Understanding Innovation

Understanding Innovation is a 4-hour interactive learning workshop that introduces innovation as an integrated business discipline.

What's it all about?

The workshop engages participants in energetic and collaborative learning exercises, introducing them to the essentials of good innovation practice, covering the following topics:

  • what is innovation
  • foresight
  • focus
  • integrated innovation
  • innovation tactics 
  • Portfolio
  • Leadership of innovation

Participants can expect to leave with a fresh, clear and practical understanding of innovation practice, and insights that they can begin to apply directly to their businesses.
Participants for the workshop should come from a cross sector of diverse businesses and diverse rolls from early stage to established, ideally with multiple attendees from each business. Ideally each workshop should have between 15 – 30 individuals attending from diverse businesses.

Participants will be supplied with work shop materials, workbooks, pens etc

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Confluence, Level 3, 15 Watt St, Whanganui

Thursday 23 May
8:30am - 12:30pm

Free event
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Mr Ross Pearce

Program Manager Business Innovation Group

Ross has a broad and far-reaching innovation background from championing, managing and leading innovation at an executive level through to detailed product design and development across a wide range of technologies and HVMS sectors that include: medical, scientific, automotive, consumer, computer, electronic, security, refrigeration, marine, heating, juvenile, gaming, communication, furniture, food, retail, logistics and vending. Through his work he has assisted many companies across Australasia to commercialise their knowhow and deliver improved commercial results through good design and innovation practice.

Ross studied Industrial Design in what is now Massey University Wellington and formed the product design consultancy, Konstrukt, in Sydney in the late 1980’s. Konstrukt was a founding tenant at the Australian Technology Park in Sydney and amongst other initiatives was an early champion of diverse collaboration, actively forming and facilitating diverse discussion and project groups. In the late 90’s Ross sold Konstrukt to further his innovation interests. This led to a commercial innovation role with a major Tier 1 Melbourne automotive supplier and subsequently to taking up executive Innovation roles for two of New Zealand’s most iconic companies. Beyond his deep Innovation and Design experience Ross has a passion in understanding new thinking around Innovation practice and how to effectively apply that into the New Zealand business landscape to help New Zealand businesses become global innovation leaders.

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