By attending this dynamic and interactive mosaic course, students will upgrade existing knowledge and develop a new insight into the issue of creating a sustainable innovative enterprise. The course will be useful to those who want to be exposed to innovative action and think about adding new value in entrepreneurship, mastering the techniques of encouraging creativity. They will become familiar with the Design Thinking concept and application of relevant tools, by being guided through all stages of Design Thinking processes (empathize, define, ideate, prototype, test). In the practical part of the course, students will work in groups on the case studies and practical application of design thinking and development of innovation to specific challenges from the real business world.
Expected learning outcomes
Having successfully completed the course, the students will be able to:
Describe conditions and business environment that encourage and support creativity, creative thinking and innovation. To present an innovative idea, identify a business opportunity.
Develop own innovation model that will enrich the existing project or venture.
Design recommendations to the management of the company how to improve company-wide innovation capacities, implement innovations and identify sources of financing innovation and development projects.
Assist in organizing Design Thinking projects using innovative tools for analyzing, synthesizing and creating concrete solutions in a business environment, and making a design application plan for solving complex business and / or social problems.
Introduce a project proposal for managing an innovative company (including commercializing potential innovations).
Apply different creative methods to awaken own creativity and creative expression of the team.