Specially for SMEs in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire, ICL is a thirty-hour programme of interactive and engaging workshops designed to share knowledge and skills around business innovation. Taking part in ICL can help develop a junior colleague’s confidence, business acumen and leadership potential. The programme is offered free of charge to eligible SMEs.

What to expect:

Introduction - Monday 22 January
Getting to know fellow delegates and being welcomed into the ICL community. Be briefed on how to understand the corporate strategies, values and vision of your business.

Illustrate Your Idea - Wednesday 21 February
Learning how to form, develop and pitch an idea through understanding and analysing your business.

Implement the Idea - Wednesday 21 March
Negotiation, persuasion and influencing plus project managing an idea as part of a team.

Initiate Sustainability - Wednesday 18 April
Measuring success and impact, and how to sustain an idea once it’s implemented.

Invite Change - Wednesday 16 May
Becoming an innovator and working within a team to drive innovation.

Ignite Your Innovation - Wednesday 13 June
A showcase and celebration of all ICL delegates’ work and the positive impact they have had on your business.

Each session will come with its own practical work-based task, which delegates will structure around your organisation. This means that their learning will directly benefit your business. We will measure the ICL programme’s impact on your business by collecting data before and after the programme. This ensures ICL is truly effective for your business.

ICL is part of the Enabling Innovation programme. This is a programme funded by the European Regional Development Fund for SMEs in the D2N2 area.
Enabling Innovation runs a wider programme of one-off events, workshops and masterclasses, as well as provides local SMEs and start-ups with access to University specialists and expert facilities free of charge.

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