About this courseSkip About this course
This management course focuses on the innovation process by presenting students with methodologies for problem solving and innovation that require research, persistence, and agility.
Students will be encouraged to:
• Synthesize existing ideas, images, concepts, and skill sets in an original way
• Embrace ambiguity
• Support divergent thinking and risk taking
This course will help you become an effective innovation team leader, take on a role as an innovation executive within a large corporation, or provide entrepreneurial activity. In addition, the knowledge acquired will help you plan, apply and execute innovation skills to develop and launch new products and services.
In addition, this online course will teach you how to use innovation and business mentality and methodologies to convert opportunities into product specifications, commercial concepts and eventual introductions of these products or services to new markets.
What you'll learnSkip What you'll learn
- Analyze the external business environment and assess the competitive forces that affect the organization
- Identify business model concepts and design unique value propositions
- Distinguish the principles of innovation and explain innovation management
- Apply the principles of design thinking to innovative problem solving
- Apply based and open innovation, and results co-creation to problem solving
- Experiencing problem solving to refine solutions
Topic 1. Nature of innovation
1.1 The Innovative Homo-Sapiens
1.2 Innovation in companies
Topic 2. The principles of innovation management
2.1 Innovation management
2.2 The culture of innovation
Topic 3. Innovation techniques
3.1 Design Thinking
3.2 Outcome Driven Innovation
Topic 4. Lean innovation
4.1 How to detect customer needs and problems
4.2 How to run experiments
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