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Unleash Your Potential: Innovation and Enterprise

University of Bristol via FutureLearn


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Discover how to shape your world with innovation

In the ever-changing and highly competitive world we live in, the ability to think creatively has never been more important.

Get an introduction to innovation and enterprise, and gain the confidence to generate ideas so that you can make a difference, with this online course from the University of Bristol.

You’ll learn ways to develop ideas, gain creative confidence, and turn ideas into action.

You’ll improve your problem solving capabilities, and discover problem structuring tools to tackle complex issues.

Finally, you’ll learn how to develop networks, articulate ideas, and pitch successfully.

This course is aimed at anyone interested in innovation and enterprise in the modern world, but may be of particular interest to students who are looking to develop their transferable skills for the workplace and general day-to-day life.


  • Introducing Innovation
    • Introduction to the course
    • A timeline of innovation
    • Who is an 'innovator'?
    • Your creative habits and resource profile
    • End of week reflection
  • Understanding Problems
    • An introduction to problems
    • What makes a problem problematic?
    • Categorising different types of problem
    • From informal to formal problem structuring techniques
    • Why do we use problem structuring methods?
    • End of week reflection
  • Opportunities and Serendipity
    • Introduction to opportunities
    • Engineering luck
    • Forms of innovation
    • Creating possibilities
    • Looking to future horizons
    • Evaluating ideas
    • End of week reflection
  • Turning your ideas into reality
    • Getting your ideas out there
    • The lean start-up method
    • Networking
    • The 'Twitch Pitch' (or summarising your ideas)
    • Influencing people
    • Now, over to you...
    • End of course wrapup

Taught by

Dave Jarman


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