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Sustainable innovations in enterprises
Sustainable innovations in enterprises

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Sustainable innovations in enterprises


This free course, Sustainable innovations in enterprises, provides you with a short introduction to sustainable innovations in enterprises, clarifying some key themes and terminology and helping you to examine your own views about this subject.

The course is divided into three sections that cover the:

  1. definition of sustainable innovation
  2. differences in sustainable innovation within specialist areas
  3. methods used to evaluate and measure the impact of sustainable innovation and its social implications.

This OpenLearn course is an adapted extract from the Open University course B327 Creating futures: sustainable enterprise and innovation [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .

The full course teaches you how to create and manage sustainable forms of innovative and entrepreneurial ventures within a range of specialist areas. It gives the learner the opportunity to apply core theories, concepts and frameworks of innovation and entrepreneurship to understand the strategy, process and operations of enterprises at different stages of their life cycle.

The course also discusses the impact of innovation and entrepreneurship on society, both at a conceptual and a practical level, including ethics and sustainability, and the economic and social benefits to you and the economy. It provides you with intermediate and advanced conceptual and practical learning in entrepreneurship and innovation in different contexts.