Let's innov !


This course aims to raise students' awareness of entrepreneurial posture and practice by allowing them to discover the cognitive and operational process that underlies the transformation of an idea into a viable and sustainable project. 

Teaching and learning methods: The course is organized in the form of a 'full immersion' seminar, which will occupy the students full time for a short week (3 full days + 1 half day). 

Course Policies: Attendance and punctuality to all course sessions are mandatory.

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  • Book: RADJOU N. L’innovation Jugaad, redevenons ingénieux. Ed Diateino, 2013, 378p.
  • Book: RIES E. The Lean start-up: How today’s entrepreneurs use continuous innovation to create radically successful businesses. Crown Business, 2011, 336p.
  • Book: SARASVATHY S. D. Effectuation: element of entrepreneurial expertise. Edward Edgar Publishing, 2009, 392p.
  • Book: ULWICK A. W. What customers want. Mc Graw Hill, 2005, 256p.
  • Book: VIAN D. ISMA360®: la boussole de l’entrepreneur innovateur. Ted De Boeck, 2013, 192p.
  • Book: SILBERZAHN P. Effectuation: principe d’action des entrepreneurs. February 2013, E-book




The course will focus on real-life cases.  Students will work in groups of 3 to 4 people, on real projects submitted by the participants. Before the course, each participant is asked to think about a topic or an idea that he/she would like to explore further. It can be a real business creation project or an idea that the student would like to explore further.

Each participant will present his/her idea in 2 minutes maximum to the whole group during the Ice-Breaker session that will take place during the first morning of the session. Each student will have to choose the project they want to work on to form teams of 3 or 4 people (not all projects can be worked on during the course).

Learning Outcomes: 

  • Raise awareness of a specific posture and questioning in terms of innovation.
  • Transfer skills in the management of innovative projects
  • Co-design a strategy for bringing ideas to market.

Nb hours: 21,00

Evaluation: Note the summary document and the quality of the end-of-session pitch.