What we're about

Upcoming events: 25th September - A Problem Well Framed Is A Problem Half Solved-Harry Ford (UK), Product Strategy (https://www.meetup.com/problem-solvers-cluj/events/264285645/)

26th September - WORKSHOP How can a Design Sprint Accelerate My Product Idea? w/ Harry Ford (UK) (https://www.meetup.com/problem-solvers-cluj/events/264286182/)

Why?

Rapid change is taking place over industries and markets from all around the world. Because technology evolves so fast, it creates many opportunities, but also threats. The ones who survive are not the smartest, but the ones who can adapt better. Therefore, innovation becomes mandatory in any business.

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What?

Problem Solvers is all about creating a community around the topic of innovation and entrepreneurship. Our mission is to make innovation accessible to everyone by sharing knowledge on culture, strategy and growth hacking for innovation.

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When?

This is a limited series of 8 free meetups, once every 2 weeks on Wednesdays. Usually, the following day we host a workshop facilitated by the speaker of the meetup which is also announced on our page.

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Who is this for?

• Innovation Managers, Product Managers

• Executives at large companies

• Startup founders

• Product Owners

• UX Leads

• UX/UI Designers

• Dev Leads

• Engineers

• Marketers

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About the organizer.

This limited series are presented by one of Cluj-Napoca's newest innovation agency known as Innovating Society, founded by two Romanians that gained most of their experience in the Netherlands, who decided to move to Cluj and share their knowledge on Business Innovation and Product/UX Design. You can get in touch to discuss about finding the right business opportunity, testing ideas on the market and creating an innovation culture in your organization.

Book a free 15-minute call here. (https://meetings.hubspot.com/tudor5)

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• Our blog (https://innovatingsociety.com/blog/)

Upcoming events (3)

A Problem Well Framed Is A Problem Half Solved-Harry Ford (UK), Product Strategy

⭐ NOTICE This is a free event and you can reserve your spot by responding to it. If you cannot make it, please modify your RSVP. Add to your calendar to make sure you don't miss it. 🎉 WELCOME Join our first and very special round of “Problem Solvers - Inspire To Innovate” - a limited series of 8 free meetups hosted once every 2 weeks, around three main topics: growth hacking, culture of innovation and strategy. Today’s edition will be on Strategy. 📋 DESCRIPTION Harry Ford (UK) will talk about problem-framing, which focuses on the problem definition. How you define a problem determines how everyone understands it and approaches it. Being able to redefine or re-frame a problem and know the users the problem affects can help broaden the range of alternatives and solutions - helping you define your market space. 👨‍💼 THE SPEAKER Harry (www.linkedin.com/in/harryford/) has over 17 years of experience working on digital products and innovation. Having worked with startups and companies like WWF, Universal, Zurich and many more. Harry is the Head of Product Strategy for Kyan, a digital product agency in the UK, having recently bought a flat in Cluj. He is looking forward to meeting people interested and working within innovation in Romania. 🍀 WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM THIS • Innovation Managers, Product Managers • Executives at large companies • Startup founders • Product Owners • UX Leads • UX/UI Designers • Dev Leads • Engineers • Marketers 🕑 AGENDA 18:00 - 18:45 - Sign in & networking 18:45 - 19:30 - Keynote Harry Ford 19:30 - 20:00 - Q&A 20:00 - 20:30 - Networking, snacks & drinks 🔥 EXTRA - JOIN THE WORKSHOP Harry will be facilitating a fun and interactive “Design Sprint Workshop” on the next day (26th September), to show how the Sprint can help your career or business thrive by getting products to market faster. Only 15 spots available. Get your ticket and find more information here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/workshop-how-can-a-design-sprint-accelerate-my-product-idea-harry-forduk-tickets-70427491523

WORKSHOP How can a Design Sprint Accelerate My Product Idea? w/ Harry Ford (UK)

⭐ NOTICE This is a paid event with 15 spots limited. Get your tickets on Eventbrite or Email to [masked] to receive bank transfer details. Discounts apply to students and NGOs. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/workshop-how-can-a-design-sprint-accelerate-my-product-idea-harry-forduk-tickets-70427491523 🎉 WELCOME This workshop is part of a limited series of meetups called “Problem Solvers” where we discuss on topics such as growth hacking, culture and strategy for innovation. Harry will give a free talk on the day before the workshop which you can register for here (www.meetup.com/problem-solvers-cluj/events/[masked]). 📋 DESCRIPTION Problem-framing is the first step when running a Design Sprint, which you have probably read about, heard of, been in or even run one. Design Sprints have become widely adopted all around the world by companies as a tool for innovation and problem-solving - one might even say the most future-proof business processes around. 📖 LEARN During the workshop you will not only learn the basics of running and facilitating a Design Sprint, but the why and when you should be running one too. Learn about how Problem Framing firs into your Design Sprint process and how important it is. 👨‍💼 THE FACILITATOR Harry (www.linkedin.com/in/harryford/) has over 17 years of experience working on digital products and innovation. Having worked with startups and companies like WWF, Universal, Zurich and many more. Harry is the Head of Product Strategy for Kyan, a digital product agency in the UK, having recently bought a flat in Cluj. He is looking forward to meeting people interested and working within innovation in Romania. 💎 WHY TO USE A DESIGN SPRINT • Build better products faster • Get team alignment • Get ahead of your competition • Understand your customers • Create new businesss or revenue models • Create and test a new feature • Speed up the timely and costly process for product and service innovation 🍀 WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM THIS • Innovation Managers, Product Managers • Executives at large companies • Startup founders • Product Owners • UX Leads • UX/UI Designers • Dev Leads • Engineers • Marketers 🕑 AGENDA 09:00 - 09:15 - Registration 09:15 - 09:30 - Introduction 09:30 - 12:30 - Workshop 12:30 - 13:00 - Key takeaways 🔥 ONLY 15 SPOTS AVAILABLE Get your tickets on Eventbrite or Email to [masked] to receive bank transfer details. Discounts apply to students and NGOs. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/workshop-how-can-a-design-sprint-accelerate-my-product-idea-harry-forduk-tickets-70427491523

Design Thinking for Artificial Intelligence - Nadia Piet (NL), Service Designer

⭐ NOTICE ------------------------ This is a free event and you can reserve your spot by responding to it. If you cannot make it, please modify your RSVP. Add to your calendar to make sure you don't miss it. 🎉 WELCOME ------------------------ Join our 2/8 round of “Problem Solvers - Inspire To Innovate” - a limited series of meetups hosted once every two weeks, around three main topics: growth hacking, culture of innovation and strategy. Today’s edition will be on Strategy. 📋 DESCRIPTION ------------------------ Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) offer powerful opportunities, but can feel a little out of reach if you’re not a tech giant or an engineer yourself. In this talk, we’ll explore the many ways in which you can leverage AI for your business and user experience with minimal technical resources. Following a crash course in AI, you’ll be introduced to common machine learning applications, and how you can use existing building blocks like services and APIs to put them to practice in your organization. 📖 LEARN ------------------------ • A crash course in AI / build basic understanding • Know common machine learning applications • Know which building blocks like services and APIs are available to put them to practice • Ideas on how to leverage AI for better user experiences 👨‍💼 THE SPEAKER ------------------------ Nadia Piet (www.linkedin.com/in/nadia-piet) is a service designer with a background in digital strategy, coming from a non-technical background. Extensive research, self-study, and collaboration with engineers has helped her to develop a good understanding of AI and how it might be applied across contexts. Nadia is passionate about democratizing access to these technologies, making knowledge accessible, and designing AI-driven applications that put people first. She has worked as a Researcher for Mobgen (Accenture Interactive Amsterdam) and has been a Facilitator for Decoded working with people on topics such as Innovation, Design Thinking and Technology. 🍀 WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM THIS ------------------------ Catering to business and product owners, strategists, designers, innovators, we will focus on user and business value and assume zero technical knowledge. By the end you’ll have a good foundational understanding of AI, and probably a handful of ideas on how to apply it within your context. 🕑 AGENDA ------------------------ 18:00 - 18:45 - Sign in & networking 18:45 - 19:30 - Keynote Nadia Piet 19:30 - 20:00 - Applied Workshop 20:00 - 20:30 - Networking, snacks & drinks RESPOND TO THIS EVENT TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT.

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