Taught course

Postgraduate in Innovation and Design Thinking

ELISAVA - Barcelona School of Design and Engineering · ELISAVA - Barcelona School of Design and Engineering

Entry requirements

All the creative professionals interested in complementing their professional training with research and innovation tools. Businesspeople and entrepreneurs interested in exploring and creating new business models and collaboration. Engineers, technologists and technicians interested in developing creation and innovation abilities. Professionals of other areas interested in innovating in their sector.

Months of entry


Course content


Postgraduate Diploma in Innovation and Design Thinking, degree awarded by the Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) and ELISAVA Barcelona School of Design and Engineering.


5th (Spanish Edition) / 3rd (English Edition).

ECTS Credits



Groups in Spanish and English.


Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, from 5 to 9.15 p.m.


Jorge Rodriguez Nieto

Introduction and Context:
An overview of the Design Thinking world, the methods used and the key concepts. Making up work teams and project brief.

DT Central Workshop

This is the collaborative venue where work teams pose, develop and apply the innovation proposals resulting from their research. Debate and experimentation space.

Thematic Seminars and Forums

With professors, tutors and guest lecturers who offer technical and academic support to the work done in the central workshop and other workshops.

Innovation workshops

Focused on specific areas of Design Thinking processes, they help students to develop their skills in designing services, experiences, prototypes, tests and co-creation activities. These workshops are hosted by guest lecturers, groups and practitioners in the innovation sector.

Business Tools

They help students to understand the networks among innovation, production and business, from the client’s point of view.

Introduction to Design Thinking

Allows students to connect research skills with collaborative and innovative thought philosophies.

Research Project

Tutored by the programme teaching staff and by the managers of the firms associated with MIDI.

Qualification and course duration


full time
5 months

Course contact details

Nuria Garcia
+(34) 93 553 59 04