Skip to main content

Innovation Accelerator

Madras Street

Ignite your entrepreneurial spirit, drive breakthroughs and unleash the future.

Welcome to the world of innovation, where ideas come to life, boundaries are pushed and breakthroughs are made.

Whether you dream of pioneering your own startup, spearheading innovation within your organisation, or you simply want to embrace a mindset of continuous improvement, this transformational, nine-week course will equip you with essential tools, strategies and inspiration to thrive in the ever-changing world of innovation.

Throughout this immersive programme, you’ll combine cutting-edge theory with hands-on practical experiences. You’ll engage in dynamic group projects and develop your own innovation project, tackling real-world challenges, applying your newfound knowledge and bringing your bold ideas to fruition.

You’ll explore a wide range of methodologies and learn innovation tools that companies like Apple, Google, Airbnb and Ford use to innovate and stay ahead of the curve. From design thinking and ideation tools to measuring impact and disruptive technologies, the skills you acquire will give you a versatile toolkit to tackle complex problems and seize exciting opportunities.

Topics covered include: Innovation Processes, Creativity, Scoping and Analysis, Futures Thinking, User Journeys, Disruption, Impact Assessment, Innovative Business Models, Leadership, Building Teams, Effective Communication, Culture.

Course Code BTSI600
Level 6
Credits 10
Estimated Time 12 Weeks
Fees 2024 $452

Please note: You will be charged an associated external fee (if applicable) plus a portion of the compulsory Student Services Levy that supports our services available to students. For full information on the compulsory Student Services Levy, visit fees and finance.

How to Apply

If there is a "View Dates & Apply" button near the top right hand of this page:

  1. click on the button
  2. select the relevant course option
  3. click "apply"
  4. fill in the online form and click "submit"

If there is no "View Dates & Apply" button near the top right hand of this page:

  1. print out and fill in this form
  2. scan it and email it to Enrolment Team OR drop it in to an Ara campus OR post it to Ara Institute of Canterbury, PO Box 540, Christchurch Mail Centre

View Dates & Apply
Innovation Accelerator
Start date: 29 July 2024

Find out why you can feel confident about choosing to study at Ara



Area of Interest

Need some help picking the right course for you?

Send us an enquiry or book a tour and experience Ara for yourself!