Certificate Course - Design Thinking as Innovation Strategy

Master the methodology for creative problem solving

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This course, Design thinking as Innovation Strategy, is a methodology for creative problem solving. You can use it to inform your own teaching practice, or you can teach it to your students as a framework for real-world projects. The set of resources on this page offer experiences and lessons you can run with your students.


  • Understand product design innovations
  • 3D Printing
  • Functional Prototyping
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • How to foster Incremental Innovations
  • User Experience Design Essentials


Upon completion of this course, you should walk away with:

  • Know what is Design Thinking
  • Know why is Innovation Strategy a powerful tool for design thinking
  • Know the product design innovations
  • Know the basics of innovations management
  • Know the essentials of product innovations
  • Know 3D Printing and when to leverage it for Smart Manufacturing
  • Know Functional Prototyping and Rapid Prototyping
  • Know the essentials of User Experience (UX) Design
  • Know how to leverage the pillars of innovation
  • Know the Innovations Management Frameworks, Tools and Techniques for driving change in Business
  • Know what is Idea Capture
  • Know how to manage Invention disclosures and Invention Disclosure Management System
  • Understand IP Protection and why it is critical for your business
  • Know how to leverage Innovation Intelligence Analytics to define Innovation strategies
  • Know what is New Product Introduction (NPI) and essentials of NPI
  • Know what it takes to transform an idea into product and take it to market
  • Understand how to develop an innovation strategy and capture ideas across the enterprise
  • Learn from Success and failure stories about innovation strategies from a range of companies e.g. GE, Pfizer, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Twitter etc.
  • Know how to "design for", "designing with" people, adapting today's Innovation platforms, tools and technologies
  • Know how to nurture sustainable innovations and foster topline growth
  • Understand how to foster innovation driven growth in your business
  • Understand Incremental innovations
  • Know radical innovations and how to take them from idea to marke

Your Instructor

Kameshwar Eranki
Kameshwar Eranki

Kameshwar Eranki is a Serial Entrepreneur and Founder and CEO of Silicon Valley-based Innovation and IP Management company, VajraSoft Inc. (VSI). VSI promotes disruptive technology innovations, fast tracks IP Commercialization, co-creates global innovation hubs and accelerates Innovations from Lab to Market. Mr. Eranki is also Founder & Chairman of Proactiff Digital Healthcare and is a strategic investor and mentor in many pioneering startups. As a global Innovation and IP Commercialization expert, he has led the transformation of several major commercial enterprises, as well as, educational entities in several countries.
Kamesh has designed and is now deploying 54 graduate (MS) program courses for Universities globally and offers 350+ certificate programs in Innovation, IP Management and Technology Commercialization. Kameshwar works globally with Fortune 500 companies and is involved in over 850 startups - from Silicon Valley to UK to Dubai to India and has received numerous awards including “Entrepreneur of the Year 2019” from the Indo-American Foundation.
As the original architect of E-learning, Mr. Eranki revolutionized how education is delivered online. He also created online/internet banking and was the originator of E-commerce as well. He has now assumed the greatest challenge to date which is to radically reform healthcare systems worldwide - transforming them from reactive “sickcare” models to proactive, preventive "healthcare" systems. This healthcare designed for the future is enabled with IoT and Point-of-care Health devices and delivers digital health, remote patient care monitoring, digital therapeutics and real-world Evidence-based care including comprehensive Integrative Medicine Modalities. In addition to global speaking engagements, Kameshwar has been featured in 500+ magazines, articles and industry publications. He holds an MS in Electronic Commerce and MS in E-Business Systems and Technologies from Golden Gate University, San Francisco and lives in Silicon Valley, USA.

Course Curriculum

  Module 3 - 3D Printing
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  Module 4 - UX Design Essentials
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  Module 5 - Rapid Prototyping Technologies
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  Module 6 - New Production Introduction (NPI)
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  UX Design Essentials
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