Innovation Workshop Series: Part 2 – Turning Ideas into Innovation

The second course in our series of innovation and creativity workshops covers a broad spectrum of innovation methodologies and provides the tools you need to turn ideas into innovations.

Who is it for?

This workshop is not just for entrepreneurs or innovators, it will give all vets and vet nurses the tools and techniques to refine and develop new or existing ideas. They can be ideas for starting a new business, a new product, new content, or even just inventive ways of talking or marketing an existing product or service.

Why should I attend?

The workshop focuses on how to test ideas and refine solutions, how to develop business models, and how to win support and funding to maximise the chances of the innovation’s success – helping you to move from a great idea to a successful innovation.

20 February 2019: Course Two – Development and Commercialisation

Part 1: Evaluating and Refining Solutions (AM Session)

In part one of this course In this workshop, Greg Dickens and Guen Bradbury, both veterinary surgeons and experts in supporting innovation, focus on helping participants go beyond “business as usual” and establish a sustainable culture of innovation with creative skills that can be put into immediate effect. You will learn how to test your ideas and refine solutions.

Part 2: Exploiting Business Opportunities (PM Session)

In part two, led by RCVS Director of Leadership and Innovation, Anthony Roberts, you will start to learn how to develop and refine you’re your business model so that you can maximise the chances of your innovation’s success. Finally we will cover the importance of storytelling in winning support and funding for your idea, focusing on the building blocks of a successful pitch, whether this be to your manager or investors.


The knowledge to verify if the assumptions around your idea are valid. You’ll crystallise your plan to move from having an idea in your head to a real plan to launch a new business, product or service.

You will leave with a clear understanding of how to analyse ideas, build and assess business models and to pitch your innovation to win crucial external support.

What does it include and how much does it cost?

The innovation workshop one-day course includes:

  • Hot & cold refreshments
  • Lunch
  • Fresh fruit and snacks
  • Course materials
  • Certificate of completion

Ticket costs:

  • 20 February 2019 – Course Two: Development and Commercialisation £100