Innovation 5 ECTS, Summer 2023

The Innovation course explains what innovation and innovating mean in practice and how innovations can be promoted in working life. During the course, concepts of future and the basics of foresight activities are learned.

Futures thinking, innovation competence and the use of creative methods in innovation activities are applied in practice through given assignments.

No specific entry requirements. All you need to participate is an internet connection and a standard word processing program (Word or similar) on your computer.

Come and explore what innovation means for you, develop your own ability to innovate and gain important professional skills!

This course has been produced as part of the Volume! project.

Studies Open University of Applied Sciences
Method of instruction Online course
Study period 01.06.2023 – 31.07.2023
Schedule and teaching methods

Assessment comprises of written exercises and an exam. Your final grade will be the average of your results for each of these assessments. You will also participate in group discussions.

Registration period 27.03.2023-30.06.2023 klo 23:59:00
Contact person Minna Hautio (, p. 0400 349 227)
General information Contact Open UAS student administration for matters regarding registration, payment, certificates:
tel. +358 29 451 9230


  • Identifies socially and globally influential streams of change.
  • Is able to apply futures thinking in their own professional working environment.
  • Understands the preconditions, stages and methods of the innovation process.
  • Is able to promote creative, practical problem solving.