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We teach a System guaranteed to deliver Innovation faster and with less risk than you think is possible.
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Hi, I'm Helen Potter the first female Innovation Engineering Black Belt in Europe and a successful innovator.

Innovation Engineering is a proven, data driven, evidence based, documented innovation system.

I can help you no matter where you need help with innovation. Most people feel innovation is risky and takes too long or they just don't know how to get started. Believe me, if you want to innovate, you can, you just need a System that works and the right tools and training to be successful again and again.
Click on the wood to read our latest Blog - How to embed innovation and creativity skills in a business.
Potter Innovation teach a validated system for creating and developing ideas with less risk, faster speed and greater success. This scientifically proven framework is called Innovation Engineering and it transforms mindset enabling everyone to work smarter and more creatively to develop more profitable products, services and internal work systems. It's grounded in academic theory and validated in real world practice. Over 35,000 people have been educated and over $75 billion of innovations are in active development, mainly in North America.
It is so reliable we GUARANTEE that you will learn how to innovate.

As licensees of The Innovation Engineering Network, Potter Innovation are proud to bring Innovation Engineering (IE) to Europe. 
Headlines:
-Innovation Engineering is a complete set of systems that show you HOW to innovate from idea to reality.
-Anyone willing can learn HOW to innovate, thanks to our Patent-Pending learning system called Cycles to Mastery™ .
-The tools are practical and enable speed to market to increase by    6x and risk to reduce by up to 80%.
-It is proven, data-driven and based on the system thinking of Dr W Edwards Deming.
-It is a new form of academic study and Management Science, taught in over 20 University campuses in the US.
-Learning and experiencing IE builds resilience and the ability to deal with change as well as enabling innovation to happen.
 
So if you want to turn innovation from a random gamble to a reliable system, please get in touch. We can provide advice and Innovation Training for anyone at any stage of their innovation journey, be that 1:1 or in workshop format. Some of the programmes we offer can be found at the top of the page.

Take a look at the videos below to learn more about Helen Potter and the Fundamentals of Innovation Engineering.
About Helen Potter & Innovation Engineering
TESTIMONIALS 
I hired Helen for a Strategy Day (Drive Eureka!) with my management team. Our taxi business needs to change if it is to survive. Customer expectation and technology are revolutionising the taxi business. We needed to align on an innovation plan to adapt and grow our business as the world of on-demand transport moves forward at pace.
The outcome of the day was exactly what I’d hoped for and very positive for all involved.

We had a fascinating morning learning about how to lead innovation. We then went through a number of exercises, prompted by stimulus and research, to think deeply about where we should focus our innovation effort. Each member of the team was able to participate fully and to have their say, thanks to the “blue card” tool. This tool enabled us to work individually, before being brought together by Helen to find common ground.

Despite some diversity of opinion in the team we were able to align on our mission for innovation. We enjoyed Helen’s upbeat facilitation and benefitted from her expertise in innovation systems. We now have clarity on the way forward for our business. 
Tony Kenmuir, Chair Central Taxis, Edinburgh
We engaged Helen Potter to help us bring some innovation in our community fundraising operations, and were delighted to find the whole innovation engineering system was incredibly simple but powerfully creative and effective – so much better than brainstorming. 
The initial on line collaborative ahead of the session added great benefit, ensuring our ideas were captured and progressed into the day. We found everyone participated at the workshop and enjoyed the fun but structured exercises. 
 We were not only left with a wealth of new business ideas, but the system provides a strong proven framework that ensures each idea has been developed, written down, next steps identified, and most importantly is actionable. 
The whole experience left us with a clear practical plan of where to refocus our efforts, which have subsequently brought a marked increase in income. We now also have more belief in our own ability to be creative. I would strongly recommend anyone to give it a go.
Alison Connelley, Head of Fundraising Development, RSPB Scotland
Helen has been an outstanding supporter of the Perth Creative Accelerator Programme. Her ability to connect with creative entrepreneurs, educate and inspire them is fantastic. Helen has first class communication and presentation skills and I have witnessed her educate, inspire and encourage and a room full of entrepreneurs.
 
Her technique and approach to innovation is fascinating yet easy to understand and follow. Whilst innovation can be a scary word for some, Helen helps individuals to understand the true meaning of innovation and identify whether their product/service is ‘meaningfully unique’ to customers.
 
I would 100% happily recommend Helen for both 1 to many workshop support as well as 1:1 business advice.
Caryn Gibson, Team Leader for Growth, Elevator UK
I asked Helen to lead a Drive Eureka! workshop for my business partner and I to discuss some key business challenges we have and to help us drive them forwards to at least a "go v no go" point. 

In particular, there was a major Project that I felt was an important opportunity for us.
Once we looked at several ideas to make the project come to fruition and did a Maths Game Plan on each of them it became clear that the Project was not worth pursuing and so we were able to stop it by focusing on data rather than opinion.

We had been distracted for months thinking about the opportunity and the workshop crystallised in our minds that the prize was not as attractive as we had hoped for or expected. Sometimes it is powerful to know and understand what to focus on as well as what not to focus on.

We could not have reached that decision so quickly without the Tools and Training of Helen Potter & Innovation Engineering.

Using this approach saved us months of time and effort and has enabled us to focus on what is important to our business. It quickly brought clarity to a complex problem. It was a Eureka moment!
David Robertson, Founding Partner, Rare Whisky 101
Learning how to apply the fail fast, fail cheap approach has been inspirational. In the past, on certain projects I have strived for perfection, trying to produce the finished article on the first attempt. The art of free writing and mind mapping on a flip chart may seem like basic concepts but they were both real breakthrough moments for me - the difference it made in getting to ideas quicker was huge.
I would never have considered myself a procrastinator but having attended the Quick Start course - I clearly was! With IE training, I've become more confident to believe in my work and also grown to realise that sometimes your gut feeling might just be right. Give it a go - and if it's not right - move on. IE has allowed me to implement a system to help me produce great ideas - and much to my delight/surprise I've also started using it in my personal life as well. Don't worry about failing - but if you do, learn from it and 'get smarter'.
 
Mark McGuinness, Account Director, Guy & Co
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