Innovation Leadership

Aalto University School of Business

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Aalto University School of Business


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Who should attend

One of the key aims of this course is to empower and motivate business leaders and executives to explore innovations with Lean Startup tools and methodologies that they can begin to use immediately in their organizations.

With incremental and contextualized adoption of the practices in this workshop, participants can be well on their way to helping transform their organizations into Innovation Leaders.

About the course

Innovation Leadership is a cost-effective and flexible online study module offering a unique insight into the Innovation Leadership mindset and concepts. More than ever before, large companies are embracing startup practices to transform their leadership culture to be more agile, innovative, and entrepreneurial through empowerment of their people.

  • The central concept of the course is that Innovation Leadership is not just for startups. It is a mindset and a set of practices being adopted by small and large organizations to address today’s increasingly complex business problems. The course builds fundamentally on Lean Startup methodologies and frameworks that highlight the three key concepts of a) systematic innovation, b) exploration vs. execution projects, and c) entrepreneurial management.
  • The concepts are based on and facilitate the adoption and application of Lean Startup practices in a corporate environment.

Contents and Schedule

12 video lectures with online exercises and challenges to check your understanding of each module. Learn according to your own schedule and pace.


Why Start-ups?

This module introduces whole course, its objectives, and lays out the broad themes covered in each of the materials through three (3) video lectures.

Key topics: 

  • Introduction to the Innovation Leadership topic
  • Course objectives, format and goals
  • Facilitator’s background
  • The World of Start-ups

Lean start-ups Tools & Practices

In this module, you are provided with a deep understanding of the differences between how Innovators and Entrepreneurs and large corporates explore new ideas. This module is divided into four (4) video lectures.


  • Effectuation: An Entrepreneurial Mindset video
  • Customer development
  • Learning challenges

Adopting Start-up Practices

In this module you will discover how one can contextualize the tools, methodologies, and practices to the context of large organizations. We will discuss the five principles of Innovation Leadership and how a large, well-established organization can embark in a transformational path to become its industry’s Innovation Leader through four (4) video lectures.

Closing Module

In this module, you will find a video providing you both with the summary of the content of this course but also the next steps for continuing studying the comprehensive field of “Innovation Leadership”.


Fabian Sepulveda

Fabián Sepúlveda is a Senior Advisor at Aalto University Executive Education. He is actively involved in Finland’s entrepreneurial ecosystem as a startup coach and Lean Launchpad® trainer, and helps organizations understand and execute Lean Startup methodologies and customer development. Sepúlve...

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Innovation Leadership at Aalto University School of Business

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