Online Innovation Programme

The SAIC Innovation and Industry Engagement Programme, created in collaboration with Skillfluence, is a popular six-day and two-day residential course. In response to the Covid-19 crisis, we have developed this programme into a series of online events available to Scottish aquaculture professionals.

Apply for your place on the Online Innovation Programme

Online Innovation Programme

Responding to industry needs

The SAIC Innovation and Industry Engagement Programme, created in collaboration with Skillfluence, is a popular six-day and two-day residential course. In response to the Covid-19 crisis, we have developed this programme into a series of online events available to Scottish aquaculture professionals.

Who is this online innovation programme for? Anyone currently working or studying in aquaculture* who is interested in innovation.

*Usually £395 per person, this programme is free of charge to those working / studying in the Scottish aquaculture industry. If you are interested in booking a place on the programme but you work outside of Scotland, please get in touch.

Now, more than ever, it’s important for businesses to think and act with an innovative mindset. This online programme is designed to provide participants with a framework and toolset to take action, creating and implementing innovation in the new, post-Covid environment. The goal is to give participants a practical process they can start using to create and implement real solutions to current business challenges.

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The programme will take place over six weeks and begins on 16th March 2021, 4pm – 6pm. Delegates are expected to commit to attending the six workshops - please advise if any dates will be an issue for you at the time of booking.

Watch the introductory webinar

Module 1: 16th March

Idea Generation - Learn tools, techniques and principles to immediately increase their ability to create a large volume of high-quality ideas to solve current societal or business challenges.

Module 2: 23rd March

Idea Communication & Idea Selection - Learn a framework for effectively communicating new ideas in a way to gain buy-in. Learn how to pick ideas with a higher likelihood of success.

Module 3: 30th March

Making it Real - Learn tools and techniques to quickly accelerate the development of new ideas while reducing overall risk.

Module 4: 6th April

The Power of Numbers – Understand how to use numbers in situations with high uncertainty and to focus discovery and development activity.

Module 5: 13th April

Testing Assumptions – Learn how to engage with and gain high quality feedback from potentials users, stakeholders and customers

Module 6: 20th April

Make it Happen - Explore how to apply the principles in a structured way to get buy-in & generate results. Pitch team ideas.

Apply for your place on the Online Innovation Programme - download the application form.

If you have any questions, please contact our Head of Skills and Talent.