When is a good idea a great idea?

On March 22, Innovate > Forward is holding its 3rd session designed to help advanced manufacturing kick-start ideas and nurture innovation at the Sheridan College campus.
March 1, 2012 - PRLog -- So you’ve encouraged innovation and even generated great new ideas. But before you take another step it’s time to do a proper evaluation. You need to be objective; and you need to find ways include those that matter to your business most—your customers.

Visit http://riccentre.ca/march-22-%e2%80%93-how-to-evaluate-new-ideas/ to REGISTER!

Industry speaker and real-life inventor, Dr. Paul Smith, is Vice President of the Xerox Research Centre of Canada. The Canadian location is Xerox’s material research centre for taking concepts to final solutions. Each year, 120 scientists and engineers generate approximately 130 to 150 patentable ideas at the centre, which includes state-of-the- art chemistry, chemical engineering, and physics laboratories, and a 27,000 square foot chemical engineering pilot plant.

Innovation > Forward is getting high praise from attendees for the quality of speakers, and the way in which its practical tools and pragmatic “tell it like it is” advice can be applied to smaller companies that don’t have the resources of a large corporation but still can turn profitabiity through new idea generation and evaluation.

“Session 2 of the Innovate > Forward series helped Sartrex uncover ways to generate, capture, and analyze new ideas from within the organization, ” Marc-James Abi-Jaoude, Director of Innovation at Sartrex Power Control Systems Inc.

All six session are free, with registration ahead of time and held at the Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Design Technologies, Sheridan College, Brampton. Each session is targeted towards entrepreneurs developing innovative technologies in the advanced manufacturing sector, with the intention of fostering ideas, sharing successes and failures and gaining mentoring support.

Designed to move you forward!

Step-by-step guide for incremental innovation: Learn then try after each session.
Practical tools: Choose what works for your operations —straightforward, no nonsense techniques and processes.

Demos: More than just talk—here’s what you do, what to expect, how it works.
Practical stories from your industry—the good and the bad of what other’s faced and what they are doing to generate ideas and overcome obstacles.

Face-to-face mentor support: Problem solving and mentor advice from industry partners, additional opportunities for selected attendees.

We value your time and priorities
•   Attend all or individual sessions.
•   Take away practical tools and tips to put in place right away.
•   Attendance by invitation provides a peer-to-peer learning environment and quality networking.

Relevant to seasoned business owners
•   Learn from real industry examples.
•   Receive one-on-one support by those who’ve been there and understand   today’s advanced manufacturing environment.
•   Meet at the Advanced Manufacturing Pilot Site, Sheridan College.
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