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

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8 Oct - 18 Nov, 2018
USD 995*
7 May - 17 Jun, 2018
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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?

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 – especially when working with a team.

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.

Real-time Results
Get support to apply new methods in your own organization, with feedback and coaching from innovation experts and your peers.

The Innovator's Toolkit
Learn a range of practical frameworks and tools. Everything from framing the problem, to doing user research, collaborative ideation, prototyping, business modeling and more.

What you'll learn

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.

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Demystifying Innovation
How to think about innovation? Learn from case studies how others have created and implemented innovation to achieve results.

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

Ideation & Concepting
Learn how to lead creative processes that harness the power of teams to get beyond the obvious and generate new ideas.

Prototyping & Testing
Learn how to bring ideas to life through prototypes. Build, test, iterate and measure your impact to continuously drive toward success.

Building the MVP
Discover how different business models and implementation approaches can impact the survival of your idea and explore how to prove it's value and market fit.

Gaining Traction
How will you 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.

Learn with peers from around the world
An open online learning environment that encourages and facilitates dialogue, discussion and feedback.

Weekly Challenges
Learn by doing: put ideas and tools into practice with weekly challenges to build your competence.

Tools, Videos and Resources
For each module, we curate the best learning materials to support you to apply the tools in action.

Live webinars
Sessions with course leaders and experts. Get inspiration, collaborate with your peers, and troubleshoot your challenges. Join live or watch the recording on your own time.

It was a great way to step away from the daily hustle and immerse myself in creative and innovation processes. It introduced me to new techniques and approaches that will greatly impact our work.

– Past participant of Hyper Island innovation program

The team

The course is led by a team of experienced facilitators and thought leaders from the Hyper Island network. You’ll learn key how to create innovation from people like this.

Emily Hinks: Course Leader
Empowering people, teams and organizations to unlock their potential, by leading dynamic learning experiences.

Andy Young: Design & Innovation Consultant
Working to support people and businesses to realise their potential through creativity and play.

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  • Who should take this course?

    This course is for anyone who wants to build their innovation toolbox. Past participants in previous courses have included business leaders, public sector employees, entrepreneurs, team leaders, consultants, students and more. The main criteria is a curiosity for the topic and a project/organization where you can apply new tools and learning.

  • I work with "innovation" formally in my job. Can I still take this course?

    Yes. This course introduces a broad and versatile set of methods that can be applied in a range of ways. Even if "innovation" is not part of your job description, you'll learn useful new tools to unlock insight, creativity and value in any project.

  • I've learned Hyper Island methods and tools before. Will this be valuable for me?

    Yes, the course will complement any previous Hyper Island experience, building on existing Hyper Island learning and putting the focus on how to apply tools and methods in your day-to-day work.

  • What is the level is this course? Beginner, intermediate or expert?

    This course is designed for those who are either beginners OR have some experience working with innovation tools. If you are uncertain about whether the course is right for you, please contact us to discuss.

  • What is the price of the course?

    The course price is $925 USD. Payment must be made in full upon registration. VAT may apply depending on your country of residence.

  • I work full-time, can I take this course?

    Yes. The course is designed to be flexible to your schedules. The course will require you to spend 5-7 hours per week.

  • Are there specific dates and times that I need to be available?

    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 every Tuesday from 3-4pm CET (10-11am EST).

  • Are there any prerequisites for this course?

    Each participant should be prepared to apply/practice new innovation tools and methods each week. Since many of these methods are collaborative, we recommend involving your team. If this is not possible, there are other ways you can apply the course content.

  • How is my team involved via my participation in the course?

    If you work in a team, we encourage you to include them in the experience through various exercises and activities. Some weekly challenges will ask you to try out tools in a team context. For example, trying out a new idea generation method or research tool. Participants should make their team members aware that they are taking the course, and get the team's buy-in to make the most of the practical nature of the course.