PROGRAM AND AGENDA

 

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The Innovation Hub consists of different sessions, which are presented in the following program schedule. The guest speakers and expert talks are announced two weeks before the actual event on the platform. During the course of the seminar, the speaker structure is continuously developed and adapted to the requirements and demands of the participants.

Important: the program agenda is timed to the German CET (GMT+2) time but also notes Jordan EEST (GMT +3) time. Dailight Savings Time (25/10) in Germany and Jordan will have to be accounted for.

AGENDA

 

Monday 28.09. Session Time: 16:40 – 20:00 Germany / 17:40 – 21:00 Jordan
16:40 – 17:00 Technical Introduction
17:00 – 18:00 Opening Session
18:00 – 20:00 Workshop 1a: Innovation Process
Thursday 01.10. Session Time: 17:00 – 19:30 Germany / 18:00 – 20:30 Jordan
(optional, will be announced soon) 17:00 – 18:00 Self-study Assignment 1: Innovation Process
18:00 – 19:30 Coaching Session 1: Innovation Process
Monday 05.10. Session Time: 17:00 – 19:30 Germany / 18:00 – 20:30 Jordan
17:00 – 19:30 Workshop 1b: Innovation Process
Monday 12.10. Session Time: 17:00 – 19:30 Germany / 18:00 – 20:30 Jordan
17:00 – 18:00 Coaching Session 2a: Exploration and Discovery
18:00 – 19:30 Self-study Assignment 2a: Exploration and Discovery
Monday 19.10. Session Time: 17:00 – 19:30 Germany / 18:00 – 20:30 Jordan
17:00 – 18:00 Coaching Session 2b: Exploration and Discovery
18:00 – 19:30 Self-study Assignment 2b: Exploration and Discovery
(Weekend after-noon session. Save the date!) 11:00 – 11:15 Opening Session
11:15 – 11:30 Introduction
11:30 – 12:50 Marketplace
12:50 – 13:00 Closing
Monday 26.10. Session Time: 17:00 – 20:00 Germany / 18:00 – 21:00 Jordan
17:00 – 17:30 Opening Session
17:30 – 17:50 Introduction
17:50 – 18:00 Coffee Break
18:00 – 19:45 Symposium
19:45 – 20:00 Closing
Monday 02.11. Session Time: 17:00 – 19:30 Germany / 18:00 – 20:30 Jordan
17:00 – 19:30 Workshop 2c: Exploration and Discovery
Monday 09.11. Session Time: 17:00 – 19:30 Germany / 18:00 – 20:30 Jordan
17:00 – 19:30 Workshop 3a: Solution Ideas
Monday 16.11. Session Time: 17:00 – 20:00 Germany / 18:00 – 21:00 Jordan
17:00 – 18:20 Self-study Assignment 3a: Solution Ideas
18:20 – 18:30 Break
18:30 – 19:50 Coaching Session 3: Solution Ideas
19:50 – 20:00 Wrap up
Monday 23.11. Session Time: 18:00 – 20:30 Jordan / 17:00 – 19:30 Germany
18:00 – 20:30 Workshop 3b: Solution Ideas
Monday 30.11. Session Time: 17:00 – 19:00 Germany / 18:00 – 20:00 Jordan
17:00 – 19:00 Workshop 4: Testing and Validation
Monday 07.12. Session Time: 17:00 – 20:00 Germany / 18:00 – 21:00 Jordan
17:00 – 20:00 Self-study Assignment 4: Testing and Validation
Monday 14.12. Session Time: 17:00 – 19:00 Germany / 18:00 – 20:00 Jordan
17:00 – 19:00 Coaching Session 4: Testing and Validation
Saturday 19.12. Session Time: 17:00 – 20:00 Germany /18:00 – 21:00 Jordan
(Weekends evening session. Save the date!) 17:00 – 20:00 Closing Session: Looking to the Future

Program Stages

Ideation: Overall Innovation & Ideation Process and Tools

  • Understand the entire innovation process, personal qualities and ambitions as well as methods and tools for idea generation. Get to know yourself and what is creativity.

Concept Development – Part 1: Exploration of the challenge and need for Innovation

  • Understand what you should focus on and how to explore/discover challenges and problems.
  • Deepen the thematic expertise relevant to the interests of the participants and in areas relevant to energy, water and natural resources.
  • Explore state-of-art topics, ongoing activities, needs, and capacities.
  • Understand market needs and potential cooperation possibilities.
  • Networking with practitioners.

Concept Development – Part 2: Definition of Proposed Solution Ideas for Specific Problem/Challenge/Need

  • Understand methods and tools for rapid idea and solution brainstorming, pre-evaluation and prioritization.
  • Define the proposed solution ideas for specific problems, needs and challenges.

Rapid testing and validation of key solution ideas

  • Understand methods and strategies to assess and test an idea.
  • Understand the strengths, weaknesses, potential, and threats regarding your idea.
  • Matchmaking for further solution development

Each program stage consists of different types of activities:

Plenary Sessions/ Symposium

The symposium is designed as a half-day event in which special guests will present knowledge-edge, inspiring and innovative thematic topics in the areas of energy, water, and natural resources management and development. The topics are chosen in line with the interests of the seminar participants. These are also the opening and closing sessions of the overall event.

 

Coaching session

The coaching sessions are digital individual or group meetings with our coaches and mentors. They will offer you a more detailed crash course on “how to” develop and apply your particular idea.

 

Self-study

In self-study assignments, the participants will meet in groups and work jointly on the particular assignments of each session. The design of the assignment allows you to be self-guided through individual or group ideation to implementation processes. The coaches and mentors will be present throughout these sessions to support you with your questions.

Workshops

The workshop sessions will open with exercises and fun energizers and is growth-focused, practical, and empowering. In plenary, our trainers and experts will lay out and demystifies the most effective paths on “how to” develop your idea and turn it into a business startup, as well as in “how to” find the right idea for you. It provides overall guidance on how to get from concept to launch. It reveals powerful ways of using open-source or low-cost tools and platforms for growth hacking, marketing, development, management and sales. You’ll leave equipped with a set of tools, strategies and tactics, inspiring examples, and guidelines for defining, creating and growth hacking your idea.

 

Marketplace

The marketplace is designed as a half-day networking event in which participants are given the opportunity to meet various institutions, entrepreneurs and experts in digital booths. The marketplace serves as a platform to present own ideas and receive feedback from practitioners about own ideas and better understand the market demand and potential. The participants will have the opportunity to exchange digital business cards, network and establish new contacts for future collaboration.

PROGRAM ROADMAP

 

1: Ideation 2: Concept Development I 3: Concept Development II 4: Prototyping

What you get out of this journey depends on you!

Participation Modes:

Easy: Join the online sessions and get a taste of mastering your own ideas.

Moderate: Join the online sessions and at least 2 hours of weekly assignment – initiating the innovation process for your future idea solution.

Master: Join the online sessions and up to 5 hours of weekly assignment and use of individual coaching to develop a fine-tuned, innovative idea ready to implement.