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University of Leeds

Innovation Management: Winning in the Age of Disruption

University of Leeds via FutureLearn


Find out how to manage innovation and make it happen in your organisation

This course from the Leeds University Business School will show you how to manage innovation through real-life examples from IBM. You’ll identify challenges to innovation management and develop an innovation strategy. You’ll see how the world’s most successful businesses use systematic processes to manage disruptive innovation. Through practical insights you’ll learn how to continuously innovate in your core business. Exploring the latest design thinking and open innovation frameworks will help you drive innovation effectively within an established organisation or growing venture.

This course is for professionals with an active interest in innovation who wish to improve their knowledge or make innovation happen in their organisation.

Whether you work in the public or private sector, a young start-up or an established multinational, the course will give you the skills to generate and implement innovative ideas. The course is designed to be flexible so you can study at a time convenient to you.

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  • Anonymous
    Very good course to know the innovation as a basic, including innovation type, and the video is very vivid. How to make the innovation happened also be introduced, like openness, design thinking and how to manage the innovation process, patent is very useful. The most important give you a tool to assess your organization innovation maturity level with the guidance which step you can start with.
  • Anonymous
    This course is good opportunity to know more about the innovation and the age of disruption. The IBM case study is very useful and made it more hand on.
  • Meriem Bertouche
    A very good summary. Good content and format. I recommend as a starting point when looking at understanding innovation management and design thinking
  • Anonymous
    Great course which enables you to understand how big corporation's able to adapt and respond to changing work situations and environments.
  • Anonymous
    I am glad to know that this course really important to develop my understanding, especially in design thinking and how to manage it.

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    Mohammed Hassan

    Mohammed Hassan completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.

    It is a great program. It gives an insight into how to implement, develop and manage innovation in the organisation. Very interesting course, flexible and easy to learn.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    An interesting overview of the innovation process and the main tools modern managers can use to successfully lead change within their organization. Simple to read and filled with relevant information . A useful course for anyone intrested in strengthening his\her business competitiveness in today’s and tomorrow’s markets.
  • Anonymous
    This course is really amazing!

    I learnt a lot about :

    Design Thinking Basics

    IPRs (Intellectual Property Rights

    ICAF(Innovation Capabitlity Assessment Framework)

    Innovation Managment

    And so much

    I feel really grateful for taking this course!
  • Anonymous
    It was a good course, concise and informative, well-organised as well.

    It helped me figure out how to go on about leading innovation in my organisation and highlighted the areas that require improvement.

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    Othuke Uyeri
    It was a well put together course that basically addresses innovation management.

    The facilitators used live examples to drive home the point in a simplistic manner.

    Thanks to the team.
  • Anonymous
    Interesting course with detailed discussion with working professionals from IBM staring insights about innovation and disruption
  • Anonymous
    It was amazing learning different approaches to innovation and how the organization can quickly adapt to the changing trends.
  • Viswakumar A
    The course is short, at the right level and gives a good enough introduction to Innovation Management. I found it useful
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    I am an emergency physician curious about strategic innovation in healthcare and how we can use design thinking for ideation and developing solutions.

    I came on the course to gain knowledge and skills, which I did but then the context and contents surpassed my expectations.

    The faculty was brilliant, the videos were very insightful, the articles and additional reads were so good.

    I would recommend this course for anyone looking to keep ahead of the times and remain relevant in their sphere of influence.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    A great course, very thorough. It put forward very useful theories and has helped me think in a structured way about the challenges of innovation management in my own organisation.

    I would heartily recommend this course. It's at the right level, can be completed in two weeks of part-time study and fits in well with work.
  • Rudi Schoenhuber completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.

    Having finished my MBA 20 years ago I needed a refresher on theory and practice in the field of innovation. This course is a very nice short introduction to the newer trends. Moreover, there are many links to material which can be used to deepen some issues.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    Clear and logical setting of course classification, very helpful to understand innovation management. Meanwhile, diversified forms of teaching (video, article) make it easy to comprehend knowledge as well.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    Excellent! I have learned a lot from this course and i highly recommend it for all people out there interested in innovation. Thanks to all the teachers and to the Leeds University.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    First of all ,my experience with future learn and Leeds college was excellent and I would like to thank specially to both professor Krsto Pandza and IBM Executive Tony Morgan.
  • Poppy W. completed this course, spending 4 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.

    A very useful and interesting course. It shows you how to make innovation happen in every company. Very good for entrepreneurs and business of any size.

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