First steps in innovation and entrepreneurship
This free course, First steps in innovation and entrepreneurship, provides you with a short introduction to innovation and entrepreneurship, clarifying some key themes and terminology and helping you to examine your own views about these important subjects. There are four sections:
- Initial impressions and experiences
- Innovation and why it matters
- Varieties of entrepreneurship
- Connecting innovation and entrepreneurship
This OpenLearn course is an adapted extract from the Open University course.
The full course examines different forms of innovative and entrepreneurial practice around the world and at different scales, including: technological and social innovation; commercial and social enterprise; independent and corporate entrepreneurship. It also helps learners to develop subject-related skills, knowledge and understanding as they participate in activities including preparing a ‘visual essay’, taking part in online negotiations and developing their own proposals for an innovative entrepreneurial venture.