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Program Agenda

Innovation School 2017 attendees toast during a networking event

 

 

SUNDAY – 21 July

18:00........Welcome Dinner + Speaker Session: Sujatha Ramanujan, Managing Director, Luminate, 

MONDAY – 22 July

08:00........Breakfast
09:00........Welcome + Meet the Mentors
10:00........Idea Generation + Recognition
11:00........Key Tools for Innovation
12:00........Lunch + Speaker Session with Cather Simpson,  Founder, The Photon Factory, NZ 
13:30........Idea Pitching + Team Formation
15:30........ Customer Discovery + Research (Part 1)
16:30........ Team Hypothesis Determination  + Strategy Building
18:30........Dinner + Speaker Session with Sundip Doshi, Chairman and CEO, AerNos, Inc. USA

TUESDAY – 23 July

08:00........Breakfast
09:00........ Customer Discovery + Research (Part 2)
10:00........ Customer Research + Evidence Gathering
12:00 ........Lunch
12:30........ Speaker Session: Joseph Dallas, President, Avo Photonics, USA
13:30........ Customer Research + Evidence Gathering
15:00........Team Progress Updates #1
17:00........Team Feedback + Mentoring
18:00........Dinner
18:30........ Speaker Session: Stephen D. Fantone, Founder & President, Optikos Corporation,USA
19:30........Team Breakouts

WEDNESDAY – 24 July

08:00........Breakfast
09:00........ Experimentation through Minimum Viable Products (MVPs) + Prototypes
10:00........ Independent Team Work: MVP + Prototypes
12:00........Lunch
12:30........ Speaker Session with Linda Smith, President Ceres Technology Advisors, USA
13:00........ Independent Team Work: MVP + Prototypes
15:00........Team Presentations + Feedback
18:30........Dinner
19:00........Innovation as a Career
20:00........Team Breakouts

THURSDAY – 25 July

08:00........Breakfast
09:00........Best Practices for the Perfect Pitch
10:00........Final Team Preparation + Rehearsal
12:00........Lunch
12:30........Final Pitches + Judging
14:30........Final Speaker Session with Ceri Brenner, Head of Industry Partnerships and Innovation, Central Laser Facility, UK Research and Innovation​
15:15........Pitch Panel Results
15:30........Closing Reception