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Online course

Innovation and Enterprise

Managing the innovation process is neither a scientific process nor a black art. We will explore a model for innovation.

Free:

  • Access to the course for its length + 14 days, regardless of when you join (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps)
  • Access to quizzes and assignments
  • No certificate

Upgraded:

  • Unlimited access to the course, for as long as it exists on FutureLearn (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps)
  • Access to quizzes and assignments
  • A Certificate of Achievement when you complete the course

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Innovation and Enterprise

Why join the course?

Introducing something new or innovating is easy in theory but hard in practice. New ideas can be plentiful, but selecting the best ideas and implementing them can be challenging. Managing the innovation process is neither a scientific process nor a black art. In addition to detailed research and planning, its success is influenced by human factors and, of course, luck!

In order to make sense of this complex topic, we have created a model for the innovation process and its management. The course will describe the PROCESS; the way the innovation pathway works from creation of new ideas to their selection and implementation.

We will study four main areas that influence this process:

  • We will study the PERSON/PEOPLE that are involved in the process. This will include the entrepreneur, the inventor and the innovator, for example.
  • By studying the POSSIBILITY of coming up with new ideas and making them happen, we will take a detailed look at creativity and opportunity spotting.
  • We will focus on the PROTECTION of ideas through intellectual property and how this can help/hinder the innovation process.
  • We will look at the PRACTICE of turning an idea into a new product or service.
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When would you like to start?

  • Date to be announced

Who is the course for?

No previous experience is needed to undertake this course.

Who will you learn with?

Dr Julie Holland

Director of the Glendonbrook Centre for Enterprise Education. I teach enterprise and innovation management and deliver enterprise skills training to staff and students across the University.

Who developed the course?

Loughborough University is a public research university. It is among the country’s leading universities – consistently ranked among the top 20 in the UK – and is a member of the 1994 Group.

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You can buy a Statement of Participation for this course — a personalised certificate in both digital and printed formats, to celebrate taking part.

£34.00 + shipping

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