Innovation Driven Entrepreneurship

By Dr. K. S. Giridharan   |   National Institute Of Technical Teachers Training And Research, Chennai.
Learners enrolled: 554
Innovation-Driven Entrepreneurship course is designed to empower aspiring entrepreneurs with the tools and mindset needed to transform innovative ideas into successful business ventures. This course dives deep into the heart of startup culture, focusing on how groundbreaking ideas can be nurtured and developed into market-ready products and services. Participants learn through a blend of theoretical knowledge and practical experiences, gaining insights into the entrepreneurial process from ideation to execution. The course also emphasizes the importance of resilience and adaptability, essential traits for navigating the uncertainties of the startup world. Through case studies, interactive sessions, and engagement with successful entrepreneurs, participants develop a comprehensive understanding of how to effectively harness innovation for business success. This course is ideal for those looking to make a significant impact in the rapidly evolving business landscape, driven by a passion for innovation and entrepreneurship
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 8 weeks
Category :
  • Teacher Education
Credit Points : 3
Level : Continuing Education
Start Date : 29 Jan 2024
End Date : 30 Apr 2024
Enrollment Ends : 29 Feb 2024
Exam Date : 19 May 2024 IST
Exam Shift :


Note: This exam date is subjected to change based on seat availability. You can check final exam date on your hall ticket.

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Course layout

Week 1 - Introduction to Innovation in Entrepreneurship

Week 2 - Idea Generation and Validation

Week 3 - Design Thinking in Entrepreneurship

Week 4 - Business Model Innovation

Week 5 - Technology and Innovation

Week 6 - Funding Innovation

Week 7 - Entrepreneurial Mindset, Leadership & Intellectual Property

Week 8 - Scaling and Growth Strategies, sustainability & Social Innovation

Books and references

1. Drucker, P. F. (1985). Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Harper & Row.
2. Ries, E. (2011). The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous
Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses. Crown Business.
3. Osterwalder, A., & Pigneur, Y. (2010). Business Model Generation: A Handbook for
Visionaries, Game Changers, and Challengers. Wiley.
4. Christensen, C. M. (1997). The Innovator’s Dilemma: When New Technologies
Cause Great Firms to Fail. Harvard Business Review Press.
5. Kim, W. C., & Mauborgne, R. (2005). Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create
Uncontested Market Space and Make the Competition Irrelevant. Harvard Business
Review Press.
6. Kelley, T. (2001). The Art of Innovation: Lessons in Creativity from IDEO, America's
Leading Design Firm. Currency.
7. Mootee, I. (2013). Design Thinking for Strategic Innovation: What They Can't Teach
You at Business or Design School. Wiley.
8. Aulet, B. (2013). Disciplined Entrepreneurship: 24 Steps to a Successful Startup.
9. Osterwalder, A., Pigneur, Y., Bernarda, G., & Smith, A. (2014). Value Proposition
Design: How to Create Products and Services Customers Want. Wiley.
10. Moore, G. A. (1991). Crossing the Chasm: Marketing and Selling High-Tech Products
to Mainstream Customers. Harper Business.

Instructor bio

Dr. K. S. Giridharan

National Institute Of Technical Teachers Training And Research, Chennai.

Dr. K. S. Giridharan is a professional in the field of Engineering Education, currently heading the Centre for Rural and Entrepreneurship Development. With a Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering, Masters in HR Management and PhD in Engineering Education, he has dedicated nearly 21 years to the field.

His expertise lies in Pedagogy, Skill Development, and Rural & Entrepreneurship Development. He has enhanced educational practices through training programs in pedagogy and entrepreneurship, including outcome-based strategies, and has extended his influence globally through four international training initiatives.

Notably, his efforts in community empowerment focus on skill development for differently abled, rural, and marginalized groups. He champions inclusive education by designing curricula for both formal and non-formal courses. He has authored nearly 30 papers and 1 book contributing significantly to entrepreneurship and engineering education research. His current focus integrates innovation with skill development and entrepreneurship, furthering his impact in these sectors.

Course certificate

Interested Learners can enroll and learn the course for free. 
If You wish to Get certified on this course you must register and write the proctored exam conducted by SWAYAM in person at any of the designated exam centers.
  • The Registration fee for the proctored exam is Rs.1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
  • Date and Time of Exams: 2nd Saturday & Sunday of May (tentative):
  • Announcements will be made when the exam registration form is open for registrations along with the url
  • The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
  • Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.

  • Internal assignment score = 30%, The average of best 3 assignments out of the total assignments given in the course.
  • Exam score = 70% of the proctored exam score out of 100
  • Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score
  • You will be eligible for a certificate only if average assignment score >=10/30 and exam score >= 30/70
  • Certificate will have your name, photograph, roll number and the percentage of score in the final exam. It will have the logos of MHRD (Ministry of Human Resource Development), SWAYAM and NITTTR. 
  • Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

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