The co-founder and COO of Nguyen Khoi Green JSC., (Nguyen Khoi Farm) joined the The Leaders in Innovation Fellowships (LIF) programme and LIF community including individuals with an interest in entrepreneurship and have an engineering-based innovation that has the potential to contribute to the social and economic development of their country.
About the programme
The Leaders in Innovation Fellowships (LIF) programme is delivered by the Academy as part of the UK Newton Fund which, through a variety of science and innovation activities, supports the economic development and social welfare of developing countries. This year, they are working with 17 Newton Fund countries: Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, The Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, Turkey and Vietnam.
LIF programme brings together the emerging leaders in the global innovation community, providing them with access to high-quality skills training focused on commercialisation, a network of peers in their own country, the UK and around the world, and a rich and varied experience with immediate and long-term benefits for their innovations.
The programme welcomes individuals with an interest in entrepreneurship and have an engineering-based innovation that has the potential to contribute to the social and economic development of their country.
Nguyen Phuong Thao, founder and COO of Nguyen Khoi Green JSC., (Nguyen Khoi Farm) was selected as one of the participants from 17 countries to join the training program held in London, UK. The training is highly tailored to each participant’s unique goals and challenges, as well as covering business fundamentals like business modelling, sales and marketing, leadership, value proposition and finance. Participants benefit from expert mentoring and support, as well as membership in a thriving LIF alumni community.
Nguyen Khoi Farm’s innovation and the mentoring from experts
Attending with the business model cultivating the Circular Agriculture Model (CAM), Nguyen Phuong Thao had the opportunity to express the potential farming innovation to international fellows and experts. Originating with the idea of creating good foods in the way of respecting animals, environment and customers, Nguyen Phuong Thao and her co-founder Nguyen Luong Quyet created CAM.
The model focuses on respecting animals’ natural habitats and following organic standards in developing the farming model, especially enriching the soil and creating no waste.
The training involves getting familiar with business and entrepreneurship concepts, and building skills, knowledge and expertise of becoming an entrepreneur in innovation. There is an emphasis on reaching a balance between technical and business skills development and also developing participants’ ‘soft’ skills like confidence, communication, resilience and leadership.
The programme is delivered by expert trainers, and participants receive one-on-one support from expert mentors to start developing their business models.