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 by the Prime Minister as the channel for Agensi Inovasi Malaysia (AIM) 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, which is a sister institute of the d.school at Stanford University, USA, 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

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, which is a sister institute of the d.school at Stanford University, USA and d-school at the University of Cape Town, South Africa.

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.
 

2014

Top 10 most inspiring offices in Malaysia by Star Properties

2015

Partnership with Singularity University for the Global Impact Competition

2016

Launch of Design Thinking Association of Malaysia (DTAM)

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

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.

 

2018

2018