Digital Products and Services – The Journey (DRS Course DLC147)

The Knowledge Center for Innovation at the Technion in collaboration with DigitalRosh initiated this program for a thorough and in-depth solution to managers and innovation leaders in organizations that need to develop products and services in the digital age under constant disruption. This is based on the most up-to-date research knowledge, and through leading academic experts and leading innovation managers in the Israeli industry.

Throughout the course, participants will acquire knowledge and tools, and will actively experience building a digital product/service, in light of the “journey of idea” model developed by Prof. Miriam Erez, the bride of the Israel Prize and founder of the Knowledge Center for Innovation at the Technion. Specifically, during the course, participants will become acquainted with current digital-technology trends; learn how to identify and target challenges; build a bank of ideas; evaluate, prioritize and promote ideas; build prototypes and attack critical assumptions; learn how to deal with resistance to change, and lead change in the organization.

The course is based on research done in the field of innovation, accompanying companies and organizations in the last 13 years, and the training of over 150 organizational innovation managers of various sectors. All, combined with components of digital taught as part of the Technion’s MBA programs.

The course “Digital Products and Services – The Journey” will be held using the LLL method (a combination of peer learning, theory, and practice) and is intended for anyone who is a leader in the organization and has the skills of entrepreneurship and innovation.

At the end of the course, participants will receive a certification. See more details on the DigitalRosh website (Hebrew).

13-Sep-2021: Teva BIO-MIX-2021 competition – a collaboration between DigitalRosh and Teva

On behalf of The National Forum for Bioinnovators by Teva, we are delighted to invite you to participate in the exciting annual BIO-MIX 2021 competition where five teams of BioInnovators will compete for first place with their impactful ventures. This event will take place virtually on September 13, 5-8 PM IL. This event is the culmination of a year-long training program designed to enhance the entrepreneurial skills of outstanding Ph.D. and PostDoc students – thank you for your support in the forum and in your students throughout the year!

Join us to witness as scientists-turned-entrepreneurs dare to innovate!

Register here.

i8 Focus – Digital Leadership

The Individual Challenge – Lead Change

  • Managers deal with the current; leaders deal with the future.
  • Digital leaders juggle both threats and opportunities – at scale.
  • Bottom line: enhance your digital leadership skills, both at the strategic and tactical levels.

i8 Approach – Leadership Development

Watch: Innovating innovating – Introduction

Prof. Yesha Sivan the founder and CEO of i8 ventures (https://i8v.wpengine.com) – a business platform focusing on “Innovating innovating.” He is also a visiting professor of innovation and venture at the Chinese University of Hong Kong Business School.

Sivan’s professional experience includes developing and deploying innovative solutions for corporate, hi-tech, government, and defense environments. He focuses on digital strategy (SVIT – Strategic Value of Innovation Technology), innovation and venture (employment black holes). In the spirit of this professional experience, he explains in this video, what “Innovating innovating” is.

Video: short intro to Innovating innovating

 

Text from the video:

When I reflect at what drives me, as well as what drives the world today, or perhaps at what should drive the world today, I can definitely say Innovation.

Innovation is more than just creativity or ideas; it is the realizations of these ideas into solutions that create value.

Value for all the stakeholders, Innovators, Their funders, the users of the innovation and society at large.

What makes the innovation age more interesting, both the positive and the negative-sense is the claim that innovation as a process is changing. Innovation will take more energy compared with other organizational functions. There will be more failures, it will be industrialized. There will be more suppliers of innovations and there will be more partners in the process of innovation. Leading innovation, whether you run a 5-person company or one hundred-thousand-person corporation will feel like, running a race car while re-designing the engine and replacing it, at the same time.

This is what we call Innovating Innovating.

What has been innovation in the 20th century is evolving. We need new kinds of innovation, new ways to fund innovation, new platforms for innovation, new government policies, and most importantly we need new and more innovation leaders.

That’s why we decided to focus our series “Innovating innovating” on individuals who had created innovations in the wrong field.

Join us on the journey of “Innovating innovating.”