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Immersive Innovation

Self-Paced Course by MIT Bootcamps

Oct. 18, 2021 - Jan. 14, 2022

Innovation and entrepreneurship are best learned through practice! This self-paced course is designed for individuals who want to learn and practice how to find, create, and deliver value through innovation, at their own pace. You will learn principles central to innovation directly from MIT instructors: problem discovery, ideation, user innovation, customer sense-making, and more. You’ll hear from MIT faculty, entrepreneurs, and others from MIT’s diverse innovation ecosystem. In this non-technical online program, you will learn and practice foundational frameworks, tools, and techniques, enabling you to drive innovation within your organization. This course will take 10-15 weeks to complete, depending on your pace.

The fundamentals of innovation - problem discovery and problem solving - are important to entrepreneurs, researchers, professionals, and students alike. Learn and practice at your own pace! This practical, hands-on course on innovation fundamentals is designed for busy individuals who want more flexibility than the MIT Innovation Leadership Bootcamp allows.

What to Expect

The goal of the Immersive Innovation course is to learn and practice creative, systematic, rigorous, and data-driven approaches to innovation developed and practiced at MIT so that you can apply them in your venture, group, or, organization. In 10-15 weeks, at your own pace, you’ll learn to identify an innovation opportunity, develop and deliver a superior solution, and select a business model to deliver value for a range of stakeholders.

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  • > Who is the program for?

    Immersive Innovation is designed for busy individuals who want a practical introduction to innovation but lack the flexibility to accommodate the schedule of the team-based MIT Innovation Leadership Bootcamp. Whether you’re a student, busy professional, or startup founder – no matter your industry or background – this course can work for you.

    We do not recommend this program if you have an MBA, have taken hands-on innovation courses as part of other graduate studies, or have extensive entrepreneurship experience - as this course may overlap with what you’ve learned or experienced in those courses.

  • The sessions are recorded versions of the live lectures from the online Innovation Leadership Bootcamps. You will learn from faculty, staff, and lecturers from within the MIT innovation ecosystem. Outside of the sessions, you will peer-review deliverables from fellow participants on your own schedule.

  • After completing Immersive Innovation, you will have learned and applied innovation frameworks and built the foundations of a new venture from the ground up, by yourself or in a self-formed team. Whether it’s your team in an organization or your own company, you will understand how to build and deliver a superior solution to your customers.

    • Profoundly understand a problem space and evaluate it as an innovation opportunity–discover potential value
    • Speak directly to end-users and customers to understand how they experience the problem your team identifies
    • Conceptualize a superior solution for this innovation opportunity–create value for your end-user and/or customer
    • Design a business model and financial model that creates long-term value–deliver value to your end-user and/or customer, and your venture/yourself
    • Communicate the value you are going to create and deliver through your venture in a persuasive and compelling way

  • Immersive Innovation is designed for individuals who want access to the content and practical exercises of the Bootcamps, but require more flexibility than the Bootcamps offer. Learners in Immersive Innovation will have access to regular group-based office hours, but not the dedicated coaching by MIT entrepreneurs offered in the in-person and online Bootcamps. Learn more about the differences between Immersive Innovation and our foundational Bootcamp programs here.

    If you’re interested in a diverse team-based learning experience with regular coaching from an MIT entrepreneur, check out our Bootcamps at


How to Apply


Immersive Innovation is a self-paced program designed for individuals who want to learn how to lead innovation, whether it's in their business or on their team. Please note, there is no selection associated with this course.

Enroll by 11:59 pm on October 10th, 2021.


Self-Paced Online

Learners will need computer and internet access to view recorded sessions and upload deliverables for peer-review. Wondering which program is right for you? Check out the differences in our offerings.

Bootcamp Dates

October 11, 2021 - January 14, 2022

Six key learning modules that can be completed in as few as 10 and up to 15 weeks. Expected time commitment is 5-10 hours per week.See a schedule and syllabus here.


$2,000 USD

Tuition includes access to all learning platforms and course materials. We are not able to offer scholarships at this time.