Corporates and Communities Programs

Corporates and Communities Programs

The Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center (IEC) works with a wide variety of corporate, government, and non-profit clients. We stimulate entrepreneurial thinking throughout your school, organization or jurisdiction by providing your stakeholders with the tools and confidence to innovate. We believe innovation leads to better economic and social outcomes for everyone, which is why we are on a mission to create 1,000,000 entrepreneurs in 10 years.

Innovation and Entrepreneurship in ASB Corporates and Communities

At ASB, innovation and entrepreneurship are part of our DNA. We love sharing our expertise with those interested in discovering the endless possibilities of innovation when facing the challenges of today’s ever-changing world.

We work with corporate clients across all sectors. Corporations and government institutions engage with us through a dynamic process to introduce innovation and entrepreneurship into their repertoire to tackle new challenges.

We help our corporate clients apply innovation and entrepreneurship in their organizations through several frameworks designed by our faculty through research done at ASB and MIT. Some of our programs include:

Corporate Innovation Program

Innovation Intervention

The IEC runs a 4-day Innovation Intervention for corporate clients. Participants are taught innovative ways to understand problems and learn useful tools to solve problems that can make a transformational impact on their businesses.

Participants form groups, ideate, build, and pitch a physical product to the class. They try their hand at solving real-world problems and learn how to apply the same techniques in their work, all within the 4-day program.

The Innovation Intervention program exposes participants to 21st century software, increasing their confidence in solving any challenges they might face in their daily work.

Community Development

In addition to corporate programs that cater to employees and their dependents, ASB also works with Corporate CSR, Governments, and Multilateral Organizations to uplift and rejuvenate underserved communities.

TinkerFest

The IEC hosts a 2-day TinkerFest to introduce innovation and entrepreneurial thinking to the children of employees or partners from a young age. The program gives them a head start in developing critical problem-solving skills.

We expose children between 10 and 16 years old to 21st century software such as SketchUp and Arduino. Working in teams, they will ideate, build, and pitch a physical product through a fun-filled weekend.

Not only do students get first-hand experience with 3D printing and coding, they also gain the confidence to consider themselves “makers,” prepared to take on interesting challenges in the future.

Zero2Maker Ecosytem Development Program

ASB works with governments and non-government institutions to inject innovation and entrepreneurship into dated education curriculums. We bring current and relevant skills to middle school students because we believe that developing an innovative mindset starts from a young age.

Through a 6-month program, we expose students to problem solving and making, communication and teamwork, and 21st century skills such as 3D printing and coding, giving them an edge in navigating their careers in the 4th Industrial Revolution and beyond.

Zero2Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Development Program

ASB partners with organizations across sectors to cultivate innovative and entrepreneurial environments in the communities that need them most.

Through this 6-month program, we support our clients in identifying target communities where entrepreneurial activities can increase problem-solving and critical thinking skills as well as build innovative and collaborative environments, uplifting career and livelihood outlooks.

Participants are put in teams and taken through an intense first exposure to the process of innovation, product design, problem solving and business modelling. Each team will be assigned a mentor through ASB’s online mentorship platform. Teams are supported in the prototyping of products, validation of market desirability, and business viability, as well as the iteration and reiteration of business models and product designs.

The teams will be given an opportunity to pitch their business ideas for funding support at the end of the program through a business innovation challenge and exhibition.

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