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SIEN1001: Innovators' Skills and Actions

This unit presents students with an opportunity to apply their knowledge and hone foundational skills in innovation and entrepreneurship: creativity and ideation; design thinking and empathy; opportunity framing, identification and construction; experimentation and hypothesis validation; systems thinking; critical thinking; project management; and networking skills. The unit introduces various frameworks and processes for developing ideas and opportunities into viable business/social venture concepts; and requires students to apply them. The unit requires students to engage with the disciplines and industries/sectors in which they are interested, where they actively search for and construct opportunities. Students are introduced to and work with the Business, Lean and Impact-Gap Canvas frameworks. At the completion of this unit, students have a 'bank' of business/social venture opportunities ready for further validation and development as well as an insights map of their own understanding and knowledge of their chosen discipline or industry

Code SIEN1001
Academic unit Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Identify and describe a personal focus as entrepreneur and innovator, and use it to discover potential business, technological, social development or cultural opportunities that demonstrate creativity and originality.
  • LO2. Analyze opportunities and contrast strengths and weaknesses.
  • LO3. Assemble and work productively in a team to develop the opportunity.
  • LO4. Present the most promising business, technological, social development or cultural opportunities.
  • LO5. Identify and describe in actionable detail the next three steps to develop further the idea.
  • LO6. Seek opinions, perspectives and evaluations from customers, users, stakeholders and/or experts and consolidate learnings.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.