From Cardiff to Germany, MADE Cymru’s Alan Mumby shares his thoughts on this week’s guest speakers


Eoin Bailey Innovation Manager, Celsa Steel UK Ltd, Cardiff.

Students studying the Introduction to Innovation Management module this week will be joined by Eoin Bailey, Innovation Manager at Celsa Steel UK Ltd, Cardiff. It really is a pleasure to introduce a good friend and ex colleague of mine to our Innovation Masters programme.

Eoin is an experienced Designer, Engineer and Innovation Lead, with a passion for sustainable business development and the implementation of restorative business practice. His 20 years in industry has provided him with the belief that: Thinking in systems and giving full lifecycle consideration to any development allows organisations to develop a strategy that future-proofs towards sustainable prosperity and growth.

Eoin’s lecture will highlight the relationship and synergy that exists between the circular economy and innovation – and will focus on “Consumption to Regeneration: an understanding of our Linear Economic history, our impacts, contradictions and the unintended consequences”.

Raghavendra Kulkarni, Robert Bosch GmbH, Germany

On the same day, students studying the International Innovation Management MSc will be joined by innovation expert Raghavendra Kulkarni live from Stuttgart. A lot of people including myself, have really been looking forward to engaging with this Friday’s live guest contributor, as Raghavendra comes to us with a wealth of knowledge and know-how as a result of over 18 years of global experience in the business of innovation and manufacturing management.

As well as his responsibly for innovation within the Bosch Business Centre in Stuttgart, Raghavendra also has responsibility for incubating new age digital business using Blockchain, AI and IoT. This is a very busy man and so we’re really pleased to be virtually welcoming him to Wales.

MADE Cymru offers an International Innovation Masters course or a shorter Business Improvement with Innovation Management (Certificate 40 credits Level 7). These are certified by University of Wales Trinity Saint David and at the moment are fully funded for eligible businesses. All the courses are delivered via blended online learning and are designed to be flexible.

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MADE Cymru is a suite of programmes designed to navigate organisations through Industry 4.0 via collaborative research & development and upskilling. Part/Fully Funded by the European Social Fund/European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government.