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Postgraduate in Innovation and Design Thinking

Apply innovation methodologies to increase companies’ capacity to adapt and respond to market changes and disruptions. On the Postgraduate in Innovation and Design Thinking you will gain the knowledge, skills and tools needed to help any organisation increase its capacity to prosper in the face of an unpredictable future.

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We live in an increasingly uncertain and complex world, where the only constant is change. In such an environment, an organisation’s competitiveness means being strategically prepared for change at the right moment. In other words, we must adapt or transform, or face becoming obsolete.

Faced with this new context, companies and institutions need a new kind of professional, one who can successfully operate a business as it is today, while exploring avenues of future business potential; someone capable of identifying new opportunities and transforming them into solutions that add value sustainably and systematically.

The Postgraduate in Innovation and Design Thinking will give you the knowledge, skills and tools needed to be an agent of change in any organisation, enabling you to lead, define and manage innovation using a people-centred approach.

In this regard, on this postgraduate course you will learn to construct and consolidate the most suitable innovation model for an organisation to be able to prosper in an unpredictable future. In other words, to be able to sustainably and systematically identify relevant challenges and turn them into new added-value solutions.

Access and Admission Requirements: Official university degree or equivalent. High level of English in speaking, writing and reading.


  • Providing training for resilient professionals capable of leading change and innovation responsibly in uncertain, complex and accelerated environments.
  • Providing training for consultants capable of researching, creating and participating in processes of innovation and strategy.
  • Developing critical thinking and problem-solving skills in order to negotiate uncertainty and develop suitable innovation strategies.
  • Understanding how to apply design management methodologies to new business and social challenges using a people-centred approach.
  • Providing the tools, skills and knowledge needed to turn relevant problems and opportunities into added-value solutions for clients, users, companies and society.
  • Developing skills to manage teams and people in changing environments.
  • Offering a space for interaction with other agents of innovation processes to be able to work in multidisciplinary teams.

Postgraduate in Innovation and Design Thinking programme

1 Business design

Acquire and understand the different tools and methodologies for developing soft skills.

2 Design thinking

Apply design thinking to solve complex problems using a human-centred approach based on the following principles: empathy, critical thinking, ideation, experimentation, collaboration and action.

3 Service design

Services with meaningful interaction between people and organisations for clients/users in any context.

4 Co-creation

How to create values collaborating with different members of the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

5 Innovation seminars

How established companies, new companies and design and innovation consultancies innovate under the guidance of their directors and management teams.

6 Critical essays

Apply critical thinking through debates and analysis of business cases and content on the future and challenges facing society.

7 Final Project

Application of different knowledge, tools and methodologies to specific projects: the first, to identify trends and design future scenarios; the second, to improve or accelerate an established company’s innovation capacity.

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Each academic year, students with very diverse professional and cultural profiles of more than 80 nationalities from all over the world attend their master’s or postgraduate training at Elisava. We want to promote connections and networks among students beyond the context of each master’s degree to promote the exchange of knowledge through very diverse projects: we organize interdisciplinary workshops and conferences; transdisciplinary projects with students from several master’s degrees; collaborations with companies, institutions and NGOs…

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Masters’ Scholarships

Do you want to study the Postgraduate in Innovation and Design Thinking at Elisava? In this section you will be able to check all the information on the annual call for scholarships, which recognize, reward and disseminate the talent and excellence of future master’s students.

Elisava Masters’ Scholarships