Young Professionals Affinity group


IEEE STEP Lean Innovation workshop

IEEE Young Professionals Croatia Affinity Group invites you to attend


Lean Innovation


STEP workshop held by Marko Bervanakis on Tuesday, October 25th at 5:30 PM. The workshop will be held in the room "Siva vijećnica" at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing (FER) in Zagreb. The Lean Innovation workshop aims to give the participants a solid „hands-on” understanding of what Lean Innovation is and how it can be used in their daily work. Attendees will be informed about the key concepts of the Lean Innovation, such as Customer Value Proposition, and Minimum Viable Prototype-Product, and will participate in the core part of the innovative process. The workshop will be held in English language. The expected duration of the workshop is 2 hours. 

Additional information about the workshop and Marko's CV can be found in the extended version of this notification.

Important: since the number of workshop participants is limited, if you want to attend the workshop, please apply until Tuesday, October 25th at 12:00, by sending an email to:

The Lean Innovation workshop aims to give the participants a solid „hands-on” understanding of what Lean Innovation is and how it can be used in their daily work.  We will introduce central key Lean Innovation terms and group activities that are essential for Lean Innovation to work: like Customer Value Proposition (CVP), Minimum Viable Prototype-Product (MVP) & Minimum Viable Business Model (MVBM).  Additionally, to reinforce the new found knowledge with the participants, we will use a newly developed visual tool that can be easily used. Its called the Innovation Molecule and it will enable the core part of the innovative process to efficiently fly-off the ground.

1.    Lean Innovation Overview & Introduction  (30 min)

  • Customer Value Proposition (CVP), MVP, iMolecule & MVBM

2.    Lean CVP, iMolecule, MVP & MVBM in practice

  • Group work – Come up with good idea, CVP & „MVP” suggestion (20 mins)
  • Put into iMolecule for idea-innovation paradigm & agree on a polished „CVP” (20 mins)
  • Interview WS „customers”  (i.e. would you buy it & at what price point)
    • Get info. from the ground before you build….(20 mins)
  • WS Present & share learnings  - share (iMolecules + MVBMs) in all WS groups (20 mins)

3.    Lean Innovation Wrap-up & Take aways (10 mins)       


Speaker and workshop faciliator: Marko Bervanakis, Ericsson Nikola Tesla d.d., Zagreb

Marko Bervanakis (B. Electrical/Electronic Eng., Dipl. Education.) is currently working at ERICSSON Nikola Tesla d.d. as a Global New Business & Innovation Manager, Coach and Facilitator. In the past – he has also worked in other Global Telecoms companies (both within Europe & in the Asia pacific region) as a technical trainer-educator, consultant, manager and innovation facilitator. Today, he also serves as a key team member in the organization and execution of Ericsson's annual Global Innovation Challenge for University students. He has won several company Innovation awards and runs innovation workshops around the globe. Additionally,  he has also worked as a Science & Mathematics pedagogue in both Primary & Secondary schools. In turn, he is currently involved in piloting and scaling up Ericsson's Connect-To-Learn™ (i.e. bringing educational resources to developing countries) corporate social responsibility initiative to a larger audience.

Autor: Ivana Stupar
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