INOV200-24S1 (C) Semester One 2024

Opportunities: Here, There and Everywhere

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 19 February 2024
End Date: Sunday, 23 June 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 3 March 2024
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 12 May 2024


Students are introduced to the entrepreneurial worldview that opportunities for innovation can be found across geographic, socioeconomic, industry, and cultural boundaries. Students must demonstrate an entrepreneurial mindset through which they constantly seek to recognize innovation opportunities, across multiple contexts. Students are required to identify innovation opportunities that are local, national, and international in scope.

Innovation courses focus on equipping students with five core competencies (critical thinking, teamwork, problem solving, opportunity recognition, and communication), and preparing them to be competitive in a dynamic global marketplace. This course will provide students with a people centric, collaborative, optimistic and experimental way of working to identify and create opportunities to help solve complex problems. It is a pragmatic approach that aims to nurture deep curiosity about an issue, unleash creativity in how to approach it, and ensure clarity when it comes to implementing a solution.

Learning Outcomes

The objectives of the course are:
1. Describe and apply a user centred process for opportunity recognition, creation and development.
2. Identify opportunities found across multiple contexts including geographical, socioeconomic, industry and cultural boundaries.
3. Demonstrate a range of user centred discovery and understanding tools to develop insight into an opportunity.
4. Create and evaluate a range of innovative solutions in response to areas of opportunity.
5. Construct and deliver a compelling message, both written and verbally, in order to build support for an innovative solution.

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

Employable, innovative and enterprising

Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.

Engaged with the community

Students will have observed and understood a culture within a community by reflecting on their own performance and experiences within that community.

Globally aware

Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.


Any 60 points

Timetable 2024

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 15:00 - 17:00 Rehua 003 Music
19 Feb - 31 Mar
29 Apr - 2 Jun

Timetable Note

Due to the interactive nature of the course, certain lectures (or parts of lectures) for INOV200-23S1 are not recorded using the ECHO360 lecture recording system.

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Nadeera Ranabahu


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Weekly Reflective Journal Submissions 20% Weekly Reflective Journal Submissions
Applied Group Project 45% 30th May (Poster exhibition):15% 30th May (Individual assessment of two posters): 5% 31st May (Project report): 25%
Final Examination 35% Final Examination

To pass this course you must not only achieve a final grade of 50% or higher, but also achieve at least 45% for the final exam.

Assessment In Te Reo Māori
In recognising that Te Reo Māori is an official language of New Zealand, the University provides for students who may wish to use the Te Reo Māori in their assessment. If you intend to submit your work in Te Reo Māori you are required to do the following:

Read the Assessment in Te Reo Māori Policy and ensure that you meet the conditions set out in the policy. This includes, but is not limited to, informing the Course Coordinator
1) no later than 10 working days after the commencement of the course that you wish to use Te Reo Māori and
2) at least 15 working days before each assessment due date that you wish to use Te Reo Māori.

Textbooks / Resources

Recommended Reading

Kelley, Tom , Kelley, David; Creative confidence : unleashing the creative potential within us all ; Paperback edition; William Collins, 2015 (Other course readings will be supplied).

Course links


Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $893.00

International fee $4,200.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Management, Marketing and Tourism .

All INOV200 Occurrences

  • INOV200-24S1 (C) Semester One 2024