Aspiring to Diffuse High Value Manufacturing Innovations in a Heart Beat
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Academy

ENTOV-HVM aspires to provide a series of stackable Masters-level certificate courses delivered purely online with a duration of six weeks each that aim for joint-accreditation by several university partners. Each course will be accredited for 2-3 ECTS and the overall program will be designed for 60 ECTS potentially leading to a joint-accredited Erasmus Mundus Master of Arts degree. All courses are accompanied by relevant multi-media materials (i.e. videos and podcast) plus be subject to a robust “ever-greening” process enabling bi-annual revisions based upon research development and delivery experience. The completion of a course by participants is structured for six weeks with a weekly asynchronous workload of 10 hours and a weekly synchronous (weekly calls) workload of 2 hours. Courses are launched in cohorts of at least 20 participants. Development of the courses is ongoing as resources are available and aims to accelerate as part of the ECARDINALE proposal. Accelerated development and delivery is also possible for larger cohorts with shorter term interest.

 

Foundation Modules (Mandatory in sequence).

These courses set the foundation for the domain specialization and enable participants to effectively apply the generic model for diffusion of innovation from ideation to market saturation in their personal and professional contexts.

F-1: Principles, Orchestration and Acceleration of Innovation Ecosystems.

This course aims to introduce participants to the concept of innovation ecosystems from a living systems perspective using a generic simulation model and value network principles. Participants are furthermore educated in how to orchestrate the behavioral dynamics of such ecosystems across the various archetypes from ideation to market saturation, including how to identify and / or implement acceleration game changers effectively.

F-2: Innovation Ecosystem Strategy.

This course aims to introduce participants to ways in which organizations formulate and implement innovation ecosystem strategies to create competitive advantage. Participants are furthermore educated in relevant strategic models and analysis in order to integrate innovation ecosystem strategies effectively into existing strategic landscapes.

F-3: Innovation Ecosystem Accounting.

This course aims to introduce participants to the accounting aspects of innovation ecosystem management. This perspective covers methods of financial and managerial accounting used in innovation ecosystems to analyze performance and make evidence-based business decisions. In this Participants examine tax, ethical, and legal implications of accounting methods as related to innovation ecosystems.

F-4: Innovation Ecosystem Finance.

This course aims to introduce participants to the financial aspects of innovation ecosystem management. This perspective explores financial concepts and techniques required to evaluate, report, and maximize firm performance and value. Participants analyze environmental and market factors, goals, and constraints; and apply regulatory and ethical principles and business analytics skills to drive data-based decision making.

F-5: Innovation Ecosystem Management.

This course aims to introduce participants to theories and models of innovation ecosystems operations and their role in developing and delivering a superior product or service to the marketplace. Participants also apply business analytics skills and use data to evaluate strategic and tactical impact to business functions across the innovation ecosystem.

F-6: Innovation and the Arts in Manufacturing Innovation.

This course aims to introduce participants to the pivotal role of the liberal arts in manufacturing innovation, therefore the importance of including arts in the paradigm of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Based upon historical reflections and the influence of diversity from multiple perspectives, participants are enabled to ensure a broader perspective is applied to innovation in order to accelerate its progress from ideation to market saturation. in the last view years.

F-7: Design Principles of Innovations for Rapid Diffusion from Ideation to Market Saturation.

This course aims to introduce participants to the concept of the diffusion of innovation curve as applied to manufacturing innovation, with an emphasis on understanding the various adopter categories and the factors influencing not only in-category but also cross-category adoption. In addition, the technical readiness / maturity phases preceding market introduction are explored in order to arrive at an integrated overarching end-to-end life cycle perspective.

F-8: Innovation Ecosystem Simulation, Monitoring and Forecasting.

Using a generic simulation model and value network principles this course aims to introduce participants to the actual activity of simulating innovation ecosystem performance, monitoring the progress of innovations from ideation to market saturation through these and then robustly forecasting the speed of this diffusion as applied to manufacturing innovation.

F-9: Key Methods: Experimental Innovation, Contamination Labs and Applied Drama.

This course aims to enable participants in the application of three specific methods which have proven highly successful in enabling the rapid diffusion of innovations in manufacturing. Experimental innovation is based on blue sky creative ignorance perspective for finding ideas. Contamination Labs enable diverse sets of stakeholders to identify ideas with especially high value potential. Applied drama uses theatre labs as experiential workshops for participants to experience the journey of innovation with all senses based on a “play in a day” concept.

F-10: Risk and Uncertainty Management

This course aims to introduce participants to the principles of managing risk and uncertainty in innovation ecosystems including generic interventions and approaches for managing such within acceptable boundaries.

F-11: Capstone: Creating and Launching Your Own (Internal or External) Business.

This is the final course of the program and guides participants through a structured process from the idea for a high potential innovation in the area of domain specialization to presenting that as a concept proposal to a group of relevant decision makers. All previous learnings are integrated.

Domain Specializations.

These courses are focused on disruptively accelerating the diffusion of innovations in the domain specializations into internal / external extended supply chains. These courses are based on the Harvard Business School case study method and relevant recent publications selected shortly before course start. Examples of similar case study quality can be seen at https://mitsloan.mit.edu/LearningEdge/Pages/Case-Studies.aspx.

S-1: Complex Sales.

Using the generic narrative for the diffusion of innovation and based upon an industry case study this course aims to introduce participants to the specific nature of the complex sales process relevant for innovation diffusion from ideation to market saturation of solutions in high value manufacturing and their (extended) ecosystems.

S-2: Advanced Manufacturing Technology.

Using the generic narrative for the diffusion of innovation and based upon an industry case study this course aims to introduce participants to the specific nature of innovation diffusion from ideation to market saturation for advanced manufacturing technology solutions in high value manufacturing and their (extended) ecosystems.

S-3: Advanced Digital Manufacturing Systems.

Using the generic narrative for the diffusion of innovation and based upon an industry case study this course aims to introduce participants to the specific nature of innovation diffusion from ideation to market saturation for advanced digital manufacturing systems solutions in high value manufacturing and their (extended) ecosystems.

S-4: Artificial Intelligence.

Using the generic narrative for the diffusion of innovation and based upon an industry case study this course aims to introduce participants to the specific nature of innovation diffusion from ideation to market saturation for artificial intelligence solutions in high value manufacturing and their (extended) ecosystems.

S-5: Bio-Inspired Manufacturing.

Using the generic narrative for the diffusion of innovation and based upon an industry case study this course aims to introduce participants to the specific nature of innovation diffusion from ideation to market saturation for bio-inspired manufacturing solutions in high value manufacturing and their (extended) ecosystems.

S-6: Block-chain.

Using the generic narrative for the diffusion of innovation and based upon an industry case study this course aims to introduce participants to the specific nature of innovation diffusion from ideation to market saturation for block chain solutions in high value manufacturing and their (extended) ecosystems.

S-7: Smart Connected Factory.

Using the generic narrative for the diffusion of innovation and based upon an industry case study this course aims to introduce participants to the specific nature of innovation diffusion from ideation to market saturation for smart-connected factory solutions in high value manufacturing and their (extended) ecosystems.

S-8: Cybersecurity for Products and Services.

Using the generic narrative for the diffusion of innovation and based upon an industry case study this course aims to introduce participants to the specific nature of innovation diffusion from ideation to market saturation for cybersecurity solutions for products and services in high value manufacturing and their (extended) ecosystems.

S-9: Digital (Ecosystem) Platforms.

Using the generic narrative for the diffusion of innovation and based upon an industry case study this course aims to introduce participants to the specific nature of innovation diffusion from ideation to market saturation for digital (ecosystems) platform solutions in high value manufacturing and their (extended) ecosystems.

S-10: Digital Supply Chain Integration.

Using the generic narrative for the diffusion of innovation and based upon an industry case study this course aims to introduce participants to the specific nature of innovation diffusion from ideation to market saturation for digital supply chain integration solutions in high value manufacturing and their (extended) ecosystems.

S-11: Scalable Cloud Solutions.

Using the generic narrative for the diffusion of innovation and based upon an industry case study this course aims to introduce participants to the specific nature of innovation diffusion from ideation to market saturation for scalable cloud solutions in high value manufacturing and their (extended) ecosystems.

Further specialization courses can be developed upon request.