On 22 March we attended an excellent ‘Business Spark’ event near Filleigh, South Molton, held by Devon County Council and delivered by the Innovation Centre at the University of Exeter. The focus of the event was how to access the benefits of knowledge and innovation to improve your bottom line.
The main presentation was delivered by Prof John Bessant, Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship with the University of Exeter. John is an excellent speaker and brings considerable expertise to the subject, talking about what elements of your business you can fine-tune to encourage innovation.
We also heard from local businesses about how they have adopted innovation to improve their business, and from the Design Council about the importance of good design in all aspects of your business. There was also plenty of opportunity for networking and an excellent lunch provided by Castle Hill.
The event launched a new Innovation Fitness tool developed by John Bessant which will be supported by partners who can provide a range of subsidised support to help Devon companies take the next steps.
To find out more contact
Lisa Cetinkaya – LCetinkaya@northdevonplus.co.uk / 01237 426423