Driving Strategic Innovation: Achieving High Performance Throughout the Value Chain


This joint program with IMD helps business leaders successfully manage innovation from concept to commercialization. Drawing on a dynamic and integrative value chain framework created at MIT, participants learn how to build organizational relationships that facilitate knowledge transfer, both within the firm and across the value chain.

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Driving Strategic Innovation: Achieving High Performance Throughout the Value Chain
Certificate Track: Strategy and Innovation
Location: September 2019 & 2020: MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts | February 2020: IMD, Lausanne, Switzerland
Tuition: September 2019 & 2020 $11,900 USD (excluding accommodations) | February 2020 CHF11,500 (excluding accommodations)
Program Days (for ACE Credit) 5

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How do the most successful innovators generate more than their fair share of smart ideas? How do they unleash the creative talent of their people? How do they move ideas through their organizations and supply chains that are not only creative but fast to market? The answers to these key questions form the core of this program for business leaders and entrepreneurs who are determined to position their companies for future growth.

Offered jointly with IMD, this program will combine marketing, product development, technology assessment, value-chain design, project execution, and talent management in an end-to-end roadmap for achieving breakthrough performance. Using a dynamic and integrative value-chain framework created at MIT, participants will gain the capability to position their organizations for future growth.


Participant Testimonial

"Fantastic experience! Extreme learning environment with lots of high level thinking compressed into a very short time period. Not easy to digest it all, but that's the point - we have it to draw on as we digest it and apply the learning over time." -- Shawn T.

Learning the Art of Driving Innovation

"As digital technologies disrupt businesses everywhere, IT chiefs are increasingly drawn to academic programs that promise to hone their abilities to lead business-changing innovation," reports Global Intelligence for the CIO in this article featuring the Driving Strategic Innovation program and Bill Fischer.

Featured Faculty

Charles H. Fine teaches operations strategy and supply chain management and directs the roadmapping activities in MIT's Communications Futures Program. His research focuses on supply chain strategy and value chain roadmapping, with a particular emphasis on fast clockspeed manufacturing industries.