Idea owners are typically passionate about their solution but might lack the competence to launch the solution into a profitable and robust revenue stream. This training aims to bridge the gap and build business champions out of innovators. The best results are obtained when participants have an active case to work on.
What can you expect?
▪️ Go-to-market planning
▪️ Business model design
▪️ Sales strategies
▪️ Financing strategies
▪️ Growth & expansion strategies
▪️ Talent attraction strategies
▪️ Business planning
▪️ Team building
What output will you have?
☑️Effective go-to market plans for real cases
☑️A firm understanding of all aspects related to a successful launch
☑️Broadly upskilled innovators, ready to take on a new challenge or career move
Innovation efforts should not only focus on transformational moonshot ventures, but also deliver bottom-line profit for companies on the short term, especially in times of recession and crisis. In this course we aim to increase awareness of finding opportunities within the core through customer-centricity and operational excellence thinking.
What can you expect?
▪️Innovating in times of crisis
▪️Jobs to be done
▪️Con & divergent thinking
▪️Building trust with customers
▪️Passion drivers for growth
▪️Running customer interviews
☑️Detect and prioritize important stakeholder & customer needs
☑️Discover and apply methods & tools for contextual research
☑️Think business, drive business
Making innovation successful requires a diligent approach to de-risking opportunities and building a vision for a portfolio and pipeline approach. This training is perfect for any team leader or manager who wants to sharpen their innovation management capabilities. The e-course is delivered by Verhaert’s senior heroes and delivers a free-to-use toolkit.
▪️Different PMMs compared
▪️Dealing with risk and uncertainty
▪️Setting up innovation teams
▪️Designing a project approach
What output will you have?
☑️ Resilient project managers, anticipating on common pitfalls with methods & tools
☑️ A sound basis on the theoretical overview of project management methodologies
☑️ Fresh mindset through peer interaction on the ins and outs of innovation project management
Within R&D, the daily business run in a ‘first-time-right’ mindset, leading to considerable de-risking processes and prolonging the time to insight and time to market. Developing innovations requires a different approach, focusing more on iterative learning, a customer-centric point-of-view and multidisciplinary decision making.
▪️Running lean experiments
▪️Business case mindset
☑️ Big picture thinking: A more effective allocation of R&D resources and attention
☑️A changed view on risk: From risk control to risk intelligence to opportunities
☑️An upgraded toolbox and methods at your disposal to manage risk holistically
The age of generative AI has begun, and it opens incredible new opportunities for innovators. Some investigative or concept creation tasks will be executed thoroughly in a different way in the future and innovators that use AI tools will outperform those who don’t. This course provides an intro in the technology and focuses on use cases for innovation professionals.
▪️Future impact projections
▪️Main domains and applications
▪️Trend & tech scouting with AI
▪️Creating effective prompts
▪️Build concept & prototypes with creative AI
▪️Validate opportunities with creative AI
▪️Getting started with ChatGPT
▪️Getting started with Midjourney
☑️ Awareness on (future) opportunities from generative AI in innovation
☑️ Trained staff to optimize generative AI output through prompt engineering
☑️ Practical insights on 10 leading platforms and applications
Jan Kennedy is an expert for Intrapreneurship program design. As founder of Academy for Corporate Entrepreneurship (AfCE) he overseaw the design and implementations of various Intrapreneurship Programs covering different stages of the Innovation Process for many Fortune 500 organisations. He is also a Director at the Founder Institute, the world’s largest mentoring program for early stage entrepreneurs launching over 1,000 companies per year with a 72% survival rate.
Born in Germany, grown up in the UK and lived and worked in Silicon Valley, Vienna, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Munich, Jan loved working with AfCE’s team of diverse global mentors. He can be found on stage at Intrapreneurship or Innovation Conferences or down in the trenches with corporate startup teams testing and validating critical assumptions. Jan also runs an investment fund focused on startups and crypto currencies.
Narjeet is a a serial entrepreneur with his latest start-up valued at € 1.5 mil within 2 years. He is the founder and CEO of Lean Apps GmbH and acts as Head of Product Development at AfCE where he supports all of our participating teams with the AfCE Prototype Fund and Incubation Development Fund. He was also a Scrum Master at Infosys and Adidas.
Currently, he is focused on helping companies go through their Digital Transformation journey. Narjeet has been working with startups to learn, the ways of working that keep them agile and fast paced and has been implementing those learnings in the enterprise. He has successfully implemented Lean Innovation in Retail, Automotive and Insurance companies and has worked as an Agile Coach, Product Owner, Project Manager and Business Consultant as well as a Software Engineer at various Retail and Telecom customers.
Dutch born and a Spanish resident since 1999, with a wealth of experience in International Business Development & Sales within various industries and (mainly EMEA) countries. Senior background as entrepreneur, director, and as independent consultant having done projects (70% of those relating to Business Development and Sales) with start-ups till established multinationals.
Networker, public speaker, tech (SaaS, PaaS, Mobile, AR, Smart City) savvy, structured and loves working on solving company pain points.
Maria Isabel has more than 10 years of experience as Financial Analyst and Business Development Manager in a wide variety of industries. She is originally from Colombia, where she was born and raised. She has lived in Paris, Boston and now Germany. Maria Isabel holds an MBA from Babson College, the number one school for Entrepreneurship in the world.
Before moving to Germany in July, 2018, Maria Isabel worked in Bogota as Business Development Manager for the world’s largest infrastructure company, VINCI. In this role she was responsible of searching new concession projects and leading Due Diligence processes to acquire new concessions. Before this she worked for another infrastructure company, as well as a film production company and a marketing agency.
Maria Isabel is passionate about finance and numbers, enjoys working in teams and seeing the results of hard work.
Stijn is an expert in innovation strategy & management. He consults various R&D and C-suite leaders in designing their innovation program and underlying governance structures. As the Managing Director at AfCE, Stijn can build on his pragmatic experience of heading corporate accelerator programs at Fortune500 clients.
With over 12 years of experience in innovation consulting, he has been leading Verhaert’s business innovation team where organizations and intrapreneurs were supported in developing their breakthrough products and services, from ideation all the way to market launch.
Stijn is a regular speaker at innovation conferences and co-authored the book Building Tomorrow, a pragmatic and systematic approach to tackling innovation challenges in the public sector.