Building an Innovation Strategy

What makes up a successful innovation strategy and what are the best ways to explore entrepreneurial opportunities? In this interactive workshop, inspired by notions of the lean startup and the business model canvas, you will get the tools needed to create your own innovation strategy.

We will introduce the ideas behind the Opportunity Validation Canvas (OVC), a new method focused on the process design and exploration of early stage opportunities. The workshop will take you through a journey starting with the NABC model principle, followed by a guided process towards asset discovery, stakeholder mapping, value proposition, prototyping and pitching. As a participant, you will spend a lot of time working on your canvas and then share your insights with the group. In order to ensure that you get the greatest possible value out of the workshop, we will be working collaboratively within interdisciplinary teams.

Skills learned in this workshop

  • A new kind of Process Design
  • Crucial Business tools for evaluating ideas
  • The basics of Asset Discovery
  • Tools for successful prototyping
  • The art of pitching

Who should attend?

This immersive workshop is a great opportunity for anyone who is curious about building an innovation strategy and learning the tools needed to explore and evaluate early stage ideas.


All students and alumni of SSES member universities are eligible to apply to this weekend workshop. We get many applications and unfortunately cannot accept everyone. The selection process is outlined below:


  1. Application is received
  2. Application is reviewed
  3. Selection is made
  4. Confirmation email is sent our to the selected participants
  5. Participant must confirm his or her seat in order to secure the spot
  6. If spots are not confirmed in time, the waitlist will be reviewed and new participants selected


May 05–06 - 2018
10:00 - 17:00


Saltmätargatan 9, 4 tr


Applications are open until April 20.