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How to become an Innovation Manager

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Disruption is the new normal and as entire industries and careers disappear in the wake of the fourth industrial revolution, a new title ‘Innovation Manager’ is emerging in position descriptions worldwide. Innovation Managers are typically charged with using creativity and intelligence to introduce new ideas, processes or products. It is an exciting and rewarding career – but how to begin?

Bhuvana Kannan was an insightful and talented chemist and a technical expert in her field. She was ready for a new challenge that would pivot her career in a new direction. She works for Revolution Fibres, a New Zealand organisation at the forefront of the nanofibre revolution. To move up in her career Bhuvana knew that she would need to develop new dimensions to her skill set such as market validation, protecting intellectual property and developing commercialisation strategies.

The Master of Commercialisation and Entrepreneurship (MCE) at the University of Auckland’s Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship was the programme that Bhuvana chose to deliver the skills she needed to step up into an intrapreneurial role. The MCE is focused on developing the knowledge and skills to successfully commercialise and take to market new products, services and processes based on research discoveries, inventions and innovations.

“I am officially stepping up my career ladder from research and development chemist to Research and Innovation Manager at Revolution Fibres. The knowledge I have gained through this course has changed my strategic thinking which has helped in attracting big global companies to work with us.”

Iain Hosie, CEO of Revolution Fibres, is enthusiastic about the value that the MCE has brought to his organisation. “Bhuvana has always been an incredibly insightful and resourceful scientist and the MCE has channelled her insight and resourcefulness into the commercial realities of marketing technical products.”

“Bhuvana’s new skills have given her a lot more confidence in dealing directly with clients, lawyers and research stakeholders. She has taken on more projects and is confident and autonomous in her area. She has also got more engaged in business development and operations and has developed a greater appreciation for all areas of business.”

Find out more about the Master of Commercialisation and Entrepreneurship

Applications close 1 November 2017 for the 2018 intake

How to become an Innovation Manager
How to become an Innovation Manager

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Disruption is the new normal and as entire industries and careers disappear in the wake of the fourth industrial revolution, a new title ‘Innovation Manager’ is emerging in position descriptions worldwide. Innovation Managers are typically charged with using creativity and intelligence to introduce new ideas, processes or products. It is an exciting and rewarding career – but how to begin?

Bhuvana Kannan was an insightful and talented chemist and a technical expert in her field. She was ready for a new challenge that would pivot her career in a new direction. She works for Revolution Fibres, a New Zealand organisation at the forefront of the nanofibre revolution. To move up in her career Bhuvana knew that she would need to develop new dimensions to her skill set such as market validation, protecting intellectual property and developing commercialisation strategies.

The Master of Commercialisation and Entrepreneurship (MCE) at the University of Auckland’s Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship was the programme that Bhuvana chose to deliver the skills she needed to step up into an intrapreneurial role. The MCE is focused on developing the knowledge and skills to successfully commercialise and take to market new products, services and processes based on research discoveries, inventions and innovations.

“I am officially stepping up my career ladder from research and development chemist to Research and Innovation Manager at Revolution Fibres. The knowledge I have gained through this course has changed my strategic thinking which has helped in attracting big global companies to work with us.”

Iain Hosie, CEO of Revolution Fibres, is enthusiastic about the value that the MCE has brought to his organisation. “Bhuvana has always been an incredibly insightful and resourceful scientist and the MCE has channelled her insight and resourcefulness into the commercial realities of marketing technical products.”

“Bhuvana’s new skills have given her a lot more confidence in dealing directly with clients, lawyers and research stakeholders. She has taken on more projects and is confident and autonomous in her area. She has also got more engaged in business development and operations and has developed a greater appreciation for all areas of business.”

Find out more about the Master of Commercialisation and Entrepreneurship

Applications close 1 November 2017 for the 2018 intake


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