Global Innovation Partners
 

We partner with in-country agencies who
promote global expansion

 

The Global Access Program supports in-country agencies that strengthen global expansion efforts for their local companies. By partnering with GAP, the agencies can provide companies with low-cost market-entry research that is unattainable for many organizations. The partnership in turn helps the local economy by increasing employment, increasing profits and generating a return to the owners of the businesses.

 

Global Innovation Partners

 

The UCLA Anderson Global Access Program (GAP) works with foreign organizations throughout the world to assist their technology companies in developing a global strategy. The partners are GAP-sponsoring organizations located abroad with the mission of enhancing their countries’ economic development and technological innovation. They select companies with a global mission that will benefit from participating in the program. They in turn achieve a direct benefit when a company from their country successfully enters a new foreign market. GAP offers these organizations access to Fully Employed MBA students at one of the premier business schools in the world.

Australia

  • Commercialization Australia
  • An Australian Government Initiative
  • AusTrade

Chile

  • CORFO
  • ProChile
  • American Chamber of Commerce Chile
  • Cámera de Comercio de Santiago

Finland

  • Business Finland
  • American Chamber of Commerce

Italy

  • Camera di Commercio
  • Industria
  • Artigianato e Agricoltura di Torino CCIAA

Lithuania

  • Lithuanian-American Business Association in Los Angeles
  • Lithuania Confederation of Industrialists

New Zealand

  • New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NTZE)

Sri Lanka

  • Export Development Board

Sweden

  • Almi
  • Vinnova

United Kingdom

  • Newable

USA

  • Tech Coast Angels

Benefits for Partners

The immense benefits for the organizations participating in GAP are as varied as the countries in which they are located. GAP partnerships offer third-party organizations a way to expose the technology companies within their countries to Fully Employed MBA students and professors from the UCLA Anderson School of Management, one of the highest-ranked business schools in the world. 

In addition to forming ties with students, the organizations develop strong bonds with the UCLA Anderson faculty and administration, as well as the other partners, to create a truly global network.

Partner Selection Criteria

UCLA Anderson selects partners for GAP after an interview process. GAP Seeks partners who are responsible for investing and growing small, medium and large companies that are seeking to enter the United States. GAP partners are typically government agencies, technology focused NGOS, investors and consultants. Please contact us at gap.fieldstudy@anderson.ucla.edu to learn more.