SCOTT Automation & Robotics in the USA at the UCLA GAP program

SCOTT group was successful in 2 separate bids to join the UCLA Anderson Business School – Global Access Program (GAP).

The Global Access Program (GAP) serves as a change-agent for students and corporations alike, as well as foreign nations through enhanced economic development. This six-month mandatory field study project pairs teams of final year Fully Employed MBA students with international technology companies. It is the capstone experience for the program. Each team is tasked with researching the potential for new foreign market penetration on behalf of its client. The new market entry strategy is backed with a tremendous amount of primary and secondary research. The average team conducts more than 100 first-person interviews with key stakeholders in the new marketplace. Over the six months, students work closely with top management to identify market drivers, limitations and opportunities. The teams ultimately develop an investment-quality business plan, present their findings before a panel of experts, and then present their client with the data and confidence to make the optimal decision.

SCOTT group was successful in 2 separate bids to join the UCLA Anderson Business School – Global Access Program (GAP).

The GAP program assigns 5 experienced managers who are studying their MBA’s to each of 51 companies from around the world to assist the companies to develop a business plan for the United States. All 51 companies and 255 MBA students attended on the weekend to kick off the projects.

 

The two SCOTT projects are:

 

  1. Advanced Robotics
  2. Bladestop Bandsaw Technology

The projects will span a 6 month period with the final business plan to be presented in Dec 2015 to the participating companies. Attendees will learn what makes an automation project successful and why.