In April for the fifth year in a row, the best practitioners will gather for one day at MELT Forum at the Tallinn Creative Hub, along with new technologies and fresh ideas for the future, thereby providing the opportunity to discover, learn about and recognise the various opportunities for innovation around us.
The focus of this year’s innovation forum is change. Many
people are thinking about changing the world, but few would be
willing to change themselves. However, in order to achieve
anything, everyone must start with themselves.
What are the directions and trends of today that ensure success
and differentiate you from the others? Will operating alone or
collaboratively ensure success? What do consumers and the
society more broadly expect from a company? What challenges
does the ever-changing world present to both large and small
companies? To both manufacturers and service providers?
These and other topics will be examined in the six subject
blocks at the MELT Innovation Forum.
The subject block ‘Do you need to be large to save the
world’ questions the actual impact of our activity. By
taking small steps, we may be striving for a better tomorrow,
but does this really have an impact? In order to achieve
something great, must we ourselves have sufficient power and
scale, or will just changing everyone’s habits suffice?
Representatives from three different enterprises will take the
stage to share the experiences they have had and the steps they
have taken related to a sustainable world. And how successful
these steps have been.
The subject block ‘Who benefits from reduced
consumption?’ examines business models that benefit from a
reduction in consumption. as overconsumption is increasingly
being combatted. However, what challenges does this present to
the business environment – does anyone benefit from this? And
if so, who?
The creative incubator will deal with the subject block ‘The
charms and pains of upgrading’, which deals with design
management. The issues under discussion will include: how has
design alone helped to breathe new life into companies; and
what challenges do more design-conscious and aware consumers
present to companies.
The subject block ‘Updating existing businesses’
focuses on well-known products and services that have been
approached in a fresh way. Can existing products and services
be rethought? Representatives of three companies that have
transformed the old and familiar into something new and
interesting will tell their stories.
In the subject block ‘Have adventures already
triumphed?’, you will hear from three big players in the
adventure services sector, who will speak about the charms and
pains of this field. Are people’s pocketbooks impacted by
various adventures, and if so, by how much?
The English-language subject block ‘The financing of
innovative thinking’ deals with issues related to the
financing of innovative ideas. We will be talking about the
involvement of investors, selling of business ideas, and
The MELT Innovation Forum will take place on April
7th at the at the Tallinn Creative Hub.
The MELT Innovation Forum is the forward-looking inspirational
meeting organised by the Tallinn City Enterprise Department and
the Tallinn Creative Hub organised every spring.
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