Study Innovation Management in online course

Have you ever wondered how organisations successfully manage innovation? Perhaps you'd be interested in free education on the topic? The University of Leeds has collaborated with IBM to create a new free online professional development course on Innovation Management.

The new course is aimed at anyone with an active interest in innovation who wishes to improve their knowledge of the subject. It runs over a two week period beginning on the 20th March. Participants commit to a minimum of 4 hours each week, but the course is designed to be fully online and flexible, so participants can study at any time convenient to them.

Topics include:

  • Why innovation is difficult 
  • Innovation in core business 
  • Disruptive innovation 
  • Design thinking 
  • Open innovation 
  • Intellectual property management. 

Professor Krsto Pandza of Leeds University Business School welcomed IBM's role in the development of the free online course.

"It has been hugely beneficial to bring together IBM innovation experts with the academic team at Leeds and we're very excited by this new course on the emerging profession of innovation management."
 
IBM contributions have been led by Tony Morgan, IBM UK Consumer Industry Technical Leader and RAEng Visiting Professor in Innovation at Leeds. Additional contributions have been provided by IBM Technical Executive for Europe Rashik Parmar MBE, GTS Innovation Architect Ian Smith and University Programme leader in the UK, Steve Legg.
 
Tony Morgan said, "The combination of academic and industry insight really make the course work." Rashik Parmar MBE, "This is exactly the type of external outreach and eminence we are looking to deliver and from what I've seen the course is going to be a great success."

Find out more information and register for the free online course, commencing 20 March 2017.

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