Three themes permeate the MPhil in Inclusive Innovation curriculum: open imagination, collaborative engagement and new frontiers. Within these themes, four core challenges (or cross-cutting issues) have emerged, although research is not limited to these alone:
Reflect on theories and new approaches that help innovators understand the inclusive innovation context and how to pursue efforts in this space. This theme includes sessions on integrative, design and systems thinking, complex project orchestration, disclosing new worlds, complexity theory and ethnography.
Test and evolve new ideas through researching and planning a new venture or process. While innovators are exposed to different theories and methodologies in class, you will be expected to spend the majority of your time out in the real world, exploring and testing innovations with communities of interest. The bulk of the learning happens outside the classroom. This is where the ultimate action and impact needs to take place.
Focus on market insights and activities that are pushing the boundaries globally and in Africa. This theme includes presentations by key specialists and innovators within the programme who themselves are challenging the status quo through radical experimentation.