Diploma in Technology Management and Entrepreneurship

TME2001Creativity, Innovation and Value Creation3 ch (3C) [W]
Introduction to the roles of creativity, value creation and entrepreneurship in the innovation process. Students will learn about idea generation, ways to enhance individual and group creativity, value creation and entrepreneurship in its various forms. Students will develop the skills and competencies that contribute to innovation including: curiosity and creativity, accepting and managing risk, ability to link innovation to value creation (in a societal context), the ability to link societal value to entrepreneurship, communcation skills, the ability to work on the boundaries of disciplines and the ability to work within interdisciplinary teams. Students will analyze social, environmental and cultural aspects of creativity, value creation and innovation, including contemporary ideas about how innovation shapes and is shaped by society and culture, and the relationship between innovation and social change.