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Are there magic potions for turning ideas into innovations? 

In a world increasingly pre-occupied by innovation, research is giving way to experimentation. The ‘test of time’ is less easy to apply: by the moment when time may reveal its conclusions, something new will have replaced what we were testing. Thus the concept of Action Learning is becoming increasingly relevant – trying something out and learning from how it went; and with it so is ‘process’ – how we do what we do.  This site is all about sharing experience and the turning of ideas into innovations.

Material on the site is divided into five overlapping areas – each of these leads to separate sections of the site which provide material, information, and contacts.

  • Early-stage ventures –  Incubators, science parks, angel groups and accelerators
  • Larger organisations –  open innovation, managing innovation, delivering innovation
  • Academia – startup spaces, spinouts, collaboration, outreach
  • Supportership – champions, mentoring, coaching, facilitating, learning
  • Opportunities – IT, Creative Industries, Life Sciences, Hi-value manufacturing

Most recent material published:

  • An Incubator with a strong development focus (5/16/2018) - AN INCUBATOR WITH A UNIQUELY SUCCESSFUL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT REGIME Extensive and explicit support very carefully tailored to the needs of its particular participants aims to nudge young ventures towards developing sustainable businesses. Cockpit Arts are hosting a half-day workshop – about … Continue reading
  • A workshop for programme leaders in Incubators etc (5/10/2018) - Fostering Innovation in Incubators A half-day workshop for programme leaders to exchange experience – on 27 June, 2018, at Cockpit Arts, Cockpit Yard, Northington Street, London WC1N 2NP. Cockpit Arts, home to 170 small businesses, is an award-winning social enterprise and … Continue reading
  • An Accelerator like no other (5/9/2018) - An Accelerator like no other This NHS programme, more like a drip feed than the conventional injection, aims to identify and support individuals with outstanding innovations that will help with the NHS’s development. The NHS Innovation Accelerator is a well recognised … Continue reading

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