Innovative Business Development 

Great ideas and innovation might seem to be the monopoly of digital start-ups, but there is no reason why more established and physical businesses can’t be as successful. What matters is how to apply new great ideas to your own business.

This business innovation programme is for business leaders across Europe. In three phases it is co-located in Potsdam (D), Madrid and Kolding (DK). Executive Leadership Programme is a short international business development programme on MBA level. The topics are innovation - Design Thinking, business model innovation and leadership. The programme is targeting senior executives, business owners, specialists and business developers across Europe, who needs new inspiration and tools to create a successful future for their company and their role as a leader in making this happen.

Turning a great idea into successful results is never easy. This is a journey where new insights developed through Design Thinking and new business models in a practical way delivers future results.

Nordic Executive Academy is an educatinal institut and a part of International Business School in Denmark. We are proud to do our programmes in cooperation with the leading business schools in Europe within innovation and entrepreneurship.

Our aim with this programme is to help executives in developing their businesses to create growth.  

 

Innovation and Design Thinking 

One of the latest tools when it comes to innovation is Design Thinking. The method was originally developed by IDEO in Palo Alto, Calilfornia and then developed further at Stanford University. With the support of SAP co-founder Hasso Plattner, the D-School at Stanford and the HPI Academy in Potsdam were established and have in the last decade taken a pioneering role in the development and dissemination of Design Thinking around the world.

Design Thinking is a systematic, human-centered approach to solving complex problems that can be leveraged to develop innovations at the intersection of user desirability, technical feasibility and market viability. If you understand the needs of your customers, you will be able to design a "momentum product" that the customers will buy - rather than a product that you have to "sell".

A module in Design Thinking equips you  you as a manager to enable your company's future innovation potential. You will learn strategic business practices and innovation processes which you be able to transfer directly to your business. Through globalization and the daily development of new technologies, the way we live and work is becoming faster, more diverse and more sophisticated every single day. We need to learn to think and work collaboratively in multidisciplinary teams to active new sources of ideas and spiration in order to create something new.

 

Business Model Innovation

Through globalization and the daily development of new technologies, the way we live and work is becoming faster, more diverse and more sophisticated every single day, we need to learn to think and work collaboratively in multidisciplinary teams to active new sources of ideas and inspiration in order to create something new.

A business model describes how an organization creates and delivers value.

We can not all be like Apple, AirBNB, Uber, Alibaba, Google and other top brands, but we can learn from their mindset and all the new trends setting companies which are challenging the more traditional businesses.

The professor Peter Fisk from IE Business School and also the writer of the book Gamechangers has many years of experience from international companies and are used to work with management development, business development, culture and change management.

He will use the business model canvas model and his huge experience in an innovative and creative way. He will be asking the right questions and will challenge you on your existing business model and will invite you into a universe full of new opportunities for your industry.

 

Hasso Plattner

Hasso Plattner Institute

The HPI School of Design Thinking in Potsdam is the first D-School for innovation in Europe.

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IE Business School - International ranking

IE Business School was founded in 1973 under the name "Instituto de Empresa".

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IE Business School, Madrid

They are among the world's best in their MBA programs incl. their executive MBA training.