Innovation Box

It's time to step into the wonderful world of innovation. We’ll guide you step-by-step through imagining something wonderful, experimenting to make it great, and then turning your vision into reality. Innovation Box can light the way but only you can choose where the journey leads. This is not a training exercise. Innovation Box is about doing it for real.

Starting now.

What is the Innovation Box?

Your Innovation Box has 6 levels, each with their own set of actions.

Complete these actions to advance to the next level. Once you begin, you can only exit the Innovation Box by succeeding or by giving up.

Here’s the secret to beating the Innovation Box: Don’t give up.

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The six levels

Here’s a preview of the six levels in the Innovation Box:

Level 1: Inception

To start any journey without understanding your true purpose is to fail before you begin. Your own motivations illuminate the path to success.

Level 2: Ideate

Great ideas emerge from great insight. Learn methods to spark your imagination by observing the world not as it is - but as it should be.

Level 3: Improve

All ideas begin life as bad ideas. Learn how to grow bad ideas into good ideas and the secret of figuring out which is which.

Level 4: Investigate

Is an idea valuable? It’s a question only customers can answer. Find out quickly by validating your ideas with real-world experiments.

Level 5: Iterate

Assess the data from your experiments to evolve your hypotheses. Devise clever experiments to reveal the true nature of your idea.

Level 6: Infiltrate

Even great ideas must prove their worth within our University. To conquer the red box, use data to pitch your idea to the ITPI team!


In successfully completing the Innovation Box you can claim 10 points towards your Lancaster Award. There is also a workshop at the beginning that lasts 2 hours (and covers levels 1-3) which you can claim a further 5 points for. For successfully presenting your idea at the end a further 5 points can be gained.

Innovation helps you adapt and develop your skills. The following skills are a key part of the Innovation Box and the Lancaster Award.

  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Planning
  • Initiative
  • Problem Solving
  • Flexibility

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