EFMD Career Fair – Fall Edition 2020

Startups Innovation and Entrepreneurship

27th – 29th October

EFMD’s Virtual Fair welcomes Rome Business School’s to the fall session 2020. As we have seen a set of events and meetings entirely dedicated to career and job searching activities, will follow one to another from September to November 2020, dedicating each week to a different business area. 

From the 27th to the 29th of October 2020 you can take the opportunity to meet recruiters of some of leading multinational companies operating in the sectors of: Innovation, Startups, and Entrepreneurship.

Innovation, Startups and Entrepreneurship

Many of the today’s executives say that their future success depends on innovation and there are many reasons why companies put a lot of emphasis on it. Innovation allows organizations to stay relevant on the market playing an important role in the economic growth. The ability to transform challenges into opportunities depends on new innovations and especially during this period we need it more than ever, and new technologies are the power that drive a rebirth.

Innovation, by definition, is the introduction of something new. The progress of a company depends from it and it can sometimes be challenging to understand the impacts of innovation on our society on a large scale, it reallyt is tho the core reason for modern existence. It creates positive change and move things towards a better future.

Over the last decades, innovation has become a significant way to combat critical social risks and threats. Our society revolves around continuous economic growth, which mainly depends on population growth. The population is shrinking and ageing in the developed counties and is likely to do so in other parts of the world as well. Innovation is responsible for resolving collective problems in a sustainable and efficient way, usually with new technology. These new technologies, products and services simultaneously meet a social need and lead to improved capabilities and better use of assets and resources. In order to be able to solve these kinds of societal problems, private, public and non-profit sectors are involved.

The fundamental outcomes of Innovation

  • Economic growth
  • Innovation and the future of jobs
  • Increased well-being
  • Reduced sickness, poverty and hunger
  • Communication and educational accessibility
  • Environmental sustainability

Micro perspective: The importance of Innovation for an organisation

  • Competitive advantage
  • Maximize ROI
  • Increased productivity
  • Positive impact on company culture

Generally speaking, the main purpose of innovation is to improve people’s lives. When it comes to managing a business, innovation is the key for making any kind of progress. Although your innovation activities aren’t necessarily powerful enough to save the world, you should focus on improving the things you can affect. Small improvements eventually lead to bigger and better ideas that may one day become revolutionary. In the meantime, however, you’re responsible for finding ways to make improvements in your own sphere of influence. Often, getting started is the hardest part as there are many ways to approach innovation. So, get to simultaneously work on developing your personal skills and business-related aspects. Start small and pick your focus as it’s impossible to achieve everything at once.