2024 InnoHive #3 – Innovation for Customer Satisfaction, A Legal Perspective

We are delighted to be joined by Crystal Stewart, who is a family solicitor and founder of Stalwart Solicitors. Her primary focus is to empower clients with legal knowledge to enable them to make informed decisions. She is empathetic to the circumstances of all client cases, adopting a practical approach to problem solving to facilitate the best outcome for clients and their children. She uses technology to provide clients with a personalised and flexible service. Crystal has been qualified for 10 years and is Law Society Family Panel accredited which shows particular expertise in the area of family law. Join us to hear how Crystal has created her business by putting her clients first, incorporating many aspects of innovative practices to truly meet their needs.

2024 InnoHive #2 – Innovation in action with the RAF

Astra exists to develop an innovation mindset that engages and inspires the whole force, at all levels. To unleash the ingenuity of our people to deliver meaningful change across the RAF, including for operational problem sets.
The Astra innovation team supported the development of ideas that were joint winners of the ideasUK 2023 Idea of the Year competition, so join us for what promises to be an interesting and incredibly useful session as they talk about their work and dedication that has enable their innovation programme to thrive.

2024 InnoHive #1 – Tech Safari

We are delighted to welcome back Connor Wakefield, from the Innovation Training Network who will share his tech savvy skills and introduce us to the latest web and app based platforms and tools to support collaboration and ideation. This has become an annual session and is incredibly popular, with a wide appeal to all audiences involved with innovation, change or transformation or anyone who works and connects with others remotely!

2023 Knowledge Nugget #9 AD Ports Group Innovator of the Future Summer Programme

We are delighted to welcome AD Ports Group as hosts of our next knowledge nugget. The innovation programme at AD Ports has been developed over a number of years and is an exemplary programme. AD Ports group are always keen to share their knowledge and that extends to the next generation too. AD Ports Group believes that education is the passport to the future and one of its highlights had been the Innovator of the Future Summer Program.

The program is designed for high school students to give exposure to future work environments. It is a fantastic opportunity for young people to immerse themselves in mind games for speed and concentration, virtual reality, and even physical hands-on training in our world-class Maritime fields. Join us to hear more about the programme and also take the opportunity to ask any burning questions you may have to probe their expertise during the Q&A!

2023 Knowledge Nugget #8 3Ps of business success

As we return from the summer break, we have an exciting new topic for this month’s knowledge nugget. ‘The 3Ps of business success: Purpose, People & Principles’. Our guest speaker for this session is Clyde Langley a business growth specialist who has worked with many companies, from small family-run businesses to multi-million dollar organisations, helping business owners to develop their competencies to deliver even greater success.

2023 Knowledge Nugget #7 : Creating a Market for Mobile Healthcare Applications

Improving health through knowledge delivered to individuals at highest risk of disease.

What do we do when buyers can’t find sellers reliably and sellers can’t find their customers easily? This happens in healthcare all the time. In fact, those most likely to purchase are rarely those most likely to benefit. We propose a platform to reliably identify individuals who will definitively benefit from new services and recommend those services to them. Service providers get access to customers at low acquisition costs, thereby making their services less expensive to the market.

Dr. Karim Keshavjee trained as a family doctor and has been implementing health technologies for over 30 years. He is interested in improving patient care by providing patients with the latest evidence-based care at prices that are affordable for society.

2023 Knowledge Nugget #6 : Secrets to a successful innovation programme – how to scale

Innovation training programmes play a crucial role in equipping individuals with the necessary skills and mindset to drive innovation within their organisations. In this talk, Grant from the Innovation Network will explore the secrets behind successful innovation training programmes and delve into key strategies that can unlock the full potential of innovation within any organisation.

2023 Knowledge Nugget #5: Successful Campaigns!

Innovation campaigns offer the perfect opportunity to gather and select ideas to solve key business challenges or capitalise on business critical opportunities. Campaign driven innovation offers many benefits, so tune into this session to take a look at how to identify topics, drive engagement through effective communication and the steps required to deliver results for your organisation.

2023 Knowledge Nugget #4: Learning and the Brain – Developing Innovative People, Teams, & Culture

Innovation needs a specific type of mind-set – and for most people it requires us to adopt very different ways of doing things. We become more innovative as individuals, teams and organisations by learning and developing new skills, learning and developing different ways to approach problems, and by gaining confidence in our abilities. 

However, radical changes in our behaviours and skills don’t come easy to us as humans – and for leaders we have the added responsibility of helping other people within our teams learn and develop innovation skills. Understanding how our brains work in terms of learning, will give us a big head start in that development process.

This short session explores how brain science can be used to inform our learning and development strategies in our transition to a work culture that embraces creativity and innovation. In simple terms, we explain the key ways in which the brain responds to different aspects of learning, and what we can do to spark and sustain a growth mind-set when it comes to innovation.

This session is delivered by: Tony Wakefield CEO of Outcome1 Training.

2023 Knowledge Nugget #3: Innovation in Action – Ministry of Defence

The UK Ministry of Defence launched an innovation initiative that seeks to drive an innovative by instinct culture within 10 years.  5 years in, Stuart Laws (Defence Innovation Unit Assistant Head) will talk about their experiences from the point of view of the Head Office based team, tasked with driving and enabling the required changes. 

Stuart will give an overview of the initiative, share some of the challenges and successes, and provide a view of the next steps.  Lt Col Trevor Bowman will then talk about the Defence Battlelab, one of the projects supported by the Defence Innovation Initiative.