Through the perspectives of creativity, emerging technologies, and ethical leadership, the Technological Innovation and Leadership Programme critically engages with the present to explore and envision new possibilities and creations of societal value for the future.
The theme of this year’s programme is “Cultivating Innovation from Idea to Impact.” This programme focuses on technological innovation to benefit societies. From the lens of what it means ethically to be a leader in the 21st century, this programme fosters multidimensional leadership skills and interrogates key interdisciplinary issues around technological advancement from local and global perspectives.
Participants will live and study in University of Oxford colleges and work with leading figures in technological innovation across academia and industry. The programme includes visits to prominent research institutions and labs in London and Oxford and meeting with their directors and core team. The programme’s knowledge exchange seminars focus on group discussion and debate that fosters critical thinking, depth of analysis, and interdisciplinary research.
During the second week of the programme, students will participate in a Design Sprint that tackles the research question of “responding to the changing needs of societies, how can automation better lives in cities?” The design sprint is a five-day process, developed at Google Venture, for answering critical questions through design, prototyping, and testing ideas with experts. Students will test their prototype with a panel of advisers at the end of the programme.