EXPERIENTIAL CONFERENCE FROM INSPIRATION TO INNOVATIONS, 12 JUN 2014
Member of Slovenian Association of Facilitators and the director of Trescon company Petra Treven Bernat, has as a member of the organizing committee and the holder of node Invention contributed to the success of the first innovative experiential conference in the world, which was on 12 June 2014 in Ljubljana.
At the event the holders and facilitators of nodes presented participants 12 different techniques in the innovation process. The participants were present at three nodes, in which by using various methods, techniques, tools, approaches, models questioned or thought about all three phases (idea, invention, innovation). In the first phase were presented techniques for conceptual design solutions - The Power of Connecting, connection method Beyond Leadership, Brainstorming, Lateral thinking. In the second phase, which is the preparation of the prototype (invention), participants were given effective techniques such as LEGO simulation, U method - Sculptures and Dragon dreaming. In the third phase (innovation), which is understanding the needs and creating values for the market, are useful techniques Segmentation of customers using MABS method, Running Lean interviews with customers, Canvas of business models.
All the techniques are useful for employees in companies either already in developing new innovation process / product / service or on the other hand to inspire thinking on innovation within the company. In any case, the implementation of this process in groups requires an external professionally trained facilitator. Mrs. Violeta Bulc, coordinator and initiator of the conference, believes that the experiential conference has demonstrated the future of this way of learning and the acquisition of competences.
(Photo: Pina Maja Bulc)
9th Slovenian Innovation Forum has ranked the Presentation of an innovative approach to the implementation of conferences and training among the best, Nov 2014
Public Agency SPIRIT (Public Agency of the Republic of Slovenia for the Promotion of Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Development, Investment and Tourism) has ranked the Presentation of an innovative approach to the implementation of conferences and training with a view to achieve greater efficiency of knowledge transfer and experience to the participants among the best. With this we gained the right to present the innovation at the 9th Slovenian Innovation Forum.
9th Slovenian Innovation Forum is a central national event on the topic of innovation and entrepreneurship, which was held on 12 and 13 November 2014 at Cankarjev dom in Ljubljana.
In the selection has participated 144 applications, which were evaluated by a national jury, composed of 37 eminent Slovenian experts from technical-innovational, content-innovational, entrepreneurial- businesslike perspective, perspective of excellence of creative industries and the perspective of intellectual property rights. Each application was evaluated independently by three members of the committee, and then estimates were combined into an overall evaluation.
Among the top were selected 33 innovative products, 10 innovative services and 4 innovative business models; of which 27 from micro, small or medium-sized companies, 6 from large companies, 7 from the R & D institutions, 6 from inventors or groups of inventors and 1 from pupils, students and young researchers.