Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


TITLE Creativity and Innovation - From Ideas to Products and Services

LEVEL 05 - Postgraduate Modular Diploma or Degree Course


DEPARTMENT Centre for Entrepreneurship and Business Incubation

DESCRIPTION This study-unit covers the early stages of creating and identifying new commercial opportunities, how to develop ideas from a single opportunity into a product or service range and how to protect innovative products and services from commercial threat.

This study-unit develops a thorough knowledge and understanding of creativity and innovation, within the business environment, that leads to new product development.


1. Creativity and Opportunity
2. Commercial Innovation
3. Evaluating New Ideas
4. New Product Development
5. Protecting Innovation

Reading List:

Recommended reading

- HARVARD BUSINESS ESSENTIALS. (2003) Managing Creativity and Innovation: Your Mentor and Guide to Doing Business Effectively. Boston: Harvard Business School Publishing.

Suggested alternative reading

- ALLEN, K. (2009) Entrepreneurship for Scientists and Engineers. Harlow: Pearson Education.
- MOORE, G. (2014) Crossing the Chasm. Harper Business.

ADDITIONAL NOTES Pre-requisite Study-unit: EBI5001


Assessment Component/s Resit Availability Weighting
Progress Test No 15%
Assignment Yes 85%

LECTURER/S Leonie Baldacchino
Juanito Camilleri
Russell Smith

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