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Technological Change and Innovation

Identify technological trends driving the future of innovation.

Technological Change and Innovation
  • Duration

    2 weeks
  • Weekly study

    8 hours

Explore how technological developments steer and shape innovation

This short course will explore more fully how innovation happens in the context of technological change. It will assess the impact of technology, looking at current trends such as artificial intelligence, robotics, cloud computing and virtual reality, and disruptive innovations on various stakeholders and entrepreneurs.

What topics will you cover?

  • What is technology? Consider typical assumptions about technology
  • Technological dynamics (the study of technological change) – map out the process of technological change
  • The impact of disruptive technological innovation and challenges of technological development
  • Technological trends – increase your awareness of potential avenues for entrepreneurial opportunities
  • How policy affects the development of technology – reflect on how this affects different stakeholders

Learning on this course

You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Explain the process of technological change
  • Discuss the positive and negative impact of technological change
  • Identify technological change affecting business of the future

Who is the course for?

This course is for anyone interested in furthering their understanding of entrepreneurship and innovation.

Please note that the staff described in the ‘Who will you learn with?’ section below may be subject to change.

Who will you learn with?

Cherisse Hoyte is an associate professor of entrepreneurship in Coventry University’s International Centre for Transformational Entrepreneurship. Her area of expertise is entrepreneurial sensemaking.

Gilbert is a lecturer in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship at Coventry University in the United Kingdom. Before this, I was an Associate Lecturer at the University of Sunderland in London.

Lecturer at Coventry University online. Navami Leena’s research interests are in leadership, public health, health policies, healthcare leadership and management.

Who developed the course?

Coventry University

Coventry secured gold in the UK Government’s 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and is University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

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