CORPORATE INNOVATION:
STRATEGIES FOR LEVERAGING ECOSYSTEMS

Harness opportunities for innovation and entrepreneurship

Duration

6 weeks, excluding
orientation

Effort

6–8 hours per week,
entirely online

Learning Format

Weekly modules,
flexible learning

Other Detail

Earn an MIT
certificate

YOU’LL WALK AWAY WITH:

1

An assessment of your organization’s capacity for innovation, in terms of both barriers and opportunities.

2

Tools to effectively engage with key stakeholders to overcome challenges and drive transformation in your business.

3

A tailored strategy for your organization, equipping you with an action plan to maximize entrepreneurship and foster a culture of innovation.

"I'd highly recommend this program to anyone looking to use innovation to supercharge their business or organization."
James Goodnow, CEO, Fennemore Craig

COURSE CURRICULUM

Module 1:
Innovation and Its Challenges

Develop an understanding of innovation, the traditional context where it occurs, and the challenges faced by corporations trying to build innovation capabilities.

Module 2:
Innovation in Ecosystems, with Stakeholders

Understand the importance for innovation of co-location in ecosystems, the nature of innovation and entrepreneurship capabilities, and the role of those ecosystems’ critical stakeholders.

Module 3:
Innovation-driven Entrepreneurship and Experimental Innovation Loops

Recognize the importance of innovation-driven entrepreneurship and the role of innovation loops.

Module 4:
Corporate Stakeholders in Innovation Ecosystems

Reflect on the roles that corporations play as stakeholders in an innovation ecosystem, and explore their links to the innovation-driven entrepreneur, university, risk capital, and government stakeholders.

Module 5:
Innovation Practices as Tools of Engagement: Hackathons, Accelerators, and Prize Competitions

Learn about different options available to organizations for facilitating meaningful engagement with their ecosystems.

Module 6:
Leading Innovation in an Ecosystem

Develop a plan for building an innovation strategy in an organization within an innovation ecosystem framework.

YOUR FACULTY DIRECTORS

Fiona Murray

William Porter Professor of Entrepreneurship, MIT Associate Dean for Innovation & Co-Director MIT Innovation Initiative

Phil Budden

Senior Lecturer, Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management , MIT Sloan School of Management

EARN A CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION FROM MIT SLOAN

 

Get recognized for your knowledge when you earn a certificate of completion from the MIT Sloan School of Management, one of the world's leading business schools.1 This program also counts towards an MIT Sloan Executive Certificate, which you can earn upon completion of four programs; three from your chosen certificate track and one completed in person.

1 QS Top Universities (2020).

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