Creating Innovation

A ruthlessly practical online course to learn and apply the essential tools, techniques and processes of innovation.

Business & Innovation
Part time
6 weeks
Location

Online

Overview

Discover how to put innovation into practice

Innovation is one of the most common business buzzwords of the last decade. It is often said that innovation is crucial for companies to survive. But what does the word really mean? And more importantly, how do you do innovation?

This course covers the fundamental foundations that enable you to create innovation in your organisation. You will learn the tools, techniques and processes that allow innovation to flourish and create value for you, your organisation and your customers or stakeholders.

Get a new mindset

Get beyond the jargon and discover simple, practical ways to think about innovation and how to bring it into your business context. Learn from case studies and course peers.

Learn the innovator's toolkit

Learn a range of practical methods. Everything from framing the problem, to doing user research, collaborative ideation, prototyping and more.

Show real-time results

Get support to apply new tools and frameworks in your own business, with feedback and coaching from peers and pros.

Course goals

What you will learn

We believe innovation is all about unlocking and applying creativity to solve problems that matter. In other words, developing new ideas that create value and tackle important challenges. And while many find it mystifying, we know that with the right mindset and toolkit, anyone can practice innovation.

You will learn how to apply a range of innovation tools to create value and solve problems. From understanding users to generating ideas, crafting creative concepts and testing prototypes, you will leave this course ready to lead innovation in any team.

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


Understand the theory and practice of innovation processes, from conducting research to gaining traction for new ideas.

Design and run collaborative innovation processes using a wide range of approaches.

Select and apply appropriate tools, methods and processes to enable innovative ideas to be developed and implemented.

Modules

Seven areas of study

Demystifying Innovation

Explore innovation frameworks, consider how you currently innovate and ways you can apply the course to your workplace to achieve results.

Opportunities to Innovate

Learn simple, practical research methods to gather data, extract the most relevant insights and frame your innovation challenge in a clear and compelling way.

Ideation & Concepting

Lead creative processes that harness the power of teams to get beyond the obvious, generate new ideas and create early stage concepts.

Prototyping & Testing

How to bring your ideas to life quickly through prototypes. Build, test, iterate and measure your impact to continuously drive toward success.

Building the MVP

Launch your minimum viable product (MVP) and learn methods to strategically evolve it to prove it’s value and market fit.

Gaining Traction

Tell the story of your solution and integrate it within your context. You will explore ways to propel your solution forward and engage supporters along the way.

Continuous Innovation

Cultivate an environment in which innovation can continue to flourish. Embed the mindset for innovation within your ecosystem to support continuous innovation long after the course.

Format

What you’ll be doing

This 6-week online course is designed to be flexible to your schedule. The majority of the course content and tasks are available for you to go through any time you choose during the week, with the exception of a weekly one-hour webinar session which is scheduled on Tuesdays 15:00-16:00 CET. Expect to spend 5-7 hours per week on your learning, although often this can be integrated into your existing day to day work.

The Hyper Island approach is different from a traditional online course. We combine hands-on learning in your workplace with a fast-paced online environment to create a powerful experience that truly pays off.

1

View inspiring content

Learning kits and videos packed with insights to maximize your knowledge.

2

Join live sessions

Live sessions with experts to troubleshoot your hurdles and accelerate your progress. Join live or watch the recording on your own time.

3

Solve hands-on tasks

Tasks and challenges designed to integrate with your work to build your competence.

4

Get feedback and collaborate

Feedback and peer-collaboration to accelerate your learning.

I was looking for a way to learn new processes and methodologies that allowed me to build the right toolkit for me to innovate, as well as to update my mindset with new ideas and ways of thinking. This course delivered on all of these things way more than I could have anticipated.

Gustavo Nusenovich
CEO, D/sruptive Consulting
Who takes this course

Who is this course for?

This course is for people who are interested in or already working with innovation. It is suitable for beginners to those at intermediate level.

You might work with developing new products or services, or focus on internal processes and ways of working. You could have an innovation challenge or want to bring a new kind of thinking and mindset shift into your organisation.

Our typical participants are from diverse roles and industries including people such as CEO’s, Heads of Departments,  Product Leads, Consultants, Designers, Strategists, Creatives, Engineers, Project Managers, Start-up Founders and Entrepreneurs.

Why take this course

Challenges we've heard from previous participants

These are some of the common challenges we’ve heard from past participants. Do you recognize these sentiments in yourself or your colleagues?

  • I keep hearing that ‘we need to innovate’ but I don’t know where to start…

  • Me and my team have been working with innovation but we need some fresh new tools…

  • I’m tired of TED Talks and blog posts about innovation. I want to get hands-on and DO it…

  • I’m totally new to innovation and curious to learn about how I can apply it…

Our methodology

The Hyper Island way

Hyper Island methodology is based on a learner-centered, experience-based approach. We facilitate learning journeys, where discovering, uncovering, applying and reflecting is all part of the process by which participants learn useful skills and knowledge they can apply right away.

Learn by Doing

Build, create, experiment! People learn best through active doing and making.

Collaboration

Collaboration is the modern core competence in a world of complexity & constant change.

Real-world ready

We build learning around real examples & tasks to make it immediately relevant & useful.

Global network of experts

We work with world-leading industry experts to provide the most cutting-edge content.

FAQ

Ask us anything

I work with "innovation" formally in my job. Can I still take this course?
What is the level is this course? Beginner, intermediate or expert?
I work full-time, can I still attend this course?
Do I get a certificate?
Are there specific dates and times that I need to be available?
Are there any prerequisites for this course?
How is my team involved via my participation in the course?
I want my employer to pay for it. How will it be valuable for my company?

The course gave me the knowledge, confidence and tools to kick-off and run innovation processes. Every week I had instant learnings that enhanced my working practice. It challenged and empowered me to do things, not just read about them, whilst also being fun and immediately adding value to my organisation.

Wilma Haeusler
Marketing Consultant