Taught course

Innovation for digital transformation (online short course)

Open University · Faculty of Business and Law

Entry requirements

There are no formal academic requirements.

The course will require around 20 hours to complete. You can begin at any time during the life of the course and study at your own pace.

Months of entry


Course content

This course will enable you to understand how to leverage innovation to respond to change, particularly change driven by digital transformation. It focuses on the people, process, and innovative people and organisations to help you develop your ability to innovate by generating more creative ideas and putting them into action. You'll also consider how digital transformation has impacted value creation, delivery, and capture in almost every industry.

You'll learn to:

  • identify meanings of creativity and innovation and the relationship between them; unlocking your creative potential
  • consider the impact of product, service and business model and disruption
  • identify global hotspots for innovation and the implications for where your business is located
  • be able to use co creation and hackathons to broaden engagement with consumers
  • explain the development of AI from expert systems to machine learning, artificial neural networks and deep learning
  • recognise the fundamental components for developing new products and services including start-up businesses.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • CPD
    0.2 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Practice-Based Assignment 100

Course contact details

The Open University