The NEXT Innovation program (previously Deloitte FASTRACK) is a globally recognised award-winning innovation program designed to give outstanding business and management students practical experience in business innovation. It has been built up and tested around a structured process specifically for developing a portfolio of market-tested 'business of tomorrow' concepts in a constrained timeframe. The program has been designed as an interactive, work integrated program featuring a mix of instructor presentation, applied reading content, practical application, market testing, assignment and presentation learning methods, supported by a purpose built innovation management system with collaborative social media features. The program allows students to work with Deloitte mentors and aims to replicate a corporate 'innovation community' among the students, corporate mentors, NEXT coordinators and additional participants. Further information and application process is outlined at http://sydney.edu.au/business/study/opportunities/next_innovation_program.
1.5hr introductory seminar, 2x 4hr workshops, 2-hour teleconference, anticipated 13 hours contact with an industry mentor, 3.5 hours semi-final and networking event and 11 hours of structured online activity.
Initial active concept / value proposition (10%), research / prototype report (15%), innovation pitch (3-5min video) + business plan appendix 6-slide PowerPoint (20%), in-person semi finals (10%), participation (20%), and reflection exercise (25%).
Completion of 48 credit points with a WAM of 65%Prohibitions
BUSS6509 or BUSS6510