Innovation Institute


The Institute of Innovation and Knowledge Exchange (IKE) offers Certified Training and Executive Education Programmes to develop your innovation capability. These courses intend to develop your confidence and competence in applying tools, techniques and practices that improve organisational performance, accelerate return on investment and deliver growth and differentiation in value. These Certified courses provide 'use-cases' and are aligned to the guiding principles advocated by international innovation standards.

Certificate of Professionalism in Innovation Practice–
Certified Innovation Practitioner®

For individuals from any industry who wish to become innovation practitioners, who able to deploy creative problem-solving techniques, engender a culture of innovation and create strategies for developing sustainable innovation pipelines in their businesses.

  • Practical innovation tools and techniques aligned to ISO 56002 Innovation Management System to create business agility and resilience
  • Methods that help to align innovation and business value
  • Approaches to identify needs and expectations of customers/users and stakeholders (internal or external)
  • Techniques that enable experimental thinking to help manage uncertainty 
  • Ways to enhance creativity and create a culture of innovation
  • Systematic processes that enable business and operating model alignments
  • Models to understand the business eco-system and where, when, what and how to exploit innovation.



Prioritising for Innovation

For managers and decision-makers from any industry who want to improve their organisation's effectiveness in prioritising the many options that are faced with as part of everyday business operations. It is equally suited for professionals from established companies or from start-ups. No specific prior knowledge is required, though it would help discussion and the embedding of the learning if participants come prepared to share broad areas where they currently have need of more systematic prioritisation.

  • The theories behind effective prioritisation
  • A range of prioritisation tools will be presented, from simple to more comprehensive, commensurate with the complexity of the options you are choosing between:
  • Simple Forced Pair Comparison (FPC)
  • Probability of Success Matrices
  • Prioritisation (C&E) Matrices
  • Real, Win, Worth (RWW) Analysis
  • Risk-Adjusted Cost-Benefit MCDA

The importance of involvement and engagement in the decision-making process will be discussed and the approach of ‘Decision Conferencing’ to ensure good buy-in and the development of effective criteria and weightings.



Innovation for Digital Business Transformation

For Senior and Middle Managers wishing to understand how innovation can be used to accelerate digital business transformation with confidence. This course will equip them with crucial knowledge and ‘how to’ techniques to optimise digital maturity and become a future-ready, adaptive data-driven business.

  • Methods to use convergence of emerging digital trends, patterns and change vectors
  • Models to support the development of the Enterprise Architecture using building blocks of data, analytics, technologies, and people
  • Methods to develop ‘use cases’ to create digital channels and extensions
  • Techniques to understand what Digital Maturity is and how to optimise it
  • Models to build solution paths to achieve Digital Business Transformation
  • Tools to create and validate the Digital Business Strategy



Innovation Strategy for Business Leaders–
Certified Innovation Leader®

For senior executives wishing to apply innovation strategically and coherently to improve organisational performance, adaptability and resilience, thus, driving business value and ultimately growth.

  • Practical c-suite level insights to support senior executives' innovation leadership
  • Scenarios to anticipate and respond to uncertainty, and create adaptive strategies 
  • Methods to use  disruption as a force for defining the new ambition and strategic intent
  • Models for innovation governance and investment portfolio horizons
  • Tools to build, validate and align new business models to the business strategy
  • Techniques to improve organisational readiness to innovation
  • Methods that accelerate transformation and optimise innovation maturity
  • Methods to analyse, benchmark and measure innovation impact and progress.



These courses have been delivered across the world and regarded by many companies as compulsory for anyone undertaking innovation.