Applied Innovation Awareness (Credit Bearing to Graduate Certificate in Applied Innovation)


You are reading this because you have heard about how innovation-driven organizations such as Instagram, Google and Grab have succeeded in disrupting the markets through technology and you want to be part of transforming your organization or be transformed yourself to embark on preparing yourself to be innovation ready. You understand that innovation is vital in the future workplace because it gives companies an edge in penetrating markets faster and provides a better connection to developing markets, which can lead to bigger opportunities.  

Start here to develop the knowledge and acumen to appreciate the importance of innovation and knowing what undermines innovation efforts is crucial as it forms the basis for effective deployment of innovation in an organization. 


Run 1: 4-6 Apr 2019 [CLOSED THANK YOU!] 

Run 2: 6-8 Jun 2019 [NOW OPEN FOR REGISTRATION!] 


How you scope your company’s innovation process and indeed your own journey often tend to be the most daunting task. Understand the role of innovation in the era where disruption is the new norm. You will appreciate the building blocks of the innovation process and how to transform your organization to be ‘innovation ready’. Participants will also learn the key components of an innovation management system and will be able to define your ‘innovation buckets’ to prioritize resources to support these endeavours. How innovation can support corporate strategies and the ability for governance mechanisms to shepherd innovation project will be explored and explained. 

Next Course Starts On04 Apr 2019 (Thu) See Full Schedule
Fee SGD1712.00* (as low as SGD193.60* after maximum funding) Learn more

2 weekday evenings (7pm to 10.30pm) and a Saturday (9am to 6pm)

Learning Objectives

In this course, the following topics will addressed as part of determining whether an organization is innovation ready before implementation:-

•          Key components of an Innovation Management System
•          Defining your “innovation buckets” (core vs. breakthrough innovations)
•          Linking innovation efforts to selected strategic opportunity areas
•          Governance mechanisms to effectively shepherd innovation projects
•          How to step up your game in a new digital VUCA world

Work towards a bigger goal

This module is part of:

Graduate Certificate in Applied Innovation

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Who Should Attend

In-house innovation teams, business owners, business development executives, strategic planning groups and/or any individuals who seeks to enhance innovation in their business or to create and/or improve the nexus for innovation centres within their organisations. Individuals who want to understand innovation and develop implementation and actionable plans for their organizations.



An assessment will be conducted at the end of the course.


Upon meeting the minimum attendance requirement and passing the assessment, participants will receive an Electronic Transcript Letter.

Upon completion of the other 8 relevant modules, participants will receive the Graduate Certificate Of Applied Innovation.

**Terms & Conditions Apply**

Learning Activities

Instructional Methods and Learning Activities

Lectures, Discussions, Case Studies

Fees and Funding

Full Fees (Foreigners. i.e. non-Singaporean Citizens and non-Permanent Residents)
S$1,712 (after GST) for non-Singapore Citizens and non-Permanent Residents.

SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) Funding:

A) Self-Sponsored Individual
•    S$193.60 (Singapore Citizens above 40 years old) after SSG Mid Career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES) Funding (Up to 90% course fee subsidy);
•    S$513.60 (Singapore Citizen below 40 years old and PRs) after SSG Funding (Up to 70% course fee subsidy);
•    S$113.60 (Singaporeans on Workfare Training Support Scheme) after SSG Workfare Training Support Scheme (WTS) Funding (Up to 95% course fee subsidy).

SkillsFuture Credit
Self sponsored Singapore Citizens aged 25 and above may use their SkillsFuture Credit (up to S$500) to further defray part of the subsidised course fee. Please click User Guide in the Skillsfuture Credit website to find out how to submit your claim.  As courses in this professional certificate have been modularised, participants will need to identify which course to apply credits for 

SkillsFuture Credit claims may be submitted by logging in via
SkillsFuture Course Code*: CRS-N-0048735
SkillsFuture Course Name*: Applied Innovation Awareness
* Important Note: Participants claiming SkillsFuture credits should locate the course in Training Exchange using the Course Code/Name

B) SME Company Sponsored Individual (Enhanced Training Support for SMEs - "ETSS")
•    S$193.60 (Singapore Citizen/PR) (Up to 90% course fee subsidy)

Note: Companies which meet all of the following criteria can qualify for the Enhanced Training Support under the SME scheme:
           i. Company must be registered or incorporated in Singapore;
           ii. Employment size (at group level) of not more than 200; OR Annual sales turnover (at group level) of not more than S$100 million; and
           iii. At least 30% local shareholding being held by Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents.

Absentee Payroll
Companies who sponsor their employees for the course may apply for Absentee Payroll via the SkillsConnect system. For more information, please visit SkillsConnect.

C) Non-SME Company Sponsored Individual

•    S$193.60 (Singapore Citizens above 40 years old) after SSG (Mid Career Enhanced Subsidy) MCES Funding (Up to 90% course fee subsidy);
•    S$513.60 (Singapore Citizen below 40 years old and PRs) after SSG Funding (Up to 70% course fee subsidy);
•    S$113.60 (Singaporeans on Workfare Training Support Scheme) after SSG (Workfare Training Support Scheme) WTS Funding (Up to 95% course fee subsidy).

Absentee Payroll
Companies who sponsor their employees for the course may apply for Absentee Payroll via the SkillsConnect system. For more information, please visit SkillsConnect.


Start Date(s)
Intake Information

Run 1: 4 Apr 2019 (Thu),[CLOSED THANK YOU!]

            5 Apr 2019 (Fri),

            6 Apr 2019 (Sat)

Run 1: 6 Jun 2019 (Thu),[OPEN FOR REGISTRATION!]

            7 Jun 2019 (Fri),

            8 Jun 2019 (Sat)

Note : This module is conducted over 2 weekday evenings (7pm to 10.30pm) and a Saturday (9am to 6pm).

Speaker/Trainer Bio

Dr Michael Netzley

Michael’s international career has spanned entrepreneurship, management consulting, and business school faculty.  A multi-award-winning facilitator and writer, his work focuses on: 

►Founding a start-up called Extend My Runway which operates at the intersection of neuroscience and artificial intelligence (AI)

►Leadership andcommunication, persuasion, and digital networks (especially open innovation)

►Cognitive neuroscience of high performance— for aging workforces and societies

►Personality assessment, dark-side traits,and developmentalcoaching(i.e., better manage complexity)

Currently Michael is the founder of Extend My Runway, a cognitive neuroscience start-up that enables aging professionals to excel through their 60s, 70s, and even 80s. Faced with a 100-year life, people increasingly choose to work past traditional retirement age. Companies, however, are typically organized for a younger workforce, and thus firms must retool to serve aging professionals.  Extend My Runway enables that transition, at a personal and organizational level, by translating best-in-class neuroscientific research into practical solutions that measurably improve cognitive performance and add more life to your years.

Previously Michael has worked in leadership consulting with Heidrick & Struggles, served as Academic Director of SMU Executive Development, and held faculty positions at Singapore Management University and the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management.  He has also held visiting faculty positions in Argentina, Finland, Germany, Japan and Slovenia. 

For his efforts, Michael has been honoured with the Champion’s Award from the Centra land Eastern European Management Association for innovative learning approaches, and also the Best Case Award in entrepreneurship from EFMD – The Management Development Network.  His work with early adoption of 2.0 technologies in learning has been featured in the New York Timesand also MIT’s Technology Review.

Michael has personally facilitated sessions for more than 10,000 executives from firms such asMerck KGaA, GSK, Credit Suisse, BNP Paribas, UBS, HSBC, Unilever, IBM, 3M, DB Schenker, Samsung, Singapore Airlines, Text 100, UOB,, SingHealth, NTUC Enterprises, Singapore Power, and Singapore’s MFA, CPF, MoE, and MAS.

Michael lived in Singapore since 2002 and in his spare time is writing a book about the future of executive development and training for his first triathalon. 

Additional Details


  • Good Bachelor's Degree
  • Diploma Holders with at least 3 years of working experience


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