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Top Course Studies in Innovation

Innovation

Innovation, as a field of study, is a multidisciplinary one. Schools that offer a program of innovation courses usually present topics related to entrepreneurship, proposal writing, business fundamentals, and intellectual law. Studied together, these areas of knowledge provide students with the leadership skills needed to take on new business challenges and make a real impact on society. Graduates of innovation courses usually embark on exciting new career paths, developing business models and proposals for new ventures.

Programs of study that include innovation courses typically start with an introduction to entrepreneurship, along with the fundamentals of marketing, finance, and business law. As students progress through the program, they often have the chance to gain valuable experience through workshops, internships, and partnerships with local companies. These opportunities enable students to not only refine their communication and team-building skills, but also work with real-world startup companies where they can develop a valuable network of contacts.

Although not all schools offer a series of innovation courses, this emerging field has become popular enough that programs can be found in countries all over the world. Whether you are just starting out in the business world, or are a seasoned professional seeking to start up a new business venture, innovation courses can help you achieve your goals. Scroll through the options below to find the innovation course that's right for you!

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Design Thinking and Innovation Week

Future London Academy
Campus Full time 1 week March 2017 United Kingdom London

A unique programme for service designers, creative entrepreneurs and business owners – introducing you to London's most innovative businesses and uncovering the latest approaches to design thinking. [+]

Best Course Studies in Innovation 2017. A unique programme for service designers, creative entrepreneurs and business owners - introducing you to London's most innovative businesses and uncovering the latest approaches to design thinking. Every day will consist of lectures, workshops and visits to top companies, where you will meet the teams behind their latest research and innovation. You will learn about their approach to creativity, product management and business management - and have the opportunity to ask any questions in an informal atmosphere. This programme is designed to give you inspiration for your work, to help you get an expert opinion on your current projects, and keep you up-to-date with the latest trends in the industry. Structure of the programme: Every day you will discover design thinking through different lenses: Monday: focus on consumer 
Tuesday: focus on processes
 Wednesday: focus on brain 
Thursday: focus on innovation
 Friday: focus on digital Every day will consist of various activities to maximise your learning experience. Boosting breakfast: t​he first activity of the day includes informal activities over breakfast to activate brain and body to receive the creative stimuli of the day. During the boosting breakfasts, you will interact with other participants, share your ideas, experiences and expectation for the day and meet local professionals to get to know more about the backstage of the creative industry. Morning session: it is the first session of the day, it will take the form of a lecture or a hands-on workshop. Practical exercise: a short task to follow up morning session and make everyone unlock their brain's full potential Lunch break: between the morning and afternoon sessions w​e will have a short break when you will have an opportunity to have lunch and enjoy the surroundings of the day programme locations. Afternoon session: i​t is the second session of the day, where you will have a chance to visit another top London agency and listen to their team revealing secrets they use in everyday work. Course curator Ekaterina Solomeina, designer, innovator, cofounder of Future London Academy "London is the best place to learn about innovation and service. This is a city where technology giants meet quirky startups, where traditions meet inventions, and where designers from all across the world are solving problems with the power of design thinking." Schedule Dates: 20-26 March 2017 
Educational programme: 20-24 March 2017, 10am-6pm Cost £1,995 – full programme, shared accommodation
 £1,625 – full programme, no accommodation [-]

Managing Innovations and Creating Innovative Business Models

TU Berlin Summer & Winter University
Campus Full time July 2017 Germany Berlin

This course is for all undergrad and postgrad students as well as for professionals with an engineering, natural sciences, social sciences or arts background. Participants attending this Summer School should have a strong interest in creating new products, processes and businesses and in working together in multidisciplinary teams. [+]

Summer University block 2: July 10th - July 21st, 2017 Course price: 920 Euros 22 hours of class sessions per week, 3 ECTS credit points Topic Innovation Management Entrepreneurship Business Models Design Thinking Systematic Design Methods Creativity Market Analysis Target group This course is for all undergrad and postgrad students as well as for professionals with an engineering, natural sciences, social sciences or arts background. Participants attending this Summer School should have a strong interest in creating new products, processes and businesses and in working together in multidisciplinary teams. Learning Goal/Output By the end of this course, students have: The ability to successfully apply the learned knowledge for development of a new product/Process or business concept The ability to systematically explore and create ideas or modify existing business ideas for answering market needs The ability to systematically explore diverse obstacles in building a viable business concept based on a technology An in-depth understanding of the different phases of a business development process The ability to transform new ideas into business solutions for a commercial market environment, combined with decision-making and leadership competencies The ability to work in multidisciplinary teams The ability to present a concept to an internal audience as well as to an external panel of financiers The ability to reflect upon ethical and team processes Course Components The course will include the following components: Classroom-based lectures Team projects Team coaching Company visits Pitch Training Team pitches Short Description Business plan development in stages – (a) idea generation – (b) business concept development – (c) business plan conceptualization – (d) business plan presentation/pitch. Business concept development is facilitated by a mix between input sessions with experts, interactive discussions and coaching. In addition principles from business ethics, human resource management, social media management, IP Management, and market research are part of the curriculum and are thus incorporated into the learning process. The Summer Course starts with an introductory session, followed by an idea presentation (either in sales pitch or poster format). Based on the ideas and the team requirements presented, participants group around ideas and form teams of max. 5 people. The teams are multidisciplinary containing students from different disciplines. The summer course is mainly characterized by project work based on the stages of Business Plan creation. Project work is supported by mentors/coaches. In addition the summer course contains applied lectures from academics and practitioners. Towards the end of the course the students are trained to present their business plans. The course ends with a business plan pitch to a combined audience of internal staff (business coaches from Center for Entrepreneurship, CfE), participants and a panel of external financiers. Prerequisites The prerequisites of the TU Berlin Summer and Winter University in “Managing Innovations and Creating Innovative Business Models” are: at least one year of university experience + English level B2 or equivalent. Lecturer(s) Prof. Dr. Jan Kratzer Prof. Dr. Jan Kratzer is Chair of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management and Managing Director of Center for Entrepreneurship at Berlin Institute of Technology, Germany. In the School for Business and Economy at Berlin Institute of Technology he holds the function as Vice Dean for Research and Internationalization. In addition, he is editor of “Creativity and Innovation Management” (CIM) and in the editorial board of “Journal of Product Innovation Management”. Within the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) Jan Kratzer has held different functions in designing the educational programs of EIT. His research is mainly on factors that drive entrepreneurial activities towards success among others research on networks of entrepreneurs, entrepreneurial education, open innovation networks, social entrepreneurship, online social networks and entrepreneurial opportunities. His work has appeared among more in Journal of Consumer Research, Economy and Society, Research Policy, Heath Policy, Journal of Product Innovation Management, Research-Technology Management, Technovation, Journal of Mathematical Sociology, Journal of Engineering and Technology Management, International Journal of Project Management, Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, International Journal of Entrepreneurship Venturing. [-]

Executive Leadership Course in Hospitality Innovation

Hospitality Innovation Program
Campus Full time 1 week September 2017 Spain Marbella

HIP will share the latest innovative trends, both academic and practical from the innovation and management perspective, with its participants. The executive course is focused on 5 specific themes: Leadership, Hospitality, Gastronomy, WholeSale FoodService & Blue Ocean Innovation. [+]

Best Course Studies in Innovation 2017. HIP is an exciting one-week high-end innovative executive course developed as a result of the unique partnership between Hotel Management School Maastricht (HMSM) & Ronda Mountain Think Tank ( RMTT). HIP will share the latest innovative trends, both academic and practical from the innovation and management perspective, with its participants. The executive course is focused on 5 specific themes: Leadership, Hospitality, Gastronomy, WholeSale FoodService & Blue Ocean Innovation. These themes are interrelated and this relationship will be researched in the exciting and challenging overall project assignment the participants receive at the beginning of the course. MONDAY THEME I: BLUE OCEAN INNOVATION ‘Unique process on how to create uncontested market space and make the competition irrelevant. We provide a variety BOS Value Innovation inputs and usage of strategic tools. TUESDAY THEME II: INNOVATIVE LEADERSHIP Share the next step in Leadership development and detect the leader within yourself. Join the excitement of the Leadership Lab and make your move to ignite your potential’ WEDNESDAY THEME III: LUXURY INNOVATION What is the Art of Luxury? Share the next steps in Hospitality and latest trends from the Luxury segment. Explore the surprising art of increasing guest satisfaction and revenues at the same time.’ THURSDAY THEME IV: RESTAURANT TECH ‘Explore the excitement and potential of innovative e-marketing and communication in the food industry! Go beyond culinary theories & discover the experience of fueling creativity through technology‘ FRIDAY THEME V: WHOLESALE FOOD SERVICE ‘Complete blurring of food retail and food service activities, Cash & Carry vs Delivery service, International partnerships, Big data, e-commerce become key factors’ Dates and Prices PRICE 1,950.00 € PRICE & PAYMENT Tuition fees are 1,950 euros ( taxes included) including documentation, attendance to additional workshops, networking events, lunch and coffees. We can offer special prices for accommodation and transportation, if need it. The completion of enrollment and payment must be made and paid as deadline, 15 natural days before the beginning of program. [-]

Startup Crash Course: From Idea to Reality

TU Berlin Summer & Winter University
Campus Full time 4 weeks January 2017 Germany Berlin

Startup launch, Business plan implementation, entrepreneurship in Berlin. [+]

January 3rd to 27th, 2017 Course price: 1.850 Euros 18 hours of class sessions per week, 5 ECTS credit points Topic Startup launch, Business plan implementation, entrepreneurship in Berlin. Target group Anyone who: wants to launch a startup and has an idea already, but doesn’t know where to start; wants to know more about the dynamics of entrepreneurship in order to decide whether he/she would like to become involved in the startup scene; wants to develop his/her skills in business planning. Learning Goal/Output To be able to form a business plan; To know which steps to undertake in order to launch a business; To be aware of entrepreneurial dynamics and the startup scene structure. Course Components Lectures, case studies, interaction with real players, field trips to startup centers, writing a business plan. There will be 18 hours of class sessions per week. Short Description This course is intended to offer real knowledge of how to go about launching a startup. It will have three main parts: the structured approach, communication and real-time experimentation. The structured approach will be given through lectures and serve as a compass. Communication will come from interaction with startup scene members and on-site visits. Real-time experiment will consist of writing a business plan and scheduling the next steps. Those who develop a successful business plan may be put in contact with Berlin business incubators. Prerequisites The general prerequisites of the TU Berlin Summer University are: at least one year of university experience + English level B2 or equivalent. Lecturer(s) Daria Markova, MBA and MA in Economics, Project leader / Coordinator of the Summer School Daria Markova is active member of the Berlin startup scene. She started her career in the corporate world, later moved to business and community development roles in entrepreneurial projects. Now she is a co-founder of a coworking space in West Berlin. Her main goal is to enable you to bring your ideas into life. [-]

Spring Program: Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Sustainability

National Taiwan University College of Management
Campus Full time 3 weeks March 2017 Taiwan Taipei

National Taiwan University’s Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Sustainability Spring Program is a three-week program taught in English offered by the College of Management and provides students with a unique and exciting opportunity to study and learn in Taiwan. [+]

Best Course Studies in Innovation 2017. Program Overview National Taiwan University’s Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Sustainability Spring Program is a three-week program taught in English offered by the College of Management and provides students with a unique and exciting opportunity to study and learn in Taiwan. Students will obtain business knowledge and explore Asian economic trends as well as experience the management practices in Greater China. The program aims to help students turn theory into practice, ambition into purpose, and potential into achievement. Courses Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship from an Asian Perspective (2 Credits) Innovation management can include a variety of topics. In this course, we will focus on the most recent trends in three key areas – exploring human value, formulating business strategy, and developing technology platform for innovation. The course utilizes lectures, case studies, group exercises, guest speeches, company visits, and a group project to facilitate learning. Through taking this course, students are expected to achieve the following two goals: To develop a basic understanding of innovation management and relevant functional fields in business administration; To acquire knowledge and hand-on experience on how to explore human value, how to formulate business strategy, and how to develop technology platform for innovation management and entrepreneurship. *Upon successful completion of the program, participants will receive an academic transcript. If you wish to have your credits approved, please consult with your home institution in advance. Core Classes Module 1: Product Innovation & Opportunity Identification Module 2: Leadership & Sustainable Entrepreneurship Module 3: Value Chain Innovation & Platform Strategy Course Wrap-Up Outdoor Getaway and Activities To supplement learning in class lectures, Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Sustainability Spring Program has designed a number of off-campus activities, including cultural events and field trips. In addition, students will also visit quite a few famous Taiwanese Enterprises. Convenient Location in the Heart of Taipei NTU is located in the heart of Taipei and is convenient for students to make the most of their spring in the capital of Taiwan. Taipei is a vibrant metropolis characterized by its friendly people and safe streets. With its classy malls, chic boutiques, stylish restaurants and cafes and cultural events, Taipei is a fascinating place to visit and live and offers a wide range of opportunities and activities for students. All-Inclusive Program Fee The program fee includes tuition, lecture materials, airport transportation service, orientation, accommodation, cultural events, company visits and field trips. The fee does not include international transportation to Taipei, Taiwan. Students will need to make their own arrangements. Who May Apply International students (including overseas Chinese) currently studying at a domestic or international university and college graduates are eligible to apply. Incoming exchange/degree students at NTU are also welcome to apply. Applicants must be able to provide college transcripts or proof of current/past college enrollment. Application is first-come first-served and we will not accept any more students when the program has reached its limit. English Language Requirement Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Sustainability Spring Program courses are conducted in English. Students whose first language is not English should have at least an intermediate or above level of English proficiency. Contact Us Ms. Thera Tu Email: theratu@ntu.edu.tw Ms. Cola Sung Email: hysung@ntu.edu.tw Duration & Price This course is Campus Based Start Date: March 7, 2017 Duration: 3 weeks [-]

Extension Course In Coolhunting - Trend Research

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Rio de Janeiro
Campus Part time 60 hours March 2017 Brazil Rio de Janeiro

The special course of Cool Hunting - Trends Research enables students to practice research method coolhunting which is widely used in trends research firms, advertising agencies, areas of R & D, branding and innovation. [+]

THIS PROGRAM IS IN PORTUGUESE Taught Provide tools for monitoring trends and movements of a market in continuous transformation. 5th Class of Coolhunting Start Date: March Classes: Tuesday and Thursday - 19h30 to 22h30 Hours: 60 hours Portuguese language Description and Objectives: The special course Cool Hunting - Trends Survey enables students to practice coolhunting research method that is widely used in trends research firms, advertising agencies, areas of R & D, branding and innovation. The student will be encouraged to reflect on the present moment, putting it in contact with theories and topics that generate debates on contemporary and preparing it to prepare thought for new behavioral trends. Another goal is to present the professional who works as coolhunter, what it does, how is your day to day, placing the student in touch with research sources and to professionals already active in this market as well as exercising the practice as coolhunter, putting the student researcher in the situation trends, with the supervision of teachers. The course aims to: - Provide tools for monitoring trends and movements of a market in continuous transformation; - Complement the training of professionals who want to be at the forefront of their fields; - Stimulate thinking about the consumption and the modern consumer; - Encourage and foster an innovative and critical thinking to the development of new products and services; - Denaturalize concepts ready and encourage long-term thinking; - To offer the student the possibility of experience to capture innovation through the supervised fieldwork. Target Audience: Professionals and students of the area of ​​design, fashion, communication, advertising, marketing and anthropology. Course topics: - Individuals, consumption and consumer society. - Trends, fads and fashions. - Cities, streets and behavior in the urban environment. - Technological innovations and their influence on the individual's behavior. - Research and ethnography: leave the field. Preparation and choice of methodologies. - How to search? What to watch? What research? - How to make a coolhunting report. - The daily life of a coolhunting professional. - Analysis, selection and organization of field data. - The different and new sources of research. - How to identify what is "hot"? - Global behavior and the relationship with the site. - Field research supervised by teachers. What the student will learn? - Understand what they are and how to structure consumer behavior trends and how to capture their signals. - Understanding culture on contemporary material. - Understanding urban anthropology and urban ethnography. - Urban ethnography practice. - Practice in the preparation of a trend research: collection, research and analysis tools. - Practice in the preparation of trend research reports (coolhunting). - Understanding on the management of coolhunter research career. - Reflection about the consumption and the modern consumer. * The IED Rio reserves the right to postpone the course if you do not get a quorum. Coordination: Flavia Mendonça Flavia Mendonça is a journalist and graduated in Fashion from UFRJ and UVA, respectively. It worked for ten years in the area, which specializes in issues related fashioned, design, and consumer behavior trends for international companies specialized in trend research as WGSN, Stylus, Trend buero, as well as magazines and websites JC Report, L 'Officiel Brazil, Condé Nast Traveller, Lonely Planet, ABC Design, among others. Freelancer, also served with branded content and marketing strategies and market research for companies such as Melissa, Dell Anno, Bake and Lambretta Watches. He served as a lecturer and researcher at the Center for Future Scenario of the Pontifical Catholic University / PUC-Rio (2007-2012). [-]

Certificate in Innovation, Design Thinking & Intrapreneurship

Grenoble Ecole de Management
Campus Full time 3 weeks May 2017 France Grenoble

Enhance your business education and experience life in a new and challenging environment. [+]

Objectives

The Certificate in Innovation Design Thinking & Intrapreneurship is a three-week course designed for managers of technology-based and service companies willing to take leadership in innovation and initiate change.

The modular structure of the program is designed so that the tracks can be followed independently or in a block, allowing participants to fully benefit from the complete training if they attend the 3 weeks.

Innovation Management: 23-27 May 2016 Design Thinking: 30 May – 3 June 2016 Intrapreneurship: 6-10 June 2016 Profile of Participants

Managers and professionals who need an executive course to acquire necessary knowledge and tools for a step forward in their career.... [-]


Makers (Junior Web Developer Course)

Makers Academy
Campus Full time 16 weeks Open Enrollment United Kingdom London

In 12 weeks, go from being a novice to a junior web developer with the intensive, coding bootcamp in London [+]

LIFE AT MAKERS Being a student at Makers Academy is a very emotional journey. Eating, sleeping and breathing code becomes a huge part of your life, but looking after your wellbeing is also critical to becoming a great developer. On site we have Dana, our Chief Joy Officer - a certified yoga instructor who runs daily yoga and meditation classes and is here to look after your well being. It’s also important to unwind and bond socially with your cohort. We're surrounded by some of London's quirkiest cafes, yummiest street food and busiest pubs. We also host regular events such as Petcha Kutcha lightning talks, games nights, karaoke nights, as well as organising group activities like climbing, go-karting and going to the theatre. WHAT YOU'LL LEARN PRECOURSE Everything you need to get ready for the main course In the four weeks preceding the full-time course, all students are required to complete a (very important!) part-time PreCourse, which ensures that all of our students get to the required basic level of competence when they enrol at Makers Academy. In the first week, we focus on the foundations: first, the command-line, which is key to navigating around your computer; second, you'll tackle version control using Git and Github. This is followed by learning Ruby syntax through challenges. The PreCourse requires a minimum of 20 hours per week to complete successfully, but the more time you can spend on the PreCourse, the better. Each Friday during the PreCourse, we send out a challenge to help solidify and focus students' learning and check in on their progress. WEEK 1 Test-Driven Development and Object-Oriented Programming The main topics of week 1 are test-driven development and object-oriented programming. By now, students have some experience writing pure Ruby code and are familiar with the functionality of core Ruby classes. This week we start creating our own classes in a test-driven way. The aim of this week is to understand how to structure code using objects. The Friday challenge involves writing a simple object-oriented system of interacting classes. WEEK 2 Further TDD and OOP This week we build a game using test-driven development and object-oriented programming to make sure students understand these important concepts well. We also cover more advanced Ruby and programming topics: lambdas vs procs, composition vs inheritance, iterators and recursion. The Friday challenge involves reimplementing some of the more advanced methods from the Ruby core library. WEEK 3 Introduction to Web Development By now, students are comfortable using Ruby and writing object-oriented code in a test-driven way. In week 3 we focus on the fundamentals of the web: HTTP protocols, the Sinatra framework, HTML & CSS. We also learn how to deploy our code to Heroku and use the development tools in Chrome. The Friday challenge involves building a Sinatra application and deploying it to Heroku. WEEK 4 Databases and User Management It's time to learn how to add a relational database to a Sinatra application using DataMapper. In this week we talk about relational databases, key-value stores and SQL. We also spend a lot of time discussing proper management of user accounts: hashing and salting, choosing appropriate hashing algorithms and mitigating common security risks. Students write a user management system (sign up, sign in, sign out, etc) from scratch, paying special attention to the security aspects. Finally, students also learn how to use Capybara to test-drive web applications. The Friday challenge focuses on relational databases. This is a an important milestone as students now have a full picture of web development. WEEK 5 Front-End Technologies Now that students can build test-driven, secure, database-backed web applications, it's time to start talking about other front-end technologies: JavaScript, jQuery, AJAX and responsive design. Students begin learning their second language: JavaScript, also known as the language of the web. The Friday challenge asks students to reimplement the front-end of one of the most popular websites in the world. WEEK 6 Lab Week This is a less structured week to allow students to consolidate their learning. Students may choose to revisit topics from the previous weeks, catch up on missed work or explore new projects. WEEK 7 Node.js Students expand their knowledge of JavaScript by learning Angular (a popular front-end framework) and Node (JavaScript for the server), combining them to build powerful full-stack applications. The Friday challenge is based on refreshing your Ruby knowledge. WEEK 8 Ruby on Rails Basics In week 8 we start working with Ruby on Rails. By now students have a solid understanding of Ruby, the web (HTTP, HTML, JavaScript, etc) and have experience using databases. Armed with all this knowledge, they find Rails easy to understand as it merely automates what they can do without it. This week we talk about ActiveRecord, the asset pipeline, routing and Rails architecture. The Friday challenge focuses on the basics of Ruby on Rails. WEEK 9 Advanced Ruby on Rails Topics This week we talk about more advanced topics: Websockets, HTML5 APIs, using Bootstrap or Foundation, connecting to various APIs: Stripe, Twilio, etc. The challenge for this week focuses on these topics. WEEK 10 The Final Project By now students are confident junior developers. To put their skills to their test, they build a final project that shows how far they've come since they started. This week we introduce fewer new topics and instead focus on helping students to build the first version of their final project. WEEK 11 Graduation Early in the week we declare a feature freeze to make sure the final projects are as polished as possible. This is the most intensive week at Makers Academy, when all teams stay late trying to outperform each other to write the most impressive code. There is no Friday challenge. Instead, we have a graduation ceremony, followed by a party attended by friends, families, hiring partners, recruiters, ex-students and prospective students of Makers Academy. WEEK 12 Hiring Week This week our new graduates receive the personal attention of our expert placements team. They focus on honing life-long learning skills and preparing to enter the jobs market. This could include technical tests, working on open-source code or even working on projects for charities that we partner with. For those students who attend Makers as entrepreneurs, this is a great week to start working on your MVP! [-]

Postgraduate Degree in Innovation and Design Thinking

Bau Design College of Barcelona
Campus Full time 1 year October 2017 Spain Barcelona

Innovation and internationalization have emerged as the key strategies in the current economic context. New ecosystems and business strategies arise in the process of the paradigm shift from product design to service design. [+]

Best Course Studies in Innovation 2017. Postgraduate Degree in Innovation and Design Thinking Innovation and internationalization have emerged as the key strategies in the current economic context. New ecosystems and business strategies arise in the process of the paradigm shift from product design to service design. The design of experiences requires multi-skilled professionals with strategic and tactical proficiency when moving the customer / user to the centre of the design process and the business strategy. Design Thinking has enabled the designer to become the agent of change in organizations and to act as a lever of transformation in this new way of working, enabling innovation in processes, products, services, communication and business strategy. To that end, and based on the Lean Start-up philosophy, the specific techniques of the different stages of the innovation cycle will be applied to Customer Development, Value Proposition, Service Design and Business Design processes. New techniques and processes that will make possible the alignment of the business vision and its value proposition with the strategies and principles of the customer’s experience. GENERAL AIMS OF THE TRAINING To acquire the tools and knowledge for the management of innovation for developing innovative products, services, communications and a business model with an organizational impact. To learn the techniques, gain experience and develop real projects by the use of Design Thinking methodologies to design services and new business models (Business Design & Lean Start-up). SYLLABUS This postgraduate course is divided into 4 modules, the fourth being the development of a Final Research Project to end the course. Module I - Innovation as a lever for transformation. Module II – Design Thinking as a paradigm of innovation. Module III - Techniques of Design Thinking applied to Service Design. Module IV - Final Project. CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Innovation Manager or Consultant Design Researcher Interaction Designer Information Architect Visual Designer UX Prototyping Designer Services Business Designer FACT SHEET Edit: 3rd Edition Qualification: Postgraduate Degree in Innovation and Design Thinking accredited by the Universidad de Vic-UCC. Students without university degrees will receive a University Extension Studies Diploma. Credits: 30 ECTS School period: From October 20th 2015 to May 2016. Final Project Presentation: June 2016 Timetable: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 19h to 22h Mode: On-site Language: Spanish Price: 3480 € Access: Graduates. Undergraduate degrees in Fine Arts and Design, and those related to the following professional categories: interior design, graphic design, industrial design and arts applied to clothing. Professionals from the sector without specific training but who can demonstrate professional expertise. Applicants will undergo a selection process for acceptance on the course. Observations: Intensive Spanish course for foreign students willing to apply to the Master degree (optional course). From Sept. 10th to October, 2nd; from Monday to Friday (4h/day) – 395€. [-]

Caring Robots

La Salle Almere
Campus Full time 10 days June 2017 Netherlands Almere

This course gives an overview of the emerging possibilities in the field of applied robotics to the assisted therapy for autistic children and older adults with dementia. It shows how researchers from very different disciplines are collaborating on robots that have capacities that may exceed our expectations. [+]

One course in two countries! The first week of this course is in Almere (The Netherlands), the second week in Barcelona (Spain). This course gives an overview of the emerging possibilities in the field of applied robotics to the assisted therapy and shows how researchers from very different disciplines are collaborating on robots that have capacities that may exceed expectations. Dates and Schedule Week 1: from 29.06.2015 to 03.07.2015 Week 2: from 06.07.2015 to 10.07.2015 Course Duration This course may be attended: Week 1: in Almere (The Netherlands), for 1 week Full Time Week 2: Barcelona (Spain), for 1 week Full Time Presentation Course Level: Basic to Intermediate Credits: 2.0 ECTS credits + Certificate of Attendance. With an extra assignment (paper): 4.0 ECTS credits + Certificate of Attendance About the course After a first week in Almere(Netherlands), where most of the lectures are theory based issues, participants move to Barcelona (Spain), in order to develop own prototypes. This course gives an overview of the emerging possibilities in the field of applied robotics to the assisted therapy for autistic children and older adults with dementia. It shows how researchers from very different disciplines are collaborating on robots that have capacities that may exceed our expectations. In fact, collaboration is the key to successful developments which is why we are targeting students from a wide variety of backgrounds. Experts Dr. Marcel Heerink and Dr. Jordi Albó. Methodology The course puts together students from social and technical studies. They will partly follow different tracks. The focus of the first week is on discovering the state of the art in this field. The focus of the second week is on actually developing and testing robots in teams of students with different (technical/non-technical) backgrounds. Lego Mindstorms and Arduino will be used as working material and the developed robots will be applied to some available specific user groups (e.g. children, older adults), evaluating both technical issues and user responses. Objectives The course aim is to learn about the newest developments of robots and their use in health and childcare Developing and testing robots Technical issues evaluation User response evaluation Team work Networking Who should attend? Bachelor and Master students with a strong interest in the field of applied robotics, either from a social or psychological perspective or from a technological viewpoint. Fee per stage* € 500 – Course + Course materials * A discount will be applied in case both stages are attended. In this case the total fee is of €850 Important note Module will be opened only in case the minimum number of participants has been achieved. All registered participants will be informed about the go/no go decision the latest 24 hours after the module registration deadline via e-mail. Participants are kindly requested not to book their flights until formal go decision has been received. Category Engineering Type of course Summer School [-]

Architecture and Urbanism

La Salle Almere
Campus Full time 2 weeks July 2017 Netherlands Almere

The buildings and sites to be visited are an example of an efficient use of technology and energy saving. They are all part of the change in the architectural model that is contributing to improve the daily life of the citizens and the city services management. [+]

Best Course Studies in Innovation 2017. One course in two cities! The course examines the architecture and urbanism of two European cities (Barcelona and Almere) with a very different cultural and historical background. Barcelona was founded as a Roman city and has been growing through the ages; Almere is the youngest city in The Netherlands and has jumped straight into the future. But there is something they have in common: they both put innovation into perspective and have sustainability in the core business of their development. Dates and Schedule Week 1: from 06.07.2015 to 10.07.2015 Week 2: from 13.07.2015 to 17.07.2015 Course Level: Basic to Intermediate Credits: This course delivers 2.5 ECTS per stage + Certificate of Attendance The buildings and sites to be visited are an example of an efficient use of technology and energy saving. They are all part of the change in the architectural model that is contributing to improve the daily life of the citizens and the city services management. Barcelona has always been an important centre of business and culture and such traits can be traced in its urbanism and architecture: from the Roman colony, Barcino, and the still remaining walls to the middle age town with the revolutionary constructions in Catalan gothic style. From the expansion of the city in the XIX century with the Cerdà Plan, that was the framework in which Modernism was developed, to the end of the XX century, when the city reinvented itself again with the Olimpic vila and the 22@ neighbourhood. Almere has established an international reputation as a cradle of modern architecture. Some of the world’s most renowned architects have left their lasting marks on the city. Their ambitious and innovative creations have transformed the city into a showcase of the 21st century urban design, with relevant buildings and experimental housing projects. Experts Fedde Huistra and Bas Ten Brinke. Methodology The sessions on Urbanism and Architecture: Aspects of Sustainability will mostly be taught on site, with the support of some in-house lectures to provide the necessary background and overview. Students are encouraged to ask questions, actively participate in discussions, and comment on the reading materials assigned. Objectives Know first hand how new technologies are being applied in intelligent buildings and smart cities Experience what architects and town planners are doing to create a more sustainable environment Understand the benefits that the city can offer through the shift from a traditional to a sustainable and intelligent model Who should attend? Everyone interested in a sustainable approach of architecture and town development, with no or limited background in this field of expertise Price per stage* € 750 – Course + Course materials * A discount will be applied in case both stages are attended. In this case the total fee is of €1250 Important note Module will be opened only in case the minimum number of participants has been achieved. All registered participants will be informed about the go/no go decision the latest 24 hours after the module registration deadline via e-mail. Participants are kindly requested not to book their flights until formal go decision has been received. Category Architecture Type of course Summer School [-]

The Power of Digital Marketing

La Salle Almere
Campus Full time 1 week July 2017 Netherlands Almere

At the conclusion of the course the participants have attained up-to-date knowledge about the domain of Digital Marketing. They achieved a helicopter overview, understand digital strategies, got knowledge of the most important social media channels, and learned to use media tools and upgrade presentation skills. [+]

Course duration and Schedule 1 Week; from July 6 until July 10 2015 Place Location: WTC Almere (The Netherlands) Course Level Basic to intermediate Credits The course delivers 1,5 ECTs + a La Salle Certificate of Attendance Objectives At the conclusion of the course the participants have attained up-to-date knowledge about the domain of Digital Marketing. They achieved a helicopter overview, understand digital strategies, got knowledge of the most important social media channels, and learned to use media tools and upgrade presentation skills. Who Should Attend? Bachelor and Master students, especially recommended for Marketing Communications Media Human Resource Young Business High Potentials Managers and Professionals in Journalism Marketing Community management Content development Webcare PR, Marketing & Communication Entrepreneurs/Start ups Fee per Stage € 770 Course including the course handouts and goody bag Important Note The module will be opened only in case the minimum number of participants has been achieved. All registered participants will be informed about this decision one week after the module registration deadline via email. Participants are kindly requested not to book their flights until formal confirmation has been received. Accommodation A special Summer School recommendation for suitable hotels in Almere is available. Please request LaSalle Almere Campus for more information at info@lasallealmere.nl Category Marketing Management Communications Type of Course Summer School Language English Curriculum The Power of Digital Marketing Day 1, Monday July 6 Digital Darwinism, survival of the smartest A Helicopter Overview of the Digital Marketing Landscape Lecturers: Hans Ruinemans, Chief Inspiration Officer at Business Tales NV Hans has over 25 years of experience in marketing, media and ICT. He lectured at the Academy of Management in Holland and wrote two books. His last book Snake Charmers is about boardroom strategies on how to survive a crisis. He is the founding president of the Professional Speakers Association Holland and serves in the international marketing committee of the Global Speakers Federation. Paulus Veltman, former Project Manager ABN AMRO Bank, lecturer social media, online marketing and digital storytelling. Paulus is one of the experts in the Netherlands with extensive knowledge about the digital world. Together with Hans Ruinemans he lead people via a bootcamp through the early stages of Twitter using video streaming technology. Disruptive technology, content marketing and strategic problem solving are part of his area of expertise. Subjects Morning Program: Birds Eye View of Digital Marketing Landscape The Core of Social Media Strategies Towards a Social Business; From Conversation Management to Conversation Company Subjects Afternoon Program: Online Storytelling Visual Storytelling Disruptive Technologies and their Impact on Traditional Business Models Day 2, Tuesday July 7 Presentation Tools for a Digital Project Plan A listen, learn & do day with practical outcomes Lecturer: Ir. Hedwyg van Groenendaal, Founder of the Prezi University. Hedwyg is author of 16 books. Her book about Prezi is reprinted and revised four times in a row. She’s also the winner of the worldwide TED-Prezi contest ‘Ideas Matter’. Subjects Morning Program: Overview of Powertools for Presenting Strategy; Goal, Message, Audience Brainstorm Resulting in a Mindmap Title and Keyword Session Subjects Afternoon Program Creative Concept Storyline and Storyboard Design of Corporate Brands and Personal Brands Assignment and Delivering of Presentation Day 3, Wednesday July 8 Digital Advertising, the online marketing revisited Trainer: Ed Bergman, former marine, personal trainer and survival expert. Ed worked for over 30 years as a marine and trainer of marines in the Dutch Special Forces. The day starts under his leadership with some outdoor group exercises in front of the World Trade Center Almere. Lecturer: Richard Sweep, Director Online Advertising Agency RSIM This former director of Add Pepper is a veteran in online marketing experiences on strategic and operational levels. He possesses an extensive online knowledge and he has deep roots in real-time bidding, display advertising and lead generation. No lecture. The Summer School puts him in the hot seat and participants are able to ask him any question possible. Possible interview questions and subjects: Provide an update of the Online Media Advertising Domain Explain Several Methods of Digital Advertising What is Automated Trading of Display Advertising Elaborate on Indepth Secrets of Real Time Bidding (RTB) Share some of the tricks of Real Time Bidding What is Lead Generation with Retargeting Marketing Showcases from multinationals as well as small companies Day 4, Thursday July 9 LinkedIn, steps to reach an expert ‘All Star’ level Lecturer: Bas Westland, Director ePeople and LinkedIn Trainer. Bas has upgraded the LinkedIn level of hundreds of people. His extensive knowledge combined with hand on experience is a guarantee for a LinkedIn approach that is hard to match in the educational market. Subjects Morning Program: Assessment of the current maturity level in using LinkedIn How to upgrade every LinkedIn profile to ‘all star’ level A Personalized LinkedIn Scan for Every Paricipant The Use of Company Profiles on LinkedIn Targeted Advertising Possibilities on LinkedIn Subjects Afternoon Program: LinkedIn Groups and their possibilities LinkedIn Smart Searching and Deep Bolean Drilling Job Hunting, Potential Lead Generation, Prospecting LinkedIn Clever Network Maintenance Day 5, Friday July 10 Part one: Google Lecturer: Brendan Thesingh, Consultant with 15 years of overall experience in digital projects. The number one Google+ expert in the Netherlands with over 50,000 followers. Brendan is member of the board of the Social Media Club Amsterdam. Subjects Morning Program: What is Google? History, company philosophy, context Search The principles, the free marketing tool Adwords The idea, the principles, best practices Google+, Google For Work Not search, not Adwords, then why? Google’s Blue Ocean strategy What do self driving cars have to do with search and Google’s future? Part two: Connecting the Digital Dots Lecturer: Hans Ruinemans, Chief Inspiration Officer at Business Tales NV Hans has over 25 years of experience in marketing, media and ICT. He lectured at the Academy of Management in Holland and wrote two books. His last book Snake Charmers is about boardroom strategies on how to survive a crisis. He is the founding president of the Professional Speakers Association Holland and serves in the international marketing committee of the Global Speakers Federation. Subjects Afternoon Program: Implementation of Course Material in Coherent Structures Personalization of Digital Marketing Digital Branding and its Practical Execution The Do’s and Don’ts of Personal Branding General Trends like Big Data and Internet of Things (IoT) Connecting the dots Time for drinks and goodbyes In one of the lobbies of the World Trade Centre Almere all participants and lecturers of the Digital Marketing Course are invited for drinks and snacks to celebrate together the end of the Summer School. [-]

Course in Singapore - International Study Tour

Taaleem College of International Studies
Campus Full time 1 week Singapore

Every society has a unique infrastructure comprising buildings, roads and power supplies etc. which facilitates the day to day operations of work and play. Singapore is often defined as the ‘little red dot’, with a total land spanning just 712.4 sq km. For the world’s third most densely populated country, infrastructure planning is all the more essential in supporting economic growth and encouraging new investments. [+]

Course in Singapore - International Study Tour

 

Tour Overview

Every society has a unique infrastructure comprising buildings, roads and power supplies etc. which facilitates the day to day operations of work and play. Singapore is often defined as the ‘little red dot’, with a total land spanning just 712.4 sq km. For the world’s third most densely populated country, infrastructure planning is all the more essential in supporting economic growth and encouraging new investments.

Singapore’s remarkable transformation from a fishing village to an international fiscal center and business hub in 4 decades was brought about by the government’s proactive efforts in developing modern infrastructure and a rapid adoption of technology.... [-]


The Innovation Architect: Creating Breakthrough Companies

IESE Business School, University of Navarra - Executive Education Department: Short Focused Programs
Campus Part time 2 days March 2017 USA Spain Barcelona + 1 more

The Innovation Architect: Creating Breakthrough Companies will change the way you think about innovation and creativity in your organization. In this highly intensive two-day program, you will learn .... [+]

The Innovation Architect: Creating Breakthrough Companies

The Innovation Architect: Creating Breakthrough Companies will change the way you think about innovation and creativity in your organization. In this highly intensive two-day program, you will learn how to progress from having isolated initiatives to forging a powerful culture of continuous innovation.

The program helps participants tap into pockets of innovation in their companies and equips them with strategies for stimulating creativity throughout the organization. It is not an introductory course on innovation.Rather, it is designed for managers who have struggled to foster innovation and experienced first hand the hard realities of driving change.... [-]


Managing Teams for Innovation and Success

Stanford Graduate School of Business
Campus Part time June 2017 USA Stanford

This program enables you to manage team dynamics in a manner that establishes a productive work environment, delivers high performance, and fosters creative ideas. [+]

Managing or participating in a team-based work environment can be either exhilarating or exasperating. Given the potential benefits and pitfalls of using teams, when should you use them, how do you choose team members who will accomplish a goal in the most effective manner, and how do you manage them to deliver successful results?

This program enables you to manage team dynamics in a manner that establishes a productive work environment, delivers high performance, and fosters creative ideas.

Content Overview

Teams have a vast capacity to drive an organization beyond its boundaries. When managed well, teams stimulate creativity and innovation, make an organization more adaptive to market forces, and tap into a firm's intellectual resources to drive breakthrough results.... [-]