ABOUT GENOVASI

 

Genovasi is a combination of the Malay words for ‘Generation’ and ‘Innovation’, capturing our mission to embed Design Thinking in all spectrums of society.

 

 

Generasi + Inovasi = Genovasi

 

OUR STORY


Genovasi Malaysia was launched on 1st August 2012 as a means to equip Malaysians with an innovation mindset using the Design Thinking (DT) methodology. Its initial implementation was aimed at enhancing public service delivery. Since then, our efforts have expanded to support the demand from the private sector who see the benefits of human-centred design strategies.

WHAT WE DO


Genovasi Malaysia Sdn Bhd is the holding company of Genovasi d.school Malaysia and Genovasi University College. Genovasi d.school Malaysia is a learning institute dedicated to the teaching of Design Thinking for professionals at all levels. Genovasi University College is a Design Thinking-dedicated institution of higher learning geared towards Industry 4.0 readiness.

Genovasi Malaysia initiated the Design Thinking Association of Malaysia (DTAM) with the main objectives to protect and promote the Design Thinking practice, and develop practitioners through DT-related activities and events.

OUR NETWORK


Genovasi Malaysia is the leading regional partner of the Hasso-Plattner-Institut School of Design Thinking (HPI D-School) at Potsdam University, Germany, and d-school at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Genovasi d.school Malaysia uses the same HPI D-School Design Thinking model and coaching methodology adapted to suit the local cultural context.

 

THE GENOVASI JOURNEY

 
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2018

The Coach Exchange Programme (CEP)

The first formal CEP was initiated with the coaches from Genovasi d.school Malaysia guiding participants through a class in HPI D-School. This coincided with the Global Design Thinking Week (GDTW), which focused on digital transformation. Over two weeks, they had the opportunity to present some of our home-grown success stories with the coaches in the network.

 

Genovasi d.school Malaysia in return welcomed two coaches from HPI D-School. They coached a session of the DTIA Fast Track programme and shared with the team, some of their research in Design Thinking. The experience was a great knowledge and cultural exchange for all parties involved.

2017

Genovasi 5 Years On…

We celebrated our 5th anniversary attended by 300 thought leaders and alumni, where the Prime Minister announced our Design Thinking programmes in Bahasa Malaysia and Mandarin, the first of its kind in the world. He also announced that Sarawak will be the first state in Malaysia to embrace Design Thinking in their state civil service, and pledged to send more government officers to attend our programmes as part of the Design Thinking Embedment Programme (DTEP).

Founding member of the Global Design Thinking Association (GDTA)

Genovasi Malaysia is a founding member of the Global Design Thinking Association (GDTA) to maintain global standards in Design Thinking training and practice. GDTA members include those from Germany, China, South Africa, UK, and USA. The Coach Exchange Programme (CEP) was formalised under the GDTA to foster cross-cultural exchange and further enhance coaching practices.

Launch of Genovasi University College (GUC)

Genovasi University College is a Design Thinking-dedicated institution of higher learning geared towards Industry 4.0 readiness.

2016

Launch of Design Thinking Association of Malaysia (DTAM)

DTAM was launched to protect, promote, and professionalise the DT practice.

2015

Partnership with Singularity University for the Global Impact Competition

2014

Top 10 most inspiring offices in Malaysia by Star Properties

2013

First batch of Innovation Ambassadors

Genovasi d.school graduated its first class under what is now known as the Design Thinking Innovation Ambassador (DTIA) programme.

2012

Launch of Genovasi Malaysia

The Prime Minister launched Genovasi Malaysia to equip Malaysians with an innovator’s mindset using the Design Thinking methodology.

Partnership with HPI D-School

Genovasi Malaysia is the leading regional partner of the Hasso-Plattner-Institut School of Design Thinking (HPI D-School) at Potsdam University, Germany, and d-school at the University of Cape Town, South Africa.