We inspire, create and empower a movement of innovators for the betterment of self, environment and the world

Genovasi is a combination of the Malay words for ‘Generation’ and ‘Innovation’, capturing our mission to embed Design Thinking in all spectrums of society. Genovasi d.school Malaysia belongs to a greater network of Design Thinking schools (better known as “d.schools”) in the USA, Germany, and South Africa. 

With more than 9 years of experience in conducting Design Thinking programs for both the public and private sectors, Genovasi d.school Malaysia has permeated government ministries and agencies as well as various industries and niche areas such as telecommunications, media, and consumer goods. Genovasi Malaysia Sdn Bhd is the holding company for Genovasi d.school Malaysia and Genovasi University College

Genovasi University College Gets Approval

Our Journey

Launch of Genovasi

The Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dato’ Sri Mohammad Najib Tun Razak launched Genovasi to equip Malaysians with an innovator’s mindset using the Design Thinking methodology.

First batch of Innovation Ambassadors

We trained our first batch of Innovation Ambassadors under the Innovation Ambassador Development Program (IADP), now known as the Design Thinking Innovation Ambassador (DTIA) program.

Top 10 most inspiring offices in Malaysia by Star Property

Genovasi named amongst industry giants :- Steelcase Kuala Lumpur, Google HQ Kuala Lumpur, Nike sales office and MindValley.

Partnership with Singularity University for the Global Impact Competition

The annual competition held for the 2nd time in Malaysia and was organised by Genovasi. These competitions act as a platform to identify outstanding entrepreneurs, leaders, scientists and engineers with the most innovative ideas and the winner receives a scholarship to attend the Graduate Studies Program (GSP) at Singularity University. This competition offers Malaysians the platform to showcase their ideas that leverages technology that would impact a million in the future.

Public-private partnership

Genovasi is now governed under a public-private partnership between Agensi Inovasi Malaysia (AIM) through Genovasi Foundation with Ancom Berhad. Under this partnership, we are known as Genovasi Malaysia. It is the holding company for Genovasi University College

Genovasi University College, Genovasi 5 Years On and Founding member of the Global Design Thinking Association (GDTA)

Design Thinking dedicated university, It aims to develop a future generation that will play a prominent role in realising the ambitions set forth in the Malaysian Education Blueprint and IR4.0.

We celebrated our 5th year anniversary. The Prime Minister announced that Sarawak will be the first state in Malaysia to embrace Design Thinking in their state civil service, and pledged to send more government officers to attend our programs as part of the Design Thinking Embedment Program (DTEP)

Genovasi Malaysia is a founding member of the GDTA, established to maintain global standards of Design Thinking training and practice. The first initiative under the GDTA is the Coach Exchange Programme (CEP), where selected coaches from the d.schools go on a cross-cultural exchange to develop and further enhance coaching practices

Coach Exchange Program (CEP)

The 1st CEP was initiated with the coaches from Genovasi guiding participants in HPI d.school. The program allowed the opportunity to share our home-grown success stories with the coaches in the network

GDTA Global Secretariat Goes Live!

Celebrated the appointment of Genovasi Malaysia as Global Secretariat. The honor validated the trust with Genovasi assisting the establishment of design thinking global network. During the event we also held the graduation for The Royal Malaysian Navy and The Royal Malaysian Police participants.

ROTU - Reach Out The Use

The program was initiated during Movement Control Order (MCO) to assist the new norm situation difficulties faced by public. ROTU has succesfully reached out to individuals with different problems by offering solutions during the difficult period. This one of its kind program applied design thinking through live virtual class delivery.

Our Partner Institutions

Our Leaders

Dato’ (Dr.) Siew Ka Wei

Founding Chairman

Professor Dr. James Nga


Professor Dr. Thomas Leong

Managing Director

Professor Dr. Mohd Taipor Bin Suhadah

Vice Chancellor/ Chief Executive

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Our strategy

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Strategic Plan

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University Council


YAM Tunku Dato' Sr Dr Fauzi Bin Tunku Sri Indera Setia Tunku Dato' Abdul Malek Al Haj


Tan Sri Tan Koon Swan


Tan Sri Ong Tee Keat


Tan Sri Abd. Ghafar bin Mahmud