Business Methods and Tools for the Evaluation of Innovations

18. March 2021 At 9.00
Online dogodek
Date and time
Thursday, 18. March 2021
9.00 - 12.00 CEST
Online dogodek

Web Seminar for SRIP members - How to successfully generate and evaluate innovation projects in the circular economy sector by understanding user needs and trends, and using the latest business methods and tools?


About the seminar

In the first part of the seminar, we will present the main trends in the field of circular economy in cooperation with SRIP circular economy with the help of an expert from the European Commission. We will also show modern tools and approaches to trend analysis.


In the second part of the seminar, participants will learn about the importance of early users in creating and evaluating innovation projects. They will get to know the latest tool from Alex Osterwaldner "Value Proposition Design", which allows us to comprehensively assess the match between problem and solution and thus the potential of the idea for implementation in the market. Theoretical starting points will be enhanced by the presentation of practical examples of analyzes by early users.


In the third part of the seminar, participants will work in groups on practical examples of evaluating user problems/challenges, using the tool MIRO. This will encourage the formation of heterogeneous groups for collaboration between SRIP- Circular Economy members, representatives of startups and others. All with the aim of fostering network partnerships and creating innovative business models based on new project partnerships and building new long-term value chains.


In the last part of the seminar, the teams will present their results of practical work and share their experiences with modern tools.


The seminar will focus on the following key topics of the circular economy:

  • sustainable energy,
  • biomass and alternative raw materials,
  • functional materials, processes and technologies
  • and circular business models.


Who is the event for and what's the deadline?

The seminar is aimed at SRIP professionals and members of the public, potential members of SRIP, stakeholders in the quadruple helix of the Entrepreneurial Innovation Ecosystem, and especially startups looking to collaborate with established companies within SRIP.

Applications are open until March 16th, 2021.

The keynote speaker of the seminar is Mag. Matej Rus - Lecturer in entrepreneurship and co-founder of Venture Factory, which is a supportive environment for entrepreneurs and a mechanism for transferring innovations from research institutions. He is also an expert of European Startup Monitor Tracker and an ambassador of Startup Europe for Slovenia.


The seminar will take place online via the platform ZOOM and by using MIRO.


Organizer/executor of the event

The main organizer of the event is Venture Factory in cooperation with ŠGZ, the manager of SRIP - Krožno gospodarstvo.

Izvedba: Mojdenar IT d.o.o.