Design your lean innovation process

Talking about new ideas is easy, it’s executing that is hard. Whether it’s an improvement to your existing products or a completely new business model, you must transform the idea into reality for the idea to have value. In this workshop we discuss the lean startup concepts to start move from idea to implementation. This workshop is ideal when the company partners are accompanied by working with the best teams to further develop the winning prototypes.

Who should attend

This workshop is brings together the Innovation Days company partners with the winning teams and participants who are motivated to continue implementing their idea.

Key takeaways

  –   Designing an experiment to work towards Proof-of Concept
  –   Discuss with winning teams how to collaborate
  –   Define the next steps to ensure progress


  –   Introductions
  –   Enable startup-driven innovation, presentation and discussion
  –   Winning Innovation Days Ideas discussion with company representatives
  –   Discuss plan for Proof-of-Concept
  –   Wrap-up


Thomas Kohler is Associate Professor of Marketing at Hawaii Pacific University. His research explores how to design effective innovation platforms. By studying and facilitating corporate-startup collaborations, his recent studies show strategies on how companies can interact with startups for mutual benefit. His research has been published in journals such as the Harvard Business Manager, MIS Quarterly and the California Management Review. His passion for entrepreneurship sparked the creation of travel2change, Innovation Days and new ventures with companies like Philips or Kuoni Travel.

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