The Innovation Gym is aimed at experts and executives with innovation responsibility from companies and organisations in the Ostwesfalen-Lippe region. The participants can come from different areas, whether economy, administration, science, research or business development. It is not relevant whether they come from a business enterprise, a foundation, an association or another initiative. Only consulting service providers are excluded from participation.
In the composition of the participants, it is important to create a very heterogeneous group, in which old can learn from young, large from small and innovative from those who have not yet been very innovative. Therefore, the training format is aimed at small companies/organisations with few employees and little know-how in the field of innovation processes as well as at large corporations. In the spirit of open innovation, it is our aim that everyone can learn from everyone else and thus, the best possible result for everyone is achieved.
Each organisation can participate with one or two people (we recommend two representatives). Thus, the maximum number of participants per training series is approx. 40 participants. When selecting participants, the regional focus is another decisive factor in the application process. Should two organisations with a similar project orientation apply, we reserve the right to select the organisations with a closer regional orientation to Bielefeld, based on the framework of our project orientation.