After workshop one, RISE hosted the second workshop of BREAKit experiential learning itinerary last February in Stockholm. We continued the training to create T-shaped innovators through practicing key skills and learning concepts so researchers can develop into professionals more capable to boost innovations, generate new business ideas and take them to the market.
Objectives of this second event were:
- To prepare their value proposition to be contrasted not only with potential customers but with other stakeholders of the research area. Also, the participants detect what information from a potential customer is missing and learn to prepare either a problem or a solution interview. This is done under the process of customer discovery.
- One of the key elements in this workshop is the refinement of their lean canvas and value proposition, as the process they follow is iterative.
- Besides they could learn about new concepts that bring new knowledge to them as Open Innovation, presented by RISE expert in the field.
- Also, participants started to know about the Business Model concept and the different business patterns.
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While the concept of T-shaped skills is not so new, it is now more important than ever. Over the past decade, research has emphasized the need for today’s young professionals to possess deep disciplinary knowledge along with a keen ability to communicate across social, cultural and economic boundaries. These “T-shaped professionals” are in high demand for their ability to innovate, build relationships, advance research and strengthen their organizations. Continue reading “Organizations demand T-shaped professionals”
Together with the identification of the skills demanded by industry and research in professionals of the Raw Material sector, in BREAKit we want to put the focus on barriers and bottle necks that hinder the creation of these T-shaped innovation champions.
At this moment BREAKit is analysing the first findings of the results of the stakeholders’ consultation on this, which shows that the most important barriers are in the formal educational path, where there is a strong focus on research and technical excellence and little on development of innovation & business skills in researchers, and also in the lack of practical training and relation with companies at the technical universities. Continue reading “Main barriers that hinder the creation the of T-shaped innovation champions”
In BREAKit we aim at collecting information from RTOs, universities and industries in order to identify the main needs for creating T-shaped “innovation champions” in the Raw Material sector. And we are doing this through research and consultation with consortium partners and stakeholders in the sector. This means to identify the key skills and knowledge that will provide professionals capable to boost innovations, generate new business ideas and put them in the market. Continue reading “New professional skills demanded by Raw Material industries”