Product Innovation Bootcamps

Lisburn & Castlereagh City council (LCCC) have now completed their Age Friendly Product/Service innovation boot-camps in Lisburn.  The intensive two day boot-camp training exercise took place on 5th and 12th April with 15 small businesses from N. Ireland taking part.

NORTHERN IRELAND/UK: LISBURN & CASTLEREAGH COUNCIL. LCCC were delighted to have Eamonn Donaghy, Chief Executive of Age Sector Platform present on the first day to give an overview of the needs, interests and trends concerning the older generation of Northern Ireland.  The participants were given an insight into the valuable work carried out by the Age Sector Platform, the workings of the Northern Ireland Pensioners Parliament and their current campaigns. LCCC were delighted to have Eamonn Donaghy, Chief Executive of Age Sector Platform present on the first day to give an overview of the needs, interests and trends concerning the older generation of Northern Ireland.  The participants were given an insight into the valuable work carried out by the Age Sector Platform, the workings of the Northern Ireland Pensioners Parliament and their current campaigns.

View and download all the presentations and case studies from the UK Innovation Bootcamp here. 

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Local Enterprise Office Louth have now completed their Age Friendly Product/Service innovation boot-camps in Creative Spark, Dundalk. The intensive two-day boot-camp training exercise took place on 26th and 27th April with 18 small businesses from County Louth and the wider region.

IRELAND: LOCAL ENTERPRISE OFFICE LOUTH/ LOUTH COUNTY COUNCIL. The Local Enterprise Office ran its Product and Service Innovation Bootcamp on April 26th and 27th in Creative Spark, Dundalk.

18 businesses participated and were able to benefit from the expert guidance of a range of guest speakers such as Philip Hogan of Cliffrun Media and Peter Mangan of the Freebird Club on their experience of innovating products and services for the Silver Economy. Furthermore, participants were able to benefit in several ways:
• Get an increased understanding of the needs, opportunities and trends represented by the older consumer
• Inform them about innovative idea generation and development techniques
• Create a bespoke Commercialisation Action Plan taking product/ service to market
• Provide guidance on financial supports and marketing techniques specific to this sector
• Let you network with other Silver Spend focused businesses
• Provide insights from guest speakers operating in the Silver sector
Participants in the Age Friendly Bootcamp developed individual commercialisation action plans and will receive customized one to one mentoring sessions from experts in the field of marketing to help them further develop their respective products and services with the ultimate aim of bringing them to market.

View and download all the presentations and case studies from the Irish Innovation Bootcamp here. 

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Another bootcamp celebrated has been held by Ageing lab Foundation in Jaen, Spain. The intensive two day boot-camp training exercise took place on 4th and 5th April with 20 participants, among them, businesses from Spain was taking part, and future entrepreneurs providing excellent ideas to deliver innovation products for ageing.

SPAIN: AGEING SOCIAL LAB. FAL were delighted to have Andres Rodriguez, Chief Executive of Macrosad present on the first day to give an overview of the needs, interests and trends concerning the older generation and the Silver Economy.  The second day started on a high with three guest speakers who have been successfully servicing the needs of older customers and seizing the golden opportunities presented by the silver economy.  These were Consuelo Gamarro from Gofamiling, Constanza Ludacamo from Viejenials and Emilio Jose Checa Rodriguez from Stimulus

The second day ended involving each participant on developing a bespoke commercialisation plan for their business under the expert guidance of our trainers represented by “Fundación Pública Andalucia Emprende”, Consejeria de Empleo, Formación y Trabajo Autonomo”.

View and download all the presentations and case studies from the Spanish Innovation Bootcamp here. 

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POLAND: The Product Innovation Bootcamp in Poland took place over 2 days in Szczecin, hosted by Northern Chamber of Commerce. Aimed at SME’s of all types, it was designed for entrepreneurs either currently operating in the older market or for those who are actively seeking to develop innovative products or services to enter the Silver Economy.

It focused on creativity and new ideas; transforming ideas to new product/service; and commercialisation. Attendees built their collaboration skills and left with a tangible plan to transform their innovative ideas and developed them into products to take to market.

View and download all the presentations and case studies from the Polish Innovation Bootcamp here. 

 

 

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