Innovation event: Thriving through innovation in a tough economy

Innovation event: As businesses face new challenges in consumer behaviour and changing markets, this event will make you think differently about innovation. Join Simple Design Works and Marches Growth Hub on Tuesday 26 March on thriving through innovation in a tough economy. This event is aimed at business owners and people responsible for design, innovation, culture or manufacturing.

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Thriving through innovation in a tough economy

Join Marches Growth Hub and Simple Design Works at the Shell Store on Tuesday 26 March as we repeat our successful event that uncovers how you can change the way you think and act about innovation.

This event will discuss the different types of innovation that could help fund and develop your business offering. Kristo will also discuss barriers to innovation, tips to advance improvement and how to create a culture of innovation in your business; the focus in on how to ensure that innovation brings a competitive advantage to your business.

Kristo will be joined by UK & European Patent Attorney, Philip Colbran of Barker Brettell. Phil will provide strategic guidance on incorporating intellectual property into the innovation process.

Whether you already design products in-house or use an external resource, expect this workshop to deliver practical advice, and case studies that will evolve your design thinking.

Kristo Shivachev (Founder of product design agency, Simple Design Works) reads Wired magazine in the design studio

About Kristo

Kristo is founder of Simple Design Works who specialise in design strategy and human-centred design for entrepreneurial businesses.

Kristo is a highly experienced design engineer leading a multi-skilled team of researchers, industrial designers, product designers and engineers.  Together they have a proven methodology to reduce the risks associated with launching new products.

  • Extensive experience in the medical, defence, automotive, consumer goods, and sports and leisure industries.
  • Proven track record of delivering award-winning design for clients.
  • Significant knowledge of manufacturing processes and an extensive network of UK manufacturers.

About Marches Growth Hub

The Marches Growth Hub offers a single point of access to information and guidance on business grants, loans, support and advice to enterprises across Herefordshire and Shropshire.

Alongside digital services, hub sites have opened in Telford, Shrewsbury and Hereford where business support is delivered by the LEP’s local authority partners.
The hub teams work with businesses to diagnose their support requirements and advise on available schemes to assist business growth and development.
The virtual hub is fully aligned with the Business is GREAT campaign and is supported by the National Business Support Helpline.

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