Learn how to manage innovation systematically to disrupt markets and how design thinking can turn ideas into profitable products with this online course from the University of Leeds.
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for anyone with an active interest in innovation who is looking to improve their skills or help to deliver innovation in their organisation.
Whether you work in the public or private sector, in a start-up or an established multinational, this course will give you the skills to successfully generate and implement innovative ideas.
What topics will you cover?
Identify obstacles, sources and pitfalls that affect successful management of innovation.
Differentiate between innovation in core business and transformative business opportunities.
Discuss why management of innovation is important.
Identify key enablers for managing innovation in core business.
Evaluate actions required in own organisation(s) for improving management of innovation in core business.
Describe the disruptive nature of innovation.
Identify managerial approaches to respond to disruptive change.
Define the concept of open innovation and the openness continuum.
Identify the different approaches through which open and collaborative innovation occurs.
Evaluate actions required in own organisation(s) for gaining value from open and collaborative innovation.
Reflect on the core elements of design thinking (DT).
Explore how design thinking can be used to foster innovation, with exposure to some tools and methods of design thinking.
Explain sources of corporate knowledge and protectable intellectual property rights.
Identify risks associated with knowledge leakage and IP infringement.
Explore proactive and reactive strategies for the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights.
Analyse innovation capabilities at own organisation.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…
Explain different types of innovation and innovation dynamics.
Identify strategic innovation challenges in organisations.
Explore core innovation and the key enablers required for successful innovation in existing operations, business and markets.
Develop managerial approaches to organise innovation processes.
Explore the key capabilities which support successful innovation.
Reflect on innovation responses in real case studies.