AIM and BGC Launch Fellowship Program To Build Ecosystem Of Innovators

Published · Friday, May 04, 2018 02:51 PM

The Asian Institute of Management (AIM), together with Bonifacio Global City (BGC), announced its pioneer Innovation Fellowship Program for start-up entrepreneurs, marketing professionals, business school students, and aspiring innovators.

Through the partnership, AIM and BGC will build an ecosystem of innovators, which will serve as a platform that will enable companies, entrepreneurs, and communities alike to respond in a quick and flexible way to environmental changes, as well as exercise collaboration to deliver greater impact and value-providing solutions to the current and future challenges of the city.

In the Fellowship Program, driven individuals will undergo a one-month transformational journey hinged on Formal, Social, and Experiential Learning, mentored by professors from AIM and subject matter experts from BGC. BGC will also provide live innovation cases for students, where they can take on challenges and see opportunities for growth and development.

BGC Innovation Scholars, wanted

Participants must have two to five years of working experience to qualify. Interested parties are encouraged to apply for the program by sending an email to the AIM x BGC Innovation Team at From the pool of applicants, the AIM Fellowship Innovation Committee and BGC will be choosing 50 BGC Innovation Scholars who will be entitled to a subsidized fee of PHP 38,000. The full program fee is at PHP 60,000.

Upon completion of the program, students will earn a Certificate of Complex Problem Solving, and become part of the AIM Alumni Network.

“We have designed a learning journey that aims to enable individuals and entities to discover new insights, learn proven frameworks, and establish a network built on the desire for growth and development. Students of this program will gain skills that will equip them to create innovative solutions to real time problems we experience today as a growing community. In turn, our partner, Bonifacio Global City, will benefit from a new culture of innovation,” said Associate Professor Richard Cruz, Head of School of Executive Education, Asian Institute of Management.

The first intake of the program will be on May 9 until June 2, 2018. Classes will be held at Clock In BGC Co-working Space, the perfect venue to house the innovators as it has a wonderful mix of work and play that promotes a culture of sharing, collaboration, and networking.

“With the rapid developments we are experiencing today, Bonifacio Global City wants to be prepared for the changes that come with it. We are committed to innovation, which is why we have partnered with AIM in this initiative. We believe in the talent of our citizens and we are looking forward to collaborating with our innovators,” said Christine Novera, Business Development Manager, Bonifacio Global City.

“Our cities are quickly developing and our communities are continuously growing. Along with this, we are experiencing unprecedented changes. This Fellowship Program developed by the AIM School of Executive Education encourages individuals to transform themselves into innovators and provide original solutions to the complex challenges we face today,” said Jikyeong Kang, President and Dean, Asian Institute of Management.

Through this ground-breaking program, AIM and BGC are on its way to building an ecosystem of innovators equipped with skills and mindsets needed to design creative solutions for tomorrow’s challenges.

About the Asian Institute of Management

The Asian Institute of Management (AIM) is the Asian pioneer in management education. Founded in 1968 by the Harvard Business School, along with leading academic institutions in the Philippines and prominent business leaders, AIM has been actively contributing to the meaningful growth of Asian enterprise and societies by developing professional, entrepreneurial, and socially responsible leaders and managers.

AIM offers postgraduate degree programs in business, entrepreneurship, data science, innovation, and development management as well as various short courses and certificate programs, which have helped some 43,000 alumni reach leadership positions worldwide. It is the first school in Southeast Asia to achieve accreditation from the US-based Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), which is founded on the world’s highest international education standards.

About Bonifacio Global City
Bonifacio Global City (BGC) is a 240-hectare world-class business and residential district developed by Fort Bonifacio Development Corporation (FBDC) in the heart of Taguig City. Founded in 1995, FBDC and its partners shaped BGC into a vibrant community that seamlessly blends green spaces and contemporary infrastructures. BGC is considered as the home of passionate minds.

Clock In aims to bring to the public a better equipped and more flexible co-working space that promotes a culture of sharing, collaboration, and networking among dynamic individuals. Clock In BGC branches (Bonifacio High Street and Bonifacio Technology Center) offer wide ample spaces for work and play, especially designed to fit the needs of game changers and visionaries of today.

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