Team innovation odyssey

Mission: Horizons is a guided multi-week creative odyssey that takes teams through a full innovation cycle, from problem identification to prototypes and proposals.

Mission: Horizons is a unique structure 3-6 months programme which PermissionToPlay has designed to enable teams to learn together as they push the limits of their shared creativity. It culminates in actionable concepts pitched to a ‘Dragons Den’ style awards panel.


Your team will gain essential creative thinking skills and techniques through a deep dive into the innovation process. Each participant will receive a creative thinking toolkit packed full with tips, guides, activities and practical materials. The programme culminates with a pitch to an innovations awards panel for prizes and further development.

Programme overview


Mission: Horizons provides a practical grounding in essential techniques for highly creative innovation. It gives an overview of the leading creative methods and the key skills required throughout the design process.


The programme kicks off by investigating what creativity is and the creative thinking methods of leading innovators. It then focuses on building empathy, by diving into other people’s perspectives and emotions to understand what drives them.  You will learn to gather inspiration through observation, questioning and immersion. From here, the mission turns to the art of the “Aha” moment – the techniques to frame challenges and synthesise insights in ways that unlock fruitful possibilities.

The programme moves on to look at important ideation techniques. Intuitive and associative thinking approaches are complemented with systematic deconstructions and inventive inventive re-assembly. You will stretch your imagination with improvisation and look to nature for inspiration. You will learn how to think with your hands, your senses and the world around you to bring your creative ideas to life through prototypes, making them tangible, trying them out, and getting real-world feedback.


Finally, you will present the most promising concepts to a panel of colleagues and experts to select the winning innovations to be taken to the next stage of development and testing.

Who is this for?


Mission: Horizons is for teams who want to innovate and foster a culture of creative collaboration. It is ideal for growing organisations and forward-thinking enterprises that want refresh their approach. From teams of 6 to 30 people, it is an interactive programme of innovation and creativity.

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Mission: Horizons

Coached Multi-week
This programme is unique. It takes your team on a learning odyssey of playful collaboration to develop inventive solutions to real-world challenges they face.