After studying this course, you should be able to:
explain invention, design, innovation and diffusion as ongoing processes with a range of factors affecting success at each stage
explain how particular products you use have a history of invention and improvement, and appreciate the role that you and your family, as consumers, have played in this history
define key concepts such as invention, design, innovation, diffusion, product champion, entrepreneur, sustaining and disruptive innovation
explain the role of intellectual property in invention and innovation and list the various ways that inventors can protect their ideas
identify the range of reasons that motivate individuals and organisations to invent.