Topic 1A. Introduction in technology management and commercialization of innovations.
• Interlude: Industry and innovation or do companies need technology?
• Commercialization of knowledge and competence
• Modern trends in technology markets
• Open innovations
• Scenaria of technology commercialization
Topic 1B. Innovative technology entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship
• Off-topic Interlude: How to manage success. A bit of mathematics and psychology
• Technology startup and spin off lifecycle
• Product development
• Customer development and marketing
• Business model
• Financial model and investments
• Team management and stakeholders
• Tools of startup business development
Topic 1C. A touch of real life: Real tech startup cases from Ingria Business Incubator
Assignement 1: Tech startup strategy planning (task setting for out of class work)
Topic 2A. Technology marketing and scouting
• Technology Marketing
• Technology scouting, assessment and adoption
Topic 2B. Managing the intangible: intellectual property.
• IP protection: pros and contras
• Motivations for IP deals
• Assessment of the technology value
• Negotiations in technology transfer
Topic 2C. Startup development strategy. Student presentations of the Assignment 1.
Topic 2D. A touch of real life: Real tech priorities of Russian industrial companies
Assignement 2: Technology scouting (task setting for out of class work)
Topic 3A. Innovative infrastructure
• Business incubators
• Engineering centers
• Technology transfer centers
• Consulting, coaching, etc
• Innovations.ru: a snapshot of Russian ecosystem
• Institutes of development
Topic 3B. Venture capital intro
• Interlude: True story of Silicon Valley
• Types of venture capital
• Concepts and definitions
• Role of venture in technology management
• Corporate venture
Topic 3C. Technology scouting. Student presentations of the Assignment 2.
Topic 3D. A touch of real life: Technoparks, business incubators and venture funds of the world
Assignement 3: Cases of innovation infrastructure (task setting for out of class work)
Topic 4A. University innovation systems: business models and results
• Great Britain
Topic 4B. Industrial innovation and technology management systems
• Great Britain
Topic 4C. Cases of innovation infrastructure. Student presentations of the Assignment 3.
Topic 4D. A touch of real life: Cases of university and industry tech management
Assignement 4: Cases of university and industry tech management (task setting for out of class work)
Topic 4E. Cases of university and industry tech management. Student presentations of the Assignment 4.