Following on from a successful pilot programme run earlier this year by Aerospace Wales Forum (AWF) for their members, we will be holding an interactive discovery workshop to hear more about the ‘Innovation Engineering’ approach on 22 November at 10H00.
👉🏻 Register by email here to join the discovery workshop on 22 November
WHAT IS THIS ABOUT? The workshop will explain how Innovation Engineering is demonstrably the world’s only fully documented, total system for reliable innovation – used in over 150 industries across the world. As a Regional Aerospace Alliance (RAA), we are collaborating with our national partners to host a series of innovation skills development programmes for our sector, teaching the Innovation Engineering approach. The first cohort will start in January 2023.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Leaders and teams with responsibility for Engineering, Product and Service Design, R&D, Business Improvement, or Innovation are strongly encouraged to join the discovery workshop. Following this workshop, we would invite you to nominate two or three people from your organisation to register for one of the skills development programmes. This offer is open to all members of AWF, FAC, MAA, NWAA and WEAF.
HOW WILL THIS WORK? The core programme consists of a 12-week, part-time, coached learning journey that will be delivered by our colleagues from Eureka!Europe, experts in developing innovation capability in teams and the only regional organisation accredited to train the Innovation Engineering system. Courses will be run as virtual classrooms with a commitment of an initial 4 hours of online self-study; followed by 6 virtual classroom modules, one per week, each 3 hours long; and final 60-day period during which application assignments and a personal reflection must be completed to the required standard.
WHY SHOULD YOU CARE? The aerospace industry is highly competitive, increasingly seeking creative solutions to significant challenges in manufacturing, materials, energy, operations, and climate impact. Innovation Engineering has been proven to help innovate new products, services, and business improvements up to 10x faster, with less 30-80% less risk. Successful completion of all elements of this programme leads to a formal Innovation Engineering Blue Belt certification.
WHAT SHOULD YOU DO NEXT?
- Reserve a place on the webinar at 10H00 on 22 November by emailing Rachael Blackburnat AWF directly on firstname.lastname@example.org
- If you would like to know more, please read the additional background information below.
ADDITIONAL BACKGROUND INFORMATION
Earlier this year, AWF and Eureka!Europe, specialists in building organisational innovation ‘muscle’, completed a successful pilot Innovation Engineering training programme. The cohort was made up of 13 system engineers, design authorities, product and innovation managers from a number of member companies, including STG Aerospace, Agile Group Systems & Services, Excelitas Technologies, and BAE Systems. The feedback received from participants and their organisations was very encouraging — see a few extracts for information below!
- “The ‘disruptive’ Innovation Engineering tools are insightful and a new way of encouraging creative thinking for engineers…”
- “Innovation Engineering is an excellent toolset, one which helps us to navigate our way especially in early development of products, where the way is not always well-defined…”
- “… A real benefit when it comes to implementing faster development cycles. It’s all about balancing creativity, agility and understanding the bigger picture…”
Due to the success of this programme, Aerospace Wales wish to run further Innovation Engineering programmes with Eureka!Europe, extending this offer to include all members of AWF, FAC, MAA, NWAA and WEAF. You will learn more about these plans and be able to register to join one of these innovation skills development programmes at the discovery workshop, on 22 November.
We expect one or more cohorts will start in January 2023, with a lead-in period in November / December 2022 for onboarding participating organisations and aligning on expectations from this programme, with exact cohort start dates to be determined, based on the number of programmes being run simultaneously.