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Enhance your Innovation Know-How in one day

Innovation Kickstarter

Everyone is talking about innovations and agrees that new ideas are essential for companies. Astonishingly enough, very often there is only little know-how, in which way innovations emerge precisely and how creative processes in companies can specifically enhanced.

During this day, we open up our tool box of the training to become an innovation coach and provide the participants with a complete overview as to all important parts of successful innovation culture including the question: How do I fortify my own innovation power?

Target group

The Innovation Kickstarter is recommended for all persons who would like to support innovation culture in the company and obtain a practical overview in a short period of time.

The event is particularly interesting for executives, HR managers, engineers and marketing managers but also for all other members of staff, who are enthusiastic about innovation. Many practical examples, tools and comprehensive documentation are the basis for an intensive day full of exciting learning experiences.

After the Innovation Kickstarter
  • you will know how innovations emerge
  • you are able to give new inspiration for colleagues and executives as to the subject of innovation
  • you will know the factors influencing innovation culture
  • you will have learned techniques, in order to develop new ideas
  • you will know how design thinking works
  • you will have trained your own creative skills
  • you will know how rooms are equipped, in which creative solutions are developed
  • you will have met many persons who are enthusiastic about innovation
The Day in detail
  • The big Why? For which reason do we need ideas?
  • What do innovative companies do differently?
  • Beyond mediocrity - how do disruptive innovations emerge?
  • Design thinking – hype or revolution?
  • More than brainstorming: creativity techniques, which will really work
  • Team creativity: thinking together for better ideas
  • The 4 core questions as to developing ideas
  • New ideas by new perspectives
  • Quick assessment of ideas
  • New idea or new business model?
  • Creating open spaces in thinking
  • Real rooms, in which ideas are developed
  • Useful parts of an innovation room
  • Design office tour
  • Promoting creativity in companies
  • How to handle typical barriers
  • How does innovation culture emerge?
  • Open Innovation – how does it work?
  • Culture starts from the top – how to activate the management
  • Many examples from innovation projects
Our services
  • 8 hours of applicable innovation know-how (9 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
  • Practical knowledge from top expert Christian Buchholz
  • Comprehensive documentation for taking notes, reading, sharing for the execution in practice
  • Opportunity for individual questions and intensive exchange
  • The inspirational atmosphere of a design location
  • A detailed participation certificate
  • Two coffee breaks with snacks • Awesome Lunch 
  • During the day: all soft drinks during the workshop are included

Your investment: 349,- EUR (+ 19% VAT).



Seminar dates for 2020 are being planned.

We offer the Innovation Kickstarter as an open seminar as well as an internal event. You can book your participation in the open seminar directly on the above date or you can request the training as an internal event at your company.


The verrocchio Institute has been active in the international project environment for years. Through customer projects in more than 15 countries verrocchio offers a wealth of experience in the field of virtual collaboration and remote facilitation. All formats are offered as face-to-face events and digitally.

The speaker

Christian Buchholz is a renowned top expert as to the subjects of management and innovation. As innovation coach and international management trainer, he already worked in 21 countries and is a two-time winner of the International German Training Award (in 2011 and in 2013). In 2014, he was granted the LIFO-Award and he is a member of the renowned German Speakers Association.

The training to become an innovation coach, which Christian Buchholz developed in 2012 together with the well-known innovation expert Benno van Aerssen, did not only win the training award in 2013, but among experts it is regarded as source of know-how for future innovation professionals.

The Location

The Innovation Kickstarter will take place on different dates and different locations in Germany and other countries. Let us know if you want to kickstart innovation in your city too. 

verrocchio Notes

Are you willing to make yourself familiar with new innovation methods? Are you wondering what the job of an Innovation Coach looks like? Are you willing to be up-to-date as to the subject of innovation?

We will send you hand-picked innovation know-how in the monthly verrocchio Notes. Free of charge and geared to practice. At first hand from Benno van Aerssen and Christian Buchholz, the founders of verrocchio Institute.

Just fill in the form, send it to us and confirm the response e-mail - that's how easy you will become a recipient.

By the way: We don't like spam mails and, certainly, neither do you. For this reason, your data will be safe with us and we will never pass them on to third parties.