Innovation & Enterprise Centre Management
Many innovation & enterprise centres are founded on very weak premises and a poor understanding of innovation & enterprise. They are typically managed as nothing more than an event organiser – holding mind-numbing seminars, irrelevant competitions and uninspiring motivational workshops. Unsurprisingly, they provide little insight on sustainable innovation & proactive entrepreneurship and yield a lacklustre amount of success for faculty members and students.
Unlike the others, your innovation & enterprise centre does not have to be built on sand. You can build your team of innovators and entrepreneurs who will, in turn, organically support the creation and commercialisation of intellectual property in your university. These are the people whom you will entrust to eventually take charge in the long run, once we have paved the way to a successful and sustainable commercialisation of your intellectual property.
OUR TYPICAL INTERVENTION PATHWAY:
Adopting a pragmatic approach
We will adopt a multi-bureau approach to build the foundations & infrastructures of the centre whereby more autonomy will be transferred back to your research departments over time.
Building relationships & connections
The innovation & enterprise centre will become a conduit for technological and business alliances between both internal and external parties.
The faculty can move towards fostering symbiotic relationships between corporations, small to medium enterprises, governments and the university to further one another’s interests.
Greater innovation support structures will be set up within and outside the faculty to boost profitability of the faculty’s current commercialisation efforts
Creating vital support structures
The centre will also become an avenue to nurture a culture of enterprise within and outside the faculty.
We will look beyond the unproductive seminars & ineffective workshops and look towards building effective programmes whereby the faculty members & students can reconnect with their illustrious alumni to form partnerships and joint venture companies.
International business organisations and other business owners will be invited to participate in the faculty’s innovation & enterprise activities which will serve as opportunities for faculty members and students to interact & network with high profile individuals within the industry
Training the incoming management
The centre will be co-managed by industry practitioners and faculty staff to facilitate commercialisation efforts, using the skills and perspectives they have acquired in the prior 2 phases. We will train these people up to form a new leadership that will replace us and oversee the faculty’s commercialisation.
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WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU:
Once the new culture has been established and stability has been achieved, our team will occasionally provide supporting consultations and miscellaneous services from time to time to ensure that the centre stays on the right direction.
WHAT’S THE NEXT STEP?
IP COMMERCIALISATION STRATEGY
Establish a win-win arrangement between your intellectual property researchers and 3rd party commercialisation partners to successfully co-deploy a new generation of innovative products & services into the market.
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