SME Affiliates

SME Affiliates

Enterprising and growth focused Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) can chart their path to becoming a regional or global multinational enterprise by embracing Active Innovation Management (AIM) programme.

The AIM programme is designed to train key senior level executives of SMEs responsible for planning the growth strategy of their companies. They will acquire the necessary competencies in innovation opportunity identification & innovation management through the training.

AIM training will be organized in two phases.

The first phase will involve 5 days of training at the Singapore Management University (SMU) premises where the SME representative will be paired with assigned Innovation Catalyst & SMU student.

The first phase training is split into two segments – a three day training programme on Innovation Opportunity Identification Methodologies followed by a two day training programme on Innovation Management.

The second phase will place assigned Innovation Catalyst with the SME for a period of up to four months beginning the second half of April. The Innovation Catalyst will help design & implement an innovation management process working with the top management of the SME. The catalyst will also identify immediate innovation opportunities in consultations with the strategy/ planning team of the SME.

An SME can then consider applying for the TIP funding from Singapore for bringing to life the identified innovation opportunity.

Key Benefits

  • Training in Innovation and Innovation Management
  • Institutionalising an Innovation Process in your Company
  • Identifying one or two low hanging innovation opportunities



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