On 5 June we welcomed our 11 Teams to attend an interactive afternoon training session to equip them with tools and resources that will develop their team working skills and deliver well thought-through, compelling ideas and potential solutions to the competition challenges. The session was run by Associate Professor Dave Jarman from the Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and covered a wide array topics including:
- Working successfully in teams
- Starting points for ideas
- Evaluating and developing ideas
- Market readiness and what do you need to include in a business plan?
- Formative pitch
The teams took part in a number of interactive exercises such as thinking about their Team canvas, discovering what Tuckman Stages are and planning for these as their team matures, and generating problem statements. It was a lively session fuelled with coffee and cake. If you want to learn more the presentation slides can be viewed on our training resource page.