Best Free MOOCs In Business For October

User Innovation: A Path to Entrepreneurship


School: MIT

Platform: EdX

Registration Link: User Innovation: A Path to Entrepreneurship

Start Date: October 1, 2015 (Self-Paced / 6 Weeks Long))

Workload: 2 Hours Per Week

Instructor: Eric von Hippel and Erdin Beshimov

Credentials: von Hipple is a professor of technological innovation at the MIT Sloan School of Management (along with teaching in the school’s engineering systems division). A Ph.D. from Carnegie-Mellon University, von HIpple’s research focuses on the “nature and economics of distributed and open innovation.” His work is also geared towards developing “practical methods that individuals, open user communities, and firms can apply to improve their product and service development processes.” Best known for writing Democratizing Innovation, von Hipple is a distinguished researcher who has served on the editorial and advisory boards of many leading journals, including Research Policy, Organizational Science, and the Internal Journal of Entrepreneurship Education. In 2013, he received the Humboldt Foundation Research Prize.

Graded: Not specified.

Description: Self-paced, this new course slogan says it all: “Solve your problem. Share your solution. Start your venture.” As part of this course, you’ll learn how to identify problems and opportunities and determine the best way to package and market your solution. The course focuses on real world solutions that range from skateboarding to the Khan Academy.

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