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Making a pitch stand out

A good pitch is hard to ignore, but how do you go about writing and delivering one? Here, Dave talks you through his tips for pitching success, thinking about the …

Knowing your audience

Another factor to consider when pitching is audience: not everyone will respond to ideas the same way. In this video, Dave talks about altering your pitch to suit different audiences. …

Introduction to networking

Before we start looking at your networks, let’s go back to the Bristol Case Studies to ask them how they used their networks to develop their ideas, and why they …

Summarising your ideas

Being able to summarise your ideas in a short, snappy way will help you grab people’s attention. If you can’t explain your idea concisely, you’ll find it hard to convince …

Brainstorming for Ideas

Let’s look at ways to start generating some ideas for new innovations, whatever kind they are. As explained in this video, SCAMPER is a specific acronym used to explore new …

Introduction: Action

This week, it’s all about you… Over the past weeks, you may have found yourself developing a hunch into an idea, possibly having thought through a problem, or you may …

Introduction: Opportunities

So far we have been thinking about more structured approaches to innovation. But, although you can plan and structure innovative processes, sometimes the process of innovation can look more haphazard. …

Bristol case studies on creativity

In this video, we once again hear from the innovators and entrepreneurs you first met in Step 1.6. Listen to their stories and think about the following question: What creative …

Introduction: managing problems

This week will be looking at problems, but what are ‘problems’ and how can we start to work with them? In whatever way you are taking notes during this course …

The camera: an innovation history

‘Innovation’ can sometimes seem like quite a straightforward process: someone has a brilliant idea, develops it, and takes it to market. But in reality, it is rarely that straightforward, or …

What do innovators do?

In the previous discussion, you came up with a number of ideas about what makes someone a successful innovator. Here, Dave talks you through some of his own ideas on …