Get Ready to Innovate is an intensive design-led innovation support programme run by the Creative Fuse team at Northumbria University School of Design. It is an industry proven, structured yet highly adaptable programme that helps businesses to move forward; whether it is to put new ideas into action or address challenges they face. In essence… It is structured and expertly facilitated time out of working in the business, to work on the business.
We see innovation simply as “bright ideas realised”, these ideas may be completely new to the world, but also if they are just new to the business then that is also innovative.
Because Get Ready to Innovate is shaped around each individual business we collaborate with, it is suitable for a really broad variety of organisations. We have worked successfully with established companies, start-ups, sole-traders, micro and small businesses, and social enterprises. From tech specialists to artists, cultural organisations to soil scientists!
Our design-led approach means harnessing the power of creativity through proven methods and tools, during 4 carefully structured workshop sessions, to reveal new possibilities. Design thinking is applied to comprehensively explore the enterprise’s situation, but importantly focuses on the passions, ambitions and motivations of those leading that enterprise. Being design-led means that the business, it’s key people and situation set the context for the workshops. Therefore, Get Ready to Innovate is deeply tailored towards what matters to each individual business.