Global industry experts to share expertise with students at UWTSD’s MADE project


Guest lecturers will be sharing their innovative business expertise with students via live broadcasts at UWTSD’s MADE project this autumn.

Global industry experts to share expertise with students at UWTSD’s MADE project

MADE Cymru is a suite of programmes designed to navigate organisations through Industry 4.0 via collaborative research & development and upskilling. Part/Fully Funded by the European Social Fund/European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government.

UWTSD offers an International Innovation Masters course or a shorter Business Improvement with Innovation Management (Certificate 40 credits Level 7). These are via the MADE Cymru project and are currently fully funded for eligible businesses. All the courses are delivered via blended online learning and are designed to be flexible.

Alan Mumby, Innovation Management lecturer at MADE said: “We know that the managing of Innovation is an ‘across the organisation’ activity, it has to be, otherwise, to put it bluntly, it doesn’t work properly. But we must accept that the skills, know-how and our attitude towards innovation can also be affected by the socio-cultural, political, and geographical location of the organisation that we work for. So, it could be that our understanding of innovation here in Wales has a distinctive north west European perspective to it? To develop an international perspective on Innovation Management, UWTSD has been able to secure a brilliant assembly of guest lecturers who’ll be joining the students via our live broadcasts this autumn.”

Guest speakers will include Dr Roger Griffiths, based in Dubai, who will discuss how the UAE has a vision to become a world leader in innovation.

Alice de Casanove, (Culture Evolution, innovation Director at Airbus) originally from France but now based in Washington DC will be presenting two lectures. The first in September, where as Chair of ISO 56000 series on Innovation Management, Alice will put forward her considerations and reflections regarding the impact of these standards on international institutions as well as on the global and local innovation ecosystems. Alice will also provide an insight of how innovation is managed at Airbus, at a later date.

Dr Gisele Raulik-Murphy & Darragh Murphy are Design Strategists based in Curitiba Brazil, and will discuss the relationship between design practice, management and business performance, with cases studies from around South America.

Dr Frank O’Conner from Cork, Ireland who is recognised as one of the world’s leading voices about the Circular Economy will be discussing circular business models and their implications for international innovation.

Raghavendra Ramakrishna Kulkarni an Innovation Strategist who works for Bosch at their site in Frankfurt Germany will share how Bosch manage innovation – focusing on; the Bosch Innovation Framework and how innovation teams are important to the company.

Dr Andrew Wynn another well respected Innovation Strategist based in Spain will be bringing us an insight into how you manage an International Innovation portfolio in a multinational organisation. Andrew spent several years working in China, so I’ve persuaded him to come back again in December to bring us an insider’s view of Innovation and Business in China.

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