professor of SME Growth & Development at BCU 

Book Here Wednesday 12th May 2021 – 10am to 12pm 

Hosted by Professor Nick Theodorakopoulos, Professor of Entrepreneurial Development at Aston Business School

Book Here

Wednesday 19th May 2012 – 10am to 1pm 

Hosted by Dr David Carrington, Lecturer in Strategy & Programme Director for BSc Business & Management at Aston Business School

Book Here Wednesday 26th May 2021 – 10am to 1pm

Hosted by Professor Barny Morris, Associate Professor at BCU and programme manager for the MSc Management programme

De Minimis State Aid

The support we plan to provide through the workshops will comply with the State Aid rules using the de minimis exemption (in accordance with Commission Regulation (EU) No 1407/2013, OJ L 352/1). Under this exemption a single undertaking may receive up to the limit of €200,000 of De Minimis aid from the Member State within which it does business and which provides the aid over any period of three fiscal years.

To attend the workshops, you will be asked to complete a Statement of Previous Aid received under the De Minimis exemption and arrange for a director of your business to sign it. Using this information we will assess your eligibility to receive assistance.

The value of the aid under this initiative to attend the full workshop series is £1,749.24 which at the current European conversion rate is €2,024.40. An up-to-date figure may be provided to youYou may need to declare this amount in the future. 

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