15,000 enrol on Business School's online innovation course

Over 15,000 people globally have enroled on an online innovation management course led by academics from Leeds University Business School.

To date, over 15,000 people from countries across the globe and a range of different industries have enroled on the “Innovation Management: Winning in the Age of Disruption” online course.

Led by leading academics from Leeds University Business School and hosted on FutureLearn, the course provides participants with knowledge and insights on how leading organisations can and do systematically manage innovation activities as a strategic imperative. To date the course has received a five star rating from participants on the FutureLearn website.

Content areas include enablers for innovation in a core business, disruptive innovation, open innovation, design thinking and intellectual property management.

The Business School’s Professor Krsto Pandza, Associate Professor Tony Morgan and Assistant Professor Joana Pereira have worked with leading experts from industry to refresh the course content.

Professor Pandza commented on the recent updates to the course:

“We’re all very excited about the new content, particularly the great new contributions from industry. For example, we interviewed IBM about how they manage and successfully deliver innovation.”

New content includes a video roundtable (pictured above) with leading innovators from IBM and KPMG as well as Slingshot Simulations, an organisation based in Nexus, the University of Leeds’ business community hub. In addition, leading US innovation practitioner Doug Dietz, formerly of GE Healthcare, shares his insights on the use of empathy in innovation and provides tops tips for practically using design thinking techniques in innovation projects.

Tony Morgan commented:

“When we put together academic content with practical insights from industry, it’s a powerful combination. Those who take part in the course will gain massively from the addition of Doug Dietz’s tips on design thinking.”

Joana, who updated the open innovation content commented on the success of the course so far:

It’s been a great experience. We’re now looking forward to working with the next 15,000 people who enrol on the course.

The updated course is available online from Monday 3rd October 2022. Find out how to register on the FutureLearn website.