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DS-Innovation-Toolbox

Decision Support (DS)-Innovation-Toolbox is a workshop hosted by the University of Helsinki

Objectives

The purpose of the Decision-support Innovation Toolbox (DSI) Toolbox workshop training is to facilitate entrepreneurial problem solving associated with new product development (NPD). The DSI Toolbox consists of a set of decision-support tools used in front-end planning of NPD. This workshop training will enhance your efficiency and effectiveness of problem-solving at the early stages of product developments, and provides entrepreneurs and project managers with a subset of tools, and guidance on how to use them.

This workshop is for professionals from the food industry, as well as academics from food science, business management and/or innovation studies. Students who would like to attend the workshops can apply by posting an application in one single pdf document including: (i) a CV including work experience where applicable ; (ii) A short motivation statement (max. 150 words) explaining why you would like to participate.

Advantages

Young professionals from the food industry, as well as academics from the fields of food science, business management and/or innovation studies will benefit from hands-on workshop sessions, short business presentations, and presentations of their own group work discussed by experts.

Career Opportunities

Decision-support Innovation Toolbox (DSI-Toolbox) is implemented through a two-day workshop (you can choose from two workshops with identical contents) hosted at the University of Helsinki, brought to you by Technion Israel & The University of Helsinki, bringing together professionals from the food industry, as well as academics from food science, business management and/or innovation studies.

Duration & Dates

You have the choice between two workshops:

  • Workshop 1: 8th and 9th of Septemeber 2022, in Helsinki
  • Workshop 2: 15th and 16th of September 2022, in Helsinki

Audience & Eligibility

Professionals and students (more info under Objectives)

Level

Master and higher (phd)

Price

Free

Language

English

Registration Open & Seats

Open

Location

University of helsinki, finland

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Structure & Modules

Decision-support Innovation Toolbox (DSI-Toolbox) is implemented through a two-day workshop (you can choose from two workshops with identical contents) hosted at the University of Helsinki, brought to you by Technion Israel & The University of Helsinki, bringing together professionals from the food industry, as well as academics from food science, business management and/or innovation studies. The workshop participants will be introduced to, and trained by, an online platform, and introduced to a portfolio of innovation-practice relevant decision-tools as well relevant practical insights from business leaders.

Scientific and organization committee:

  • Bodo Steiner, Professor of food economics & business management, University of Helsinki, Finland;
  • Avraham Shtub, Professor Emeritus, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Israel; Dean of Engineering Ruppin Academic Center.

There are two dates available for the workshop:

  1. Workshop 1: 8th and 9th of September 2022
  2. Workshop 2: 15th and 16th of September 2022

Two-day workshop contents (all times in local time, Helsinki):

Day 1 (September 8 / 15):

  • 9:00-10:00 – Welcome address, Introduction to EIT Food, Introduction of participants/teachers
  • 10:00-11:30 – Success in New Product Development
    Does one size fits all?
  • 11:30-12:00 – Strauss Group: “Challenges & success stories around NPD in the Strauss Group
  • 12:00-13:00 – Lunch
  • 13:00-14:00 – From the Voice of the Customer
    To value and benefit
  • 14:00-15:00 – NPD Project Management
    with the Project Team Builder part 1
  • 15:00-15:30 – Break
  • 15:30-16:30 – NPD Project Management
    with the Project Team Builder part 2
  • 16:30-18:00 – Workshop participants guided group sessions/ Q&As

Day 2 (September 9 / 16):

  • 9:00-9:30 – Introduction to Germinator Incubator & example start-up (Laura Forsman, Viikki FOOD DESIGN FACTORY Manager (https://www.helsinki.fi/en/viikki-food-design-factory/about-us/germinator-programme)
  • 9:30-11:00 – NPD Project Management
    with the Project Team Builder part 3
  • 11:00-12:00 – Scenario Builder
  • 12:00-13:00 – Lunch
  • 13:00-14:30 – Final group works, refining project-based DST & Simulator applications
  • 14:30-15:00 – Break
  • 15:00-18:00 – Group presentations of DST simulations & applications
  • 18:00-18:30 – Wrap-up / Q&As

Programme lead

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Bodo Steiner

Professor of food economics & business management, University of Helsinki, Finland
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Avraham Shtub

Professor Emeritus, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Israel

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