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Bye bye NUS

Friday, April 18th, 2014

last days of my visit at NUS bschool this year: warm welcome, fruitful meetings, great workshops, interests in BMGEN, …  Thanks Thompson, Poh Kam, Chang Chieh, Luda, Dorothy … marvellous stay!

Business model innovation at INSEAD

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

invited by Serguei Netessine (web), at INSEAD, on business model innovation and BMGEN.

Serguei is soon publishing a book on his recent research interest. In “The Risk-Driven Business Model”, Karan Girotra and Serguei Netessine introduce a toolkit to help innovators better conceive the disruptive business models that create wealth and revolutionize industries.


Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

meeting at the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), invited by Kian Teik BEH, International Director for Europe - fan of BMGEN (having already participated to a BMGEN workshop in Berlin), with Sze Ling, Lim, Deputy Director, and Kwee Eng Thien, Managing Director

“EDB’s ‘Home’ strategy articulates how we are positioning Singapore for the future. It is about extending Singapore’s value proposition to businesses not just to help them improve their bottom line, but also to help them grow their top line through establishing and deepening strategic activities in Singapore to drive their business, innovation and talent objectives in Asia and globally (more)

BMGEN at SMU bschool

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

meeting with Ted Tschang and Rick Smith, at SMU b-school (web), about the new capstone course they are preparing on business model design, based on BMGEN  … 1′000 students per year: 25 cohorts of 40 students!

Innovfest by NUS

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

InnovFest conference with keynotes, meet ups, exhibition and awards, organised by NUS Enterprise, invited by Prof. Poh Kam Wong

InnovFest convenes leading thought-leaders, groundbreaking companies and emerging technologies to provide a holistic and comprehensive glimpse of the innovation & enterprise landscape in Asia. (more). 4 themes this year: Urbanisation & Future Cities, Aging & the Silver Industry, Technologies Enabling Education, and Bottom-of-Pyramid Technologies

Winning Pirate3D team

Several awards have been given during the gala diner to recognise leading innovators and promising start-ups; the winner of Promising NUS start-up award was Pirate3D (see previous post here).


Monday, April 14th, 2014

presenting BMGEN and related development at the Singapore A*Star ETPL, invited by Kaspar Chong, Vice-President, with other Senior and Executive Vice Presidents

“ETPL is the technology transfer arm of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) in Singapore. Our charter is to support A*STAR in delivering economic growth to Singapore through commercializing promising technologies from its research institutes (more)

The ETPL team already uses BMGEN in its product conceptualisation, design thinking and business model design processes …

BMGEN story

Friday, April 11th, 2014

a short visual evolution of BMGEN

IS research at NUS

Friday, April 11th, 2014

fruitful meeting Hock-Hai Teo (web), head of the department of IS at the School of Computing, NUS

“Established in conjunction with NUS School of Computing, Department of Information Systems is internationally renowned for being the home to 25 faculty members who are serving on editorial boards of major journals and program committees of major conferences in the field. Besides its doctoral and masters programs, the Department also offers undergraduate programs with majors in information systems, electronic commerce, and business analytics (in cooperation with the B-school). Its strong link with the industry can be seen from its leadership roles in the Strategic Technology Management Institute and the Centre for Health Informatics.

NUS TechLaunch & Frugal Innovation Lab

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

invited to Take-off! by Luda Kopeikina and Prof. Hang Chang Chieh, director of the Institute of Engineering Leadership (IEL). Luda managed the TechLaunch program and the Frugal Innovation Lab, both initiatives having adopted the BM canvas in their program.

“TechLaunch aims at matching inventors, MBAs and PhD-level researchers into start-up teams. TechLaunch guides these teams though a process of validating the pre-selected NUS technologies’ market value and money-making potential (more).

Frugal Innovation Lab assembles cross-disciplinery teams of NUS students for 13 weeks to solve real world problems. Teams must design and prototype solutions for validated emerging market challenges. (more)

Nice talks by EcoBind (non-toxic battery binder), SeeRebro (portable monitoring device of hematoma), SKINetrate (skin-penetration testing device), VersaTile (robot for tiling floors), TransVerter (micro-inverter for solar panels), and NeumoSol (test kits for detecting pneumonia)

Theory in SCM

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

seminar at DS department and fruitful discussion with by Prof. Prakas Singh, University of Melbourne, on the “State of theory in SCM: a response to Williamson’s criticisms”. Prakas is also the co-author of the well-known text book “Operations Management: An Integrated Approach” (web)

“The Nobel Laureate Oliver Williamson has been highly critical of the state of theory in the supply chain management field. In essence, Williamson considers the state of theory to be poor and suggests that this has the potential to affect the field’s development into an academic discipline worthy of serious scholarship. In this seminar, I will outline the nature of each of his criticisms. I will then provide a response to these criticisms by drawing upon research, including my own, to accept or refute Williamson’s criticisms. I will also draw upon some frameworks from the philosophy of science discipline to place the state of theory in the supply chain management field in a broader philosophical context, and provide some thoughts on what should be done to rectify the problems that seem to exist. (more)