Creativity & Innovativeness

5 ECTS | 75€ | On-site in Turku | 1-30 August 2024 with contact teaching 5-16 August 2024

The course includes insights on creativity tools and idea management, innovativeness and product /service development, sources of innovation and innovativeness, success and diffusion of innovations and open innovation.

Creativity as a skill
Creativity tools and idea management
Innovativeness and product /service development
Sources of innovation and innovativeness
Cynefin framework, Flexuous Curves and Estuarine Mapping

Learning outcomes

The student will be able to…

  • Apply creativity and innovation tools
  • Use different sources of innovation (internal and external) to detect and exploit opportunities
  • Analyse and describe how innovative firms are changing business reality
  • Explain the importance of product/service development and the people and factors involved in the development work.

Inquiry Based learning, individual and group work, project work, report, presentations.

Contact teaching in Turku 5 August – 16 August. The start of the course is online for pretask of inquiry into the subject theory.

Turku University of Applied Sciences

Timo Linnossuo

Place: Mainly in Turku, but includes also online studying (pretask).

Undergraduate students with at least two years of bachelor’s studies completed in any field.

Pre-task 55 h, lectures and mentoring 30 h, project work in groups 50 h = 135 h

Individually chosen books, articles and online theory on Creativity and innovation.

Grading 1-5

Max. 30 students