Best Free Innovation Courses

Find the best online Free Innovation Courses for you. The courses are sorted based on popularity and user ratings. We do not allow paid placements in any of our rankings.

Applying Innovation

Step by step guide to applying innovation within an established organization

Created by David OSullivan - Author and Researcher

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Students: 43715, Price: Free

Develop the essential skills for planning and executing innovation within any established organization - large or small. These skills are guaranteed to increase performance and quality, make your organization a better place to work, and help you become a more successful manager. Learn how to build an innovation community capable of transforming your organisation into a great place to work. This course draws on best practice within world leading organizations to present you with a step by step approach for planning and executing effective change. Class projects will help you practice what you learn. Carefully designed templates will allow you to effortlessly create innovation plans within your own organization. Course includes access to an extensive library of reading notes, slides, case studies and sample Innovation Plans. This course is based on the popular book Applying Innovation by O'Sullivan and Dooley (SAGE Publications)

Reframing: Creativity for Innovation

Learn how to create innovative ideas and perspectives.

Created by THNK School of Creative Leadership - Global executive education institute for Creative Leaders

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Students: 12768, Price: Free

This is a short introductory course to Reframing. For more extensive instructions and examples:

  • Reframing Corona - using Reframing and Paradigm Shifts to rethink life and work during a global pandemic

  • Reframing personal questions: see my Reframing Your Life course.

  • Reframing work, organisations, leadership, and business models: see my Innovation Mindset course.

  • Reframing societal change: see my Paradigm Shifts course.

Reframing is an easy, four-step process that generates creative approaches for your own life and work. Reframing strongly held beliefs will help you to expose conventional wisdom that stands in the way of progress. By overturning conventional wisdom and gaining a novel perspective you will disarm skeptics and exploit the inability of others to think differently. Push the boundaries of innovation by completely flipping an idea and create new possibilities,

Reframing will take you out of your mental comfort zone, enabling you to discover new perspectives and creative solutions. If you  can make yourself chuckle during the process, then you’re on the right  path. Anyone, anywhere can apply this technique without prior training. 

The technique of reframing has been developed by Karim Benammar. The tool is extensively used at THNK School of Creative Leadership.

In order to help you with the steps, THNK has created an online tool called ReFrame that takes you through all the steps automatically, and mails you the outcome of your Reframe.

The methodology of Reframing is rooted in the theory of paradigms by Thomas Kuhn. The methodology and its background are explained in detail in the book Reframing - The Art of Thinking Differently, available on Amazon.

Urban Innovation 1: Sustainability and Technology Solutions

An introduction to innovators and initiatives in urban sustainability and connected technology: smart cities & transport

Created by Meeting of the Minds - Global knowledge sharing platform on urban innovation

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Students: 9419, Price: Free

This course is an introduction to various innovators and initiatives at the bleeding edge of urban sustainability and connected technology. It focuses on real world examples within two key themes - smart cities and transportation - as a way to look at the challenges and practical responses related to urban sustainability.

Course material is based on case studies, seminars, and conference sessions from the Meeting of the Minds international network and annual summit. Lectures are presented by topic experts and presentation slides and other helpful resources are included where applicable.

Optional multiple choice quiz questions follow the lectures for those students wishing to test their new knowledge or obtain a course completion certificate. No commitment is required to do the entire course. Students can proceed at their own pace and may view as many - or as few - of the lectures as they choose.

This course was developed with support from Cubic Transportation Systems, a leading integrator of payment and information solutions and related services for intelligent travel applications. Cubic delivers integrated systems for transportation and traffic management, delivering tools for travelers to choose the smartest and easiest way to travel and pay for their journeys, and enabling transportation authorities and agencies to manage demand across the entire transportation network – all in real-time.

"Urban Innovation: Sustainability and Technology Solutions" (part 1 and 2) was created by Christina Olsen for Meeting of the Minds.

Facilitate Innovation and Manage Change Effectively

Innovation and Change Management

Created by Organisational Development Concepts Pte Ltd - Building Connections, Bridging Perspectives

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Students: 8918, Price: Free

This course imparts the ability for managers to work effectively with team leaders to manage change processes. It also includes implementing change strategies and processes and evaluating the impact of change on the employee and the organisation. Learners will also learn methods to encourage innovation in the workplace by creating a conducive environment to support innovation. Learners will also be taught how to maintain a conducive environment for innovation in the section on conflict management.  The course covers the signs and stages of conflict as well as strategies for conflict resolution.  Also included is a section on the barriers to communication.

Innovation Mindset

Make radical changes to your work and business model

Created by Karim Benammar, Ph.D. - Philosopher and author

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Students: 6847, Price: Free

This course is part of a series:

  • Reframing Corona - using Reframing and Paradigm Shifts to rethink life and work during a global pandemic

  • Reframing personal questions: see my Reframing Your Life course.

  • Reframing work, organisations, leadership, and business models: this course.

  • Reframing societal change: see my Paradigm Shifts course.

The world is changing rapidly on many levels. This is a challenge for established businesses but also provides great opportunities for  innovative approaches. By questioning our assumptions, we can start to  think differently about organisations, products, projects, business  models or customers.

Why do you do what you do, and why do you think what you think in your work?  Are there underlying assumptions that you are not seeing?  Using the Reframing tool, you will learn to challenge cherished  assumptions and reframe these to design radically innovative approaches.

You will design an Innovation Experiment based on these radical proposals, which you can immediately put into practice.

Outcomes

  •        Insights into assumptions underlying current business practices

  •        Training in using the Reframing methodology for innovation ideation

  •        Translating radical proposals into Innovation Experiments

Disruptive Innovation in Higher Education

Tools to Help Bring Change in your College or University

Created by Andrew Sears - University President focused on Disruptive Innovation

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Students: 6602, Price: Free

This course provides the latest expertly curated materials on this topic by a university president focused on disruptive innovation who spent years developing them.

I've tried to curate the "best of the best" of materials in this field including: unbundling universities, unbundling faculty, online education, emerging markets, Base of the Pyramid strategy, Lean Startup for education, Blue Ocean Strategy for education, accreditation, for profits and MOOCs and examining implications for specific markets like faith-based/Christian higher education. I provide a summary of "Cliff's Notes" on each topic in a brief video, and have links to the top videos and bibliography on each topic. While most people will take this course individually, this course is designed to also be used by individuals or as a "flipped classroom" discussion among students or leaders at your institution to discuss these materials after reviewing them.

I am the President of City Vision University where we are bringing radically affordable education through a $2,000 associate's degree and a $5,000 bachelor's degree. I previously co-founded MIT's Internet Telephony Consortium with one of the fathers of the Internet (David Clark) focused on disruption in the telecommunications industry. Before spending the past 20 years living with and serving the poor with disruptive educational technologies, I worked as a consultant to Sprint, venture capitalist and internet startups.

I just finished reading tens of thousands of pages and hundreds of articles and videos as a part of my doctoral dissertation. I have literally put thousands of hours of work into the materials in this course just as if I were publishing a book. I am providing it for free because I want to see change happen in this industry.

My hope is that you could use this course materials to be a change agent to bring innovation to your institution.

You can also find versions of this course on: iTunes University, YouTube and Slideshare.

Urban Innovation 2: Urban Social Equity

An introduction to innovators and initiatives in urban sustainability and connected technology (social equity focus)

Created by Meeting of the Minds - Global knowledge sharing platform on urban innovation

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Students: 6141, Price: Free

Urban Innovation: Sustainability and Technology Solutions

Course 2: Urban Social Equity

This course is a second introduction to various innovators and initiatives at the bleeding edge of urban sustainability and connected technology. It is a look at the challenges and practical responses related to urban sustainability through the theme of urban social equity. For those interested, a separate course in this series focuses on real world examples within two other key urban innovation themes: smart cities and transportation.

Course material is based on case studies, seminars, and conference sessions from the Meeting of the Minds international network and annual summit. Lectures are presented by topic experts; presentation slides and other helpful resources are included where applicable.

Optional multiple choice quiz questions follow the lectures for those students wishing to test their new knowledge or obtain a course completion certificate. No commitment is required to do the entire course. Students can proceed at their own pace and may view as many - or as few - of the lectures as they choose.

"Urban Innovation: Sustainability and Technology Solutions – Part 2" was created by Christina Olsen for Meeting of the Minds.

Organizational Innovation

Lessons from Silicon Valley on how to operate like a Silicon Valley startup, no matter how big an organization.

Created by Paul C. Wilson - Organizational Innovation™ Author, Founder Coach OI. Join us

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Students: 4268, Price: Free

This course puts you on the road to becoming a registered OI Coach. OI Certification is considered an evolution in growing your Project Management, Change Management, Agile Coach skills, and career. This course takes lessons from Silicon Valley organizations and offers them to students as a way to help you create a more innovative organization where you work, or for your clients as an OI Coach.

creativity, Problem solving, and Innovation for Business

Creativity that Create an innovation Corporate Culture Using Design Thinking & Problem Solving for the Workplace

Created by Neeraj Saini - Productivity and Management Coach .

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Students: 894, Price: Free

Creativity is key to innovation. When issues come up, you’ll be able to think of ways over, under, or through the roadblocks.

Why the focus on creativity?

“Creativity is the single most important skill in the world for all business professionals today to master,” one 2019 LinkedIn report declared. We wholeheartedly agree.

Per that report, creativity enables people to solve problems in original ways. This helps explain why additional research finds companies that foster creativity tend to enjoy greater revenue, a larger market share, and higher morale than organizations that fail to encourage creative thinking.

Innovative problem-solving is a skill that is core to being human—and demand for it is unlikely to drop, even as more process-oriented jobs are outsourced to Al and automation technologies. In fact, research suggests the need for innovation will only continue to rise. For these reasons, the success of any team or company hinges on the ability to nurture and sustain creative thinking. This issue is jam-packed with content that will help you do just that.

We cover everything from how to brand, scale, and lead creatively, to how to help your team sustain innovative thinking over the long term.

You'll also hear from several founders who have staked their careers on creative thinking, including Hekla Arnardottir, Konrad Bergstrem, Anthony Casalena, Jack Dorsey, Jenny Ruth Hrafnsdottir, Grant Munro, Clark Valberg, and Helga Valfells.

This is where you start. And it is the perfect beginning!

In no time, you will acquire the fundamental skills that will enable you to understand Creativity, Problem Solving, and Innovation for business , directly applicable to Your Business and real-life situations. we have created a source that is :

  • Easy to understand

  • comprehensive

  • practical

  • packed with plenty of exercise and resources

Teaching is our passion

we worked hard for over 5 years to create the best possible Creativity ,Problem Solving, and Innovation for business course which would deliver the most value to you. we want you to succeed, which is why the course aims to be as engaging as possible. High-quality animations, superb course materials, handouts, and course notes, as well as a glossary with all new terms you will learn, are just some of the perks you will get by subscribing.

what makes this course different from  rest of the Creativity ,Problem Solving, and Innovation for business course out there?

High-quality video/lectures that explain the different terms and concepts with real-world examples and application.

Activities that help you validate what you learned and put it into practice to increase your information retention.

Articles & Downloadable handouts which you can use as a reference or study guide.

1-on-1 instructor support to answer your question or clear up any confusion you might have.

Lifetime access with no expiration so you can complete the course at your own pace, anywhere, on any device, and come back for a refresher.

Why do you need Creativity, Problem Solving, and Innovation For Business skills?

  • Creativity can make you more productive

  • Creativity helps with problem-solving

  • Creativity helps you see the big picture

  • Risk Management

  • Decision Making

    please bear in mind that the course with udemy 30-day unconditional money-back guarantee. And why not give such a guarantee? we are certain this course will provide a ton of value for you.

      let's start learning together now!

Innovation – Intro into methods, tools, & working principles

Understand creativity as a learnable skill & learn 9 simple working principles to boost your productivity & outcomes

Created by Fritz Seidel - Innovation- & Startup-specialist with a corporate background

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Students: 825, Price: Free

The World Economic Forum defines "innovation" as the number 1 future skill. "complex problem solving" ranks 3, and "active learning" wins silver. Taking this course helps you to start tackling all three skills.

WHY ATTEND

Success today is harder than ever. Most new-found companies and products fail. Even there is a lot of knowledge out there, it seems we cannot keep up with the changes.

To tackle the challenges and win when it comes to innovation, we need to understand, why failure happens - and one thing in advance: it is not tech-related.

Having a clear process, an innovative mindset, and knowing when to use which tools help to overcome the challenges and win markets.

WHAT TO EXPECT

In this course, you will learn why innovation fails and what to do about it.

We will dig into cognitive science to understand why we make wrong decisions, talk about the importance of collaboration, and learn which frameworks help to get us from 0 to 1. Also, we will share our working principles, that help you as a professional or teams to reduce bias in decisions, collaborate better, and become more creative & productive. Those simple principles can be applied in innovation, but also in your day-to-day work, and are independent of any organizational changes. 

On our way, we touch-base frameworks like Design Thinking, Jobs-to-be-done, and Systematic Inventive Thinking, and will go through a creativity exercise.

I am looking forward to seeing you in the course.

Fritz Seidel

Co-Founder DAY8