Innovation and Entrepreneurship

This course on Innovation and Entrepreneurship is based on Darin Eich’s book “Innovation Step-by-Step”. It will help you to master the “Innovation Step-by-Step” system, generate hundreds of ideas and take the first steps towards launching these ideas and creating your own business.

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Course Description

This course is based on Darin Eich’s book “Innovation Step-by-Step”. It will help you to master the “Innovation Step-by-Step” system and apply it to challenges that are real to you. The learning and skill development from this course will come from engaging in real-world activities and projects that will help you learn the techniques to create even larger projects.   Through your coursework you will create hundreds of ideas with the goal of actually launching some of them and creating your own entrepreneurial business or organization as a result.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Apply an innovation system, methods, tools and techniques towards a challenge you are passionate about.
  • Create more than 100 raw ideas for your innovation challenge to validate and develop into 4 concepts.
  • Design and communicate the top concepts for your entrepreneurship or social innovation endeavor.
  • Devise your own innovation toolkit and process that works best for you.
  • Utilize your innovative mindset and skills for other challenges in your work and life

Your Instructor – Dr. Darin Eich

Dr. Darin Eich is the author of “Innovation Step-by-Step: How to Create & Develop Ideas for your Challenge” and “Root Down & Branch Out: Best Practices for Leadership Development Programs.” His expertise is in designing and facilitating leadership programs, innovation training, conferences, and events that are innovative initiatives. Darin is the founder of Innovation Learning LLC and was the President & co-founder of BrainReactions, an innovation and idea generation company founded with a leadership program student that has gone on to be recognized by US News and BusinessWeek. Darin got his PhD in educational leadership and innovation from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Trimester Price List
Registration Type Standard PRICE
LITE $50
Immersive $240
Academic Undergraduate $300
Academic Master $600
Academic Doctoral $900

Course Syllabus (Current Draft for Course Pilot)

Module 1: Innovation 101: Why & how to get started with innovation (Online Workshop)

Module 2: Innovative Mindset Part I (Online Workshop)

Module 3: Innovative Mindset Part II

Module 4: Entrepreneur Innovation: Create YOUR product or service (Online Workshop)

Module 5: Preparing to Ideate (Systematic Innovation Online Workshop Part I)

Module 6: Systematic Ideation with Questions & Techniques (Systematic Innovation Online Workshop Part II)

Module 7: Validating & Communicating (Systematic Innovation Online Workshop Part III)

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OPTIONAL Module 8: Structure & Strategy for Brainstorming

OPTIONAL Module 9: Individual Techniques & Tools for Brainstorming

OPTIONAL Module 10: Facilitating Brainstorming with Groups

OPTIONAL Module 11: Brainstorming for Organizations

OPTIONAL Module 12: Conduct your Innovation Session with Stakeholders

OPTIONAL Module 13: Customer Focused Front End of Innovation (Online Seminar)

OPTIONAL Module 14: Innovate WITH your Customers (Online Seminar)

OPTIONAL Module 15: Higher Levels of Innovation Learning (Online Workshop)

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