Innovation classes

lfsa2212  2023-2024  Louvain-la-Neuve

Innovation classes
5.00 credits
30.0 h + 15.0 h
Students are invited to apply to professors in charge of the course by sending a CV and a letter of motivation by SEPTEMBER 21 latest, by email to  They will be able to register for this course only after having received the authorization.
Main themes
#innovation #creativity #invention
Learning outcomes

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 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
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.
Evaluation methods
Students' learning outcomes will be evaluated on the basis of the following elements:
  • At the end of each stage of the project, the students will write an individual summary of the learnings. The student must reflect on their choices and actions. These summaries will account for 50% of the final mark.
  • The final presentation of the project by the group will account for 50% of the final mark.
Other information
This teaching is part 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 :;,
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Faculty or entity

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

Title of the programme
Learning outcomes
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Master [120] in Law

Master [120] in Chemical and Materials Engineering

Master [120] in Civil Engineering

Master [120] in Biomedical Engineering

Master [120] in Linguistics

Master [120] in Mechanical Engineering

Master [120] in Electrical Engineering

Master [120] in Physical Engineering

Master [120] in Computer Science and Engineering

Master [120] in Public Administration

Master [120] in Computer Science

Master [120] : Business Engineering

Master [120] in Management

Master [120] in Electro-mechanical Engineering

Master [120] in Mathematical Engineering

Master [120] in Data Science Engineering

Master [120] : Business Engineering

Master [120] in Motor Skills: Physical Education

Master [120] in Data Science: Information Technology

Master [120] in Energy Engineering