The GIC iX Signature+ Program

Learn while you work — Innovate while you learn.
Innovation is the driver of growth and continued market relevance.
Don’t Outsource Your Innovation

We bring the power of a global network of thought leaders and practitioners to catalyze and develop your internal innovation capacity. We believe in empowering you to solve your existing challenges while simultaneously developing the tools critical to creating new products and services that enhance your organization, deliver market value and move society forward.

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SILICON VALLEY PERSPECTIVE

Leverage thirty years of experience in entrepreneurship education captured in a series of hundreds of short videos and exercises delivered by Stanford faculty and Silicon Valley luminaries.

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CROSS INDUSTRY EXPERTISE

Innovation is disrupting every major industry – we can help you transform yours. Our expertise spans all advanced technologies in every sector from Agriculture to Aerospace.

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COMPLETE CURRICULUM

Acquire a comprehensive understanding of how to design and launch a new venture, from concept formation and assessment, to business model design, marketing, product development, financial modeling, and investment structuring.

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GLOBAL INNOVATION NETWORK

Be part of a growing, integrated network of like-minded innovators that are building disruptive new businesses, launching new products within existing companies, or developing new initiatives within large organizations or governments.

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EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING

Gain hands-on experience via a team oriented, cohort-based program that surrounds participants with the best local mentors and speakers and is connected to a global network of innovation experts.

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INNOVATION BENCHMARKING

Conduct a series of assessments to highlight the internal organizational innovation capabilities and capacity. Use these measures to benchmark against global standards and participate in on-going reviews.

CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

Receive the Stanford Center for Professional Development’s Certificate of Completion for the Idea to Market Program (I2M). With options to continue to add programs and courses that fit the on-going organizational needs.

INNOVATOR IN RESIDENCE

INNOVATOR IN RESIDENCE

Send a select group of participants to spend time with researchers from the Stanford Center for Sustainable Development and Global Competitiveness and be immersed in Silicon Valley.

Program Timeline

MONTHS 1-2

PROGRAM DESIGN,
LAUNCH AND ONBOARDING

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The 45-day onboarding process includes selecting participants and key stakeholders, defining the program agenda and objectives, reviewing critical success factors, and finding stakeholder alignment

Mapping organizational strategy to the innovation projects that will be supported

Project selection, team formation and program layout

Meeting the program and research teams, as well as selecting and introducing the GIC Global Innovation Network experts

Direction toward the development of a long-term innovation strategy, roadmap, and execution plan

Innovation capacity and capabilities assessment

MONTHS 3-5

PROFESSIONAL,
DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

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Custom delivery of a comprehensive innovation execution program based on the Idea to Market course licensed from the Stanford Center for Professional Development — a detailed walk-through of how to design and launch new ventures

Comprehensive 12-week GIC iX experiential learning program: online content, live workshops and guided project execution

Custom designed workshops delivered and managed by GIC’s global network of program instructors certified by SCPD

Receive the Stanford Center for Professional Development’s Certificate of Completion for the Idea to Market Program (I2M)

Access to mentors and judges from the Global Innovation Network for up to 8 project teams to drive the launch of their new ventures

MONTHS 6-12

MANAGED
INNOVATION PROGRAM

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The final step of the transformation takes the learning from the Professional Development Program and empowers internal teams to drive their projects toward execution with ongoing support from the GIC Global Innovation Network

One-year membership as a Strategic Affiliate of Stanford SDGC

Assessments, benchmarking, data management and collection, and research administration in collaboration with the Stanford SDGC research team

Ongoing access to the GIC Global Innovation Network for the duration of the program

Roadmap, execution pathway, and strategy guidance provided by GIC Global Innovation Ambassadors

Benchmarking and monthly check-ins for progress-based assessments and KPI alignment

Invitation to become an Innovator-in-Residence at Stanford’s SDGC research center for a select group of participants

Access to exclusive global innovation summits and workshops offered in partnership by GIC and Stanford SDGC

Exit assessment and innovation benchmarking

The People Behind the Course

GIC LEADERSHIP

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Kamran Elahian

Chairman and Founder

Global Innovation Catalyst

San Francisco, US

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JC Velten

Chief Maverick

Innovation Lab

San Francisco, US

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Igor Ovcharenko

Head of Programs

Global Innovation Catalyst

Kyiv, UA

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Marilynn Ahern

Chief of Staff

Global Innovation Catalyst

San Francisco, US

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Samir Mammadov

Head of Operations

Global Innovation Catalyst

Baku, AZ

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Justin Warren

Production Director

Cyperus Media

Petaluma, US

SCPD FACULTY

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Ray Levitt

Academic Director

SCPD Idea to Market Program

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Mike Lyons

Adjunct Professor

Stanford University, Management Science and Engineering

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Haim Mendelson

Professor

Stanford Graduate School of Business

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Pedram Mokrian

Adjunct Professor

Stanford University, Management Science and Engineering

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Lynda Kate Smith

Lecturer

Stanford University, Department of Engineering

INDUSTRY EXPERTS

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Joe Belfore

Corporate Vice President of Essential Products and Windows 10

Microsoft

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Gibson Biddle

Former VP Product Management/CPO

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Dave Blakely

Senior VP

Developing More Disruptors at Mach49

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Jim Castelaz

Founder and Former CEO

Motiv Power Systems

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Shannon DeJong

Founder and CEO

House of Who

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Paris de l’Etraz

Professor of Entrepreneurial Management

IE Business School

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Pete Karanikas

Co-Founder

Wave Crest

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Peter Kent

Consulting CFO

Insight Business Tools

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Jeff Kuhn

Administrative Partner and Co-Founder

FLG Partners

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Geoffrey Moore

Venture Partner

Wildcat Venture Partners

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Tom O’Malley

Founder and CEO

Currnt

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Mark Radcliffe

Sr. Partner

DLA Piper

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Ali Riaz

Founder and Chairman of the Board

Attvio/Adaptiiv/Newline Ventures

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Ashmeet Sidana

Founder and Chief Engineer

Engineering Capital

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Marc Tarpenning

Co-Founder

Tesla Motors

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Hillary Wicht

Executive Voice Coach

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Johnson Wu

Serial Entrepreneur

CERTIFIED PROGRAM INSTRUCTORS

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Alexey Baboshin

Managing Partner

ISLA

Moscow, RU

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Bernard Chiira

Director

GDI Hub Led
Innovate Now

Nairobi, KE

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Amal Dokhan

CEO

GEN Saudi

Riyadh, SA

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Keith Glendon

Founder

Lucid Coast

Marquette, US

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Laith Kassis

Co-Founder

Enter Ventures

Ramallah, PS

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Rashad Khanlarov

Director

Baku State Industry and Innovation Vocational Education Center

Baku, AZ

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Chris Koehs

Managing Director

World Pension Forum

Durban, ZA

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Linda Kwamboka

Director

MFarm Limited

Nairobi, KE

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Saleh Sani

Instructor

ADA School

Baku, AZ

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Zamir Shukhov

CEO & Partner

Global Venture Alliance

Moscow, RU

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Ozan Sonmez

Network Design
Senior Expert

UNDP

Istanbul, TR

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Igor Ovcharenko

Head of Programs

Global Innovation Catalyst

Kyiv, UA

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JC Velten

Chief Maverick

Innovation Lab

San Francisco, US

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Guillaume Bazouin

Head of Open Innovation & Startup Programs

Leonard

Paris, FR

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