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EdX is an online learning platform trusted by over 12 million users offering the Idea Development - Create and Implement Innovative Ideas Certificate in collaboration with University of Queensland - UQx. Learn how organizations identify, evaluate and select new ideas and strategies to bring the best idea to market. 


Identifying and taking new ideas to market is crucial for the success of any economy. Yet, organizations are often unable to convert ideas into beneficial outcomes.

In the Idea Development - Create and Implement Innovative Ideas Certificate, which is part of Corporate Innovation MicroMasters Program and is also offered by EdX in partnership with University of Queensland - UQx we begin by looking at how organizations identify and evaluate new ideas, including approaches that allow them to evaluate and select the best ideas for implementation. We will:

  • discuss the role of uncertainty in idea management;
  • consider the importance of the market and the role of existing resources; and
  • discuss how the selection of ideas shapes the nature of resources available for future ideas.

The course will also cover managing intellectual property protection and portfolios.

From the start of this course, we will take a stepped approach, offering students the opportunity to test out each new concept and model against an idea or technology that they select (whether it’s an idea of their own or one that they are assisting someone to evaluate). By the end of this course, each student will have undertaken a rapid, yet thorough assessment of the feasibility of taking an idea through to market.

What you'll learn

  • The importance of new ideas and knowledge to economic growth,
  • The role of uncertainty in the innovation process and strategies for managing it,
  • Approaches to evaluate and select ideas,
  • The importance of considering a portfolio of ideas including how existing resources shape the selection of ideas and in turn how the selection of ideas influences the resource base,
  • How ideas and other forms of intellectual property can be protected.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses Included:
  • Week 1: Ideas, opportunities, knowledge and innovation
  • Week 2: From ideas to economic growth
  • Week 3: Approaches to evaluate and select ideas
  • Week 4: Markets - Creation and assessment
  • Week 5: Resource-based view and the development of innovative ideas
  • Week 6: Experimentation, learning from small bets and testing in parallel
  • Week 7: Managing the innovation pipeline
  • Week 8: Protecting intellectual property
  • Week 9: Commercialization feasibility
  • Week 10: Challenges and strategies for managing under uncertainty


  • Anna Jenkins - Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, The University of Queensland

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Schedule IELTS

Academic Requirements


  • English writing/reading proficiency (required)
  • General knowledge of business processes (recommended)

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    249 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 249 USD for the full programme and a duration of 70 days.
  • National Applies to you

    249 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 249 USD for the full programme and a duration of 70 days.
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