Certificate in Innovation, Design Thinking & Intrapreneurship

Practical information

Program duration
1-2 or 3 weeks, 30 hours a week, 90 in total. Each module has a 5-day schedule

Entry requirements
Bachelor degree, at least 3 years of professional experience. A professional level in English is required (for non-native applicants, proof of English will be asked).

Degree level
Professional certificate

Full program fees
1 week: 2100€ - 2 weeks: 3450€ - 3 weeks: 4500€

Important dates
Jun. 04 2018 - Module 1
Jun. 11 2018 - Module 2
Jun. 18 2018 - Module 3

Lieu d'enseignement
Grenoble Campus

This training in taught in english.


The Certificate in Innovation, Design Thinking & Intrapreneurship is a three-week course designed for managers of technology-based and also service companies willing to take leadership in innovation and initiate change.

The modular structure of the program is designed so that the modules can be followed independently or in a block, allowing participants to fully benefit from the complete training if they attend the 3 weeks.

Program Strenghts

  • Acquire the skills and tools necessary to make effective decisions regarding innovation strategy and management.
  • Discover Grenoble, a vibrant ecosystem where cutting-edge research, large and small businesses and public institutions successfully collaborate together.
  • Meet inspiring teachers and highly qualified professionals who share your interests and goals.


Internal training code: 638


Certificate in Innovation, Design Thinking & Intrapreneurship progam. For subtitles, click on the captions icon at the bottom of the video


Each intensive module is delivered over 5 days on our Grenoble campus and grants 2US or 4ECTS credit hours.

Module 1 : Innovation Management - 4-8 June 2018

This module is devoted to the analysis of key issues regarding innovation in a globalized world. Impact on business strategy will be discussed in order to illustrate how managers can exert their leadership and attain higher goals. The concepts of open and reverse innovations represent an important part of the module as they can multiply the impact of innovation activities in the company. Also inter-organizational networks and their governance systems will be analyzed. The module will conclude with a session to address implementation and execution strategies, offering practical insights which cover the tactics to transform a good manager into an innovative leader.
On completion of this course, participants will:

  • Learn how innovation supports competitiveness in a global environment;
  • Understand how innovation is related to business strategy and how to manage it effectively;
  • Master the necessary key skills to drive innovation and change within the company;
  • Assess both the potential and any pitfalls of open innovation and inter-firm collaboration.


Module 2 : Design Thinking for Managers - 11-15 June 2018


Ideally, managers, designers and others should drive innovation together by putting design excellence in forefront of attention, in order to satisfy customers' needs and the company's strategic goals. However, due to differences in mindset and objectives, co-operation is not always smooth and can be a challenge.
This module is dedicated to managers who seek an understanding of creative approaches and want to develop an open mindset to work with creative people; gain confidence in their creativity and intuition; and foster innovative approaches in companies.
On completion of this course, participants will:

  • Realize the importance of empathy for the user in the design research and development stages;
  • Understand the steps of the design process;
  • Learn how methods traditionally used by designers might be used to solve business issues in a creative manner;
  • Experience an active and hands-on design thinking course.

Module 3 : Intrapreneurship - 18-22 June 2018

On a global scale a common awareness is growing: there is a different way to manage and develop business. A way that defines new strategies for growing in the long term and with a global approach.
The recent great recession combined with the ongoing transformation of the markets, have created an urgent need for companies to search for new sources of competitive advantage, to re-design their business models, and to find different ways for pursuing new business opportunities. Even more the evolution of consumer behavior recognizes that there are new and better ways to develop products, to serve markets and to build productive enterprises.
Within this new approach managers have to see themselves as change agents. Managers have to embrace an entrepreneurial approach in order to radically innovate in the way companies develop new business ideas and exploit economic value by leveraging on the right assets and capabilities.
The objectives of this module are to foster participants “intrapreneurial culture” and transfer to them methodological and operational tools for corporate entrepreneurial strategies.
On completion of this course, participants will:

Understand global trends and the new paradigm of intrapreneurship
Learn how to inspire people with original idea and engage them in the creation and design of innovative business models
Identify new managerial practices characterized by a systemic  approach and an entrepreneurial mindset
Gain the skills to effectively leverage on the right processes, organizational structure, people and technologies.



  • Develop your skills and learn about the necessary concepts and tools to make effective strategic decisions;
  • Learn how to take leadership position in innovation and initiate change in your company;
  • Discover the “French Silicon Valley”, a vibrant ecosystem where leading-edge research and business institutions successfully collaborate;
  • Enjoy local culture and socialize with peers from all over the world


Profile of Participants

Professionals who need to acquire necessary knowledge and tools to lead their companies/business units in adopting new models and processes:

  • Business unit and R&D managers;
  • Entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs;
  • Corporate venture programs managers.

Admission criteria

Master degree; At least 3 years of professional experience; Proof of fluency in English Admission is subject to the number of places available.


Online application:

To apply for this program, please fill out the online application form and send all required documents (indicated in the application form).

Program fees:



Innovation Management 

€ 2,100

Design Thinking for Managers

€ 2,100


€ 2,100

Pack offer

2-week course: € 3,450

3-week course: € 4,500

Fees include:

  • Welcome event with your fellow participants;
  • Networking events: French cooking class, wine tasting…;
  • Company visits and guest speakers conferences ;
  • Farewell dinner and certificate awarding ceremony.

Fees do not include:

  • Accommodation in Grenoble;
  • Insurance;
  • Transportation;
  • Meals, except for those listed above.

The cost is subject to change. Please verify program fees each year before commencement and our policy concerning refunding.

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Marta Baroth