Innovation, Transformation, Entrepreneurship programme testimonials
As a young engineer, I wanted to better understand how business works, and how a technology can be brought successfully to the market. We live in a world that has to change fast : sustainability and digitalisation are a must, but companies struggle to keep up. I strongly believe that the solution is the path of innovation and entrepreneurship. During the year, I develop various innovative projects for major companies, but I also learnt how to build a business plan for financing my ideas, how to pitch my vision and how to succeed in the market. Thanks to this Master, and to the engagement of Kedge in sustainable development, I now feel ready for creating my own start-up, and helping companies innovate.
The MSc Innovation, Transformation, Entrepreneurship was a revelation for me. Passionate about digital marketing and digital innovation, this MSc gave me all the professional skills and provided me with all the keys that enabled me to join a company in the LVMH group even before I graduated.
The major advantage of this course is not only the teaching by professionals in the field but also the dual vision of start-ups and large groups taught in each module.
During my year at the MSc ITE I had the chance to participate in various entrepreneurial projects, meet important players in the digitalisation of industries, join a community of committed women entrepreneurs: "The Wonders" and take part in a round table on gender parity in business in the presence of Minister Elisabeth Moreno. I am proud to have been a student of the first class of this MSc!
"Whatever you dream of doing, start it. Boldness has genius, power, magic." Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
"CEA's innovation-driven culture develops technologies that ensure industry’s competitiveness across multiple markets. With 20,000 multidisciplinary researchers it combines deep expertise and world-class pre-industrialization facilities to focus strategically on global challenges such the digital transformation, clean & safe energies, health & wellness, safety & security and Industry 4.0. CEA files 600 patent applications a year, supports 600 partnerships and launches more than 220 high-tech start-ups. Its annual turnover is €5.3 billion. CEA is identified by Reuters / Clarivate as Europe’s most innovative public research institution. KEDGE is a key partner to support CEA in this strategy."
The stakes for the coming years will be outstanding, because they will be both global and local, disruptive, environmental, collaborative, societal, etc. and the training of new managers who know how to handle all those paradigms simultaneously, then becomes essential to meet those challenges. In this context, we strongly believe that driving innovation and boosting entrepreneurs at the national and international levels are essential. Therefore, we support KEDGE’s initiative in launching this MSc degree. Developing relevant skills will enable young people to get an entrepreneurial spirit, both to create a start-up and to drive in-companies transformation and innovation projects.
The MSc in Innovation, Transformation and Entrepreneurship offers an original learning experience. The combination of “à la carte” digital learning for know-how skills and face-to-face learning for soft skills, integrated into a real in-company live case in a multidisciplinary context, seems to match new companies’ needs, on the one hand and students on the other.
Active in more than 110 countries through a network of 85 agencies around the world, the French Development Agency (AFD) assists stakeholders from all sectors towards the transitions necessary for the emergence of a more inclusive and sustainable world through shared growth. As such, we can see the need for the future leaders to integrate an agile and collaborative reflex-based behavior, as guarantors of innovations useful to overcome the upcoming challenges of our world.
The MSc in Innovation, Transformation and Entrepreneurship seems to match perfectly the market’s dynamics by offering students an active learning experience, inviting them to be players themselves in these transitions by integrating the significance of deploying new tools for build-in strategies mobilizing all company’s stakeholders, and by integrating the speed with which the environment is changing. Beyond technical skills offered in this programme, students will develop soft skills needed to be connected to their environment and reinvent more inclusive ways of doing business.
This programme aims to train managers able to drive innovative projects within companies with an intrapreneurial spirit, but also to create new businesses. We are convinced that mastering these skills will be an asset throughout their careers in order to promote the emergence of start-ups and the outreach of SMEs, ISEs and major companies at the national and international levels.
At Airbus Helicopters, we are leading a transformation process to do even better in our generating value activities. We are making use of the digital dimension as a genuine tool serving the company’s business lines in order to improve the customer relationship and the efficiency of our industrial processes. The aim is to co-build these changes, meaning to boost all stakeholders’ involvement, internally and externally. This digital transformation raises questions about skills, recruitment and in-house training. Faced with the challenge of a massive need for recruitment in the next 15 years of well-trained entrepreneurs, with strong initiative mindset and open to innovation-driven culture. In order to meet new challenges and build the future together, we support KEDGE’s initiative for this new Msc in Innovation, Digital Transformation and Entrepreneurship.