Global Research and Innovation Programme (GRIP) - LIVE Online

Programme Start Date: 26th June 2021

About the Programme

Learn by doing
 

The LIVE Online Global Research and Innovation Programme (GRIP) with NUS and NTU brings the rigorous, collaborative, action-learning experience of our in-person internships, online. Over 12 weeks, you will learn and work with a global team of innovators carefully selected by Corporate Gurukul to build and deliver value through innovation.
 

The Global Research and Innovation Programme (GRIP) enables you to identify and solve real-world problems using a unique methodology – Design Thinking.
 

You conduct empathy-led primary research, define the problem, and evolve innovative solution(s). Through GRIP, you will learn how to approach problems from different perspectives with a view to creating solutions. Your approach needs to be inter-disciplinary and aimed at creating prototypes that are user friendly and can be commercialized.
 

If your solution is unique, you apply and get your patent while still in school!

GRIP is a key component in CG’s Global Strategy which focuses on shaping the future of education, learning and creating global empathetic leaders.

At a Glance
Duration : 8 Weeks
Grades : 8 - 12
Academic Fee : SGD 1799
Programme Outcome : Transcript from NUS and NTU
Application Deadline : 5th April, 2021
Mode of Delivery : Online LIVE sessions
Duration : 12 weeks
Research Guidance Fee : S$ 1999*
Application Deadline : June 21, 2021
Learner Profile : Grade 8 -12 students
Mode of Delivery : LIVE Online

 

*Apply for scholarships, EMIs and Offers

 

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Pillars of the CG GRIP Programme

What to expect at the internship?

The research work involves solving real-world challenges which are always interdisciplinary in nature. Hence, all teams are encouraged to choose team members with complementary skill sets.

To give you an idea, we have listed a few projects done by GRIP participants.

 

Sessions FACILITATOR INTERVENTION SELF-DIRECTED WORK
Module-1 (Empathy)
Session 1

DURATION: 4 hours

  • Introduction to Design Thinking

DURATION: 4 hours

  • Design questionnaire for target audiences
Session 2

DURATION: 4 hours

  • Introduction to ‘EMPATHY – LED RESEARCH’ to understand target audiences

DURATION: 28 hours

  • Conduct empathy-led primary research

16 Hours - Guidance and Support by Mentors

Module-2 (DEFINE PROBLEM)
Session 3

DURATION: 4 hours

  • Assessment and feedback on Empathy Maps

DURATION: 4 hours

  • Post feedback, go back to the target audiences for deeper insights
Session 4

DURATION: 4 hours

  • ‘DEFINE’ the problem to be solved

4 Hours - Guidance and Support by Mentors

Module-3 (IDEATION)
Session 5

DURATION: 4 hours

  • Review Problem Definition

DURATION: 8 hours

  • Re-define the Problem (if needed)
Session 6

DURATION: 4 hours

  • Ideate and evolve the ‘BIG IDEA’

DURATION: 8 hours

  • Sketch and detail the Big Idea

8 Hours - Guidance and Support by Mentors

Module-4 (BUILDING PROTOTYPE)
Session 7

DURATION: 4 hours

  • Introduction to ‘PROTOTYPE’ process

DURATION: 8 hours

  • Create PROTOTYPE
Session 8

DURATION: 4 hours

  • Continuous guidance and feedback during prototype development

DURATION: 8 hours

  • Test PROTOTYPE

24 Hours - Guidance and Support by Mentors

Module-5 (PRESENTATION)
Session 9

DURATION: 4 hours

  • Mock Presentation & Faculty Feedback

DURATION: 8 hours

  • Team work on final presentation based on faculty feedback

8 Hours - Guidance and Support by Mentors

Session 10

DURATION: 4 hours

  • Final Presentation & Assessment

 

Note:

  1. The content and sequence of the programme may undergo minor changes to cater to the profile of the registered participants.
  2. Readings will be assigned each week.

Assessment Criteria

Students are assessed on the following parameters during the whole programme by the NTU, NUS faculty:

  • Research Methodology
  • Design Thinking Process
  • Ideation
  • Solution
  • Prototype
  • Presentation
testimonial

Certificate of Achievement
from Corporate Gurukul

Pedagogy
Research Domains

The research work involves solving real-world challenges which are always interdisciplinary in nature. Hence, all teams are encouraged to choose team members with complementary skill sets.

To give you an idea, we have listed a few projects done by GRIP participants.

Schedule

 

Sessions FACILITATOR INTERVENTION SELF-DIRECTED WORK
Module-1 (Empathy)
Session 1

DURATION: 4 hours

  • Introduction to Design Thinking

DURATION: 4 hours

  • Design questionnaire for target audiences
Session 2

DURATION: 4 hours

  • Introduction to ‘EMPATHY – LED RESEARCH’ to understand target audiences

DURATION: 28 hours

  • Conduct empathy-led primary research

16 Hours - Guidance and Support by Mentors

Module-2 (DEFINE PROBLEM)
Session 3

DURATION: 4 hours

  • Assessment and feedback on Empathy Maps

DURATION: 4 hours

  • Post feedback, go back to the target audiences for deeper insights
Session 4

DURATION: 4 hours

  • ‘DEFINE’ the problem to be solved

4 Hours - Guidance and Support by Mentors

Module-3 (IDEATION)
Session 5

DURATION: 4 hours

  • Review Problem Definition

DURATION: 8 hours

  • Re-define the Problem (if needed)
Session 6

DURATION: 4 hours

  • Ideate and evolve the ‘BIG IDEA’

DURATION: 8 hours

  • Sketch and detail the Big Idea

8 Hours - Guidance and Support by Mentors

Module-4 (BUILDING PROTOTYPE)
Session 7

DURATION: 4 hours

  • Introduction to ‘PROTOTYPE’ process

DURATION: 8 hours

  • Create PROTOTYPE
Session 8

DURATION: 4 hours

  • Continuous guidance and feedback during prototype development

DURATION: 8 hours

  • Test PROTOTYPE

24 Hours - Guidance and Support by Mentors

Module-5 (PRESENTATION)
Session 9

DURATION: 4 hours

  • Mock Presentation & Faculty Feedback

DURATION: 8 hours

  • Team work on final presentation based on faculty feedback

8 Hours - Guidance and Support by Mentors

Session 10

DURATION: 4 hours

  • Final Presentation & Assessment

 

Note:

  1. The content and sequence of the programme may undergo minor changes to cater to the profile of the registered participants.
  2. Readings will be assigned each week.
Assessment

Assessment Criteria

Students are assessed on the following parameters during the whole programme by the NTU, NUS faculty:

  • Research Methodology
  • Design Thinking Process
  • Ideation
  • Solution
  • Prototype
  • Presentation
Programme Completion Documents
testimonial

Certificate of Achievement
from Corporate Gurukul

Admissions

Admissions to GRIP are highly selective. Our selection criteria have evolved over the last 13 years to reflect characteristics embodied by our most successful interns or our global empathetic leaders. In addition to these criteria, we found successful Interns display and articulate the following qualities: compassion, pursuit of excellence, are curious and dynamic, enjoy learning, and strive to make an impact personally and professionally. Be prepared to talk about your accomplishments and how you have dealt with challenges when you apply.

Awards

The following awards will be given at the end of the programme:

  • Best Research
  • Best Idea
  • Best Solution
  • Best Prototype
  • Best Presentation
  • Best Project

Mentors

National University of Singapore

The National University of Singapore (NUS) is the first autonomous research university in Singapore. NUS is a comprehensive research university, offering a wide range of disciplines, including the sciences, medicine and dentistry, design and environment, law, arts and social sciences, engineering, business, computing and music at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

 

The QS World University Rankings 2019 ranked NUS 11th in the world and 1st in Asia. The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018 placed NUS at 22nd in the world and 1st in Asia Pacific, while its 2018 reputation rankings placed it at 24th globally. In 2019, it ranked 27th among the universities around the world by SCImago Institutions Rankings.

 

Faculty Profile

Dr. TAN Wee Kek

Dr. TAN Wee Kek

Senior Lecturer

Department of Information Systems & Analytics
School of Computing
National University of Singapore

Dr. TAN Wee Kek is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Information Systems & Analytics at the School of Computing, National University of Singapore. He is also a Fellow of the prestigious NUS Teaching Academy. He graduated with a Doctor of Philosophy in Information Systems in July 2013 and a Bachelor of Computing in Information Systems (1st Class Honours) in July 2007, both from the National University of Singapore. Prior to this, he attended Singapore Polytechnic and graduated with a Diploma in Computer Information Systems with Merit in July 2001.

 

His current primary research interests focus on consumer-based information technology (e.g., online decision aids, social computing, virtual worlds and consumer cloud services). Most of his research is based on design science, a well-established problem-solving paradigm that has been widely adopted in information systems research. His current secondary research interests focus on information systems education.

 

His work has been published or is forthcoming in journals such as Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (JASIST), Decision Support Systems (DSS), Communications of the Association for Information Systems (CAIS), and Journal of Information Systems Education (JISE). His work has also been presented or is forthcoming in conferences such as ACM SIGMIS Computer Personnel Research Conference (SIGMIS-CPR), IFIP Working Group 8.2 Working Conference (IFIP WG8.2), European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), and International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (ICHCI).

Nanyang Technological University

A research-intensive public university, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has 33,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students in the colleges of Engineering, Business, Science, and Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, and its Graduate College. NTU’s Lee Kong Chain School of Medicine was established jointly with Imperial College London.

 

In 2019, NTU was placed 11th globally in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings. It was also ranked the world’s best young university (under 50 years old) by QS for the sixth consecutive year in 2019. In addition, NTU was named the world’s fastest rising young university by Times Higher Education in 2015.

 

Faculty Profile

Prof. Lisa Winstanley

Prof. Lisa Winstanley

Assistant Professor

Visual Communication
School of Art, Design & Media
Nanyang Technological University

For the past decade, Assistant Professor Lisa Winstanley has worked internationally as a design educator, however her academic career is also supported by over 20 years of commercial experience; working in the UK as a creative practitioner and design consultant with clients such as, Nestlé, Cadbury and Vimto Soft Drinks.


Still practicing as a visual communicator, Prof. Lisa’s work has won many prestigious industry awards including, The Applied Arts Award, 2018 for Editorial Design, The World Wide Logo Design Awards (WOLDA) 2019 Gold Award and most recently her branding work has been awarded winner status in the Creative Quarterly Journal. Her poster design work has been selected as part of The Ecuador Poster Bienal 2018 and subsequently showcased across Latin America and Europe. Most notably, in the Ecuadorian House of Culture Benjamín Carrión and the University of the Americas. Prof. Lisa's poster design series entitled, Connection Lost, was exhibited at Manchester School of Art as part of Techno-storytelling: Past, Present, Future. 10th International Conference of the Image and her most recent poster designs were exhibited in the University of Florida's MetroLab Gallery for the Looking Good 20/20 exhibit, in conjunction with Fort Lauderdale’s 2020 Art & Design Week.


Prof. Lisa's current research reviews the links between design and trust focussing on two concomitant areas: ethical design practice and collaborative design practice. Applying a design thinking strategy to both her research and practice, Lisa has also authored several academic papers which investigate the various aspects of design thinking methodologies. With this in mind Lisa has been working with Corporate Gurukul since 2018 and has mentored students on the Global Research and Innovation Programme to develop their ideas and visual concepts following from their designing thinking process. Each group of students offer unique perspectives on the world and continually challenge the status quo, a challenge Prof. Lisa relishes!

Prof. Joan Marie Kelly

Senior Lecturer

School of Art, Design & Media Nanyang Technological University

Prof. Joan works as a design educator and consults top corporates including Google on Design Thinking.

Her aim is to empower the community with the experience of creation. Kelly reinvigorates concepts of figure painting and drawing in collaborations with ethnographic methodologies. She is also an Urban Ecologist, she investigates the ecosystem of the city initiating artistic connections with migrant and marginalized communities.

Kelly applies her participatory art workshops to interdisciplinary collaborations with several researchers and communities. Collaborating changes the intension and outcome of the participatory workshops opening up whole new fields. Creativity and rudimental tools of drawing applied in different contexts with scholarly researchers has the ability to transform the intension and meaning of the scholarly work through visual language.

The interdisciplinary work is with these different fields and scholars:

  1. Sustaining oral languages with three linguist working in different focus areas in Asia, by creating the first illustrated children’s books with the oral language communities.
  2. Drawing as a tool for engineers to develop and record ideas.
  3. The use of multi-media arts as a means to provoke communication and awareness of cultural heritage within host communities prior to tourism development. The collaboration involves Yuthasak Chatkaewnapanon from University of Chiang Mai, a Thai Tourism sociologist, and Prof. Ross Adrian Williams, a sound artist.

All of these particular sectors of society influence Kelly’s personal artwork which is inspired by urban life of South East Asia.

National University of Singapore

The National University of Singapore (NUS) is the first autonomous research university in Singapore. NUS is a comprehensive research university, offering a wide range of disciplines, including the sciences, medicine and dentistry, design and environment, law, arts and social sciences, engineering, business, computing and music at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

 

The QS World University Rankings 2019 ranked NUS 11th in the world and 1st in Asia. The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018 placed NUS at 22nd in the world and 1st in Asia Pacific, while its 2018 reputation rankings placed it at 24th globally. In 2019, it ranked 27th among the universities around the world by SCImago Institutions Rankings.

 

Faculty Profile

Dr. TAN Wee Kek

Dr. TAN Wee Kek

Senior Lecturer

Department of Information Systems & Analytics
School of Computing
National University of Singapore

Dr. TAN Wee Kek is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Information Systems & Analytics at the School of Computing, National University of Singapore. He is also a Fellow of the prestigious NUS Teaching Academy. He graduated with a Doctor of Philosophy in Information Systems in July 2013 and a Bachelor of Computing in Information Systems (1st Class Honours) in July 2007, both from the National University of Singapore. Prior to this, he attended Singapore Polytechnic and graduated with a Diploma in Computer Information Systems with Merit in July 2001.

 

His current primary research interests focus on consumer-based information technology (e.g., online decision aids, social computing, virtual worlds and consumer cloud services). Most of his research is based on design science, a well-established problem-solving paradigm that has been widely adopted in information systems research. His current secondary research interests focus on information systems education.

 

His work has been published or is forthcoming in journals such as Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (JASIST), Decision Support Systems (DSS), Communications of the Association for Information Systems (CAIS), and Journal of Information Systems Education (JISE). His work has also been presented or is forthcoming in conferences such as ACM SIGMIS Computer Personnel Research Conference (SIGMIS-CPR), IFIP Working Group 8.2 Working Conference (IFIP WG8.2), European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), and International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (ICHCI).

Nanyang Technological University

A research-intensive public university, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has 33,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students in the colleges of Engineering, Business, Science, and Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, and its Graduate College. NTU’s Lee Kong Chain School of Medicine was established jointly with Imperial College London.

 

In 2019, NTU was placed 11th globally in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings. It was also ranked the world’s best young university (under 50 years old) by QS for the sixth consecutive year in 2019. In addition, NTU was named the world’s fastest rising young university by Times Higher Education in 2015.

 

Faculty Profile

Prof. Lisa Winstanley

Prof. Lisa Winstanley

Assistant Professor

Visual Communication
School of Art, Design & Media
Nanyang Technological University

For the past decade, Assistant Professor Lisa Winstanley has worked internationally as a design educator, however her academic career is also supported by over 20 years of commercial experience; working in the UK as a creative practitioner and design consultant with clients such as, Nestlé, Cadbury and Vimto Soft Drinks.


Still practicing as a visual communicator, Prof. Lisa’s work has won many prestigious industry awards including, The Applied Arts Award, 2018 for Editorial Design, The World Wide Logo Design Awards (WOLDA) 2019 Gold Award and most recently her branding work has been awarded winner status in the Creative Quarterly Journal. Her poster design work has been selected as part of The Ecuador Poster Bienal 2018 and subsequently showcased across Latin America and Europe. Most notably, in the Ecuadorian House of Culture Benjamín Carrión and the University of the Americas. Prof. Lisa's poster design series entitled, Connection Lost, was exhibited at Manchester School of Art as part of Techno-storytelling: Past, Present, Future. 10th International Conference of the Image and her most recent poster designs were exhibited in the University of Florida's MetroLab Gallery for the Looking Good 20/20 exhibit, in conjunction with Fort Lauderdale’s 2020 Art & Design Week.


Prof. Lisa's current research reviews the links between design and trust focussing on two concomitant areas: ethical design practice and collaborative design practice. Applying a design thinking strategy to both her research and practice, Lisa has also authored several academic papers which investigate the various aspects of design thinking methodologies. With this in mind Lisa has been working with Corporate Gurukul since 2018 and has mentored students on the Global Research and Innovation Programme to develop their ideas and visual concepts following from their designing thinking process. Each group of students offer unique perspectives on the world and continually challenge the status quo, a challenge Prof. Lisa relishes!

Prof. Joan Marie Kelly

Senior Lecturer

School of Art, Design & Media Nanyang Technological University

Prof. Joan works as a design educator and consults top corporates including Google on Design Thinking.

Her aim is to empower the community with the experience of creation. Kelly reinvigorates concepts of figure painting and drawing in collaborations with ethnographic methodologies. She is also an Urban Ecologist, she investigates the ecosystem of the city initiating artistic connections with migrant and marginalized communities.

Kelly applies her participatory art workshops to interdisciplinary collaborations with several researchers and communities. Collaborating changes the intension and outcome of the participatory workshops opening up whole new fields. Creativity and rudimental tools of drawing applied in different contexts with scholarly researchers has the ability to transform the intension and meaning of the scholarly work through visual language.

The interdisciplinary work is with these different fields and scholars:

  1. Sustaining oral languages with three linguist working in different focus areas in Asia, by creating the first illustrated children’s books with the oral language communities.
  2. Drawing as a tool for engineers to develop and record ideas.
  3. The use of multi-media arts as a means to provoke communication and awareness of cultural heritage within host communities prior to tourism development. The collaboration involves Yuthasak Chatkaewnapanon from University of Chiang Mai, a Thai Tourism sociologist, and Prof. Ross Adrian Williams, a sound artist.

All of these particular sectors of society influence Kelly’s personal artwork which is inspired by urban life of South East Asia.

Testimonials

Success Stories

Frequently Asked Questions

How does this programme benefit the student?

The student:

  • Conducts research in a fun and engaging way to come up with original and innovative solutions
  • Gets first-hand experience in entrepreneurship and management
  • Receives project guidance, feedback, evaluation and endorsement by the faculty from – National University of Singapore (NUS) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore
  • Collaborates and competes with students from different schools and countries
  • Experiences university and hostel life in National University of Singapore (NUS) and cultural Innovation in Singapore

'Design thinking is a human-centred approach to innovation that integrates the needs of people, the possibilities of technology, and the requirements for business success.' - Tim Brown, CEO, IDEO

Design Thinking gives participants an opportunity to take a look at problems from a completely different perspective. The process of design thinking allows them to look at an existing issue using creativity. IDEO started the concept of Design Thinking. The Design Thinking methodology was later promoted and practised at Stanford University. Currently top companies like Apple, Google, Microsoft, P&G, Deutsche Bank, Coca Cola, etc. have implemented Design Thinking methodology as a tool for innovation.

Design Thinking aligns with Corporate Gurukul’s Learning Model i.e Know, Practise, Perform and Reflect. The entire process of Design Thinking takes a holistic and human centred approach to problem solving. It involves some serious brainstorming and the formulation of fresh ideas, which can expand the learner’s knowledge. By putting Design Thinking approach to use, participants are able to collaborate with one another to get feedback, which thereby helps in creating an invaluable experience for end users.

Global Research Innovation Programme (GRIP), is conducted by Corporate Gurukul, Singapore and delivered with Corporate Gurukul’s certified mentors and educators and research experts from National University of Singapore (NUS) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore.

GRIP will be conducted online where student’s will interact with NUS/NTU faculty through ONLINE LIVE classes to ideate their findings of primary research, build prototypes and present their projects to NTU & NUS educators and mentors and get their Letter of Evaluation (LoE) from both the universities.

GRIP is a completely hands on programme. Students work in groups and every student has assigned roles and responsibilities. NTU & NUS professors assess each student and give feedback based on their presentations. The knowledge of research methods, Design Thinking and the life skills built during the programme (team work, presentation, communication, time management, to name a few) will help the students transform and have a new approach to their decision-making skills in life.

If a school is involved on GRIP Online process, the school assigns a dedicated coordinator (mostly student counsellor) to facilitate the process with Corporate Gurukul

What are the dates for the programme?

Kindly refer the schedule on website

Each session is of 4 hours. The sessions will be held over Saturday/ Sunday. The exact date time will be conveyed before the batch begins.

Yes. The programme timelines are designed in a way that it does not hamper the student’s academic performance.

You need to inform Corporate Gurukul team in advance. If possible, the trainer will schedule a slot with you to help you catch-up. You also have to coordinate with your group mates to get updates about current progress and next steps as it is a team effort.

What are the requirements to earn all the programme completion documents?

Issuance of all certificates and the LoE will be at Corporate Gurukul’s discretion subject to:

a.     The participant’s performance

b.     Completion of assignments

c.     90% attendance during the academic Programme

 

The certificates and LoEs will be couriered to your home address within 2 months of completion of the programme.

What is the duration of project work? Is it sufficient for students to finish the project?

The project is experiential and not theoretical. Students gather insights by interviewing real life people and come back in every session to move forward (the 5 phases of Design Thinking). Approximately 7-8 hours per week should be sufficient to successfully complete the programme.

Yes, you will be assigned teams for project work and assignments. These teams typically consist of 4-5 members and are multidisciplinary in nature.

In the introductory session, students are led through exploration of their passion and interest areas. Groups are determined based common interests.

Project domains are assigned purely based on students’ interest and passion areas.

Individual projects are not allowed. Group work is preferred. Most of the time common interest areas are aligned in any batch

Corporate Gurukul mentors closely monitor the progress and guide the students through self-directed research work, wherever necessary.

You are encouraged to troubleshoot your own group challenges. You can always communicate with Corporate Gurukul mentors. Our experts are very approachable and help out students in every way to resolve any challenges.

Yes. The programme timelines are designed in a way that it does not hamper the student’s academic performance.

You need to inform the school and Corporate Gurukul team in advance. If possible, the trainer will schedule a slot with you to help you catch-up. You also have to coordinate with your group mates to get updates about current progress and next steps as it is a team effort.

How do we register?

If you are keen to apply, please sign up on our website and fill in the Application Form on the dashboard. Our team will get in touch with you for next steps.

The payment deadlines will be mentioned in your ‘Offer Letter’. You are eligible for the ‘Offer Letter’ only if you are selected.

About GRIP

How does this programme benefit the student?

The student:

  • Conducts research in a fun and engaging way to come up with original and innovative solutions
  • Gets first-hand experience in entrepreneurship and management
  • Receives project guidance, feedback, evaluation and endorsement by the faculty from – National University of Singapore (NUS) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore
  • Collaborates and competes with students from different schools and countries
  • Experiences university and hostel life in National University of Singapore (NUS) and cultural Innovation in Singapore

'Design thinking is a human-centred approach to innovation that integrates the needs of people, the possibilities of technology, and the requirements for business success.' - Tim Brown, CEO, IDEO

Design Thinking gives participants an opportunity to take a look at problems from a completely different perspective. The process of design thinking allows them to look at an existing issue using creativity. IDEO started the concept of Design Thinking. The Design Thinking methodology was later promoted and practised at Stanford University. Currently top companies like Apple, Google, Microsoft, P&G, Deutsche Bank, Coca Cola, etc. have implemented Design Thinking methodology as a tool for innovation.

Design Thinking aligns with Corporate Gurukul’s Learning Model i.e Know, Practise, Perform and Reflect. The entire process of Design Thinking takes a holistic and human centred approach to problem solving. It involves some serious brainstorming and the formulation of fresh ideas, which can expand the learner’s knowledge. By putting Design Thinking approach to use, participants are able to collaborate with one another to get feedback, which thereby helps in creating an invaluable experience for end users.

Global Research Innovation Programme (GRIP), is conducted by Corporate Gurukul, Singapore and delivered with Corporate Gurukul’s certified mentors and educators and research experts from National University of Singapore (NUS) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore.

GRIP will be conducted online where student’s will interact with NUS/NTU faculty through ONLINE LIVE classes to ideate their findings of primary research, build prototypes and present their projects to NTU & NUS educators and mentors and get their Letter of Evaluation (LoE) from both the universities.

GRIP is a completely hands on programme. Students work in groups and every student has assigned roles and responsibilities. NTU & NUS professors assess each student and give feedback based on their presentations. The knowledge of research methods, Design Thinking and the life skills built during the programme (team work, presentation, communication, time management, to name a few) will help the students transform and have a new approach to their decision-making skills in life.

If a school is involved on GRIP Online process, the school assigns a dedicated coordinator (mostly student counsellor) to facilitate the process with Corporate Gurukul

Applying for GRIP

What are the dates for the programme?

Kindly refer the schedule on website

Each session is of 4 hours. The sessions will be held over Saturday/ Sunday. The exact date time will be conveyed before the batch begins.

Yes. The programme timelines are designed in a way that it does not hamper the student’s academic performance.

You need to inform Corporate Gurukul team in advance. If possible, the trainer will schedule a slot with you to help you catch-up. You also have to coordinate with your group mates to get updates about current progress and next steps as it is a team effort.

Programme Completion Documents

What are the requirements to earn all the programme completion documents?

Issuance of all certificates and the LoE will be at Corporate Gurukul’s discretion subject to:

a.     The participant’s performance

b.     Completion of assignments

c.     90% attendance during the academic Programme

 

The certificates and LoEs will be couriered to your home address within 2 months of completion of the programme.

Project Work

What is the duration of project work? Is it sufficient for students to finish the project?

The project is experiential and not theoretical. Students gather insights by interviewing real life people and come back in every session to move forward (the 5 phases of Design Thinking). Approximately 7-8 hours per week should be sufficient to successfully complete the programme.

Yes, you will be assigned teams for project work and assignments. These teams typically consist of 4-5 members and are multidisciplinary in nature.

In the introductory session, students are led through exploration of their passion and interest areas. Groups are determined based common interests.

Project domains are assigned purely based on students’ interest and passion areas.

Individual projects are not allowed. Group work is preferred. Most of the time common interest areas are aligned in any batch

Corporate Gurukul mentors closely monitor the progress and guide the students through self-directed research work, wherever necessary.

You are encouraged to troubleshoot your own group challenges. You can always communicate with Corporate Gurukul mentors. Our experts are very approachable and help out students in every way to resolve any challenges.

Yes. The programme timelines are designed in a way that it does not hamper the student’s academic performance.

You need to inform the school and Corporate Gurukul team in advance. If possible, the trainer will schedule a slot with you to help you catch-up. You also have to coordinate with your group mates to get updates about current progress and next steps as it is a team effort.

Payment

How do we register?

If you are keen to apply, please sign up on our website and fill in the Application Form on the dashboard. Our team will get in touch with you for next steps.

The payment deadlines will be mentioned in your ‘Offer Letter’. You are eligible for the ‘Offer Letter’ only if you are selected.