Design Thinking & innovation Week

An immersive programme for creative entrepreneurs, innovation directors and business owners – introducing you to London's most innovative businesses and uncovering the latest approaches to design thinking and innovation.

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When

March 16-20, 2020

Where

London

Spots available

5 (out of 30)

Cost

£2,200

Subject to 20% VAT; if you are paying as an individual living in Europe, UK or if you are a UK business

  • OVERVIEW
  • SPEAKERS
  • PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
  • COST AND ACCOMMODATION
  • REVIEWS

OVERVIEW

  • OVERVIEW
  • SPEAKERS
  • PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
  • COST AND ACCOMMODATION
  • REVIEWS

Every day will consist of keynote presentations, case studies, roundtable discussions and visits to the top companies who adopted the human-centered approach, where you will meet the teams behind their latest research and innovation. Some people call our format a 'design safari', some say it's a VIP behind-the-scenes experience or a research trip. During the week you will also explore the latest trends and discoveries in virtual reality, artificial intelligence, sustainability and future of technologies. You will learn about the latest innovation methodologies, and best tools for product and business management – and have the opportunity to ask any questions in an informal atmosphere. 

All lectures and workshops will take place in the actual agencies giving participants a better context of the topic. This programme is designed to give you inspiration and tools for your work, to help you get an expert opinion on your current projects, and keep you up-to-date with the latest trends in the industry. 

Who attends this programme

  • CEOs, CIOs and business owners
  • heads of design and innovation departments
  • product managers and team leaders
  • service and experience designers
  • UX researchers
  • innovators and trendsetters

What you will learn

  • What methodologies and processes companies use to create new products and services
  • How to create a customer-obsessed culture
  • How to measure the impact of design
  • Corporate innovation best practices
  • Mistakes companies make when conducting research on the global scale
  • Best practices in startup ecosystems and corporate incubators
  • How we can consider the intended and unintended consequences of our products
  • Latest trends and new technologies

MEET THE COURSE SPEAKERS

Spotless
Too Good To Go
BT
intO
McKinsey & Company
Seen Displays
Futurice

Programme curators

Ekaterina Solomeina

designer, innovator and a TEDx speaker

Ekaterina is a designer, innovator and a TEDx speaker. For the past 14 years, Ekaterina has worked with the top design and innovation companies around the world Coca-Cola, Versace, Samsung, IBM and Microsoft helping to grow brands, developing design teams and creating new digital products.

Harri Nieminen

Service Design Director at Kuudes

Harri is the Service Design Director at Kuudes designing meaningful concepts that have a positive impact on people’s lives. Previously he worked at OP Financial Group, where he had a team of 22 service designers – maybe the biggest in-house team in Finland. He speaks frequently about design and customer experience in different kind of events and is active on social media.

Programme structure

Morning session

It is the first session of the day, it will take the form of a lecture, fire-side chat or a workshop in one of London's top companies.

Lunch break

Between the morning and afternoon sessions we will have a short break when you will have an opportunity to have lunch and enjoy the surroundings of the day programme locations.

Afternoon session

It is the second session of the day, where you will have a chance to visit another top London agency and listen to their team revealing tools and methodologies they use in everyday work.

Morning guest

The first activity of the day includes an informal talk to activate the brain and body to receive the creative stimuli of the day. You will interact with other participants, share your ideas, experiences and expectation for the day and meet local professionals to get to know more about the backstage of the innovation industry.

Debrief and the city

After a long day of absorbing new ways of working, innovating and creative thinking we will debrief the content of the day to better organise them in our minds. This activity will be short and engaging and it will take place straight after the afternoon session in locations that we can then visit as cultural and social activities such as museums, galleries, event spaces or bars.

Week Schedule

WORKSHOPS & OFFICE VISITS
VISITS TO THE BEST LONDON SPOTS
FINAL PARTY

98% of the participants find that Future London Academy programme was valuable for their experience.

I would highly recommend. I learned a lot and got a very special experience. Mo was an excellent advisor. And Ekaterina and Emma made the group felt like a small family.

Janet Caroo

Managing Director at UWI

Really enjoyed the variety and calibre of the speakers. Needless to say that the organisation was spotless. Would recommend to anyone who is working or interested in innovation.

Kristina Brjazgunova

Business Designer at YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP

I would highly recommend. I learned a lot and got a very special experience. Mo was an excellent advisor. And Ekaterina and Emma made the group felt like a small family.

Janet Caroo

Managing Director at UWI

Really enjoyed the variety and calibre of the speakers. Needless to say that the organisation was spotless. Would recommend to anyone who is working or interested in innovation.

Kristina Brjazgunova

Business Designer at YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP

I would highly recommend. I learned a lot and got a very special experience. Mo was an excellent advisor. And Ekaterina and Emma made the group felt like a small family.

Janet Caroo

Managing Director at UWI

Really enjoyed the variety and calibre of the speakers. Needless to say that the organisation was spotless. Would recommend to anyone who is working or interested in innovation.

Kristina Brjazgunova

Business Designer at YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP

PROGRAMME
COST
AND ACCOMMODATION

£2,200

Subject to 20% VAT; if you are paying as an individual living in Europe, UK or if you are a UK business.

Price includes: 

  • all talks, office visits, discussions and workshops
  • exhibition entries and planned cultural activities during the programme
  • party/networking event at the end of the week
  • certificates

Price doesn't include banks transfer fees, food, travel, visa, accommodation or any other extra expenses. 

We recommend staying in the Shoreditch area, as most of the sessions will be held there. It's the most creative part of London, so there will be a lot to see as well. Nearest tube stations is Old Street. 
We partnered with 3 great hotels to give you the best deals, please use the links below:

You can also use our partner NuBreed Hotels who have secured exclusive rates for Future London Academy delegates.

Sponsorship opportunities

Interested in sponsoring this event?
Email Mo for the information on pricing and sponsorship opportunities.

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