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 industrial 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.
individual Idea Zone contribution (0%); team value proposition (20%); team proof of concept /research report (35%); team innovation pitch and business proposal presented in person at semifinals (35%); individual assessment of teamwork skills and reflections (10%)
Completion of at least 48 credit points with a minimum credit average (65%)Prohibitions
BUSS6509 or BUSS6510