Experiencing innovation

Joint action creates experiences. The same holds true for the participants in our workshops. Innovation is a team sport; hence it is crucial that the individual characters play well together, know the rules, master the methods and pursue a common goal.

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Shiftup – The new workshop experience

Business Agility and Innovation Leadership

#Shiftup is a new brand of workshops, created by Jurgen Appelo, which embraces continuous innovation and business agility as the starting point for organizational change.

In this two day workshop, participants will learn the main principles of Business Agility and Continuous Innovation.  

Target Audience: This workshop is for leaders in companies and organizations who see digitalization as a chance to foster a culture of innovation for sustainable economic success.

 

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Business Model Design

Developing new business models

We view business model design or business model innovation as a set of methods and tools for helping businesses and start-up teams develop new products, services and business models in a structured manner.

Our trainings are conducted in the interactive workshop format. In them, you will discover a toolbox that you can put to use right away in your daily work routine.

Target Audience: Entrepreneur, Innovation Manager, Product Developer, Service Designer, Startup Founder, Researcher

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Backing the right horse for the business model

Innovation & Risk Management

In this workshop we will analyze your current business model, use creative techniques to generate new ideas and show you the potential that lies within your company. On the basis of a well-founded opportunity and risk analysis you will then make the right decisions for your entrepreneurial future.

Target group:

  • Entrepreneurs and managers who are faced with difficult decisions and need a sound assessment
  • Innovation managers who want to evaluate the chances and risks of their business ideas
  • Risk managers who pursue maximum innovation with minimum risk, while keeping the whole company in view

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Introduction to Rapid Experimentation

Testing Business Ideas

7 out of 10 new products fail to deliver on expectations. Testing Business Ideas aims to reverse that statistic.

In this half day workshop we present you the basic principles of hands-on techniques for rapidly testing new business ideas. We will show you how to encourage an experimentation mindset within your organization and how to make experimentation a continuous, repeatable process.

Target group: entrepreneurs, innovation managers, product developers, service designers, founders of start-ups, researchers

Added value

avantsmart is part of a worldwide community that develops, applies and teaches new innovation methods. Our workshops and trainings build on the methods of design thinking, business model innovation, lean startup, agile management, and more.

Contact us

avantsmart is part of a worldwide community that develops, applies and teaches new innovation methods. Our workshops and trainings build on the methods of design thinking, business model innovation, lean startup, agile management, and more.

References

Hemma Bieser is a lecturer at the Technikum Wien (UAS and Academy) and at the University of Applied Arts (Universität für Angewandte Kunst). She gives lectures on the topics of business design, entrepreneurship and innovation in the following study programs:

  • Renewable Urban Energy Systems (UAS Technikum Wien)
  • Digital Business (UAS Technikum Wien)
  • Business Development und Transformation (Technikum Wien Academy)
  • Art & Economy (University of Applied Arts)
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