Seminar on innovation and the dynamics of the markets at Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya

by Jörgen Eriksson on May 24, 2013

UPCToday I enjoyed doing a a seminar for the Executive MBI students at the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC) in Barcelona. The class was sharp and very eager to ask questions and get to know more.

The Master’s in Business Innovation (MBI) at the UPC is an executive education over 14 months designed to provide professionals with the tools they need to manage the growth of a business based on innovation and entrepreneurial capacity. Most of the students come from Spain and Latin America.

The MBI at UPC is unique for being run in collaboration with the innovation consultancy, Innopro Consulting SL, headed by Miquel Barcelo and Josep Ros and involving participation of business professionals and leading company directors from around the world.

Below is the presentation which I used in the seminar.

About Jörgen Eriksson :

Jörgen Eriksson is the founder of Bearing and is the Chairman of the firm since it was created. He has successfully expanded Bearing into covering projects on four continents. He is also Adjunct Professor of Innovation Management at the International University of Monaco and at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya in Barcelona and he is an active member of the Founders Alliance organisation.

Working with consulting engagements across Bearings practices, he has over the past fifteen years participated in and supervised a large number of client projects, from innovation system development and place development and branding, to merger and acquisition assignments and leading edge research and business development activities for key clients.

His new book, Branding for Hooligans, will be published in 2015. It is about how innovation and branding are key survival factors in our modern times of hyper competitive markets.

Prior to Bearing, he was Director of Europe, Middle East, and Africa for Trema Treasury Management, a technology and consulting services provider, supplying financial software solutions for the global financial industry, Clients included The European Central Bank, Citibank, SEB, South African reserve Bank, Deutsche Bank, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), as well as many other large financial institutions and Fortune 500 companies.

Early in his career Eriksson was educated at the Stockholm School of Economics, where he studied economics, financial economics and philosophy. He then worked in Scandinavian investment banks and also for the Swedish Institute of National Defense Research.

You can contact Jörgen on e-mail jorgen.eriksson@bearing-consulting.com, connect on LinkedIn on http://fr.linkedin.com/pub/jörgen-eriksson/0/38/8a0/ and follow him on twitter on joreri508.

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