Acquire innovation skills, learn how to create solutions and apply the latest research to professional and personal life situations. Work with peers and mentors in a collaborative online course and gain university credits.
Phase 1Oct 08 - Oct 18Dynamics of Innovation
Define the potential of the subject, its challenges and benefits.
Three tasks lead the participants right into the innovation process: an individual task, a group task, and a community task. Architects of gothic cathedrals, Picasso and Beethoven will show the way.
Phase 2Oct 19 - Nov 01Questioning and Exploring
Problem Identification | Exploration & Creativity | Collaboration & Leadership
All innovation begins with asking the right questions. Then follows the art of opening up solution spaces and exploring them effectively. Team-based innovation requires collaboration. Leadership will mobilize the wish in people to discover new solutions under challenging conditions. In this way you will learn about techniques with which to discover the unknown.
Phase 3Nov 02 - Nov 15Solving and Returning
Complex Problem Solving | Learning Lifelong Learning | Change Management
Solving the problems that are blocking us from successful innovations is primarily a process of learning. Good strategies of learning can be acquired, practiced and repeated. Learning processes characterize organizational processes as well. Therefore innovations should be implemented within strong change management frameworks that help innovation leaders to increase their acceptance.
Phase 4Nov 16 - Nov 22Entrepreneurship and Intrapreneurship
Opportunity Identification | Digital Technology Revolution | Dilemma Structures
The identification of opportunities and their exploitation are core skills both of successful entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs. Gain insights how ideas turn into opportunities, how the digital technology revolution will impact our future, and how dilemma structures are a source of innovation and inspiration.
Phase 5Nov 23 - Nov 29Value Creation
Returns to Skills | Complexity Value | Disruptive and Incremental Innovativeness
Innovation is hard and innovators can be lonely – but it pays off. Innovative organizations are drivers of value creation, which maximizes chances for long-term success. Personal skills are an investment good and the rate of returns on skills in the labor market is surprisingly high. Diversity and complexity create value if they can be organized well. Disruptive and incremental innovations can be equally powerful.