Innovation classes

LFSA2212  2018-2019  Louvain-la-Neuve

Innovation classes
5.0 credits
30.0 h + 15.0 h

Raskin Jean-Pierre (compensates Latteur Pierre) ; Raucent Benoît ; Macq Benoît ; Latteur Pierre ;

Students are invited to apply to professors in charge of the course by sending a CV and a letter of motivation by email to: They will be able to register for this course only after having received the authorization.

Main themes

#innovation #creativity #invention


This course contributes to learning outcomes 2, 3, 4, 5 of the targeted reference system of competences for EPL students.


Learning outcomes of the course

At the end of the training the students will be able to:

  •  Identify / evaluate / improve innovative / relevant / realistic idea by demonstrating leadership in an uncertain environment
  •  Develop and / or improve a product / service / technology following a rigorous innovation method
  • Identify stakeholders / clients and assess their expectations
  •   Identify, mobilize and manage resources and networks needed to develop an innovation project (team, partners, consultants, means ...)
  • Identify ways to have potential users acknowledge the benefit(s) of a project
  • To communicate, evolve, work in a team and develop a project in a multicultural and multidisciplinary context
  •               Be creative and bold, dare to violate the customs   and dominant practices, demonstrate initiative and risk-taking

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.


This teaching is to make students aware of approaches such as Design Thinking, Lean startup and Effectuation. It also seeks the appropriation by the students of innovative design method such as TRIZ.

Concretely, it includes the following:

·         Clarification of a request or an issue

·         Finding solutions using methods promoting creativity

·         Prototyping solutions

·         Communication in the form of pitches

Project management in a multicultural context

Teaching methods

This course consists of: two full days of kick-off to introduce students to innovative design, and a project spanning 10 weeks with weekly workshops from 6,15pm to 9,15pm every Monday.

Throughout their project students will be supervised by professionals in the domain of innovation.

Evaluation methods

Students' learning outcomes will be evaluated on the basis of the following elements:

  • report and presentation/pitch of the stay abroad (20%);
  • report and group presentation on the group project (60%), the form of the report is left free (written report, video, website, ...);
  • active participation during activities, individual grade (20%)


Students who will not be traveling abroad will be assessed only:

  • on the report and group presentation criteria (80%) and
  • on individual participation (20%)
Other information

This teaching is part of the TIIC module of the International Lhoist Berghmans Innovation Chair and aims to develop innovative ways of thinking in an international context. It is open to EPL master students graduating that same year as well as to students from other faculties in order to constitute multidisciplinary teams. It is a prerequisite for students that have chosen a master thesis with the innovation label. Finally, exchange students are welcome.

A course description as well as conditions of admission may be obtained from the professors in charge of this course :;,


All relevant documents will be made available on the Moodle platform

Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Program title
Master [120] in Electrical Engineering

Master [120] in Civil Engineering

Master [120] in Electro-mechanical Engineering

Master [120] : Business Engineering

Master [120] in Management