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2540 The Tools and Techniques of Business Innovation

Course Description

Innovation management guides an organization in response to opportunities, whether internal or external. This course will address innovation in the front end of product commercialization and public-service provision. Through lectures and case studies, we will explore innovation concepts, tools and methods as they apply to products, processes and services. Topics include: defining strategic problems; the generation and selection of ideas; scientific methods for accelerating discovery and test hypotheses; the customer or stakeholder voice; product portfolio planning; and product architecture.

This course qualifies for 36 professional development units (PDUs).

Learning Outcomes

• Create your own innovation framework based on the types of innovation at different stages of market adoption and an implementation process.
• Take home an innovation implementation process.
• Build your toolkit for innovation and learn how to use them it in real-life business scenarios to drive innovation.
• Identify an innovation project in your life (work or personal) and kick off your project.
• Build a network of like-minded professionals and continue your learning from each other.


SCS 2539 Foundations of Business Innovation

This course may be applied towards the SCS Certificate(s) in

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