Topic 1.Technology and innovation management principles.
Technology evolution. Generations of innovation management. Growth enabled by innovations. Innovation management
Topic 2. Strategic approach.
Developing framework for an innovation strategy. Positioning, paths and technological trajectories.
Topic 3. Technology and New Product Development (NPD) tools.
New product development tools. Project selection models. Project management methodologies
Topic 4. Creativity and innovation.
Creativity and invention definitions. Classifications of inventions. Creativity Climate. Creativity killers. New idea generation, presentation, evaluation, elimination. Creativity methods.
Topic 5. The technology manager in the modern context.
Entrepreneurship and new ventures. New product development and growth. Links to general management. Creating winning teams for venture. Information technology for competitive advantage. IT supported business. Entrepreneurial mindset.
Topic 6. Tools for business development from technology perspective.
Practical tools on opportunity identification. Opportunity register. Value chain management. Definition of offering, key attributes of a product, market-busting positioning.
Topic 7. Uncertainty management in technology innovation
Real options thinking in venturing. Uncertain aspects of technology ventures. Genetic code of a technology. A method for management of uncertain technology projects.
Topic 8. Open Innovation: theory and cases.
Open innovation in theory. Open innovation in practice in case companies. Research surplus management: principals and tools.