What is Innovation?

What is Innovation

Innovation students want to change the world; the Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship supports them along the way! Bristol’s innovation courses are for people who want to pursue their academic specialism in a way that enables them to apply it in an innovative and entrepreneurial way in a rapidly changing world. Our innovation courses focus on three key aspects that will provide you with valuable career skills:

    • Innovation – you may want to design products or services or to dream up new forms of social interaction.
    • Entrepreneurship – you may want to be involved in starting a company supplying innovative products or services, a social enterprise or you may have your own ideas about what you want to do and how you want to do it.
    • Intrapreneurship – you may want to use the innovation and entrepreneurship skills you have developed on the course whilst working for another business.

In our courses you will learn how to work with others who will bring their own specialisms, backgrounds and ways of thinking alongside yours. You will learn how to set about designing products and services and you will work with external clients on projects they value. You will develop your own ideas, learn how to evaluate innovative solutions and how to put together the plans to pursue them, present them to others and gain support.

Bristol's 20/20 vision

Professor Kirsten Cater, from the Centre for Innovation, talks about the radical new programmes offered at Bristol that will develop future entrepreneurs with the skills they’ll need to thrive in their future careers.

To develop and exploit the opportunities opening up in this new, rapidly changing environment we’re going to need more polymaths, more lateral thinks, more people willing to straddle disciplines, willing to broker and break down the arts versus science and technology relationships and excite the emerging generation

David Sproxton, CBE Co-founder Aardman Animations
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