The Great Ideas Space is a global entrepreneurship e-learning platform, bringing together some of the top institutions and experts worldwide.
We have one goal – to empower you. Empower you to engage in sustainable business practices and social entrepreneurship, and address current issues and emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, climate change, gender, and more.
The courses are suitable to both new and experienced entrepreneurs, and are specially curated – ranging from university-level courses to micro-learning modules – taking you through the key stages of developing your own great ideas into entrepreneurship successes!
Courses are currently in private enrollment mode for specified programs. Check back here for updates on open programs and courses.
Read Christina's story
I specifically wanted to obtain the knowledge and skills necessary for effective project management and leadership. My organization, continues to face many challenges that hinder efficient and effective delivery of essential services because of poor coordination, lack of funds, and inadequate technical and professional personnel training. UNITAR’s training...gave me the confidence necessary to fully understand the needs of my country.Christina Pita Lukudu, Legal Counsel, Directorate of Public Prosecution, Ministry of Justice, Republic of South Sudan
We have a range of entrepreneurship programs designed to mentor you to success.
The UNITAR Social Entrepreneurship Training Programme for Women in Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and Sudan seeks to equip participants with key skills that can transform ideas into action.
Develop a social business plan and explore your leadership style through this interactive programme four-month blended learning programme.
Unlock women’s entrepreneurship with a particular focus on employing frontier technologies such as Artificial Intelligence in this four-month online programme.
With a wide range of courses, from university-level to micro-learning, Great Ideas Space has the knowledge you need to get your ideas off the ground.
Here are some of our top courses:
Business model analysis is important for startups, new and established businesses which need to discover, defend or evolve their business models. This course introduces a structured way to think about, analyze, and develop a sound business model.
Move beyond theory and dive into hands-on practice in the art of innovation. Tackle innovation challenges from start to finish and gain an in-depth understanding of these key tenets of design thinking and how to incorporate them into your work.
Learn how to truly understand your customer – what they need, and what they care about – so that you can create an innovate product that delivers value and properly position your product in the market
Understanding what is gender, and how to mainstream it, is essential for successful businesses. These micro-learning modules explore key aspects of gender basics for entrepreneurs.
Gain valuable insight into the key ingredients of success and how technology entrepreneurs start companies and probe the unique mindset that often accompanies a successful venture.
Explore the disruptive nature of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and discover how you can take advantage of its various aspects, such as Machine Learning and Deep Learning, as you develop your startups.
Read Hasan's story
The courses were very well thought-out and not boring at all. The skills taught there were very helpful to me because I already had clear ideas in my head, but I did not know what the proper first steps were.Hasan Ismaeel Abd Alkadum Al-Ruaiey, Project Manager at PTC Group, Iraq
Meet some of the experts from around the world who will support you as you innovate.
Executive with Intel, Microsoft, Boeing, and UN experience focused on leadership development, digital transformation, innovation, and workforce development to achieve organizational strategies. He also teaches at Stanford University, the University of Washington, and Colombia University.
Clare is the Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Co-Director of MSc. in Entrepreneurship at EDHEC Business School; and lectures at the Waterford Institute of Technology. Clare has published case studies, journal articles and book chapters in international publications with a particular focus on incubated firms.
Ali is the Chief Executive Officer of Alawj Media, with broad business development experience and an entrepreneurial attitude.
Read Ranya's story
I am passionate about architecture because I believe buildings tell a story. This experience pushed me to the limit - that is when I started channelling my ideas into a concrete project. I developed a project called Preserve-Ha (“ha” is Arabic for “it”). The idea grew from the needs assessment that I undertook…and I incorporated my new skills and knowledge...to design the project.Ranya Bakr, Architectural Engineer and Executive Director at Storey Architectural Consultancy
Sheewa’s great idea led her to start an NGO in Kabul to support women and children, focusing on key needs including basic necessities and education.
Hakim, whose great idea focused on internally displaced persons in Juba, discusses the current refugee and IDP crisis in South Sudan and how it impacts girls’ education.
Hanifa talks about seeing women’s full potential strength via Hiroshima’s story, and her take on women’s empowerment in Afghanistan.
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