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Innovation Leadership Online Course

More than ever before, large companies are embracing start-up practices to transform their leadership culture to be more agile, innovative, and entrepreneurial through the empowerment of their people. 

The Innovation Leadership online course offers a unique insight into the Innovation Leadership mindset and concepts.

The central concept of the course is that Innovation Leadership is not just for start-ups. It is a mindset and a set of practices adopted by small and large organizations to address today’s increasingly complex business problems. The course builds fundamentally on Lean Start-up 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 Start-up practices in a corporate environment.

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By completing the course, you will get an Aalto EE Innovation Leadership certificate worth 0.5 ECTS.


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By participating in the course, you will learn the essential tools and frameworks used by start-ups and corporates. These tools empower internal innovators to systematically explore new ideas, opportunities, and innovations, which also helps hold them accountable for getting results.

Learn how to introduce start-up practices for adoption within your non-start-up organization
Gain an understanding of different approaches and change processes
Strengthen your ability to adopt an Innovation Leadership mindset
Receive the tools and learn the frameworks to promote change within your organization
Understand the tools used by start-ups to structure and systematize the search for a repeatable and scalable business model for innovation


The course is designed for business leaders and executives to empower and motivate them to explore innovations with Lean Start-up tools and methodologies to 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.

Contents and Schedule

The course includes 12 video lectures with online exercises and challenges to check your understanding of each module.

The estimated study time of the course is 15 hours. The course allows flexible study patterns; you can decide on your schedule and the speed of your progress. The recommended study schedule is 2-3 hours per week for 4-5 weeks.

The course videos are subtitled in English.



Fabian Sepulveda

Dr. Fabian Sepulveda is a Senior Advisor at Aalto EE.

Sepulveda has more than 20 years of experience in engineering, management consulting, and investment banking.

Fabian Sepulveda has been actively involved in Finland’s entrepreneurial ecosystem as an entrepreneur, startup coach, Lean Launchpad® trainer, Business Angel, and Venture Capitalist. He has co-founded three companies: eyescubed (automotive technology), Courage Ventures Consulting (Entrepreneurial Training), and Courage Ventures Funds, a Venture Capital firm investing in Health, Education, and Environment verticals.

Fabian has a BSc in Electrical Engineering, an MSc. in Finance, and a PhD in International Business (Entrepreneurship).

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