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Innovation Frameworks

Get ahead of the curve and innovate for success with Silicon Valley’s four most prominent innovation frameworks. Strengthen your innovation toolkit and learn the when, how and why of implementing each framework – and how to gauge their success with a metric-driven focus.

About this course

Innovation has become an increasingly popular term, but what does it really mean for you, your career and your business?

Innovation frameworks are proven, practical approaches to help you find creative solutions to complex and emerging challenges, effectively identify and evaluate opportunities and make smarter, more informed business decisions.

Over three weeks, this dynamic and engaging course deep dives into four proven innovation frameworks, giving you the most up-to-date skills and confidence in mastering globally recognised innovation approaches from lean canvas to design thinking.

Designed to be completed online, the course features a weekly interactive classroom session, facilitated by UTS lecturer, Julia French.

Participants are also offered weekly check-ins with leading global industry experts, where you can get real-time, direct feedback – creating a continuous, conscientious feedback loop to help hone your skills and make the most of your learning experience.

You will also have access to our Transdisciplinary Innovation Hub, featuring exclusive talks and presentations with a host of global guest speakers to help you learn how to master innovative practices and gain behind-the-scenes insights on how it is really done. 

Walk away with global game-changing skills that can help you boost your business and ace your next career move!

Course structure

Delivered online, the Innovation Frameworks course consists of 3 x 3 hour weekly, live, interactive teaching sessions, facilitated by UTS Faculty of Transdisciplinary Innovation’s, Julia French.

Each session will be also be recorded so participants can review content at any time during the course.

Week 1

  • What is an innovation framework?
  • Applying innovation frameworks:
    • Lean
    • Agile
    • Prime mover
    • Open innovation.

Week 2

  • Success:
    • What does it look like?
    • I've done it all right - why is it not working?
    • How to know when you have applied the correct innovation framework to your enterprise.

Week 3

  • Innovation: The why of it all.  ‘Choose your own adventure’: Case studies in innovation frameworks.

In addition, participants will also engage with:

  • Online pre-recorded talks with leading industry guest speakers about their personal and professional journeys
  • A comprehensive resource list – available online with reading suggestions
  • A personal online learning journal with real-time feedback
  • A series of self-assessments.

Learning outcomes

  • A robust knowledge of all current innovation frameworks, from lean canvas to design thinking
  • Confidence in understanding which is the most appropriate framework to use, and when to implement
  • Tips and tricks on the best practice approaches in implementing these processes
  • Techniques to evaluate when approaches are not working, and why and how to fix it
  • Metrics-based approaches to assess when you have reached a successful outcome
  • Skills to facilitate the right conversations with a broad range of stakeholders across your business
  • Expertise to be an invaluable asset to any team by having these dynamic, practical skills in your toolkit.

Online delivery requirements

This course will be facilitated online using Zoom video conferencing. You will need:

  • Access to a computer or device with a reliable internet connection
  • Speakers or headphones for audio 
  • Microphone and video camera functionality (optional but recommended)
  • Please be on time, your Zoom session will commence promptly at 9.30am.


Fees and Discounts

Full price: $945 (GST free)


A discount of 10% is available to UTS Alumni, UTS student or UTS staff.

If you’re eligible for this discount, please ensure you have provided your UTS Student or Staff ID number in your UTS Open Profile (under A bit about you)

When signing up for the session, use the relevant voucher code to apply the discount to your cart:

  • UTS Student / Alumni: TDIalumni (If you have forgotten your student ID number, please contact us at
  • UTS Staff: TDIstaff

Please note that discounts cannot be combined. A limit of one discount applies per person, per course session.

If you are interested in in-house training opportunities or enrolling five or more people within your organisation, please contact us at


Who is this course for?

Whatever field you’re in – whether you’re the founder of an SMB, an intrapreneur working in a corporate or public sector role, or experienced in accelerators and startups – understanding the latest thinking and approaches on how innovation works is a highly valued skillset that crosses all industries.

Having said that, we recommend that this course is best suited to someone with a minimum of 3-5 years’ work experience.

"Julia has worked with some of these most forward-thinking companies in the US and Australia giving her knowledge and experience in innovation and emerging technology that surpasses anyone in Australia.  

A naturally gifted teacher she will challenge and empower you so that you get the most from this course.  Learn from someone who in their career has implemented these frameworks and can speak to their real-world applications."

Monica Wulff, Manager at WeWork Labs

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