The LIME Open Educational Resources for trainers – an adaptable and flexible set of resources for entrepreneurship education providers working with micro enterprises and entreprensurship students.

Lean innovation offers a cost-effective, low-tech approach to innovation. It prioritises design thinking and agile experimentation to help micro businesses get more value out of their time and resources. Freeing them to be more flexible, responsive and sensitive to real customer needs, key advantages they have over larger businesses.

The LIME curriculum is designed to give trainers and micro-enterprises access to knowledge about lean innovation skills and processes in a format that is usable in classrooms or online sessions, for small group or one-on-one coaching.

Our full course has 9 modules taking users through key competancies for lean innovation. The “open” nature and flexibility of our resources (they can be used mix + match style) makes the modules completely adaptable to different levels and types of learner. Download and integrate the resources into your existing training, or use elements of them as the basis for new courses, structuring them to suit your organisational and trainee needs. They can also be used in association with the online course, depending on the circumstances of the trainees.

Module 1
Why does Lean Innovation Matter?

Introduces the main principles and features of lean innovation, with processes such as design thinking and Minimum Viable Product that are covered in greater detail in the rest of the course

Module 2
The Lean Innovation Model Canvas

Introduces the Lean Innovation Business Model Canvas, a faster and simpler way of visualising and changing business models.  Explaining the language and application of the canvas with links to supporting resources.

Module 3
Concept Development

Brings together some systematic idea generation techniques and seven simple ways to improve concept development.

Module 4
Design Thinking

Taking the learner through the stages of design thinking, with some useful tools to guide the process.

Module 5
Minimum Viable Product and testing techniques

Covers testing and experimentation techniques for lean innovation, such as Minimum Viable Product and the Lean Repetition Cycle.

Module 6
Lean Marketing for Lean Innovations

Introducing the concept, guiding principles and processes for lean marketing.

Module 7
Lean Innovation Processes

Focusing on lean innovation processes such as the PDCA cycle, DMAIC and Lean 6 Sigma

Module 8
How to Foster Creativity

Covers the steps to take to build a creative work environment with creative strategies and tools.

Module 9
Lean Evaluation

Focuses on ways to gather valuable feedback without spending too much time on finding and analysing data.