Want to be a successful innovator ?
learn the fundamentals of innovation engineering and how you can apply them quickly to work smarter, more creatively and accelerate your career.
i guarantee to teach anyone who is willing how to innovate and i can promise this because i use our cycles to mastery™ learning system.
if you have questions and/or need more information on how this course can help you to be a successful innovator just contact me at helen@potterinnovation.co.uk
Innovation Engineering 
Quick Start Courses

Ready to take innovation to the next level in 2019?

Join one of our 2019 UK Courses

18-20 Sept in Dundee
23-25 Oct in Belfast
27-29 Nov in Newcastle

Learn Reliable Systems & Tools
for being more collaborative & innovative in your life & job RIGHT NOW.
The aim of this course is to JUMP START YOUR BRAIN by teaching you - proven - validated - reliable methods for thinking smarter, faster, and more innovatively. 

You'll create, communicate, and accelerate ideas and solve problems on your real business challenges.
How Quick Start works
STEP 1: CONVENIENT ONLINE CLASS PRE-WORK
Before attending the Innovation Engineering Quick Start class participants use a private Innovation Engineering portal to complete a half day of home-study comprising about 33 short digital classes. Each digital class contains a video explaining the concept of a skill followed by a short quiz. In this way students become familiar with the fundamentals of how to create, communicate, and commercialise meaningfully unique solutions to challenges.

STEP 2: PRACTICAL “HANDS ON” CLASSES 
Participants join fellow classmates at the 2.5 days of LIVE in class work to make the digital learning real. They work through hands on interactive experiences that help them learn how to apply the skills introduced in the pre-work. They work in small teams that constantly change throughout the course. A Coach will guide their work while they get live feedback from online instructors that grade their submissions.

STEP 3: BACK TO WORK CERTIFICATION 
During the final stages of step 2 participants get support planning how to translate all that they have experienced back in to the work place to embed learning. This is facilitated by a collection of on-line assignments which will be completed using real work situations. The goal is that this will not feel incremental to the day job, rather this will enable smarter working, problem solving and the growth of an innovation culture.
Back at work the class get expert coaching digitally via the Zoom video conferencing platform either individually or as a group, as they apply the skills to real problems / challenges at work via the remaining assignments. The class has access to their digital learning space, a collaboration zone and innovation tools via the Innovation Engineering cloud-based portal for 6 months in total. All coaching and grading will be undertaken by an IE Black Belt.
Once all assignments are completed successfully participants will be awarded a Blue Belt certificate in Innovation Engineering.
Through the Course and Certification You'll Learn...
 
How to 8x your ability to CREATE ideas and solve problems.
Learn and apply industrial strength skills of innovative thinking to any challenge.  
 
How to be 5x more persuasive selling your ideas
Learn and apply communication frameworks to help you sell your idea  - to other departments, to senior management, to partners, to anyone.
 
How to make your ideas a reality 6x faster.
Learn and apply a simple method for taking even the most unique idea and making it possible.
How to take 10x risk out of your ideas.
Learn and apply tools & techniques to increase your chance of success using data where you thought there was none available .
We have the data to guarantee we can teach you how to innovate, not just once, but again and again reliably - 
#1 IN THE WORLD. 
The demand for a smarter and faster innovation system is so great that Innovation Engineering has taken off.  
Thought Leading Companies that have contributed data and insights to the movement include: Procter & Gamble, Walmart, Toyota Manufacturing, Lockheed Martin, Walt Disney, Nike, American Express, Ford Motor Company and tens of thousands of others. 
Here are the numbers:
• Innovations worth $15 billion in net marketplace value in active development.
• Over 35,000 trained.
• Over 50 Innovation Engineering Network partners - colleges, universities and consultancies.
INVENTED & VALIDATED A SYSTEM THAT IS 500%MORE EFFECTIVE THAN BRAINSTORMING.  
The Stimulus Response® method makes it easy for anyone to create innovate solutions to their daily challenges and business problems. 
VALIDATED - INCREASED INNOVATION SPEED (UP TO 6X) AND DECREASED RISK (UP TO 10X SUCCESS). 
Step change improvement in innovation metrics is a result of transitioning from a ‘guru” model for innovation to enabling innovation by everyone through applying System Driven Innovation® principles of Dr. W. Edwards Deming.
THE WORLD'S FIRST VALIDATED METRICS SYSTEM FOR INNOVATION.
Modelling innovation metrics can be tricky because there are so many unknowns. Innovation Engineering metrics actually incorporate that variation to create models so predictive Jim Filliben of the National Institute of Standards and Technology presented a paper validating the approach. 
THE WORLD'S FIRST APPLICATION OF "PLAN, DO, STUDY, ACT" INTO INNOVATION PROJECT MANAGEMENT.
Deming's Plan, Do, Study, Act method for never-ending improvement goes beyond principle. The Innovation Engineering Labs Project Management tool makes "PDSA" a built in part of the work process, ensuring that learning & documentation are natural parts of every innovation project.
TRANSFORMED INNOVATION FROM A RANDOM GAMBLE TO A RELIABLE SYSTEM.  
The Innovation Engineering field of study transforms innovation into a real science. It’s grounded in the world’s largest database of quantitative data on innovation - over 25,000 innovations, deep data on 6,000 teams, over $15 billion in innovations as they go from raw idea to reality.  
THE FIRST COMPLETE SYSTEM THAT DRIVES A 72% INCREASE IN NET INNOVATION VALUE.
Unlike others that are front end driven, Innovation Engineering goes all the way to reality. The result is ideas grow in value all through development instead of declining. (Leading organisations cite "normal" development systems make innovation values decrease 50% or more.)
INVENTED & VALIDATED AN IDEA DECISION SYSTEM THAT IS 7X SMARTER THAN HUMANS.
Merwyn Truth Teller® research provides data grounded principles for improving odds of success plus a quantitative assessment that tells you the true odds of success. 
VALIDATED AS "BREAKOUT INNOVATION SYSTEM” BY STANFORD UNIVERSITY. 
A team of Stanford researchers found that most “innovation methods” don’t actually result in innovative solutions. Most simply result in “innovation as usual.” They found that Innovation Engineering went beyond “Innovation-as-Usual” to true Breakout Innovation - out performing even IDEO Design Thinking.
THE WORLD'S FIRST 5 YEAR FINANCIAL FORECAST FOR INNOVATION.
Using a blend of Fourt Woodlock and Bass Diffusion models, the 5 Year Life Cycle model can predict sales over 5 years and the impact of diffusion on word-of-mouth.
INVENTED & VALIDATED A TEACHING SYSTEM THAT IS 200 TO 400% MORE EFFECTIVE WITH ADULTS. 
Patent pending Cycles to Mastery® enables everyone who is willing to achieve mastery. 
It works for EVERY INDUSTRY.
The methods and systems you'll learn have been applied in diverse industries across the globe.  As long as you have people working together and aim to increase innovation efforts - then the systems-driven approach of Innovation Engineering will help you.
Adult Body Cleansers

Adult Candy
Adult Education Services

Adult Skin Care

Advertising

Air Filters

Agriculture

Allergy Care Products

Analgesics

Antiperspirants

Auditing

Auto Emergency Products

Baby Feeding Systems

Baby Skin Care

Banking

Barbecue Sauces

Batteries

Beef Products

Beer Products

Beer Positioning
Beer Packaging Concepts

Beverages

Bike Tours

Board Games

Boats and Boat 
Retailing

Bottled Coffee & Teas

Boxed Chocolates

Branding

Burial  Caskets

Business Communications

Business Insurance

Business Research Services

Butters and Spreads

Canister Snacks
Candies & Confectionary

Car Care Products

Carbonated Soft Drinks

Cat Foods, Snacks, Treats

Charity Fundraising

Children's Hair Care

Cold and Cough Products

Cold Cereals

Commerce

Concept Car Interiors

Concept Cars

Construction Info. Services
Construction Toys

Consumer Packaged Goods
Cookies

Cooking Oils

Corporate Financing

Corporate Partnerships

Creative Services

Creativity

Credit Card Services

Cremation Urns

Custom Cabinets

Customer Service

Dairy

Database Design

Decorative Tile

Desktop Computers

Direct Marketing

Dog Foods, Snacks

Drink Mixes and Spirits
Educational Toys

Electric Utility Services
Electronics

Engine Oil Additives

Engineering

Enrollment Programs

Entrepreneurs

Expandable Foam

Eye Care

Eyeglasses

Fabric Treatments

Facial Cleansers

Facial Moisturizers

Farming

Fast Food Menu Items

Fast Food Systems

Feminine Products

Financial Management

Financial Services

Fine Arts Services

Food Preparation Aids


Food Quality Diagnostics

Food Service Products

Food Service Promotions

Food Storage Bags

Foot Care Products

Frozen Entrees

Frozen Vegetables

Fruit Beverages

Fruit Juices

Functional Foods

Functional Paint Products

Furniture

Gardening Products

Gourmet Breads

Gourmet Coffee

Gov't. Budgeting

Gov’t. Services

Ground Coffee

Hand Soap

Health Beverages

Healthy Snacks

Herbal Medicines

Herbal Teas

Home Appliances

Home Security

Hot Cereals

Household Cleansers

Ice Cream and Deserts

Industrial Locks

Information Services

Insect Repellents

Instant Coffee

Insurance

International Business

International Marketing

Internet Services
Inventors

Investing
Investment Services
Kids Candy

Kids Cereals

Kids Soaps/Shampoos

Kids Toys


Landscaping Products

Laptop Computers

Laundry Soap

Library Science

Life Insurance

Locks/Security Systems

Long Distance Phone Services
Lunch Meats

Management

Manufacturing

Marketing

Medical Info Systems

Memorial Products

Microbrew Beer

Mufflers (OEM & AM)

New Adult Beverages

New Age Beverages

New Breakfast Foods

New Cars

New Trucks and S.U.V.'s
Nutritional Supplements

O.T.C. Drugs

Off Season Sales Efforts

Online Advertising

Online Banking Services

Online Barter Services

Online Postage Services

Online Security Systems

Paper & Pulp Processing

Paper Cups, Plates

Pay Phones/Systems

Peanuts and Peanut Butter
Personal Grooming

Pest Control

Pet Foods

Photography

Photographic Equipment
Pickles

Playground Equipment

Pork Products…
and many more.                       
Is it worth doing?
These organizations use the methods taught in this course to help collaborate and innovate.  
"Our speed to market has increased over 40% and our pipeline has been enriched by over 50%." 
"It's not just about great ideas. It's a complete business operating system at a gold standard level."
"Before this, our revenue fell over 30% in one year. It was a huge wakeup call. We're now seeing a 300% increase!"
FAQs
Do you have to be engineers or in innovation to take the course?
NO! All different areas of an organization have taken the course and completed certification. The reason it's called 'Innovation Engineering' is because it's both teaching you how to stretch your creative side to innovate but also stretches your 'how can we make this actually work so we can do it' side at the same time.
Are there pre-requisites?
NO! You need no special training to come to the course. It's built to make you successful with ZERO experience.
Does it apply to my industry/profession?
Absolutely. If you need to solve problems and do it faster, smarter, and more innovatively - then it 100% applies.
How long is the course?
The live class portion is 2.5 days, 8.30am-5.30pm.  Pre-work includes a half-day of video courses.  Post work for the certification, if you choose to pursue it, is independent work with a coach.
When & where are the courses?
18-20 September DUNDEE
23-25th October BELFAST
27-29th November NEWCASTLE
Can I attend alone or Should I bring a team?
Quick Start is awesome for individuals and teams alike. Teams of 4 have the additional bonus of getting a 4 for the price of 3 deal work. If you have larger teams, we are happy to run a private course for you.  Just contact us and we'll create a great training plan just for your team.
What will I personally get from the course?
You'll learn how to create and communicate meaningfully unique ideas to solve problems, how to test your idea to see if it's any good, and how to make it a reality fast.  And if you choose, you can pursue your Innovation Engineering Blue Belt Certification.  (80%+ people do.)
How does the certification work?
If you pass all the certification assignments within 60 days of attending the live class, you will be certified as an Innovation Engineering Blue Belt by the Innovation Engineering Institute. Certification is something you can put on your resume, LinkedIn, and mention it in your next review at work!
Is it an online class or in-person?
Both. Once you register you get online access to the library of video courses to watch before attending the live 2.5-day class. Following the class you have 60 days to submit assignments and work virtually with your coach.
Does the class get cancelled?
In the rare chance that something prevents us from running a course that you're signed up for we'll of course give you a complete refund and work out a plan with you for rescheduling at your convenience.
I'm busy. How am I supposed to find time for this in addition to my regular work?!?
That's the best part! When you apply your new innovative skills during your certification it is applied to your EXISTING to-do list. Meaning the course WON'T ADD to your work, it will actually help you get it done!

Eureka! Ranch's training products have been named

 "Top 10 Training Products"
by Training & Development Magazine
Eureka! Ranch
Cincinnati, Ohio USA
This course was developed at the world-famous Eureka! Ranch, dubbed by the media as a 'safe haven for innovative thinking.' It's been featured in dozens of news outlets from Business Week to Dateline NBC.
Potter Innovation collaborated in that development and are currently it's sole European training provider
Still not sure if this Quick Start course is right for you?
I will be happy to answer any of your questions.

Give me a call on +44(0)7775706046 or
contact me at helen@potterinnovation.co.uk
Registered Office: 
Bruce House, 1 Culteuchar Bank, Ardargie, Perth, Scotland PH2 9QR
Member & Licensee of the Innovation Engineering Network   
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