iversity Online Course: Idea Generation Methods

Deadline: 21 September, 2015
Open to: everyone who is curious about Idea Generation Methods, and have an interesting topic which would like to develop further
Venue: online

About course

The MOOC ‘Idea Generation’ is a collaboration between the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and KIC InnoEnergy aiming to explain techniques for the goal and process oriented generation of ideas. Idea generation is part of the fuzzy front end of the innovation process. Because of the close collaboration between KIT and KIC InnoEnergy, participants have the possibility to work on specific innovation topics in the area of sustainable energy. Dr. Daniel J. Koch will impart a broadly diversified knowledge of the methods used in idea generation. Moreover, F. Teufel and his colleague D. Buchholz (both from the Business Innovation sector in KIC InnoEnergy) will assume a supporting role in the course to present the topics innovation and idea generation from a practical view.

The course language is English, and the workload is about 4h/week.

The aim of the course is to enable participants to apply methods of idea generation on their own project.

Course instructors: Dr. Daniel Jeffrey Koch, Dr.-Ing. Dominic Buchholz and Felix Teufel

What will you learn?

Participants will be able to understand and apply certain methods of idea generation on any self-chosen topic. For example, participants will understand and will be able to apply methods like Mindmapping & Clustering, 6-3-5, World Cafe & DeBono Hats, Concept Mapping, Scenario Techniques ( e.g. STEEP), Roadmapping and many more in a structured process.

What do you need to know?

No prior knowledge is necessary. You just need to be curious about Idea Generation Methods and have an interesting topic you would like to develop further.

How to enroll?

You can sign up for the course for free at the iversity platform HERE. You can choose the track that suits you – either audit the course for free, or  choose certificate track and get graded course project and Certificate of Accomplishment for the cost of EUR 99.

The start date of the course is 21 September, 2015. The course is in the duration of 7 weeks.

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