Innovation
Strategy

 

Create new business value

Don’t be overtaken by the competition

Innovation
Strategy

 

Create and drive change

Unlock new value within established frameworks

Identify opportunities

Utilise strategic foresight, business model analysis and customer empathy to identify new opportunities for business growth.

Solve problems effectively

Master human-centred design and creative problem solving to effectively solve business challenges for you and your customers.

Innovate effectively

Create competitive advantage and business growth through smart, effective innovation processes that actually work.

Identify opportunities

Utilise strategic foresight, business model analysis and customer empathy to identify new opportunities for business growth.

Solve problems

Master human-centred design thinking and creative thinking to find innovative solutions to problems for both you and your customers.

Innovate effectively

Create competitive advantage and business growth through smart, effective innovation processes that actually work.

Program Overview

As the start-up economy continues to grow in impact and influence, and the increasing capability of technology and robotics reduces the chance for competitive advantage, the ability to create new value within established frameworks becomes critical for successful business.

This program is designed for entrepreneurs and business leaders looking to identify opportunities, create new value and drive change within an established organisation.

Through this program you’ll develop your capability to identify business opportunities and utilise creative and innovative processes to solve problems and maximise the impact you, your team or your organisation can make.

Program Overview

As the start-up economy continues to grow in impact and influence, and the increasing capability of technology drastically increases competition and customer expectations, established businesses must find ways to continually adapt, innovate and change if they’re to remain successful.

This program is designed for entrepreneurs and business leaders looking to grow their business in the era of technology and start-up disruption.

Through the program you’ll develop your capabilities in strategic thinking, creative innovation, human-centred design thinking and project execution, so you can take your team and business to new heights.

Who this is for

BUSINESS LEADERS

Who want to develop and drive an effective innovation strategy in their business.

CAREER CHANGERS

Who are looking to capitalise on the increased need for entrepreneurial and innovative thinking within the Australian and global economy.

PRODUCT MANAGERS

Who want to maximise the value and competitive advantage their product portfolio offers.

ENTREPRENEURS

Who want robust and outcome focussed skills to further grow their existing products and businesses.

BUSINESS LEADERS

Who want to develop and drive an effective innovation strategy in their business.

CAREER CHANGERS

Who are looking to capitalise on the increased need for entrepreneurial and innovative thinking within the Australian and global economy.

PRODUCT MANAGERS

Who want to maximise the value and competitive advantage their product portfolio offers.

ENTREPRENEURS

Who want robust and outcome focussed skills to further grow their existing products and businesses.

HOLISTIC EDUCATION

What to expect

True growth occurs when relevance, challenge and application come together. Our programs cater for all of this.

Resources

Access over 40 hours of online learning material, over 80 tools and templates and a dedicated business advisor and innovation coach.

The tools and templates are always evolving to meet the ever-changing needs of industry, and are yours to keep for life. They cover everything from idea generation, to customer empathy to project planning.

Workshops

We are dedicated to ensuring real outcomes.

Over this program you’ll complete six intensive workshops where you put your learning and ideas to work. Each is focussed on a particular area of your innovation capability, giving you the chance to design and apply real tactics to foster immediate business impact.

Each workshop will cover the education, inspiration and motivation you need to achieve the goals you’ve set.

Network

Effective innovation occurs as the result of continuous testing, iteration and improvement. Join a network of inspired, driven and ambitious business leaders who will take your thinking to new heights.

This program gets you into a global network of business leaders, investors and advisors. Gain free access to all Plato Project events, enjoy facilitated introductions and build your network of like-minded individuals sharing the same journey as you.

HOLISTIC EDUCATION

What to expect

True growth occurs when relevance, challenge and application come together. Our programs cater for all of this.

Resources

Access over 40 hours of online learning material, over 80 tools and templates and a dedicated business advisor and innovation coach.

The tools and templates are always evolving to meet the ever-changing needs of industry, and are yours to keep for life. They cover everything from idea generation, to customer empathy to project planning.

Workshops

We are dedicated to ensuring real outcomes.

Over this program you’ll complete six intensive workshops where you put your learning and ideas to work. Each is focussed on a particular area of your innovation capability, giving you the chance to design and apply real tactics to foster immediate business impact.

Each workshop will cover the education, inspiration and motivation you need to achieve the goals you’ve set.

Network

Effective innovation occurs as the result of continuous testing, iteration and improvement. Join a network of inspired, driven and ambitious business leaders who will take your thinking to new heights.

This program gets you into a global network of business leaders, investors and advisors. Gain free access to all Plato Project events, enjoy facilitated introductions and build your network of like-minded individuals sharing the same journey as you.

Request free consultation with a business advisor

Request free consultation with a business advisor

DRIVE NEW BUSINESS VALUE

The curriculum

In line with the insights and expertise of our industry partners and expert advisors, we’ve created an intensive program that provides you the support, frameworks and networks you need to successfully create new value and competitive advantage within your established organisation.

Across each week you’ll complete real business work with the support of experts, applying new theories and frameworks directly to your business situation so you can gain immediate outcome and value.

MODULE ONE

__ Framing problem and opportunity statements
__ The fundamentals of effective innovation strategy
__ Fostering a business culture conducive of change
__ Utilising purpose to drive more effective innovation outcomes

MODULE TWO

__ Ideation & solution development
__ Thinking creatively & testing concepts
__ Customer persona development
__ Customer empathy mapping & journey mapping

MODULE THREE

__ Measuring success & viability
__ Developing & analysing a business model
__ Strategic foresight & scenario planning
__ Understanding bias, trends & business impacts

MODULE FOUR

__ Implementing human-centred design approaches
__ Defining your Unique Selling Proposition
__ Developing a Minimum Viable Product
__ Testing assumptions, refining & pivoting

MODULE FIVE

__ Crafting a compelling business case
__ Designing effective stakeholder management strategies
__ Proactively addressing key barriers to success
__ Effectively lead the change process

MODULE SIX

__ Preparing for successful implementation
__ Engage and mobilise key project champions
__ Designing agile project plans
__ Effectively manage diverse project teams

DRIVE NEW BUSINESS VALUE

The curriculum

In line with the insights and expertise of our industry partners and expert advisors, we’ve created an intensive program that provides you the support, frameworks and networks you need to successfully create new value and competitive advantage within your established organisation.

Across each week you’ll complete real business work with the support of experts, applying new theories and frameworks directly to your business situation so you can gain immediate outcome and value.

MODULE ONE

__ Framing problem and opportunity statements
__ The fundamentals of effective innovation strategy
__ Fostering a business culture conducive of change
__ Utilising purpose to drive more effective innovation outcomes

MODULE TWO

__ Ideation & solution development
__ Thinking creatively & testing concepts
__ Customer persona development
__ Customer empathy mapping & journey mapping

MODULE THREE

__ Measuring success & viability
__ Developing & analysing a business model
__ Strategic foresight & scenario planning
__ Understanding bias, trends & business impacts

MODULE FOUR

__ Implementing human-centred design approaches
__ Defining your Unique Selling Proposition
__ Developing a Minimum Viable Product
__ Testing assumptions, refining & pivoting

MODULE FIVE

__ Crafting a compelling business case
__ Designing effective stakeholder management strategies
__ Proactively addressing key barriers to success
__ Effectively lead the change process

MODULE SIX

__ Preparing for successful implementation
__ Engage and mobilise key project champions
__ Designing agile project plans
__ Effectively manage diverse project teams

FAQ's

The program cost is $xxxxx. You’re required to confirmed payment arrangements prior to starting.

We accept credit cards and bank transfers and can organise invoices for business purposes. We are also now proud to be working with StudyLoans if you’d like to manage your cash flow.

Each workshop runs for three to four hours and we suggest you spend at least the same amount of time in between workshops in order to make the most out of the program.

You can of course spend less as everyone learns differently and has different goals. We’re here to support you achieving your goals – not make you fit our mold.

Everything you learn in a Plato Project program has been curated and developed in line with the insights and expertise of inspiring, successful, leading experts – our industry partners. We focus on the key areas that have driven their success, balanced with the things they are focusing on for future success – this ensures maximum relevance to you and your pursuits.

Helping you bring it all to life is your instructor / coach / facilitator. Each of these people are first and foremost unbelievably good teachers – which means they will ensure you learn and grow as their first priority – in addition to being successful in their own right!

It’s this combination which allows our programs to deliver genuine results.

We of course provide certification that you have completed the program which you can proudly display on your resume, LinkedIn and/or anywhere else. However, this in our opinion is only the smallest part. By completing the program you’ll be developing a capability which will take your career further and move you closer to achieving your goals.

If you’re interested in official accreditation speak to us about our university partnerships.

You’ll also become a part of our alumni who receive facilitated introductions to industry, ongoing events and support AND access to join any cohort into the future at no extra cost, in case you’d like to polish up on anything.

We exist to support individuals in better achieving their goals. Beyond the dedicated coach and advisor you can reach out to, the community (thousands strong) of like-minded individuals and a small, curated cohort you’ll move through the program with, we will also go out of our way to introduce you to our extensive network, provide ongoing advice wherever we can as well as continue to put on value-adding events for our valued alumni.

No. We have very purposefully not gone down this pathway so we can continue on focusing on the most up-to-date, industry relevant content and experiences – rather than being confined to some policies which in our opinion, don’t add value to our students.

If you’re looking for official accreditation though, please ask us about our partnerships.

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