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The Institute of Innovation and Knowledge Exchange (IKE) offers three Certified Courses to develop your innovation capability. These courses intend to develop your confidence and capability to apply tools, techniques and practices that improve organisational performance, accelerate return on investment and deliver growth in value.

Certificate of Professionalism in Innovation Practice

For individuals from any industry who wish to become innovation practitioners, who able to deploy creative problem-solving techniques, engender a culture of innovation and create strategies for developing sustainable innovation pipelines in their businesses.

  • Practical innovation tools and techniques to create business agility and responsiveness
  • Processes to structure innovation to ensure consistency and sustainability
  • Models to understand the business eco-system and where, when, what and how to innovate
  • Ways to enhance creativity and create a culture of innovation

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Prioritising for Innovation

For managers and decision-makers from any industry who want to improve their organisation's effectiveness in prioritising the many options that are faced with as part of everyday business operations. It is equally suited for professionals from established companies or from start-ups. No specific prior knowledge is required, though it would help discussion and the embedding of the learning if participants come prepared to share broad areas where they currently have need of more systematic prioritisation.

  • The theories behind effective prioritisation
  • A range of prioritisation tools will be presented, from simple to more comprehensive, commensurate with the complexity of the options you are choosing between:
  • Simple Forced Pair Comparison (FPC)
  • Probability of Success Matrices
  • Prioritisation (C&E) Matrices
  • Real, Win, Worth (RWW) Analysis
  • Risk-Adjusted Cost-Benefit MCDA

The importance of involvement and engagement in the decision-making process will be discussed and the approach of ‘Decision Conferencing’ to ensure good buy-in and the development of effective criteria and weightings.

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Innovation Strategy for Business Leaders

For business executives who wish to apply innovation strategically and systematically to improve performance and ultimately, drive business growth.

  • Intense and practical board-level insights to support senior managers’ innovation leadership
  • Models for management and governance of innovation investment portfolios
  • Tools to build, validate and align new business models to existing business strategy
  • Techniques to improve organisational readiness of innovation
  • Methods to analyse and measure innovation.

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These courses have been delivered across the world and regarded by many companies as compulsory for anyone undertaking innovation.

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