Innovation

ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATION

  • PURPOSE

  • COURSE CONTENT

  • DELIVERY

  • ACCREDITATION

This course provides an overview of the whole innovation process, from developing a plan for creating an environment conducive to innovation, through to the
creative thinking process.

The first section covers the concept of innovation, culture for innovation, interpreting and analysing findings and identifying areas for improvement. The second section looks at the concept of creativity, the difference between invention and innovation, and the main creativity techniques, namely, brainstorming, mind mapping, problem-solving and lateral thinking. Creative thinking is a way of looking at problems or situations from a fresh perspective, which suggests unorthodox solutions. Creative thinking can be stimulated by various processes or techniques as mentioned previously. The last section of this course delves into the application of creativity techniques.

Unit 1: Assessing a unit for innovation opportunities

  1. Concept of innovation
  2. Barriers to innovation
  3.  Environment conducive to innovation
  4. Communication
  5. Processes
  6. Incentivising innovation
  7. Creating a basic worksheet
  8. Interpreting and analysing findings
  9. Detailed analysis
  10. Interpreting information

Unit 2: Understanding the concept of creativity

  1. Concept of creativity
  2. Creativity techniques
  3. Mind-mapping
  4. Lateral thinking
  5. Problem-solving techniques

Unit 3: Developing a plan for creating an environment conducive to innovation

  1. Role of unit manager in creating an
    environment conducive to innovation
  2. Developing a plan to create an environment
    conducive to innovation
  3. Process of implementing an environment
    conducive to innovation
  4. Promoting the plan

Unit 4: Creative thinking process

  1. Application of creativity techniques
  2. Brainstorming
  3. Mind-mapping
  4. Lateral thinking
  5. Generating alternative solutions
  6. Selecting the best alternative
  7. Developing a concept for implementation

Duration: 1 Day

Delivery: Classroom/Online

 

5 Day Courses: Participants will receive a SpecCon Holdings certificate upon completion of all courses.

1 Day Courses: Participants will receive a SpecCon Holdings certificate upon completion of this course.

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