Technical Innovation: From Strategy to Application is a 3-week course that will teach you the core principles of innovation and the strategies needed to execute various forms of innovation.
This course focuses on "Radical Innovation," a philosophy developed by MIT's Sanjay Sarma. It promotes an entrepreneurial mindset throughout the product development cycle, from inception to prototyping, testing, and launch. By applying this approach, you can enhance processes, products, and business models.
The course is suitable for managers who aim to build successful, collaborative, and effective teams, technical professionals seeking to enhance their essential skills and project performance, as well as individual contributors aspiring to reach their highest potential.
The course materials include video lectures, real-world case studies, interactive projects, and ungraded practice activities that allow learners to assess their understanding. You will have the opportunity to take on the role of a key innovator in different scenarios and refine your skills through reflection activities. Instructor-led webinars and TA-led sessions provide a platform for learners to ask questions and gain insights from industry experts regarding current challenges and solutions.
In week one, you will be introduced to the concept of radical innovation. You will learn about the key features of technical innovation in the modern world and the necessary philosophy and strategies for successful implementation within organizations.
Week two will focus on identifying the obstacles to innovation and exploring solutions to overcome them. You will also examine common threats to innovation within organizations and discover ways to address them.
Week three delves into Lean and Agile methodologies, covering topics such as testing, rapid prototyping, and design. You will gain valuable insights from real-world examples, including companies like Uber, Apple, Tesla, and Google.
By the end of the course, you will have acquired the essential tools to execute innovative ideas, ranging from Lean and Agile practices to rapid prototyping and design principles.