NW Innovation Workshop Series starting Tuesday 24 October

News | October 17, 2023

by Anne Marie McLaughlin, ii Innovation Manager. Annemarie.McLaughlin@theii.com

Co-Founders by Catalyst is pleased to introduce the “NW Innovation Workshop Series,” a unique opportunity for individuals in the NW Region who are eager to explore the world of innovation and entrepreneurship. We will be delivering a series of two half-day, in-person workshops, taking place on 24th October and 7th November 2023 – designed to empower aspiring entrepreneurs, curious minds, and individuals interested in creativity and innovation.

The workshops are open to anyone over the age of 18, any employment or educational status – and they are totally free of charge! Sign up here: https://wkf.ms/46CfRKN

Workshop 1: Discover Your Innovation Opportunity

  • Date: Tuesday, October 24th
  • Time: 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM
  • Location: Central Location, Derry (Catalyst, or other nearby venue if numbers are high).
  • Description: In this workshop, participants will delve into the importance of problem identification in the innovation process. We will guide them through the process of exploring and defining a critical problem, presented as an opportunity, to address pressing societal, community, or personal challenges with innovative solutions.

Workshop 2: Insight Gathering & Road-testing Your Innovation Opportunity

  • Date: Monday, November 7th
  • Time: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
  • Location: Central Location, Derry (TBD)
  • Description: This session will help participants take the identified challenge/ opportunity and conduct a deep dive into gathering more evidence and insights. They will learn how to refine and validate their innovation opportunities or challenges, as well as transition from identifying opportunities to generating actionable insights and ideas.

Our aim is to make these workshops inclusive and accessible to a broad demographic, regardless of age, educational level, or employment status. The NW Innovation Workshop Series is an ideal starting point for those interested in dipping their toes into the world of innovation and entrepreneurship.

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