Proper preparation and a thorough analysis of the case already offers the right doors to the solution.
The thinkers start preparing one month before the innovation think hotel will take place, in order to achieve even better results.
On the day itself, every half hour a team of thinkers will visit your table and come up with a new insight to solve your case. After every half hour you select the best ideas and other thinkers will pick up the selection and bring the solutions even further. All solutions will be very well processed and further elaborated. An overview of the results will be presented a couple of weeks later in-company.
What kind of business cases can be submitted? As long as we can solve your business case, we can help your company to find other solutions which you hadn't come up with before.
Examples of submitted cases: What is the train station of the future? How do I get my innovation implemented? How do I change the behavior of consumers in order to purchase my innovation? How do I ensure that my innovation is picked up and rolled out, while national and European laws slow it rather down?
The questions are diverse but always linked to the growth and innovation of the company. The method of the book 'The Egg of Columbus' is the guiding principle of the day. In preparation for the day, the company's 'DNA' will be formulated and linked to mega-trends and societal challenges, making the company indispensable for future markets.
Wednesday March 31st: cases will be submitted (latest)
Thursday April 1st: thinkers start to prepare
Wednesday April 21st: think hotel and brainstorm thinkers
Wednesday April 21st: all solutions will be recorded
Monday April 26th: the best ideas are further explored
Monday May 24th: the elaborated ideas will be presented
09.00-09.30 am: walk in
09.30-10.00 am: introduction to thinkers and companies
10.00-12.00 am: 1st brainstorm session
12.00-01.00 pm: lunch
01.00-03.00 pm: 2nd brainstorm session
03.00-03.30 pm: selection best ideas and presentation
03.30-05.00 pm: a toast to the successful day
Names of participants previous think hotels: FrieslandCampina, European Commission, Gasunie, Univeg, RET, Topsector Logistiek, TetraPak, Netbeheer Nederland, BakeFive, La Place, Topsector Tuinbouw en Uitgangsmaterialen, Greenpeace, Plan Nederland, Hutten, Plus, ProRail and many others.
For participation and fees contact: firstname.lastname@example.org