Learn how to innovate from scratch. Build design into your culture.

Discover easy to use guides to power innovation, using newicon’s tried-and-tested innovation methodology, toolkit and workshops.

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Pick and choose your style of innovation

Want to innovate but don’t know where to start?


Innovate at pace with design thinking; made easy with our innovation toolkit. You'll learn design thinking, lean innovation and agile methodology from a practical, tried-and-tested framework, developed from real-world projects. Interested to find out more? Get in touch today to find out how our toolkit can help you drive innovation within your business.

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Solve real problems

Choosing the right problem is half the battle. Once you have focus on what you want to improve the ideas start to flow.

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Apply a design mindset

Learn to apply simple design methodologies and systems to define and solve problems.

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Use proven methodologies

Practical actionable steps, built on top of proven design, innovation and engineering methodologies.

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Think creatively

Exercises, tools and simple frameworks that provide context, clarity and focus. Tools for the mind to develop your creativity!

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Understand your customer

Build products and services for real people. Learn to empathise with key users, understand mindsets and add real value.

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Bring people together

Gamify your workshops! Host productive and energising workshops remote or in person.

Easy to use tools to develop your own culture of innovation


We provide an easy to follow toolkit alongside expert training and consultancy to take the uncertainty and fear out of innovation. A combination of training, workshops, prompt cards, exercises, worksheets and post-it notes (innovation always needs post-it notes) to make sure things run smoothly. So you always know where to start, what to do and what to do next.

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Discover problems worth solving

Workshop 1: find critical challenges

Creativity is the process of creating new ideas. Innovation is the process of turning those ideas into a reality. But where do those ideas come from? At newicon we believe you don’t need good ideas, you need to uncover problems worth solving. Then the ideas flow. Newicon’s innovation toolkit gives you the process to make sure the solutions you create actually benefit your business and solve real problems that have an impact.

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Understand the people who matter most

Workshop 2: Research humans

Brains are the most complicated structures in the known universe. All technology pales in comparision to the complexity of your users, colleagues or stake holders minds! Understand your users, learn techniques to empathise, understand key mindsets and user adoption patterns. A digital product is only as successful as its user engagement whether it is a commercial or an internal product. Ensuring all users benefit from a system makes sure it will be a success. Even when designing closed and automated systems - ensuring the interfaces are useable and maintanable for the humans when they come will ensure long term success.

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Make progress fast with visual prototypes

Workshop 3: visualise a solution

To make fast progress you need to get visual and start creating prototypes. We provide an easy to follow toolkit that takes the uncertainty and fear of failure out of innovation. A combination of workbooks, propt cards, exercises, worksheets, canvas boards and post-it notes (innovation always needs post-it notes, aparently) to make sure your team are able to create real solutions and make progress quickly. With the innovation toolkit you always know what to do, how to do it and what to do next.

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Create tests and validate

Workshop 4: test and validate

Consider how hard it is validating tests is in pharmaceutical industries where they test the real physical action of drugs, people in the system have the ability to completely corrupt the data. So how on earth do you draw any valid conclusions in artificial user tests? Using a practical mix of empathy, interviews, intuition, value definition, and reviews that's how.

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The tools that keep it all running smoothly

Worksheets, canvases, prompt cards

Each workshop is packed with exercises, worksheets, canvases, propt cards and facilitator prompts. All packaged into an easy to follow process with simple and easy to understand instructions. Of course, an experienced facilitator can speed this along even more. We're constantly working on improving the details of the innovation kit so you can get the most out of it.

Our Services

What can we do for you?

Innovation workshops

Innovation workshops

Learn to innovate and make fast progress on your projects with our innovation workshops.

Learning & training programmes

Learning & training programmes

Bespoke corporate training and university course programmes.

Innovation consulting and projects

Innovation consulting and projects

Get expert consultation or run a project with our experts involved.

Live innovation at your events

Live innovation at your events

Run workshops at your events. Or host our signature ‘startup-in-a-day’ event.

Discover how the innovation kit can help you?

We can provide our tried-and-tested toolkit, workshops, training, events and we can customise it to your needs. Get in touch to find out how we can help.


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Need some advice?

Looking to utilise digital technology to streamline your operations or launch new products and services, contact our digital strategy director Mark for a free consultation.

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Learn to innovate with our Online Academy

Coming soon!


The Newicon Academy is launching an online innovation course soon. We’re making innovation even easier with out online video course, running you through the process, step-by-step. Watch the video below to see what's in our kit and what we plan to run through in our innovation course.

What our partners say about us

"Newicon embodies the kind of company we want to partner with. Newicon’s approach to design thinking and innovation is the ideal partner for our new curriculum. They will equip our student engineers with practical tools and knowledge in order to succeed in their chosen engineering career."

Lisa Brodie

Head of the School of Engineering at UWE Bristol

UWE adopts Newicon’s Innovation Kit


Where it all began…

Back in 2018, we had a meeting at Newicon that would go on to define the next 2 years of work for the design team. We had originally set out to write a blog post about innovation, which would be a practical guide on how to innovate from scratch and build new ideas, but after a failed first attempt we sat back down and had a big discussion about it. We realised we had all of the experience and know-how to sha...

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