The Embiggen Innovation Institute (EII) launched the first batch of the Embiggen Innovation Leaders Fellowship (EILF) program at a kick-off event in Makati City, Philippines, last October 3, 2023.
“With this new fellowship, Embiggen has created one of the few collaborative spaces in the Philippines that is particularly focused on innovation. Having this space is crucial for any innovator that wants to hone their craft and go one step closer to achieving their goal of becoming their organization’s next Chief Innovation Officer,” said Embiggen Founding CEO & Managing Partner Rolan Marco Garcia.
The first batch of fellows is composed of innovators from various industries including FMCG, insurance, and IT. At the kick-off event, Embiggen Founding CEO & Managing Partner Rolan Marco Garcia, Embiggen Partner & Head of Innovation Consulting Jimbo Reverente, and the rest of the Embiggen team joined the fellows.
“By bringing in innovators from various industries and organizations, the EILF program is one of the only places that Philippine-based innovators can learn from each other while simultaneously getting guidance from the region’s leading innovation experts who will be managing the program,” added Garcia.
Over the next 9 weeks, fellows will cover a wide range of topics such as innovation intent and strategy, design thinking and ideation, lean startup and rapid experimentation, agile innovation and execution, technology trends and disruption, and open innovation and collaboration.
They will also cover innovation finance and resource allocation, innovation metrics and measurement, organizational culture and change management, leadership and stakeholder management, and innovation impact and sustainability.
The Embiggen team custom-made this curriculum to ensure fellows develop crucial skills that will enable them to successfully lead their organization’s innovation initiatives, promote collaboration, understand design thinking principles and ideation techniques, and apply agile and lean startup methodologies.
About The Embiggen Innovation Leaders Fellowship Program
The Embiggen Innovation Leaders Fellowship is a 9-week program that supercharges the careers of professionals, innovators, and aspiring Chief Innovation Officers by providing them with a collaborative space to hone their innovation skills.
Led by the region’s forefront innovation experts, fellows are taken in-depth into the world of innovation. Fellows learn the best innovation practices, tools, and methodologies that’ll allow them to successfully lead their company’s innovation projects and initiatives.
By covering a wide range of topics, from strategy and design thinking to agile methodologies and open innovation, this fellowship will provide a holistic understanding of the innovation process – preparing aspiring Chief Innovation Officers to navigate the complexities of corporate innovation.
Embiggen Innovation Institute: Building The Innovation Capability Of Tomorrow’s Innovators
The Embiggen Innovation Institute (EII) is Embiggen’s innovation learning arm that is making world-class innovation training and education more accessible to Filipinos.
It is the go-to firm for innovation culture development and capability building for top organizations in the Southeast Asian region country. EII and its team have built the innovation capability of over 20 organizations and have trained over 1,000 innovators in innovation and innovation management.
It is the exclusive certified training partner in the Philippines of the Global Innovation Management Institute (GIMI), the worldwide innovation standard certification board based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A. GIMI has trained over 15,000 innovators including those from Fortune 500 companies.
EII is also a partner of the prestigious Asian Institute of Management (AIM). Together, they co-designed and co-deliver the first corporate innovation and digital leadership executive education program in the Philippines, the Post Graduate Diploma in Corporate Innovation & Digital Leadership.
Learn more about the work that EII does here.
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