WINN passionately believe Great Things Happen When People Get Together- even online, and you, the WINN community, have let us know that you want to be able to continue your conversations and idea sharing with each other after and in between WINN events!
With that in mind, since 2019, WINN have been delighted to ‘pilot’ the Innovation Platform. The platform supports crowd innovation and means we, and the WINN Community can join in online, 24/7. Individuals can sign up to the platform, set up a profile, develop a business profile, begin conversations and respond to challenges. Our aim is to ensure that innovation is ongoing across the county, and we hope the platform will bring people together in a completely new way. Conversations can be held publicly with all members able to comment, or privacy settings can be added to protect an idea.
Here are a few of the top tools on the Platform:
Set-up– When new users register, they can create their own personal profile as well as a business bio, sharing their skills, knowledge and business to the wider community.
Ask– Platform users can ask questions in an open forum; these can then be answered by other platform users or Specialist Advisors. Questions can range from one off “I need some help with…” through to “I’m creating….and need some long-term help”
Search & Find– This allows users to search through a bank of useful information including videos of “top business tips” from our specialist advisors, through to case study videos and much more. We will be adding more content to this over the coming months to build an impressive resource.
Challenges– Coming Soon- Platform users will be able to pose challenges to other platform members; this can be in an open forum or a private space. This will allow innovation and conversations to happen 24/7 with users joining up from across sectors and experiences to work on projects together.
Access programme information– In the next few days Sustainability, POC and Elevate will have platform space allowing users to access important information about the programmes, watch/read case studies and engage with other users.
Visit the WINN Innovation Platform website to find out more, to read our super how to guide on how to access the platform, and when you are ready, grab your cape, click register and start your first conversation.