Innovation Building Block – Creative and effective ideation

09 Oct 2015

Learn how to apply ideation effectively to maximise the impact of your project!

This workshop will support you to extend your knowledge on methodologies and best practice for ideation, in order to develop high quality project ideas for your project proposal.

Learning objectives

The Building Block will focus on the 4 main drivers of being creative: methodological competence, team collaboration, setting up an enabling environment and behaviour change. After following this Building Block, participants will learn:

  • Methodological competence: Be familiar with creative processes and useful and speedy methods and tools, through hands-on exercises. 
  • Team collaboration: Understand and be able to implement the rules of collaboration and be able to visualise thoughts in a quick and clear way.
  • Enabling environment: Be able to differentiate phases in creative work and understand how to adjust the space for each. They will also know how to use different analogue and digital tools that facilitate creative and collaborative work. 
  • Behaviour change: Be able to put these instructions into practice in their own environment and internalise the newly acquired knowledge. This process will be supported by a 3-week email follow-up, where participants will be provided with short reads, receive small tasks and share their actions in the team. 

Session Leader

Klara Lindner, Customer Experience Manager at Mobisol GmbH

Klara has been working at the intersection of decentralised energy provision and human-centred design over 8 years. She joined the green-tech company Mobisol in its infancy, led the pilot phase in East Africa and developed its pioneering business model. She was also part of the Research Program in 2013, where she investigates how to adapt and apply service design methodology in the energy context. Klara coaches students and professionals in design thinking and service design at Hasso-Plattner Institut’s d.school.

Travel & Location

The course will be held at:

Green Garage


Torgauer Str. 12-15

10829 Berlin

From the airport

Coming from airport Berlin Tegel take the S-bahn to Schöneberg station. From there it is a short walk to the EUREF Campus. You can find directions here.

Recommended hotels

Hotel Schöneberg

Hauptstr. 135

0827 Berlin

around 15-20 minutes walking

Hotel NH Berlin Potsdamer Platz

Stresemannstr. 47,

10963 Berlin

Around 14 minutes travel by train S1 from S-Bahn Anhalter Bahnhof to S-Bahn Schöneberg, then walking around 10 minutes to the Climate-KIC office

Lindemanns Hotel

Potsdamer Straβe 171-173

10783 Berlin

Around 7 minutes travel by bus 106 from the bus stop Goebenstr. (at the corner, next to the hotel) to the bus stop Torgauer Str., then walking around 10 minutes to the Climate-KIC office 

Application and Fees 

Apply here for ‘Creative and effective ideation’

This Building Block is free for all people involved with or leading Climate-KIC Projects.

Cancellation terms: If you cancel up to one week in advance, the Building Block is free of charge. We will charge €500 for cancellations after that date or in case of no show.


For questions about the course content, please contact Nora Kempmann

For questions about registration or Innovation Building Blocks in general, please contact Pauline Ticheler


This course is part of Climate-KIC’s internal training programme. The entire programme consists of 6 modules focussing on range of topics related to sustainability, innovation and project management. You can find the overview of all the editions here  

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