If you want to incorporate innovation into your company, do it jointly with the best. The Bogotá Chamber of Commerce has developed a portfolio of free workshops where you can become acquainted with different innovation tools that will help you identify opportunities and generate projects in response to your company's needs. The innovation portfolio includes the following workshops:
1. Innovation tastings:
These are events to learn about, acquire and apply specific innovation tools. They are ideal for those seeking an initial approach to the matter. Some of the topics to be covered include: Prototyping, Lean Methodology, Problem-solving, Trends, Shared value, among others.
2. The innovation pathway
A route comprised by five (5) workshops recommended for the execution of your first projects or innovation process. It is suggested that you start with the innovation workshop as an enterprise strategy, followed by the workshops involving the learning and application of tools which allow for the generation of ideas and innovative projects:
• Innovation as a corporate strategy.
• Innovate in problem resolution.
• Process innovation.
• Product innovation.
• Services innovation.
These workshops will be concluded by November 29th, 2016, and start again in April, 2017. The 2017 calendar will be published in March or April of this year. You can see the information about these workshops (version in spanish), and register for them, by searching the workshop you are most interested in.
3. Innovation management system
Suggested for companies interested in turning innovation into a constant overarching practice. The CCB knows that each organization has its own specific characteristics, and is thus working in the development of a customized Innovation Model that takes into account their context, reality and strategy. This model is based on four major components:
Governance: involves determining who the members will be, who are responsible for defining the company's innovation strategy, its major guidelines and the policies for the innovation model.
Process: it means designing the "innovation machine" in order for the organization to be able to consistently ensure that its collaborators implement projects that turn problems or opportunities into creative solutions that are tangible for the company.
Culture: through this component organizations define and start the execution of the plan to strengthen their innovation competencies in order for all employees, starting from the high management, to think different, challenge traditional assumptions as to how things have been done in the past, and overcome the fear to make mistakes.
Knowledge management: it assumes the creation of strategies and processes within the company, that allow for the identification, leveraging and transformation of knowledge into new skills, ideas, experiences and tangible assets that add to the organization's value.
One of the guarantees offered by the CCB's services, especially the Innovation Management Program, is that it makes available to entrepreneurs a heterogeneous group of internal consultants who will provide constant accompaniment to organizations, as well as a team of external consultants who contribute their expertise in specific fields.
Organizations which successfully complete the CCB's Innovation Management Program can apply for the "Good Innovation Practices" seal, issued by Icontec. To this end, they must prove that they have a portfolio of innovation projects, and that they have systematically activated innovation processes. During the past five years, the CCB has supported over 200 companies in this undertaking.
If you are interested in this program, we invite you to fill out the form below, and a specialized consultant will contact you:
4. InnovaLab Project
The Enterprise Innovation and Design Center, InnovaLab was created to complement the innovation services portfolio we offer our entrepreneurs. If you are interested in developing differential and tangible solutions for your company in a short period of time, we provide our assistance through our articulation with global experts, in order for you to generate high-impact innovation for your services or products.
To begin working on this goal, we invite you to make a free, personalized and confidential assessment of your business idea. You will then be able to access a services pathway that matches your needs and will get you the assistance you need to consolidate your entrepreneurial project.
Start your assessment now, and help us help you turn your entrepreneurial dreams into a reality!
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