Detailed programme

Deep insight into the most important frameworks is central to this programme. We start from the foundation of theoretical concepts and insights, and then you apply these concretely to your own business situation to develop an innovation strategy – with a focus on practicality – for your organization.

The programme 'Growth through Innovation' comprises 3 modules:

Module 1: Developing your vision on Innovation

  • Why do we innovate?
  • What’s the impact of living in times of exponential change?
  • How can you make your company / product / service more relevant today?
  • Which dynamics lead to disruption?
  • How can you respond to the transformation of your industry?
  • Different types of companies need different approaches.
  • Innovation strategy simulation

Module 2: Implementing your Innovation Strategy

  • How can design-thinking help you optimise & transform your core business?
  • Which intrapreneurial processes can you set up to capture disruptive ideas outside your core business?
  • What can you learn from outside-in innovation?
  • Understand the use and practice of hackathons, incubators & accelerators, innovation boot camps, and corporate venturing.
  • How to lead and benefit from your innovation eco-system?
  • Where to allocate your innovation budget?
  • How do you manage the ‘speedy back-end’ and ‘fuzzy front-end’ of your innovation process?
  • Which methodology will improve the success rate of new product development?
  • Business case: Janssen Pharmaceutica and Proximus spin-offs

Module 3: The innovative leader: the profile

  • Embedding a culture of innovation: how to instil the willingness and ability of your business to become an innovation leader in your field?
  • Which leadership approach does intrapreneurship require?
  • How to lead and inspire your innovation eco-system?

A learning experience like no other

When you come to Vlerick, you step away from your usual routine and gain a wider perspective. You discover how to tackle challenges, turn your knowledge into action and apply your skills in your workplace. You learn from faculty who are experts in their fields – and from a diverse group of peers. All these things help you become a confident, skilled professional, ready to succeed in business – and in life.

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