2540 The Tools and Techniques of Business Innovation

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Course Details

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).

Learner 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


  2540 - 017 The Tools and Techniques of Business Innovation    
  Spring/Summer - 14   Status:  Available
Section Schedule(s):   Tue 6:00PM - 9:00PM
6 May 2014 to 29 Jul 2014
Number of Sessions: : 12
Tuition Option(s):   Flat Fee non-credit    $695.00
Potential Price Adjustment(s):
Campus:   St. George Campus
Instruction Method:  IN-CLASS
Instructors: June Ip, MBA
  Reading List / Textbook:  http://www.uoftbookstore.com/
  Section Note(s):  

Please register at least 1 week before the course starts to get course access information for the first class.  It takes at least 3 business days for the access information to become available.

No class on July 1.


  Receipt Note(s):  

No class on July 1.


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