In Focus: A Guide to HIE’s Innovation Services for The Creative and Heritage Sectors
Wednesday 22nd November
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The creative and heritage sectors are widely viewed as incredibly fertile spaces for innovation, consistently stepping outside the boundaries of traditional thinking to find new ways of working. As these sectors continues to navigate uncertainly, now more than ever, businesses, organisations and networks are looking to reach their customers in different ways and develop new processes, services and products. However, from identifying possible areas of innovation- to articulation, funding and undertaking R&D – embarking on the journey can seem like a daunting and complicated process.
In this practical workshop, John Mackenzie, Senior Development Manager for Innovation at Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE), will break down their range of innovation services, how to access them and talk through the dynamic opportunities it could offer the creative and heritage sectors.
We’ll be taking questions on the day but we’re also asking in advance. If you have any questions you’d like John to cover, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with Innovation Workshop Question in the subject line.
HIE Innovation Support: https://www.hie.co.uk/support/browse-all-support-services/innovation/
John Mackenzie, Senior Innovation Manager, HIE
John provides innovation support to both HIE staff and clients providing advice on innovation funding, IP, access to external expertise and support on how to structure an innovation project. He is also HIE’S lead on their partnerships with the Censis and Best innovation centres, the advanced manufacturing cluster builder programme, and Interface- the Business to Academia brokerage service. John provides line manager support to the HIE team delivering the innovation support service and has operational responsibility on its delivery.
“The innovation and R&D landscape can be a confusing environment to negotiate or understand part of my job is to demystify that for businesses in the HIE area and help them develop projects which can help them create a new product or process, improve productivity, reduce their carbon footprint and grow their business”.
Please note that this workshop session will be recorded and added to our library of content at a later date. These recordings will be used by XpoNorth Digital for marketing and publicity in our publications, on our website and on our social media channels
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