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Executive education programme on business innovation launched in Kuwait

Kuwaiti private sector companies offered the opportunity to develop their innovation capabilities.

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Cambridge Judge Business School and the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) announced today the launch of the KFAS Innovation Challenge 2016. The challenge will begin this November in Kuwait and will conclude in May 2016 in Cambridge. The programme will see participants from 10 pre-selected private sector companies in Kuwait to focus on innovation and its impact on business.

“Innovation is vital to the success of private-sector companies in today’s global and local economies, so we are delighted to have partnered with KFAS to develop and deliver this unique programme,” said Dr Javier Marcos, Director of Custom Programmes at Cambridge Judge Business School Executive Education and Senior Teaching Faculty. “The program is designed to develop innovative strategies and mind-sets to help participants add real value through innovation. We envisage the Innovation Challenge will become a transformative experience for participants and their respective organisations.”

Dr Mohamed Salman, Director of Innovation & Enterprises at KFAS said: “We strongly believe in the importance of executive education and its role in enhancing business leaders’ expertise in management and leadership in particular through science, technology and innovation as it provides a wealth of knowledge, skills, and tools that facilitates further growth.”

The six-month programme includes workshop, teaching models, webinars, presentations, case studies and debates with Cambridge Judge Business School senior faculty. During the programme participants will learn about innovation theories and how to translate these principles into practice to benefit their organisations.

Project teams will embark on a “real-life” innovation journey that will embed innovation learning through practical application and will result in innovation initiatives that can add real value and impact to their companies.