Over the past years, the term “disruptive innovation(DI)” has become popular in discussions of technology development. Its rise has mirrored an increasing interest and concern among both researchers and managers with interdependence across organizations and activities. This course gives a systematic approach to conceptualizing the innovation based on technological evolution route. It presents a clear definition of disruptive technology and a characterization of the distinctive aspects of disruptive strategy. This course offers some explicit cases of the disruptive innovation process that helps understand where disruptive technology should be used and how to use this effective innovation tools.
The DI course is focused on finding undiscovered or under-utilized disruptive innovation opportunities in the competitive market. The course learning outcomes are:
- Identify and differentiate the concepts related to sustaining innovation, incremental innovation, radical innovation and disruptive innovation.
- Identify and differentiate the concepts related to low-end disruptive innovation and new market disruptive innovation.
- Grasp the characteristics of disruptive technology.
- Learn methods of technological system decomposition and how to create sub-technology system set.
- According to the former material, create a sub-system technology-need radar map.
- Learn how to analyze the sub-system technology-need radar map and find the opportunities.
The course has six modules. It requires 30 minutes of learners' time to complete each individual module.
- Module 1. Introduction
- Module 2. Characteristics of disruptive innovation
- Module 3. Approaches to technology system decomposition
- Module 4. Technology subsystem state analysis
- Module 5. Disruptive technologies forecasting
- Module 6. Case study