Management and strategy
for technology and innovation

What you will learn

Cambridge experience

Course tutors

What you will learn

Cambridge experience

Course tutors

COURSE OVERVIEW

In today’s competitive environment, companies need to ensure that R&D activities turn into successful products, processes and services which deliver significant value. The IfM’s established technology and innovation management approaches can help you to see this through to success.

Our course gives an introduction to the essential tools needed to manage this process successfully, drawing on time-tested, evidence-based approaches from Institute for Manufacturing (IfM) experts.

The unique aspect of this course is the interaction between the module leaders from the IfM with the delegates who attend from different disciplines, opening up cross-industry perspectives on shared management challenges. You will network and learn directly from leading IfM researchers, as well as with your fellow learners from different industries and backgrounds.

Each module is led by an IfM expert who brings with them both academic and applied experience from their respective discipline. The module topics are brought to life through a mix of lectures, discussions, cases and practical group activities.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This course is suitable for:

  • Technology and innovation professionals moving (or aspiring to move) into managerial roles
  • Managers at all stages of product realisation, from R&D to customer support
  • Technologists, strategic planners and consultants

This course is available to participants from any industry and covers tools and approaches that can be applied to a wide range of technology and innovation management challenges. Previous attendees have included representatives from:

BAE Systems | BP | Caterpillar | Dyson | FujiFilm | GKN | Jaguar Land Rover | Kraft | The LEGO Group | Mars | Philips | Rolls-Royce | Thales | Unilever

UPCOMING COURSES

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COURSE OVERVIEW

In today’s competitive environment, companies need to ensure that R&D activities turn into successful products, processes and services which deliver significant value. The IfM’s established technology and innovation management approaches can help you to see this through to success.

Our course gives an introduction to the essential tools needed to manage this process successfully, drawing on time-tested, evidence-based approaches from Institute for Manufacturing (IfM) experts.

The unique aspect of this course is the interaction between the module leaders from the IfM with the delegates who attend from different disciplines, opening up cross-industry perspectives on shared management challenges. You will network and learn directly from leading IfM researchers, as well as with your fellow learners from different industries and backgrounds.

Each module is led by an IfM expert who brings with them both academic and applied experience from their respective discipline. The module topics are brought to life through a mix of lectures, discussions, cases and practical group activities.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This course is suitable for:

  • Technology and innovation professionals moving (or aspiring to move) into managerial roles
  • Managers at all stages of product realisation, from R&D to customer support
  • Technologists, strategic planners and consultants

This course is available to participants from any industry and covers tools and approaches that can be applied to a wide range of technology and innovation management challenges. Previous attendees have included representatives from:

BAE Systems | BP | Caterpillar | Dyson | FujiFilm | GKN | Jaguar Land Rover | Kraft | The LEGO Group | Mars | Philips | Rolls-Royce | Thales | Unilever

UPCOMING COURSES

 

Topics covered include:

  • Frameworks for analysing the impact of change at the technology, industry and market levels.
  • Strategies for keeping on top of the latest technology developments and trends.
  • Techniques for understanding and communicating the value of technology investments.
  • How to manage disruptive innovation.
  • Managing strategic technology and intellectual property.
    • How roadmapping can be applied in a workshop environment.
    • Techniques for managing organisational partnerships and an approach to evaluating innovation opportunities and technology-based projects. 
    • How to manage new product development and introduction processes.
    • Integrating technological considerations into business strategy and long-range planning processes
    • How to use appropriate, process-based technology management approaches

    Topics covered include:

    • Frameworks for analysing the impact of change at the technology, industry and market levels.
    • Strategies for keeping on top of the latest technology developments and trends.
    • Techniques for understanding and communicating the value of technology investments.
    • How to manage disruptive innovation.
    • Managing strategic technology and intellectual property.
    • How roadmapping can be applied in a workshop environment.
    • Techniques for managing organisational partnerships and an approach to evaluating innovation opportunities and technology-based projects. 
    • How to manage new product development and introduction processes.
    • Integrating technological considerations into business strategy and long-range planning processes
    • How to use appropriate, process-based technology management approaches

    HEAR FROM PAST ATTENDEE: SACHA KRSTULOVIC

    In this video, previous course delegate Sacha Krstulovic, Head of AI Research at Music Tribe, talks about his own experience on the course and how he’s been able to apply the learnings:

    “The big benefit of participating in the IfM course was that it gives you some language and some tools and some structure… to establish clarity when you’re in a managerial position”

    Sacha Krstulovic, Head of AI Research at Music Tribe

     

    EXPERIENCE CAMBRIDGE

    Moller Centre

    The venue

    The course will be held at the Møller Institute, a world-class, dedicated residential leadership development Institute at Churchill College, University of Cambridge.

    The Møller Institute has received the ‘We’re Good To Go’ Industry Standard mark from Visit Britain. Acquiring this means the Møller Institute have followed Government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, have a risk assessment in place and a process to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing.

    Your stay

    The course fee includes a course dinner, as well as all daytime refreshments and course materials.

    Sidney sussex college dining hall
    Cambridge punting

    Cambridge

    The city of Cambridge is one of the most important and beautiful in the UK, famous throughout the world for its university and colleges. Its academic excellence and range of business, commercial and scientific interests are reflected in the wide variety of visitors and the number of events and meetings that take place here every year.

    EXPERIENCE CAMBRIDGE

    Moller Centre

    The venue

    The course will be held at the Møller Institute, a world-class, dedicated residential leadership development Institute at Churchill College, University of Cambridge.

    The Møller Institute has received the ‘We’re Good To Go’ Industry Standard mark from Visit Britain. Acquiring this means the Møller Institute have followed Government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, have a risk assessment in place and a process to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing.

    Sidney sussex college dining hall

    Your stay

    The course fee includes a course dinner, as well as all daytime refreshments and course materials.

    Cambridge punting

    Cambridge

    The city of Cambridge is one of the most important and beautiful in the UK, famous throughout the world for its university and colleges. Its academic excellence and range of business, commercial and scientific interests are reflected in the wide variety of visitors and the number of events and meetings that take place here every year.

    “The course was hugely valuable overall and I plan to introduce some of the ideas in the Technology Intelligence & Technology Roadmapping sections into Decision Lab as soon as I can.

    A great course relying on real case studies. The half-day innovation practical session was also really enjoyable, with some great insights in managing innovation when information is sparse and competitors are innovating at the same time.”

    David Buxton, Founder and Owner, Decision Lab

    COURSE TUTORS

    The course will be presented by members of the IfM’s Centre for Technology Management (CTM), including:

    Professor Tim Minshall

    Dr John C Taylor Professor of Innovation & Head of the Institute for Manufacturing

    Dr Rob Phaal

    Director of Research (STIM, CUED), Centre for Technology Management, IfM

    Dr Frank Tietze

    Head of Innovation and Intellectual Property Management Lab

    Dr Thomas Bohné

    Head of Cyber-Human Lab

    INTRODUCTION FROM THE COURSE TUTORS

    In this course information webinar, course tutors, Thomas Bohné and Tim Minshall give a short overview of the Management and Strategy for Technology and Innovation course

    Previous course delegate Sacha Krstulovic, Head of AI Research at Music Tribe, talks about his own experience on the course and how he’s been able to apply the learnings.

    MORE INFORMATION

    Technology and innovation management

    Bespoke programmes

    University of Cambridge endorsement

    Booking confirmation and cancellation policy

    Technology and innovation management

    Bespoke programmes

    University of Cambridge endorsement

    Booking confirmation and cancellation policy