Technopreneurship Minor Programme Briefing. NUS Entrepreneurship Centre. Objectives of the Minor. Encourage and develop the technopreneurship potential of our undergraduate from the various faculties Enhance our graduates’ contributions to the
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NUS Entrepreneurship Centre
Students are required to read 6 of the listed modules in order to receive a Minor in Technopreneurship
At most 2 of the following 3 modules which are available at the respective faculties
Special emphasis on the marketing of new, innovative products and services
Emphasis on market research methods, marketing strategies, pricing analysis and promotional techniques that are particularly useful for entrepreneurial settings
Innovative use of the internet and non-conventional techniques such as “guerrilla” marketingWhat the course is about
Received an MBA from the National University of Singapore and A member of The Chartered Institute of Marketing in the United Kingdom
Mr Ng is the founder and CEO of Greater China Consult
He was the Area Vice President (Asia Pacific) of Schwan Stabilo. Prior to working with Schwan Stabilo for the last 8 years, he spent 10 years in the high technology industry as Managing Director for Control Data Corporation (CDC) and Seagate TechnologyAbout the lecturer
Introduce to the importance of technological innovation
Expose to the challenges in technological innovation
Examine technological innovation within existing organizations as well as through new start-upsWhat the course is about
Graduated from the National University of Singapore with First Class Honours in B. Eng (Electrical) and received an Ph.D., Management of Technological Innovation and Entrepreneurship from Massachusetts Institute of Technology
He was a Consultant at Booz-Allen & Hamilton (1991-1993)
Fall 2001: Visiting Assistant Professor, MIT Sloan School
1995-2000: Teaching Assistant for several coursesAbout the lecturer
BEng (Hons), NUS and MBA (Banking & Finance), NTU
More than 12 years of working experience in the IT industry
Worked as senior Business Development Manager and Solution Architect with leading global IT solutions provider
Worked as Technical Account Manager with listed leading US enterprise content management software company.
Played advisory role in Trade Development Board (now known as IE Singapore) to promote bilateral trade and investment between Singapore and Greater China in the technology sectorAbout the lecturer
Senior Visiting Fellow in Faculty of Engineering
More that 25 years track record as senior line manager/director for R&D, new product development and business management for MNCs and small companies in Europe, USA and Japan. Activities include aircraft engines, power stations, telecoms & IT automotive, industrial & residential products, postal automation, mechanical handling and inkjet printing.
5 year consultancy experience in business process re-engineering – including set up of new product development association for industry in the UK in collaboration with UK Dept. of Trade & Industry
6 years teaching experience at NUS on technopreneurship subjects at undergraduate and post graduate level, and also 1 semester as adjunct consultant at Cambridge University.About the lecturer
Understanding the nature of successful products and portfolios
Awareness of the roles of various functions in creating a new product ( for example marketing, industrial design, engineering, and production)What the course is about
B.Eng (Electrical) with Upper Honours from NUS, and MBA from Nanyang Business School, NTU.
General Manager of InfoWave Pte Ltd, a joint-venture company of Singapore Technologies Electronics, Trek 2000 and Melodeon. He is also Chairman and Chief Incubator at Incubators@Work!, a $20 million Hi-Tech Intrapreneurship Venture Fund of Singapore Technologies.About the lecturer
Help students understand the process, challenges, risks and rewards of starting up a new business
Equip them with the tools required to start their own business
Improve their chances of successfully starting their own business
Develop entrepreneurial skills which can be used in any business environment - from start-up to corporate
Graduated from the Annenberg School, University of Pennsylvania with a BAs in Communications and received an MBA from The Wharton School
Co-manages the private equity business of Parallax Capital Management
Prior to joining Parallax, Mr. Abrams managed information technology at J.P.Morgan for 13 years
From 1997 to 1999, he was Global Markets Head of Internet Marketing.
From 1991 to 1997, he was VP and Manager of Investment Banking Technology (IB)About the lecturer
Learn and refine relevant consulting techniques
Develop decision making and leadership skills
Obtain in-dept knowledge about the management of start-ups or new business development units of more established organizations
Develop oral and written business communications skills
Build relationship and network contacts
Was a Vice President/ Director with Ernst & Young Consultants for 13 years, specializing in strategy development, supply chain and channel marketing management as well as business process redesignAbout the lecturer
Consulted and conducted training programs for senior executives at various universities (such as Tsinghua), industry associations (such as China Grouping Company Promotion Association) and some state-owned Enterprises in ChinaAbout the lecturer
With the implementation of the Centralised On-Line Registration System (CORS), students who wish to take the Minor in Technopreneurship will have to bid for our TR modules on-line.
Students need not fill in any application form. Please refer to the CORS website at http://www.nus.edu.sg/cors/ for more details on the bidding system.
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