Deakin University & Coventry University program

Exploring Socio-Economic Innovation

Investigate the value of innovation and explore the economic and social motives that drive innovation.

This program is part of the Entrepreneurship degree offered by Deakin University

Develop your knowledge of Innovation

Twenty first century innovations have changed the fabric of our lives. This includes the way we work, shop, order food, bank and even the way we meet and communicate with people. Different types of innovation can be seen in every facet of our lives.

Join with us to explore types of innovation, the knowledge and processes that underpin them and the key contextual factors that support their emergence.

We’ll also discuss the connection of innovation to the practices of entrepreneurship, enterprise and leadership. Through exploration and application of these concepts, we’ll help you develop the knowledge and skills to initiate innovation in organisational and social settings.


5 courses

Coventry University and Deakin University

Coventry secured a gold rating in the UK government’s 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and is the country’s top modern university in the Guardian University Guide 2018.

Deakin University is one of Australia’s largest universities with more than 58,000 students studying online and on-campus.

  • Deakin University
  • Coventry University

Who will you learn with?

Dr Matt Mount (Ph.D) is Assistant Professor of Strategy and Innovation at Deakin Business School. He is an expert in the area of strategy and innovation processes.

I am the Director of Education and a Professor in Entrepreneurship at Coventry University's International Centre for Transformational Entrepreneurship. I have also worked in industry and consultancy.

Prof Maas is the Director of the International Centre for Transformational Entrepreneurship at Coventry University. Has broad international business and academic experiences in various countries.

Learning outcomes

  • Review the multifaceted and complex nature of innovation
  • Analyse the effects of institutional context, and economic and social motives that drive individuals and organisations to innovate
  • Apply the concept of Design Thinking to explore the importance of end-user ‘empathy’ in complex situations
  • Critically reflect upon the motivations that drive you to innovate.

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