ASB MBA Students
- Hones Entrepreneurial Skills
- Provides creative space and advisory for designing and prototyping products as well as starting ventures
- Brings innovative thinking into the workplace
- Prepares employees for disruption in business
For Youth & Company Partners
- Innovation and Intrapreneur* mentorship
- Nurtures entrepreneurial ecosystems at grassroots
* Intrapreneurship (n) 1. Successful adaptation of entrepreneurial attitudes and strategies inside of a bureaucratic organization. 2. Implementation of start-up practices within a large organization, producing valued innovation.
The IEC programs have been developed based on the research performed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) by Professor Rajesh Nair. They are designed to spark creativity, nurture innovative mindsets and enhance exposure to disruptive technologies based on the following principles:
A dynamic pedagogical approach in which learners gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period of time to respond to authentic, engaging, and complex questions, problems, or challenges.
Merging theory and practice, staying true to ASB’s focus on Action Learning which refers to a “learning by doing” approach.
Enabling a small, diverse, and agile group of people or organizations (often times not having worked before) to effectively work together to complete a task or achieve a goal.
FabLabKL, is ASB’s makerspace managed by IEC. FabLabKL provides the creative space, cutting-edge technology and equipment, training and technical guidance for ASB students and the larger community to make, invent, and fabricate their ideas into prototypes and viable products.
- MakerFest & TinkerFest
- Introduction to creativity and hands-on team experience in ideation
- 2-3 day workshop focused on design
- From children to working professionals
- Human-centric approach to problematic identification
- Solution development through design thinking methodologies
- Skills in identifying opportunities
- Value creation
- Defining strategies for execution and commercialization