Luis Perez-Breva, author of the book "Innovating: A Doer's Manifesto", innovator and Director of the MIT Innovation Teams at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), will show you in this course how to acquire the skills and practices of an innovator.

  • Start of the course - Coming soon

  • Recommended duration 11 weeks

  • Estimated effort - 2-3 hours/week

  • Language - Spanish

  • Price - N/A

This course is entirely online. The different units of the course will remain open 24/7 during the course opening period. The course "Innovating: A Doer's Manifesto" is open to any participant profile, although it has challenges especially designed for professionals, men and women, who are interested in the field of innovation.

Course description

Innovation is not a process, nor a product; it is an action and a skill that can be learned and practised. In this course you will learn how to become an innovator from Luis Perez-Breva, innovator and expert in the practice and development of innovation at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where he directs the flagship programme in applied innovation, the MIT Innovation Teams, a joint programme of the School of Engineering and the School of Business.

Where others confuse entrepreneurship and innovation, warn of the danger of disruption or describe innovators as a kind of supernatural beings, Luis Perez-Breva talks about solving real problems, learning, exploring the seemingly impossible and the possibility of building the world you imagine with the means at your disposal. This course is the result of a decade of experience in both academia and business and presents another way of understanding innovation: without complexes, without jargon, as a discipline in itself, practical and practicable, which defines the explorer of the 21st century.

This first course was to be part of a series of initiatives featuring Professor Perez-Breva at the Rafael del Pino Online School. However, given the exceptional circumstances we are going through, the course will offer an expanded version of his experience and knowledge in this field, both in academia and business, integrating several courses into one, in order to present another way of understanding innovation in a comprehensive way. In addition, this course includes the download of his book "Innovating: A Doer's Manifesto", and the possibility to participate in a project presentation session with Professor Perez-Breva.

Course structure

a. Objectives
b. A change of mentality
c. Take action
d. Recommended reading and links

a. Objectives
b. Ideas vs. problems
c. Take action
d. Recommended reading and links

a. Objectives
b. What is a problem?
c. Take action
d. Recommended reading and links

a. Objectives
b. Video: Translating traditional strategy into innovation
c. Take action
d. Recommended reading and links

a. Objectives
b. Posing innovation challenges
c. Take action
d. Recommended reading and links

a. Objectives
b. Eliminate waste, deal with innovation waste, reuse, what does it mean to learn in an organisation?
c. Take action
d. Recommended reading and links

a. Objectives
b. Enlarge to scale. Scaling
c. Take action
d. Recommended reading and links

a. Objectives
b. Patterns of innovating organisations
c. Take action
d. Recommended reading and links

a. Objectives
b. Innovate as a continuous process
c. Take action
d. Recommended reading and links

a. Objectives
b. Investing in Innovation
c. Take action
d. Recommended reading and links

a. Objectives
b. Key concepts:

i. What does it mean for something to work? To verify is not to validate

ii. What is technology?

iii. Innovation, action, can lead to any kind of innovation.

iv. What are opportunities and where do they come from? Part I

v. What are opportunities and where do they come from? Part II

c. Take action
d. Recommended reading and links

Academic direction of the course

  • Luis Perez-Breva

    Luis Perez-Breva is an innovator, entrepreneur and expert in the practice and development of innovation at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He is also the Rafael del Pino Professor.

    Professor Perez-Breva has guided more than 170 projects with new MIT technologies to uncover opportunities to realise MIT's mission of making a positive impact on our society and has trained, guided, mentored and educated more than 200 teams of entrepreneurs and innovators around the world.

    He currently directs MIT's flagship programme in applied innovation, the MIT Innovation Teams: a joint programme and course at MIT's School of Engineering and MIT's School of Business. He has recently co-led the innovation arm of MIT's partnership with Russia to create a new university model based on training innovators (MIT Skoltech Initiative) and is also collaborating on several such international initiatives in Portugal, Singapore and Abu Dhabi.

    Dr. Perez-Breva holds degrees in Chemical Engineering, Business, Physics, and Artificial Intelligence obtained in Spain (Institut Quimic de Sarrià), France (Ecole Normale Supérieure), and USA (Massachusetts Institute of Technology).

Other details

Includes the download of the digital book "Innovating: A Doer's Manifesto (in spanish)"by Luis Perez-Breva.

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