Manu Sharma is a Managing Partner at Innovation By Design, an Ottawa based agency focused on bringing a new set of design thinking inspired tools, methods and knowledge to organizations to enable them to create and deliver innovation and positive social impact as sustainable enterprises. Manu provides analysis, evaluation and design of business strategy and business models to clients seeking to improve their bottom line, generate innovation, increase their social impact and/or launch new products and services. He takes a human-centred approach to innovation through the integration of customer empathy, deep environmental analysis and business strategy. He applies the principles and practices of future-oriented design to help organizations create new value and new forms of competitive advantage.
A global business executive with over 18 years of experience developing and executing business strategies in alignment with corporate objectives, Manu has led and worked with multiple entrepreneurial initiatives and established organizations while designing and building unique technology solutions, encouraging young entrepreneurs, supporting community betterment initiatives, facilitating innovation relationships, championing social causes and developing niche talent advancement programs.
Manu holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics & Communications Engineering, a Master of Engineering in Computer Engineering, a Master of Business Administration and a certification in International Trade from the Forum in International Trade (F.I.I.T). Manu also holds the Business Model You Practitioner Master Class certification offered by Business Model You, LLC, as well as the Business Model Innovation and Value Proposition Design Workshop certification offered by Strategyzer.
Collective Impact, Explore and Experiment, Scaling Impact, Social Enterprise
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Centre for Social Enterprise Development, The Ottawa Mission, Youth Ottawa, Ottawa Network for Education, City of Ottawa, Mindtrust Ottawa, Somerset Community Health Centre, Invest Ottawa, Desjardins, Ottawa Arts Council, Ontario Centres of Excellence, Carleton University, Federation of Canadian Municipalities, Immigrant Women Services Ottawa, Ottawa Local Immigration Partnership