FutureLearn Innovation: the World's Greatest

University of Leeds via FutureLearn

  • Overview
  1. FutureLearn
    Platform:
    FutureLearn
    Provider:
    University of Leeds
    Length:
    2 weeks
    Effort:
    2 hours/week
    Cost:
    Free
    Language:
    English
    Credentials:
    Paid Certificate Available
    Part of:
    Preparing for University Courses - FutureLearn
    Overview
    This course considers innovations throughout history identifying that very few innovative ideas are new; the vast majority take something that is already working and improve it, be it a product, service or process.

    You’ll consider the development of an innovation that you are particularly interested in, and, through a short project, produce and share with other learners your interpretation of its history.

    This course is part of the Going to University collection which has been specifically designed for students at schools and colleges. They provide a taster of undergraduate study at the University of Leeds and help students to decide which subject to study at university.

    Completion of the courses will also enhance students’ university applications.

    The courses can also be used as a teachers’ classroom enrichment resource.

    Courses in this collection are also great for people that want an introduction in the specific subjects discussed in each course.

    What topics will you cover?
    • What is innovation? Interpretation in business and within a wider context
    • Determining types of innovation: products, processes, services
    • Levels of innovation: incremental, radical, disruptive
    • Innovation in action: the challenges of an independent, serial innovator
    • The solar fridge: finding innovative solutions to challenges in Africa
    Taught by
    Dan Trowsdale

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