Innovation Training Programme

Organised by
Future Water Association
University of Sheffield, Sheffield S1 3JD
FWA member £1775.00; Standard rate £1995.00
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Embedding innovation across the UK Water Industry requires a good understanding of market needs, the ability to explore new thinking, and sound business skills to implement new solutions. Future Water Association has created a four-day immersive course in conjunction with Sheffield University, supported by Anglian Water, Severn Trent Water and Southern Water. The sessions will enable delegates to understand the role of innovation, sharpen their creative and commercial skills in the development and implementation of their innovative ideas, products and servicesas well as understand how to 'talk to the market'. The programme will also offer an opportunity for networking across the industry, in both formal and informal settings, with supply chain companies, water companies, and academics to share challenges and collaborate.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Supply chain companies, water company employees, researchers in the water sector, investors and entrepreneurs. Accommodation is not included in the registration fee. There are a variety of hotels in Sheffield CityCentre within walking distance of the venue. The two, two-day modules allow participants to put the training into practice in between sessions, plus network effectively with course delegates.The first module will provide an overview of the water industry business activity in the UK, giving delegates advanced tools to analyse problems, generate creative solutions and create an innovation culture. The second module will cover how to successfully market and implement the ideas developed in the first module, using the right language along with developing a winning business case.