Public organisation (innovation) professionals who wish to improve their capability to improve and sustain innovation within their organisations.
Next 3-day programme
“Leading Innovation Excellence for Public Organisations” takes place on 8-9 April, 16 May 2019.
Price & location
The fee for this programme is € 2,500 (excl. VAT) for 3 days at the entrepreneurial learning environment of Erasmus University in the Rotterdam Science Tower.
Drive sustainable innovation excellence in your organisation
This programme helps participants to elevate innovation to a higher level within their organisation by fitting it with its structure and culture. By teaching personal leadership and development skills, participants are able to understand the impact of innovation on the organisation. This is done in an interactive way, as this programme has a strong focus on learning from and with colleagues from different organisations/sectors/countries.
“I want to be a driver to sustain innovation within our organization. Through this programme I learnt that building a social network with people who embrace this vision is extremely important (and how to do this), but also that the government should focus more on exploration of innovation next to exploitation.”
Koninklijke Marechaussee, Ministerie van Defensie
“Leading Innovation Excellence” programme at a glance
The next 3-day programme of “Leading Innovation Excellence” takes place on:
7-8 January, 4 February 2019
Day 1: (Human) Resources
An organisation’s most important resource for innovation are its people, days 1 will go in depth about Human Resources. After this day you will;
- Come to understand the roles and traits of successful Innovation Drivers;
- Develop the capability to assess and build effective entrepreneurial teams;
- Develop the capability to assess and build effective social networks for
- Draw upon the results from the Erasmus Entrepreneurship Scan to understand what it takes to build an ambidextrous leadership style;
- Develop the understanding and the capability to facilitate cultural change and influence senior leadership behavior.
Day 2: Processes & Values
Excellent innovation requires systematic processes and governance systems to guide (portfolios of) individual projects and requires organizational cultures based on innovation and entrepreneurship values.
- Draw upon the results from the Erasmus Entrepreneurship Scan to understand the characteristics of ambidextrous innovation governance systems to define an impact mini-impactproject;
- Develop the capability to set innovation goals and fitting processes, and to get the most out of techniques such as lean startup and design thinking;
- Develop the understanding and the capability to create urgency and a social movement for innovation, i.e. to involve, engage and excite others.
Day 3: Values
The road to putting all the acquired knowledge into practice is a demanding but crucial process within innovation. After this day you will;
- Acquire the knowledge about the ins and outs of implementing innovative systems and cultures;
- Come to understand what impact the mini-impact project has had thus far;
- Evaluate the first steps that have been taken and yet will have to be taken with the coaching of top academics.
Are you an innovation driver?
Building on the programme of “Leading Innovation Excellence”, this programme aims to develop and empower public innovation professionals, “Innovation Drivers”, in their roles to build and maintain a sustainable corporate innovation and entrepreneurship capability. In their quest to drive innovation excellence and transform their organisations, these (informal) innovation professionals come to fulfill many different roles, such as the ones described in the infographic. Do you recognize yourself in any of these roles? Would you like to develop yourself in any of these areas? Are these important challenges in your organisation?
Top academics and industry-leading practitioners as facilitators
In this programme Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship brings “Innovation Drivers” from different organisations together to get the most out of learning with and from each other. This learning is fueled by the latest hands-on insights from the world-class innovation and entrepreneurship research performed by professors from Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University and international partner universities. This programme is developed in collaboration with industry-leading innovation professionals and tailored to the innovation processes and culture within public organisations.
About Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship
The leading centre for entrepreneurship in Europe
Part of the Erasmus University Rotterdam
We leverage the knowledge and network of Erasmus University Rotterdam, a university founded by entrepreneurs more than 100 years ago. With 25+ researchers and 4 full professors in entrepreneurship, it is in the DNA of our university. We provide participants with a diploma.
Academic excellence & practical experience
We apply hands-on insights from world-class innovation and entrepreneurship research and practices from industry-leading innovation professionals. This combination results in the ability of participants to make impact in the organisation.
Learning through reflection on doing
Experiential learning is at the core of all our programmes. Participants learn through working on their own and other participants’ cases from different organisations/sectors/countries in an interactive way.
Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship is the leading entrepreneurship centre in Europe.
We provide a unique platform that ranges from scholarly insights about (corporate) entrepreneurship and new opportunities, startup campuses for ambitious entrepreneurs, to exciting executive programmes for leading innovation excellence within established organisations.
We developed a 10.000 m2 entrepreneurship campus, housing over 100 startups and scale-ups, creating the learning environment to teach, train and develop people to excel in innovation.
Erasmus University Rotterdam has the largest academic research group in Europe with over 25 researchers and 4 professors in the field of entrepreneurship.
What former participants say
As part of the programme deliverables, participants of the programme publish an opinion piece about an innovation topic. Click on their photo or name to read their personal story inspired by driving innovation in their organisation and the Innovation Driver Certification Programme.
An overview of our innovation programmes
Frequently asked questions
Want to know more?
The Module takes place at an environment that sparks your innovation, our home base: the ECE Campus in the Rotterdam Science Tower, the Netherlands.
Address: Marconistraat 16, 3029 AK Rotterdam, NL
This Module for public organisations will be facilitated in Dutch.
If you choose to continue and participate in any of the follow-up Modules of the Innovation Driver Certification Programme, please note these will be facilitated in English.
The programme itself takes 3 full days. In advance of this programme, you are asked to perform the ECE Entrepreneurship Scan, a proven research framework of the ECE. Next to this you’ll receive preparatory course materials, which you are asked to study before the programme starts. Between the first two days and the third day, you are requires to carry out / set up a mini-impact project in your organisation.
The maximum number of participants is 15 as we seek for a highly interactive learning environment.
€ 2,000 (excl. VAT) for a 3-day in-class Module, course materials, ECE Entrepeneurship Scan, access to online learning management system, lunches and a dinner.
The General Terms and Conditions ECE Study Programmes are applicable to this module.
Participants in this module will receive a proof/reference of participation.
Participants will receive a certificate from the Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship, Erasmus University Rotterdam, if they comply with the Certification Requirements;
A participant must within two years successfully complete:
- At least three Modules of the Innovation Driver Certification Programme;
- ECE Entrepreneurship Scan;
- Personal Real-life Impact Project;
- Case Exam;
- A Personal Learning Plan;
- A published Opinion Piece.
Get in touch
Interested to know more?
Curious to learn more about the Innovation Driver Certification Programme and how we might be able to support your organisation in the area of innovation and entrepreneurship?
Get in touch with Annique de Greef.
Phone: +31 10 302 1331