Opportunity Spotting & Future Trends



Dr Tim Jones
Founder and Programme Director, Future Agenda
Co-Founder, Growth Agenda
Founder, Innovation Leaders

Dr Jones will be with us at SMU to lead a future focused interactive workshop exploring emerging opportunities. Mixing sharing of the latest global insights from the Future Agenda programme with value creating new business models, this event will help participants co-develop new opportunity areas.


  • To engage participants in seeing and exploring new emerging opportunities
  • To co-develop perspectives and options on how to exploit these opportunities
  • To create, challenge and build outline business / new venture concepts
  • To present / pitch new concepts to internal / external experts


  • Mix of insight sharing, debate, personal reflection, solo and team working


Day 1: Identifying Emerging Opportunities

  1. Talk by Dr. Tim Jones to provide overview and key insights from Future Agenda
  2. Immersion in future trends, exploring options / possibilities / Identify areas of potential interest
  3. Developing initial views on what solutions and business (models) can add value - how / where / why
  4. Sharing outline perspectives, reviewing and gaining feedback for improvement

Day 2: Building Potential Solutions

  1. Exploring relevant solutions / business models from adjacent areas / other regions
  2. Reviewing and enhancing initial views / options and selecting the most attractive
  3. Building business model using key template ingredients
  4. Co-developing outline business plan / strategy / impact targets
  5. Creating pitch / key USP and sharing to expert panel for feedback and next steps
Speaker Info:

Tim is a recognised expert in innovation, growth and futures. He is the author / editor of eight books and a regular speaker on innovation leadership, growth platforms and future trends. For over twenty-five years he has worked with many leading multinationals, governments and universities identifying emerging opportunities: A leader in collaborative programmes, Tim has made his name in helping organsiations to see the world through a different lens and so reveal new areas for potential growth.
Tim is Programme Director of the Future Agenda - the world's largest open foresight programme; leads the annual Innovation Leaders analysis that profiles the companies making the most of their innovation investments; and is also co-founder of a global expert network, The Growth Agenda.

Based in Oxfordshire, but travelling worldwide, Tim has a PhD in Innovation Performance and three Masters Degrees from Cambridge, Imperial College and the Royal College of Art. He is a highly regarded speaker for public and corporate events.

For more information on Future Agenda: www.futureagenda.org
For more information on Innovation Leaders: www.innovationleaders.org
For more information on Growth Agenda: www.growthagenda.com
Linked-In Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=417270

To sign up for this event, kindly Register online
For SMU BIG Incubatees & BIG Alumni ONLY Click here to Register !

Terms & Conditions:
* Refers only to student who had graduated with a SMU qualification
- Strictly use SMU email account to register for SMU students/ faculty/ staff & Alumni
- No refund will be given in the event of non-attendance, transfer of registration and/or cancellation.
- SMU BIG Incubatees refers to companies currently incubating in SMU IIE.
- SMU BIG Alumni refers to companies previously incubated by SMU IIE.
- SMU IIE reserves the rights of admissions to the programme

- Certificate of Participation will be awarded to those who attended all sessions.

(Registration Starts at 8.30am)

Start: Monday, 29 Feb 2016 09:00 AM
End: Tuesday, 01 Mar 2016 17:00 PM

Administration Building,  Level  5 
Executive Seminar Room 5-1 (Rm 0543)
Singapore  Management  University 

81 Victoria Street

Singapore 188065

SMU students/ staff/ faculty: $50 SMU Alumni: $100 * Public: $600
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