Youth Programme: Understanding and Managing Innovation

UNDERSTANDING AND MANAGING INNOVATION

PROGRAMME OBJECTIVES

What is innovation? When is a disruptive innovation, disruptive? Where do innovations come from? How do you create a “moat” to protect and appropriate the full value of your innovation? Synthesising from the vast literature, this course will provide participants with the theories and examples that allow them to gain an in-depth understanding and skills to manage both product and service innovations. The course will use contemporary case studies such as Singapore Airlines, QB House and Apple to illustrate the various concepts involved.

Upon completing the program, participants should be able to:

  • recognize and differentiate various types of innovation;
  • connect the links between users, value propositions, and ways of delivering the values;
  • design ways to protect one’s innovation.

PROGRAMME HIGHLIGHTS

Youth Programme Welcome by Dean
Law PP Class
Welcome message from Dean of NUS SCALE Tutorials conducted over Zoom

PRE-REQUISITES

There is no pre-requisite for this course.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

University students interested in innovation and creativity.

MODE OF DELIVERY

18 hours of online programme, including synchronous lessons, tutorials and a final project presentation.

MODE OF ASSESSMENT

  • Group project and presentation
 AP Chai Kah Hin version 2


Associate Professor Chai Kah-Hin, Department of Industrial Systems Engineering and Management, Faculty of Engineering

Dr Chai Kah-Hin is currently the Director of Continuing Education and Training, Faculty of Engineering, and an associate professor at the Department of Industrial Systems Engineering and Management, NUS.

He joined the National University of Singapore in 2002. He received his PhD degree from Cambridge University in the area of international manufacturing. His work experience includes management consulting (with Deloitte Consulting, 2000-2001) and semiconductor manufacturing (Motorola Malaysia Sdn Bhd, 1992-1996). His research has appeared in top engineering management journals such as Journal of Product Innovation Management, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, Technovation, Journal of Service Research, European Journal of Operational Research, International Journal of Service Industry Management, and Managing Service Quality. Dr. Chai is an editorial board member for the IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management and Journal of Service Theory and Practice. His current research interests include industrial energy efficiency, new product/service development and knowledge management.

CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

Successful participants who complete all requirements of the programme including passing the assessment will receive a certificate of completion issued by NUS SCALE.
 
A sample of the certificate of participation can be found here: 
Cert_Sample

Participants from the project team with the highest score for the group project will also receive a commendation letter. A sample is shown below:
Sample Online Commendation Letter

UPCOMING SESSIONS

Group Sign-up:
23 Jan - 28 Feb 2021
in collaboration with Looker Education Group

 
08 December 2020