An Innovation Centre/ Hub/ Lab is “short hand” for presenting a capability or a range of capabilities that could be brought together and clustered to drive innovation effectively. It could be one, or a combination of, the following:
Innovation Centres, Hubs or Labs are often used by organisations to focus their innovation efforts and demonstrate the value from such efforts to the business and its stakeholders.
Establishing an Innovation Hub provides a structured and cost effective platform that enables a business achieve the following key benefits:
We will work closely with you through this journey, providing you with clear guidance for the Hub’s implementation and launch.
Technology and knowledge intensive organisations wishing to enhance customer interactions and deliver value to all its stakeholders.
Through an initial facilitated session, the process consists of the following key steps:
The next stage is the Certification phase of the Innovation Centre/ Hub/ Lab. The process consists of:
“Working with the Institute to gain Investor in Innovations status as well as develop an Innovation Hub has been highly beneficial for Highbury College. The IKE expert team of practitioners and advisors has really helped me and the College understand its current innovation capability and has also helped identify gaps to further develop the strategic innovative capability of the organisation. The team are highly knowledgeable and offer extensive networks of experiences which the College is leveraging to develop its growth plans.”
Paul Rolfe, Head of Technology & Innovation, Highbury College, Portsmouth
“We are absolutely delighted to receive the I3 Hub Certification – the whole college works very hard to underpin excellence in innovative practices – from fostering a culture of learning innovation to creating inspirational learning experiences, we demonstrably identify and fulfil industry demand with relevant qualifications, which ultimately make a dramatic difference to individuals, businesses and our local community. As a team we think very differently to provide solutions, and this is the core of our practice underpinning this recognition.”
Audrey Kingham, Deputy Principal, Tyne Met College
“The Innovation Hub at East Berkshire College will enable the College to realise its vision to put employers at the heart of the curriculum. Empowering employers to shape aspects of the curriculum which improves the employability of learners (STEM, Design and Entrepreneurship). Additionally employers will have access to a secure creative space to explore innovative solutions in collaboration with students or in seclusion with their teams and business partners.”
Virginia Barrett, Deputy Principal, East Berkshire College