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About the Innovation Discovery Studio

This fully-funded, two-day workshop is designed for businesses looking to innovate, bridging the gap between groundbreaking new ideas and the value those ideas can create. Delivered in-person in Barnstaple, the workshop will take you through a creative problem-solving exercise around big real-world problems, designing and validating a potential solution for this problem, and crafting this solution into a something of value to a potential market.

Based on established problem-solving and prototyping methodologies, Day 1 focuses on using Design Thinking as a base for creating a viable solution to a real-world problem. Day 2 switches gears towards focuses on how your solution can create value for a market. At the end of Day 2, there is an opportunity to present your solution and the value it creates to an expert panel, allowing for constructive feedback and a steer towards your next steps.

Thu, 16 Feb 2023, 09:30 –Fri, 17 Feb 2023, 16:30 GMT


Day 1 (Thursday 9:30 - 16:30)

Using design thinking to solve real-world problems:

- How to identify problems

- Creating solutions to identified problems

- Validating solutions and prototyping

Day 2 (Friday 9:30 - 16:30)

Moving from validated solution to value proposition.

- Who are you potential customers

- How does your solution create value

- Creating a valid value proposition

- An opportunity to present your value proposition to a panel of experts for constructive feedback.

Should you have any queries about the programme, or if you would like to find out more about the wider SETsquared Exeter business incubation and acceleration activities, please contact our team at:


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