Innovation Fast blog is created by Andrey Schukin.
I am passionate about product innovation, team dynamics and creative problem-solving, which drives me always to be on the lookout for new, more efficient ways to create better products.
For those of you who value experience: for last 12 years I was involved in managing most stages of new product development. That includes market research, idea selection and proof, IP protection, engineering, manufacturing implementation and product commercialisation. Throughout my career, I have been working with large international corporations as well as small start-ups in Sweden, UK and Switzerland, in a wide range of different industries: from power generation and offshore engineering to consumer electronics, telecom, microscopy and medical devices.
I believe that we can add even more value to others if we keep on learning and broadening our own horizons.
Hence, my education is a somewhat explosive mix of engineering, business management, language studies and psychology: one MSc in Mechanical Engineering, another one in Creativity and Innovation Management, couple of years learning various languages and, in addition, a Licensed NLP Practitioner Certificate, received directly from the co-founder of NLP, Richard Bandler. I think I manage to use all of this knowledge pretty well in the exciting field of product innovation.
I am the author of The Innovation Deck (do check it out and see if it’s something for you) – a deck of cards that helps engineers to develop better products, and have been invited as a guest speaker for courses in Problem Solving and Innovation Management at the leading universities in Switzerland and Hong Kong.
At the moment I reside on the shore of Lake Zürich in one of the most innovative countries of the world – Switzerland (No.1 in Global Innovation Index 2012 and 2013)
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