FROM INVENTION TO INNOVATION
(A brief history of technology, invention and the future of innovation)
• Dear Students welcome to our course! From Invention to Innovation course is designed to help students to make a successful career in business world. Students will learn digital transformation, industry 4.0, design thinking, creative design, product development and commercialization, artificial intelligence (AI), internet of things (IoT), blockchain, cryptocurrencies, e-commerce and digital marketing. This is also an orientation course for expats and foreign students who want to make a career and work in Turkey.
• This course also focuses on history of technology, innovation and philosophy of technology. All topics are taught in a simple and easy to understand manner: What is technology & innovation and how they shaped human mind since prehistoric times?
• The course will give an overview on the relationship between technology, invention & nature. We shall answer questions like how modern technology changed our world, and how will it shape our future. As for course benefits:
DIGITAL FUTURE, CAREER AND LEADERSHIP
• In the first part of the course students will learn how to make a digital career; they will see future professions and future world. This way they will become visionary leaders and successful managers of future companies and organizations. They will learn how to start their own business and how to accelerate it.
• Mathematics, business economy, fashion design and architecture students will also benefit from this course as it focuses on how to learn new ideas, rather than simply providing preset information. Students will learn the importance of critical thinking, and they will develop their own sound ideas and express their opinion freely. They will use design thinking for creative design, product development and innovation.
• With this course students from all departments will know how to separate the facts from post-truth superstition and propaganda. They will know how to check facts with empirical approach and they will express their ideas in an articulated and orderly manner. This way they will achieve success in their career and become digital leaders of future organizations.
• In the 2nd part of the course students will see R&D, rapid prototyping, product development and product commercialization topics. They will learn about entrepreneurship, startups and digital leadership.
• In this part we will analyze new internet business models like 3D printing, e-commerce, Bitcoin-Blockhain-Cryptocurrencies, social media & sharing economy (Uber, Tesla, Facebook) and will give an overview on emerging professions to build a new career.
• The 3rd part of the course will focus on artificial intelligence and we shall answer questions like: What is artificial intelligence? Will robots enslave humanity or cause large scale unemployment? Lastly we will analyze the future of humanity: Cyborgs, transhumans (technological supermen), anti-aging, immortality, super intelligence, is universe a simulation, and colonization of solar system.
• In short students will learn about future tech and business. They will gain new skills and competencies to achieve success.
COURSE SYSTEM AND READING LIST
• From Invention to Innovation is 3 hours per week. 1 hour is face to face, 2 hours is online (Bilgi Learn / Blackboard virtual classroom). Reading list and source materials will be provided both in English and Turkish (videos, blog posts and peer reviewed journal articles). Course level is popular science. Syllabus is updated at each term with new developments in science, technology, disruptive trends and business life.
• Regular attendants will get bonus grades. Announcements will be made thru Bilgi Learn e-mail announcement system. We have a Facebook and Whatsapp group (attendance is mandatory). In order to prepare for visa and final exams we do extra sessions. Kind regards!