Innovation Sprints

Innovation sprint – accelerate your development through the shortcut to learning


The innovation sprint is a battle-tested process for solving any challenge in 1-5 days. Sign up to get hands-on experience with the process and learn how to use the essential innovation tools. This applies no matter which organisation you work for or what type of product or service you offer. 

The course will strengthen your understanding of the concept and methods we use when working with innovation sprints, and you will get the chance to try it out in a hands-on compressed form through the course. You will be equipped to plan and facilitate your own innovation sprint after completing the course. Innovation sprints are a process that originates from the start-up and tech world of Google, but which has been adjusted to a process that can tackle any business challenge.

The language of instruction is English.


Speed matters

"Seeing this structured process was very helpful for us, and I can take that back to our company."

Roland Karlsson, R&D


You work with innovation, R&D and/or business development. You may already have experience in these areas and wish to incorporate more theory, structure and speed into what you already do and to further strengthen your “toolbox”. You want to speed up your development process and learn how to validate ideas as early as possible.

Main content
The course covers the following main topics:

  • The purpose of your sprint (new process, strategy, product or service)
  • Framing your challenge 
  • Understanding your users
  • Generating and sharing your insights
  • Ideating through intuitive and analytical thinking
  • Developing value propositions and business models
  • Generating and testing your assumptions with customers
  • Pitching your concept
  • Planning your next sprint and facilitation tips

After the course, you will be able to:

  • Know when and how to conduct innovation sprints
  • Use the specific tools for each important step in innovation sprints
  • Inspire other people in your organisation on innovation sprints
  • Frame innovation challenges and opportunities
  • Better understand your customers
  • Ideate in teams and sketch solutions
  • Develop value propositions and business models
  • Prototype and validate assumptions with users
  • Pitch concepts 


  • Oliver Max Sjöstedt

    Oliver Max Sjöstedt

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    • MSc in Management of Innovation and Business Development, Copenhagen Business School (2016)
    • MBA Semester at City University of New York (2014)
    • BSc Exchange Semester, University of Queensland (2012)
    • BSc in Service Management, Copenhagen Business School (2013) 

    Experience and background
    Oliver Sjöstedt comes from a background in business development, innovation and entrepreneurship. Oliver has a master’s degree that focus on innovation and how companies can develop and implement idea-to-launch processes. He has working experience as co-founder of one start-up and as business developer for another. He has also worked for H&M and Google as an industry analyst and on innovation projects. Oliver has a passion for ways to define and validate innovative solutions, and he has experience in both designing and running innovation sprints for several different industries. 

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  • René Bach Lundgaard

    René Bach Lundgaard

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    • MA in Information Studies, Aarhus University (2006)
    • MA in Interaction Design, Chalmers University of Technology (2004) 
    • IPMA® (C)
    • PMI® (PMP)
    • PRINCE2® (Practitioner)
    • MBTI
    • JTI
    • Belbin

    Experience and background
     A designer by profession and a consultant by experience, René Bach Lundgaard has worked in the digital agency and consulting industry at the intersection of commercial ideas and human desires for 10 years. René is experienced in strategic and conceptual design within radical change and exponential technology. He takes special interest in the convergence of unmet customer needs and new technological opportunities as well as how new ideas can be validated fast in terms of desirability, feasibility and viability. He truly believes that the best way to predict the future is by designing it. Hence, his consulting is all about doing it instead of thinking it.

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  • Jacob Peterson

    Jacob Peterson

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    • MSc Industrial Engineering and Management, Lund University (2013)
    • Environmental Management, University of New South Wales, Sydney (2011)
    • Hermann Brain Dominance Instrument practitioner
    • Intensive Project Management practitioner

    Experience and background
    With a solid track record of running successful innovation projects together with some of Scandinavia’s largest companies, Jacob has a special passion for exploring the intersection between innovation and leadership. Magic happens when leaders learn how to accelerate rather than break innovation initiatives, through a deeper understanding of innovation and the creation of new leadership behaviours. Jacob has experience from facilitating design sprints in a wide range of settings, as well as supporting organisational wide roll-outs of design sprints,as a means to accelerate idea generation and commercialization.

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  • Adrian Miller

    Adrian Miller

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    • MSc in Strategic Market Creation, Copenhagen Business School (2016)
    • BSc in Business Administration and Service Management, Copenhagen Business School (2013)

    Experience and background:
    Adrian Miller is a Management Consultant at Implement Consulting Group‘s Strategic Innovation & Execution practice. Adrian works primarily with innovation and strategy projects, and have experience from working with some of Scandinavia’s largest companies.  By working with a structured approach towards problem solving, Adrian combines explorative and exploitative ways to generate insights and achieve results. He acknowledges impact as something more than simply the output, but as the process effectively communicated and positively experienced by stakeholders. Adrian has extensive experience from designing and facilitating innovation sprints across several industries.


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  • Sofie Venndt

    Sofie Venndt

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    • MSc in Innovation, Knowledge and Entrepreneurial Dynamics, Aalborg University (2009)
    • MBA Semester at Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia (2008)
    • BSc in Business Administration, Aalborg University (2007) 

    Experience and background
    Sofie Venndt has 8 years of solid experience of facilitating innovation in international companies and has a passion for driving accelerated processes. She has help companies create numerous innovations and when doing so a structured approached to creativity and innovation is crucial. Innovation Sprints is one of the most effective structured methods for facilitating innovation and Sofie has trained several customers in Innovation Sprint and ensured that true customer insights, fast prototyping and honest customer validation have led to better value propositions in different industries. 


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  • Gunvor Jøsendal

    Gunvor Jøsendal

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    • Creative project, process and business design, Kaospilots (2010)
    • BA Media Studies & Experience Economy, Aarhus Universitet (2007)

    Experience and background
    Gunvor Jøsendal has the head of a project manager and the toolbox of a designer. She has over 7 years of experience from the design agency and consulting industry, primarily working within the fields of service design, UX design and innovation. She is also a trained and experienced facilitator, specialised in leading creative and agile development processes. 
    Gunvor has led creative projects and processes all over the world - from China to Brazil and of course in Scandinavia. She is a natural in working with all types of people and organisations, from business leaders in Shanghai to students at the Danish artschools.

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Questions about course content

Oliver Max Sjöstedt 
+45 3085 8067

René Bach Lundgaard
+45 6029 9425

Course enrolment and practical information

Bettina Erkens
+45 4138 0040

Lena Kim Hueg
+45 4138 0040