Course description

Global Environment and Trends in Technological Innovation

Nowadays, competitiveness of companies suffer an impact not only by economical, political, social, environmental, and health trends; technological innovation trends are relevant factors in the design of business models that are necessary for the prevalence of institutions.

The correct understanding of both the incremental and the disruptive innovation, will enable to understand the usefulness of identifying the identification of the index of technological adoption.

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Undergraduate program

Training content

Relevant factors in the environment of companies

  • Topic 1.1 Economical, political, social, and environmental mega trends.
  • Topic 1.2 Institutional environment

Criteria for competitive assessment

  • Topic 2.1 Competitiviness (International/Regional/Organizational)
  • Topic 2.2 Models of competitive assessment

Innovation map

  • Topic 3.1 Map of innovation in history
  • Topic 3.2 Incremental vs. disruptive innovation

Disruptive innovation trends

  • Topic 4.1 Disruptive technologies
  • Topic 4.2 Index of technological adoption (Note: Create your own "grid")

Course delivery details

This course is offered through Tecnologico de Monterrey, a partner institute of EdX.

5-8 hours per week


  • Verified Track -$99
  • Audit Track - Free

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What you'll learn

  • With this course you will be able to:
  • Identify the mega trends in a business environment.
  • Understand the competitive evaluation models
  • Know the technological innovation trends. - Understand the technological innovation index.

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