Become A Certified Innovation Professional In 8 Weeks


8 weeks
Starts Sept 21st, 2021 

Time Commitment

6-8 hours per week
12 x 3h online sessions

Time Commitment

$2000 USD Regular price
Student discounts available

Master Class by Innovation Guru, Dr. Hitendra Patel 

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Dr. Hitendra Patel

Dr. Hitendra Patel is the founder and CEO of GIM Institute and IXL Center. He has consulted over 1,000 companies and their executive teams to drive transformation initiatives, build innovation capabilities and achieve 10x growth around the world.

He drove the creation of Innovation Standards and Certifications to make innovation management a discipline and has taught over 5,000 MBA students and professionals around the world on innovation.


Learn and master proven innovation tools and processes in 8 weeks throughout 6 learning modules

Program Modules

Your Journey from Knowledge to Mastery

Level 1 | Associate

Gain innovation knowledge and understand the proven tools and methodology

Level 1 As

4 weeks with 8 x 3-hour eWorkshops guided by an innovation expert + 2-hour final exam

eCOURSE: Learn the process and tools from an innovation guru and a guest speakers,  complemented with reading materials

SIMULATION PROJECT: Put knowledge into practice through a simulation project, and learn from other professionals

EXAM: At the end of the lessons, assess your understanding of the methodology through a 2-hour online exam

Level 2 | Professional

Master the innovation process and tools by applying them to a  real challenge

Level 2 dates

4 weeks to apply learnings to a real challenge of your interest, with 4 x 3-hour weekly check-ins

REAL PROJECT: Choose a real-world challenge from your organization or topic of interest and apply the innovation process and tools to solve it, with weekly check-ins for feedback

CASE STUDY: Build a case study by documenting your process and learnings

EVALUATION: Submit the case study for evaluation and get feedback from experts, and become a Certified Innovation Professional 

Previous Guests Speakers


Ronald Jonash

Strategic Manager

Julius Bautista

Strategic Manager
Executive Director

Patricia Amaral

Executive Director
Conecta Barcelona
Executive Director

Babatunde Akindele

Executive Director

Jessica Day

Corporative Manager

Juan Felipe Gonzalez

Corporative Manager

 Why Become a Certified Innovation Professional?

In today’s dynamic and ever-changing economic environment innovation is no longer a choice but a business imperative. Innovation requires a set of mindset, and ecosystems.

This program is designed for individuals looking to understand what business innovation is and what processes and tools are needed to generate new breakthrough ideas for their organization.

  • Be the leader for change in your organization
  • Transition from manager to leader
  • Work on projects which are new and different

Why GIM Institute? 

GIMI is a global nonprofit professional organization driving standards for innovation management that leverage a range of core frameworks and competencies. We teach the next generation of innovators how to successfully discover innovation breakthroughs, accelerate results and build a new set of professional skills. Our mission is to help individuals, companies and regions develop world-class innovation and innovation management capabilities.

As part of the GIMI Certification Network you will be able to:

  •  Advance your career and stand out
  • Increase your value to your organization
  • Access GIMI’s global innovation ecosystem and best practices
  • Network and share experiences with other innovation professionals
More than 10,000 professionals have been certified in GIMI's programs, representing 1,500 companies from Fortune 500.
More than 10,000 professionals have been certified in GIMI’s programs, representing 1,500 companies from Fortune 500.


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