Introduction to Digital Innovation


Course Objective

After successfully completing this course, students will:
• understand the fundamental basics of hardware, software and,
that form the basis for digital innovation;
• be able to link past, current, and emerging technologies such as big
data, social media, mobile, cloud computing, and the Internet of Things
to digital innovation;
• understand the nature of digital innovation and its impact for work,
organizations, and society;
• master the technological fundamentals of designing and developing
innovative digital tools.

Course Content

Digital innovations are ever present in today's society, from
smartphones to home automation and from cloud computing to artificial
intelligence. Among others, digital innovations have transformed the way
organizations and people work and make decisions. In broad terms,
digital innovations can be defined as newly perceived products,
processes, and business models that are somehow embodied in or enabled
by information technology.

This course provides an introduction to the domain of digital
innovation. The course covers the fundamental technological
developments, including those in hardware, software, and networking,
that have given rise to digital innovation. It discusses the general
architecture and theories of digital innovation to understand how such
innovations are realized and managed in practice. The course also
touches upon some of the ways in which digital innovations such as
analytics and algorithms affect decision-making and work in
organizations. Throughout the course, many practical examples of digital
innovations will be discussed. Students will apply their knowledge about
digital innovation in practice through the development of an innovative
digital tool to solve a business problem.

Teaching Methods

Case tutorials

Method of Assessment

Individual written exam
Group project assignment


Various papers that will be made available through Canvas.

General Information

Course Code E_MM_IDI
Credits 6 EC
Period P1
Course Level 200
Language of Tuition English
Faculty School of Business and Economics
Course Coordinator dr. J. van Angeren
Examiner dr. J. van Angeren
Teaching Staff

Practical Information

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Teaching Methods Seminar, Lecture
Target audiences

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