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Workplace Innovations in SMEs

University of Strathclyde
University of Strathclyde, Level 2, Rooms 226 - 229, Lord Hope Building, 141 St. James Road, Glasgow
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 16:30 to 18:30

Event Guide

How could workplace innovation improve your business?

Workplace innovation goes beyond innovating in products and processes – it focuses on the design of organisations and work, how people are managed, knowledge sharing and decision making and relationships inside and outside your firm.

This is the first in a series of 4 events focussing on why workplace innovation matters, how firms innovate and on who benefits from innovation.

Join Innovating Works… to discuss doing things differently to get the best from your people and your organisation.


Why Attend

Workplace innovation focuses on practices that improve firm performance and the quality of working life.

Innovation – incremental or radical - can benefit any organisation, large or small, in any sector.

This event will showcase research and real organisational examples of successful workplace innovation, and provide an opportunity to network with other businesses.

In addition, and following on from the event, the Innovating Works team are interested in identifying companies to work with in addressing innovation challenges.


Event Format

Session 1: Presentations and Q&A session on why workplace innovation matters, and how it has been achieved in practice.

Session 2: Interactive discussions with other SME employers and innovation experts to define your firm’s innovation challenges and opportunities.

1. Patricia Findlay Professor of Work and Employment, University of Strathclyde – Introduction to Innovating Works…

2. Graeme Waddell Director of Energen Biogas – “The Hidden Treasures In Your Organisation”

3. Norman Lannigan Head of Pharmacy & Prescribing Support Unit, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde – “Improving Patient Care Through Large Scale Automation and Developing Our Workforce”.


Event Details

Date: Wednesday, 20th August 2014

Time: 4.30-6.30pm (2 hours)

Followed by a networking buffet

Venue: University of Strathclyde

Level 2 Rooms 226-229

Lord Hope Building 141 St James Road Glasgow G4 0LT


Admission Fee: Free

Eligibility: All small and medium sized enterprises

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Given the likely pressure on places, we will confirm thereafter by email that a place has been reserved for you.

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