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Certificate of Professionalism in Innovation Practice

Scottish Institute of Innovation and Knowledge Exchange @ The City of Glasgow College

Wednesday, 27 June 2018 at 09:00 - Thursday, 28 June 2018 at 17:00 (BST)

Certificate of Professionalism in Innovation Practice

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"Innovation is the only way to power growth."

Successful organisations know the importance of innovation, and how to use it to drive growth in value. And not just technical innovation, but business model, process and people innovation too. Aligning these innovation areas to the business strategy is critical. That is why innovation requires structure and systematic engagement at all levels in an organisation.

The Institute of Innovation and Knowledge Exchange (IKE) offers two Certified Courses to develop your innovation capability. These courses have been delivered across the world to thousands of participants, and they are regarded by many companies as compulsory for anyone undertaking innovation.

For individuals from any industry who wish to become innovation practitioners, who able to deploy creative problem-solving techniques, engender a culture of innovation and create strategies for developing sustainable innovation pipelines in their businesses. 
  • practical innovation tools and techniques to create business agility and responsiveness
  • processes to structure innovation to ensure consistency and sustainability
  • models to understand the business eco-system and where, when, what and how to innovate ways to enhance creativity and create a culture of innovation

Please feel free to register your interest for this course for a one day masterclass and more information can be found at 


The Faculty

Prof Sa’ad Sam Medhat PhD MPhil CEng FIET FCIM FCMI FRSA FIKE FIoD

Professor Medhat is Chief Executive of the Institute of Innovation and Knowledge Exchange where he helps businesses and academic institutions develop effective strategies for growth. Medhat is a Trustee of the STEM Foundation, a Visiting Professor to University of Suffolk, a Visiting Professor to the University of St Mark & St John, a serial entrepreneur, a business innovator, and an inventor with patents and extensive publications and books worldwide. Medhat sits on the boards of a number of international companies and colleges. He has worked in business, education and policy and has a unique perspective on what makes an organisation really innovative.

Medhat has an established reputation for driving forward ideas and making things happen. Former roles include Vice President of NASDAQ technology company, IBM Professor of Concurrent Engineering, Intergraph Professor of Electronic Design Automation, founding Principal & Chief Executive of the University of Dubai, Director of the Engineering and Technology Board, Governor of Activate Learning (a group of colleges in Oxfordshire and Berkshire). He holds a PhD and Master degrees in engineering and technology and is a fellow of a number of royal chartered professional institutions in technology, management and marketing.

Medhat will be supported by members of the innovation faculty in the delivery of this programme.

Douglas Morrison - Scottish Institute Director 

Douglas is an experienced educator with a demonstrated history of working in the further and higher education sector. His areas of interest include STEM, innovation, digital disruption, educational policy, technology enhanced learning and gender equality issues. He is currently the STEM and Innovation Lead at City of Glasgow College having previously acted as the College's Industry Academy Head for STEM. Douglas holds a Masters Degree in Educational Technology and is a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) candidate researching gender, habitus and games based learning at the University of Strathclyde. He is a Fellow of Institute for Innovation and Knowledge Exchange (FIKE), Scottish Director of the Institute of Innovation and Knowledge Exchange and co-founder of UNITE GLOBAL, a charitable organisation designing assistive aids for disabled children and victims of humanitarian disasters. Douglas is a member of the Board of Management at Glasgow City of Science and Innovation, an associate staff member at the Universities of Stirling and Dundee and has recently been appointed to the Core Skills Development Team at the National Manufacturing Institute for Scotland. He also holds advisory positions at the Royal Society of Edinburgh (gender), Scottish Funding Council (gender) and Skills Development Scotland (gender).


IKE’s work is guided by the Innovation Council, which brings together over forty c-suite executives representing different economic sectors.


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City of Glasgow College - City Campus
190 Cathedral Street
G4 0RF Glasgow
United Kingdom

Wednesday, 27 June 2018 at 09:00 - Thursday, 28 June 2018 at 17:00 (BST)

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Scottish Institute of Innovation and Knowledge Exchange @ The City of Glasgow College

The City of Glasgow College has been appointed the Scottish branch of the Institute of Innovation and Knowledge Exchange.   We maintain a commitment to Let Learning Flourish through the inspiration, excellence, and innovation of our sector-leading learning and teaching methods, and world class facilities. Our unique Industry Academy model channels our curriculum and staff expertise, which, enhanced by our collaborations with industry partners, matches the skills of students with the needs of employers. As a result our students graduate with industry-relevant skills and highly valuable qualifications, sought after by industry. The College’s twin site Super College campus became fully operational in 2016, and represents a £228 million investment in tertiary education for Glasgow, Scotland, and beyond. This is the single largest college development in Europe, meticulously designed to offer state of the art facilities and superb opportunities to our students.

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