This specialization covers the basics of Innovation and Entrepreneurship courses in the EIT Digital Master Program. The program aims to educate students and deliver entrepreneurs with the right business skills and sense. UC Berkeley Haas School of Business and KTH Royal Institute of Technology are the academic partners in this Innovation and Entrepreneurship specialization.
The Capstone project, to be completed last, covers technology based innovation and transformation, and how to spot and to capitalize on emerging opportunities. You will utilized the methods introduced in the courses The Impact of Technology, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, and Marketing Strategy for Entrepreneurs, and show that you master them. You will throughout the capstone project work on one project that you select yourself.
EIT Digital is a pan-European organization whose mission is to foster digital technology innovation and entrepreneurial talent for economic growth and quality of life. By linking education, research and business, EIT Digital empowers digital top talents for the future.
EIT Digital provides online and blended Innovation and Entrepreneurship education to raise quality, increase diversity and availability of the top-level content provided by 20 leading technical universities around Europe. The universities deliver a unique blend of the best of technical excellence and entrepreneurial skills and mindset to digital engineers and entrepreneurs at all stages of their careers. The academic partners support Coursera’s bold vision to enable anyone, anywhere, to transform their lives by accessing the world’s best learning experience. This means that EIT Digital gradually shares parts of its entrepreneurial and academic education programmes to demonstrate its excellence and make it accessible to a much wider audience. EIT Digital’s online education portfolio can be used as part of blended education settings, in both Master and Doctorate programmes, and for professionals as a way to update their knowledge. EIT Digital offers an online programme in 'Internet of Things through Embedded Systems'. Achieving all certificates of the online courses and the specialization provides an opportunity to enroll in the on campus program and get a double degree. Please visit https://www.eitdigital.eu/eit-digital-academy/
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Yes! To get started, click the course card that interests you and enroll. You can enroll and complete the course to earn a shareable certificate, or you can audit it to view the course materials for free. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. Visit your learner dashboard to track your progress.
Is financial aid available?
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Can I take the course for free?
When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free. If you cannot afford the fee, you can apply for financial aid.
Is this course really 100% online? Do I need to attend any classes in person?
This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.
How long does it take to complete the Specialization?
This depends on your ambition and if you take courses sequentially or in parallel. The Value Creation through Innovation Specialization comprises 5 courses. If taken in sequence the courses take about 30 weeks to complete, but you should be able to decrease this to about 15 weeks if running courses in parallel.
What background knowledge is necessary?
No specific background knowledge is required. However, a general knowledge regarding technology and/or business is helpful. The courses are equivalent to courses given on a university Bachelor or Master level.
Do I need to take the courses in a specific order?
The four first courses should be completed prior to taking the capstone course. The order of the first four courses is up to you. If courses are taken in sequence, then we recommend the order as illustrated.
Will I earn university credit for completing the Specialization?
In general no. However, this Specialization is in some cases part of Masters Programs within the EIT Digital cooperation including a number of European technical universities. For more information see https://masterschool.eitdigital.eu/.
What will I be able to do upon completing the Specialization?
In general you will be able to assess, prepare for and capitalize of new business opportunities arising for the introduction of new technologies. We usually describe this as that you will be able to draw the map of what the future business landscape will look like, decide on a destination on that map and learn how to get to a desired destination. This includes understanding the impact of new technologies and how it can transform existing markets and industries, as well as creating new, general innovation and entrepreneurship tools, methods and skills (design thinking, business modeling, funding etc.) as well as marketing strategy. These are essential skills when working with tech driven transformation within an existing organization or when creating a new venture based on a new emerging technology.