Monday, August 27, 2012

IEM Shout Out - Half-day Workshop on the Source for Innovation (in conjunction with IEM Engineering Week 2012)

This is a shout out for IEM. The Chemical Engineering Technical Division will be organizing a 'Half-day Workshop on the Source for Innovation' on the 8th September, 2012 (Sat.) at Wisma IEM, PJ. The session is scheduled to start at 9 a.m. (registration at 8.30 a.m.) and end around 1 p.m. It will entitle the participant to 4 CPD/ PDP hours.

Innovate or Die. So it is said. But what is innovation and how do you innovate? What are the barriers to innovation and what are the key factors necessary to promote effective innovation? These are poignant questions which hold the key to unlocking our innovation capacity. After nearly a decade experimenting with the different approaches to teaching the art and science of innovation, the speaker believes that the key to unlocking your innovation capacity lies in your mindset. This workshop is designed with 3 objectives as follows.
  • Introduce participants to a definition of innovation as is commonly defined by most innovation practitioners;
  • Introduce participants to a framework for innovation based on Design Thinking and some of it underlying tools/ techniques; and
  • Review the underlying intent of design processes and how they are link to the source of innovation.
The speaker, Dr Edwin Chung Chin Yau is the Deputy Dean (Innovation and Enterprise) for the School of Engineering at Taylor’s University and the Head for Taylor’s Technology Innovation Centre. He holds Bachelor of Science majoring in Computer Science; a Bachelor of Engineering with first class honours majoring in Electrical & Computer Systems Engineering and a PhD from Monash University (Clayton). His academic research interest is in the area of asynchronous circuit design while his other intellectual research interests lies mainly in the art and science of innovation including the mental and organisational factors surrounding the learning and practise of innovation. He started his career in the semiconductor industry and has worked on various products design including a 3G baseband processor, a 32 bit microRISC controller core, an I/O control hub and a USB keyboard hub while he was with NEC Australia, Motorola Adelaide, Intel and Atmel respectively.

Placement is on a first-come, first-served basis. Register & pay online by 5th September to secure your seat! IEM members please remember to login first for exclusive member rates. Question? Ask here.

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