Excel at Growth - De-Risking the Innovation Process - 24th October, 2017

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About the workshop

This short programme will support you to develop an appropriate system to de-risk, resource, manage and deliver on a portfolio of innovation initiatives.  By the end of the workshop, you will understand how to bring concepts through a stage-gate mechanism, ensuring that only the most viable projects are financed and resourced.


Training Provider

The workshop is delivered by the Institute of Manufacturing, University of Cambridge (UK).



This workshop is designed specifically to allow participants to learn how to:

  • Prioritise the most viable market attractive concepts to support delivery of their business strategy
  • Ensure the commercial viability of their innovation concept
  • Assess technical challenges to delivery of successful outcomes, including:
    • Collaborate and engage with key stakeholders
    • Develop early prototyping of concepts in order to test viability and customer responsiveness and feedback
    • Implement a stage-gate process to assess and evaluate projects against key delivery criteria (budget / resources / customer needs), introducing a ‘Fail fast – fail cheap’ approach



  1. Pre-Workshop assessment
  2. One-day Workshop
  3. Post-Workshop two hour follow-up implementation session


Who should attend?

This one-day workshop is of interest to Senior Management with responsibility for: 

  • Innovation
  • Research and Development

Up to three executives per company can attend each programme.


Workshop Cost

Enterprise Ireland will significantly support each participating company. Companies pay €300, which allows companies to bring up to 3 participants per workshop.


Workshop Date and Venue



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For further information, please contact:

Daryl Regan
Programme Manager

+353 1 727 2772

Daryl Regan


Caroline Cummins
Programme Coordinator

+353 1 727 2286

Caroline Cummins


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