The iterative innovation process
The interconnection of Markets, Implementation, and Technology
How to research and develop a Technology, Market, and Implementation universe for an innovative idea
How to research and assess areas of uncertainty
3.086x: The Iterative Innovation Process draws heavily upon the course material used in 3.086x: Innovation and Commercialization. Though there have been significant changes to the course, this course is not an entirely new edX offering.
People innovate, not organizations. This course is for anybody who wants to understand the innovation process – whether you want to foster innovation within your organization or whether you want to personally innovate.
As practicing innovators, we teach you the fundamentals of how to think like an innovator. Innovation is an iterative process, not a linear one. When innovating, there are thousands of sources of uncertainty in Technology, Implementation, and Markets. We teach you how to cycle through these sources of uncertainty until the right pieces come together in an innovation.
Throughout the course, we build up the innovation process model step by step with real examples and exercises. The goal of this course is to change and refine the way you view the innovation process, providing you with the foundation on which to build your future innovation
Definition of Innovation
The Three Basic Elements in the Innovation Process
An Historical Example of Innovation: The Development of the X-Ray
How do we define Technology?
Technology and the Innovation Process
What is Market Application?
Market and the Innovation Process
What comprises Implementation?
Implementation and the Innovation Process
An Introduction to Patents
Evaluating a Patent Landscape
The Generic Nature of Innovation
The Interaction of Technology, Market and Implementation Components of an Innovation
Reducing Uncertainty in the Innovation Process
The Iterative Innovation Process
Fundamental and Incremental Innovation