Certificate in Applied Innovation

Do you want to kickstart your career in innovation? Do you want to grow your toolkit and bring new ways of working back to your workplace?

The Creative HQ's Certificate in Applied Innovation is the perfect course to learn more about innovation and how to use it in the real world.

Certificate in applied innovation

The Certificate is made up of five, five-hour workshops: foundation; discovery, market potential, ideation and build-measure-learn. Attend one workshop or sign up for the whole lot. If you complete all five workshops, you’ll receive a Certificate in Applied Innovation.

What to expect:

  • An interactive learning experience and hands-on experience using a suite of specialised tools;
  • Learn how to apply innovation in your own company, workplace or everyday life;
  • Connect with like-minded individuals and foster connections across different industries.


24 March Foundation workshop.
14 April Discovery workshop
19 May Market Potential workshop
16 June  Ideation workshop
7 July Build, Measure & Learn workshop

Investment: $399 per workshop or $1499 for the five workshops.

Payment by invoice available.

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Three participants at an innovation workshop
Man and woman laughing in front of whiteboard

Innovation workshops

Each workshop will take participants through a journey of innovation from introducing the core innovation methodologies (Lean, Agile and Design Thinking) to knowing how to build and test a Minimal Viable Product (MVP).


Start from the foundations, to set yourself and your team up for success. It's about making sure that you have the right tools, people and mindset to help you along your innovation journey. We’ll give you an introduction to a range of frameworks and tools for problem-solving and value creation that will start you off on your journey.

This workshop has passed. Interested in attending the next Foundation workshop? Get in touch.


Before you start thinking about a solution, you need to validate that a real need exists. You need to get out and talk to people. Many people skip this step. Don’t. You must understand the problem from the viewpoint of those who experience it in order to deliver an outcome they will value.

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You've validated the problem, but is there a market for it and, if so, is the market big enough? Who are your competitors? Are there unique factors in the market that make it really hard to solve this problem? Can you create a large enough impact and value to make this whole thing worthwhile?

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Develop an initial solution concept using broad thinking and creative thinking. You will be introduced to a suite of tools specifically designed to stimulate new ideas and to challenge you to think and do differently.

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Build a range of solution prototypes to test with your end-users. The build, measure, learn loop takes you from light-weight virtual solutions through to sophisticated working prototypes. Following this process helps you avoid investing a lot of time and money into a product that ultimately nobody wants.

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Keen to find out more about each workshop?

Your innovation facilitators

Colin Kennedy Creative HQ Sponsorship and Relationship Manager
Nedra Fu
Grace Gollan, Innovation Specialist at Creative HQ

Are you ready to invest in your future?


CHQ Clients Fonterra
CHQ Client Corporate Innovation Servicese-Future of Work-JanssenJanssen
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CHQ Clients Westpac
CHQ Corporate Innovation Services Clients TradeMe
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CHQ Government Clients Transpower

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