What is Innovation ?

This course provides an overview of the whole innovation process, from developing a plan for creating an environment conducive to innovation, through to the creative thinking process. 

The first section covers the concept of innovation, culture for innovation, interpreting and analyzing findings and identifying areas of improvement. The second section looks at the concept of creativity, the difference between invention and innovation and the main creativity techniques, namely brainstorming, mind mapping, problem solving and lateral thinking. 

Creative thinking is a way of looking at problems or situations from a fresh perspective, which suggests unorthodox solutions. Creative thinking can be stimulated by various processes or techniques as mentioned before. The last section of this course delves into the application of creativity techniques.

Innovation

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What are the prerequisites?

  • Computer/Laptop
  • Email for notifications and communication
  • Internet connection
  • PDF viewer (e.g ADOBE Acrobat)
  • Microsoft Word for notes
  • A web browser

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Unit 1 - Assessing a unit for innovation opportunities

1.1 The Concept of innovation

1.1.1 Barriers to innovation

1.2 Environment conducive for innovation

1.2.1 (incl. 1.2.2 & 1.2.3)           Communication

1.2.4 Processes

1.2.5 Incentivise innovation

1.3 Create a basic worksheet

1.4 Interpreting and analysing findings

1.4.1  Detailed analysis

1.4.2 Interpreting                     information

Unit 2 - Understanding the concept of creativity

2.1 (incl. 2.1) Concept of creativity

2.2.1 Creativity techniques 

2.2.2  Mind mapping

2.2.3 Lateral thinking

2.2.4 Problem solving             techniques

Unit 3 - Developing a plan for creating an environment conducive to innovation

3.1 (incl. 3.1) Role of unit manager in creating an environment conducive for innovation

3.2 Developing a plan to create an environment conducive to innovation

3.3 The process of implementing an environment conducive to innovation

3.4 Promoting the plan

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Unit 4 - Creative thinking process

4.1 Application of creativity techniques

4.1.1 Brainstorming

4.1.2 Mind mapping

4.1.3 Lateral thinking

4.2 General alternative solutions

4.3 Selecting the best alternative

4.4 Developing a concept for implementation