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1-day innovation problem-solving workshops for South London SMEs

What were the UO Hackathons?

Following the success of the BIG Unlocking Opportunities Accelerator programme, BIG UO Hackathons were free, 1-day collaborative workshops, helping businesses unlock innovations for revenue growth, market expansion, product development and customer engagement. The workshops were a hands-on and practical environment where SMEs could develop real, impact-making propositions to implement for growth.

Having worked with leading organisations, such as Sony Music, Pfizer, the NHS and TfL, Studio Zao brought innovation expertise to Unlocking Opportunities to support SMEs in South London.

“One of the best things about the workshop was that it really helps you with that framework and structure to get a lot of the ideas that you might already have in your head, but also by having the ability to speak to other founders who have similar problems or who can help fill in the gaps for you by looking at your business from a fresh perspective is super useful as well.”

– Workshop participant

“Most interactive accelerator I’ve been on to date, the in-person workshops really helped me flesh out my ideas. The visual element is a keen learning style for me, which I found extremely useful when validating and making sense of my ideas.” 

– Workshop participant

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