ECCP partners with Embiggen to certify members in innovation under the GIMI Certified Innovation Professional program

ECCP partners with Embiggen to certify members in innovation under the GIMI Certified Innovation Professional program

The European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP) partnered with the Embiggen Innovation Institute (EII) to certify its members in innovation and innovation management last March 27, 2023. 

The business chamber will offer the Global Innovation Management Institute (GIMI) Level 1: Associate innovation certification to its members, with the next cohort starting on April 18, 2023. 

The GIMI program provides ECCP members with the opportunity to become Certified Innovation Professionals.

“This partnership further propels our mission to democratize the practice of innovation in the Philippines and emerging markets. We’re excited to see the unique insights ECCP’s members will bring to the table when they join the GIMI innovation certification program,” said Masaki Mitsuhashi, Managing Director of EII.

“The ECCP has long advocated for the development of human capital as we see it as a necessity in sustaining business success and long-term progress,” said ECCP Competency Hub Manager Kamyr Catapang-Abbagu. 

“We definitely are excited about this partnership with Embiggen as it’s a great opportunity to leverage on each other’s expertise and accelerate innovation-driven growth, boost competitiveness, and enable more opportunities for Filipinos,” added Catapang-Abbagu.

As the worldwide standard certification body for innovation and innovation management, GIMI has trained and certified over 10,000 innovators. These innovators come from various organizations including a number of Fortune 500 corporations such as HSBC, Procter & Gamble, and Pfizer.

EII is the exclusive certified training partner of GIMI in the Philippines. EII has trained over 1,000 innovators in the practice of innovation and foresight since its establishment in 2021.

About the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines 

The ECCP is a bilateral foreign chamber promoting and supporting European businesses in the Philippines. It aims to improve the long-term economic welfare of the Philippines by strengthening ties between the country and European businesses and organizations.

Its members consist of European and Filipino businesses from various industries operating in the Philippines including Pfizer, HSBC, Shell, and Nestle.

Embiggen Group: Corporate venturing in emerging markets

Embiggen is a corporate venturing group that partners with groundbreaking organizations to build, scale, and invest in new digital ventures at startup speed through corporate venture building (CVB) and venture capital-as-a-service (VCaaS).

It was created on the belief that innovation is the solution to the world’s most pressing problems including inaccessible healthcare, widening education gaps, and water scarcity. By leveraging corporates’ deep expertise and resources with startup agility and speed, Embiggen builds new digital futures and disrupts industries.

Since the start of its operations in 2020, Embiggen has grown into a full-service hub for the innovation capability development and innovation execution needs of organizations.  Our full suite of innovation services allows us to build innovation capabilities from the ground up: from training teams in innovation theory all the way to co-executing their innovation initiatives by building new innovative ventures.

Learn more about the work Embiggen does here.