First collaboration with IBM behind new online course

The University's first collaboration with IBM has led to the development of a new online course in leading and managing innovation, of potential interest to staff and students.


Leading academics from the Leeds University Business School will join with IBM's Executive Architect and Industry Technical Leader Tony Morgan, who is also a Visiting Professor in Innovation in Industry at Leeds, to deliver the course, which starts on Monday 20 March.

The course aims to prepare learners to lead innovation projects effectively, whether in a large organisation or a start-up venture.  It will outline the main challenges for innovation and managerial approaches to dealing with them.  It will also give learners an insight into how to generate innovative ideas.

The free, CPD-accredited course will last for only two weeks, and could be useful for staff and students at the University, including:

  • research and innovation services staff
  • postgraduate students and early career researchers in science, engineering and business subjects
  • leaders and managers
For further details, see the FutureLearn webpage.

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