Run transformative innovation workshops.

Learn how to power innovation for your team by following our guides, exercises and workshop plans, as part of the innovation kit.

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    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.

    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.

    Apply a design mindset

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

    Use proven methodologies

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

    Think creatively

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

    Understand your customer

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

    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 comparison 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 maintainable 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, prompt cards, exercises, worksheets, canvas boards and post-it notes (innovation always needs post-it notes, apparently) 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, prompt 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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    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 our 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 (March 2021 UPDATE!)

    [Update 2: Soon you'll be able to get your hands on a Newicon Innovation Kit! After learning that the kit was such a success at UWE and MyMaskFit, we've decided to develop the kit further into something that any business or organisation can purchase and use. With it, you'll be able to complete a one-day innovation workshop. The instructions will guide you through the entire process and by the end you'll have a fully-fledged idea of a new product or solution. The Innovation Kit is due to be released on the 6th April, so keep your eyes peeled! You can

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