How do I plan a successful in-house Innovation Programme?

Hackathons offer a unique process of intense collaboration, where multidiscipline teams attack a problem with rapid iteration and multidiscipline thinking.

What are the simple principles to follow, to create an inspirational and successful innovation programme? Find out here.

How do I plan an in-house innovation programme?

At the bare minimum you will need staff to coordinate activities and availability from the staff that will participate in the programme. If the business is supportive, and the mission is exciting, then this is all you need. A budget on top of this will make things even better!

What are the core principles of an in-house innovation programme?

1. Focussed – Channel your staff’s efforts with a simple challenge. “How might we …?”
2. Regular – Set aside regular time for your staff to get stuck into the challenge.
3. Open – Remove constraints, and provide support.
4. Safe – Support boldness, and encourage risk taking and outrageous ideas.
5. Tangible – New ideas should be demonstrated by working prototypes.

The first place you should look for new ideas is within your own organisation – your own staff are the answer; you just need to set the right framework to excite them, engagement them, and to get the best out of them!

The FROST In-House Innovation Framework makes it easy for you to set up an innovation programme that gets the best out of your staff.

Are you short on time?

Use these templates to help with business best practice:

Innovation Templates and Guides

Hackathon Rollout Guide – Getting Ready: Generate Excitement and Avoid Mistakes (PPT & Keynote)

From “green light” through to your event day, this guide helps you roll out your Hackathon. Avoid common issues, and get pointers for a great event.

See: Hackathon Rollout Guide – Getting Ready: Generate Excitement and Avoid Mistakes (PPT & Keynote)

Hackathon Task Checklist and Status Dashboard (Excel)

Keep track of your Hackathon Event tasks: This Hackathon Task Checklist is based on years of experience, and makes event rollout simple.

See: Hackathon Task Checklist and Status Dashboard (Excel)

Hackathon Budget Sheet Excel Template

Requirements and Costs vary massively between Hackathon events. Use this Excel Hackathon Budget Template to select which line items you need, and then to populate with real figures for your target Venue, Participant count, and aspirational format.

See: Hackathon Budget Sheet Excel Template

2 Day Hackathon Guide – Simple Step by Step – plus the mistakes to avoid

Running a 2-Day Hackathon – Use our Simple Steps and avoid common issues. Keep the event moving, and your participants happy!

See: 2 Day Hackathon Guide – Simple Step by Step – plus the mistakes to avoid
See all Innovation Templates and Guides

Using Hack Events and Hackathons for Innovation

Hackathon Rollout Guide – Getting Ready: Generate Excitement and Avoid Mistakes (PPT & Keynote)

From “green light” through to your event day, this guide helps you roll out your Hackathon. Avoid common issues, and get pointers for a great event.

See: Hackathon Rollout Guide – Getting Ready: Generate Excitement and Avoid Mistakes (PPT & Keynote)

Hackathon Task Checklist and Status Dashboard (Excel)

Keep track of your Hackathon Event tasks: This Hackathon Task Checklist is based on years of experience, and makes event rollout simple.

See: Hackathon Task Checklist and Status Dashboard (Excel)

Hackathon Budget Sheet Excel Template

Requirements and Costs vary massively between Hackathon events. Use this Excel Hackathon Budget Template to select which line items you need, and then to populate with real figures for your target Venue, Participant count, and aspirational format.

See: Hackathon Budget Sheet Excel Template

2 Day Hackathon Guide – Simple Step by Step – plus the mistakes to avoid

Running a 2-Day Hackathon – Use our Simple Steps and avoid common issues. Keep the event moving, and your participants happy!

See: 2 Day Hackathon Guide – Simple Step by Step – plus the mistakes to avoid
See all Using Hack Events and Hackathons for Innovation

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