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Discover how to shape your world with innovation
In the ever-changing and highly competitive world, we live in, the ability to think creatively has never been more important.
Get an introduction to innovation and enterprise, and gain the confidence to generate ideas so that you can make a difference, with this online course from the University of Bristol.
You’ll learn ways to develop ideas, gain creative confidence, and turn ideas into action.
You’ll improve your problem-solving capabilities, and discover problem structuring tools to tackle complex issues.
Finally, you’ll learn how to develop networks, articulate ideas, and pitch successfully.
This course is aimed at anyone interested in innovation and enterprise in the modern world, but may be of particular interest to students who are looking to develop their transferable skills for the workplace and general day-to-day life.
- A historic overview of how ideas become innovations
- Insights into the habits of successful innovators
- Approaches and methods for understanding and categorizing complex problems
- Techniques for structuring and solving problems
- Understanding ‘accidental’ invention and engineering your own luck
- Recognizing different forms of innovation
- Idea-generation and evaluation techniques
- Using the Lean Startup method to test your ideas out
- How to network, influence, and pitch your ideas effectively
Teaching Fellow at the University of Bristol’s Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Co-Director of the MSc in Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
Neil is a Lecturer within the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Bristol. He also teaches at the Quantum Technology Enterprise Centre (QTEC).
FutureLearn is a massive open online course (MOOC) learning platform founded in December 2012.
It is a company launched and wholly owned by The Open University in Milton Keynes, England. It is the first UK-led massive open online course learning platform, and as of March 2015 included 54 UK and international University partners and unlike similar platforms includes four non-university partners: the British Museum, the British Council, the British Library and the National Film and Television School.