Innovation for Global Cities


Why take this cred?

Are you an innovator? At the end of the day, most people tend to accept the status quo; true innovators and problem solvers are rare – which is why employers value them so highly. This credential gives you the opportunity to show your skills.

Over two days, you and your team will tackle a real-world challenge facing your city. You'll do real research, come up with innovative solutions and present your findings to a panel of experts and city leaders – giving you the opportunity to make your plan a reality.


  1. Work in a complex environment with multiple stakeholders.
  2. Work with competing demands in complex situations and systems.
  3. Identify the conditions required for innovation to occur.
  4. Apply innovation strategies to a global issue.


  • The innovation process
  • Background reading
  • Stakeholder interviews
  • Working in teams
  • Pitching a proposal

How do I get this cred?

On completion of the module the student will have self-identified strategies for developing and maintaining innovation strategies to solve a global challenge.

The outputs are proposals developed as a part of team activities which are pitched to city leaders.