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Innovation Leadership (online)

More than ever before, large companies are embracing start-up practices to transform their leadership culture to be more agile, innovative, and entrepreneurial through the empowerment of their people. 

Innovation Leadership is a cost-effective and flexible online course offering a unique insight into the Innovation Leadership mindset and concepts.

  • The central concept of the course is that Innovation Leadership is not just for start-ups. It is a mindset and a set of practices adopted by small and large organizations to address today’s increasingly complex business problems. The course builds fundamentally on Lean Start-up methodologies and frameworks that highlight the three key concepts of a) systematic innovation, b) exploration vs. execution projects, and c) entrepreneurial management. 
  • The concepts are based on and facilitate the adoption and application of Lean Start-up practices in a corporate environment.

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By completing the course, the participant will get
an Aalto EE Innovation Leadership certificate worth 0.5 ECTS.

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Program Benefits

By participating in the program, you will learn the essential tools and frameworks used by start-ups and corporates. These tools empower internal innovators to explore new ideas, opportunities, and innovations systematically, which also helps hold them accountable for getting results.

Gain an understanding of different approaches and change processes
Strengthen your ability to adopt an Innovation Leadership mindset
Receive the tools and learn the frameworks to promote change within your organization
Understand the tools used by start-ups to structure and systematize the search for a repeatable and a scalable business model for innovation
Learn how to introduce start-up practices for adoption within your non-start-up organization


The program is designed for business leaders and executives to empower and motivate them to explore innovations with Lean Start-up tools and methodologies to begin to use immediately in their organizations.

With incremental and contextualized adoption of the practices in this workshop, participants can be well on their way to helping transform their organizations into Innovation Leaders.

Contents and Schedule

The course includes 12 video lectures with online exercises and challenges to check your understanding of each module.

The course videos are subtitled in English.  

Recommended study schedule for the course is 2–3 hours per week during 4–5 weeks.



Fabian Sepulveda

Dr. Fabian Sepulveda has more than 20 years of experience in engineering, management consulting and investment banking at companies such as Lucent Technologies, A.T. Kearney, and J.P. Morgan. He is actively involved in Finland’s entrepreneurial ecosystem as a start-up coach and Lean Launchpad® trainer, and helps organizations understand and execute Lean Start-up methodologies and customer development. He teaches Venture Formation and other courses at the Aalto Ventures Program and Aalto University Executive Education.

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