Innovation Management (IM) Workshop in Cobb
Tuesday, October 22, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM (EDT)
Innovation Management Workshop
Location: Continuing Education Center - Southern Polytechnic State University
Lunch is included in the registration price.
The Georgia Manufacturing Extension Partnership (GaMEP) at Georgia Tech is helping manufacturers improve their innovation strategy to increase competitiveness
Through this half-day workshop, you will learn to put in place a process to ideate, test, maintain, and sustain an innovation system.
Innovation is defined as commercializing a meaningfully unique idea that a customer will pay for. However, only 10% of companies choose to compete on innovation strategy. These same companies have a return on sales that is twice as high as those that compete primarily on low cost, quality or delivery metrics.* Learn to develop new processes, services, or products that will contribute significantly to your profitability. Over the next 20 years, innovation management will be a key business growth strategy.
Through this workshop you will:
- Discover why Innovation Management is a “must-have” for business growth
- Understand the types of innovation and why they are important
- Be able to identify the warning signs that innovation is not driving your strategy
- Learn to implement tools to create innovative ideas
- Participate in exercises to begin your journey
- Gain tips on implementing a sustainable innovation management system in your organization
Who Should Attend?
Key Decision Makers, CEO’s, Senior Leadership, Business Development Leaders, Plant Managers, EDO leadership
Innovation Management Workshop Partners
Thank you to our state and local partners:
Local Partners: Cobb County Chamber of Commerce, Southern Polytechnic State University
When & Where
Georgia's Manufacturing Extension Partnership (GaMEP) at Georgia Tech
The Georgia Manufacturing Extension Partnership (GaMEP) is a program of Georgia Tech’s Enterprise Innovation Institute and is a member of the national MEP network supported by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The GaMEP, with offices in nine regions across the state, has been serving Georgia manufacturers since 1960. With a broad range of industrial expertise, the GaMEP helps manufacturing companies across Georgia grow and stay competitive. It offers a solution-based approach through technical assistance, coaching, education, and connections to Georgia Tech, industry and state resources designed to increase top line growth and reduce bottom line cost.