Technology and innovation
management

Online course

What you will learn

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What you will learn

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COURSE OVERVIEW

This three-day course comprises a stimulating mix of taught modules, discussion, cases and practical activities. The programme provides an opportunity to share experience with participants from other industry sectors, and to establish links to the wider academic and international network at IfM.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

The course is suitable for managers involved in all stages of product realisation from R&D to customer support including technologists, product managers, manufacturing managers, strategic planners and consultants.

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

Date: TBC

Duration: Three days

Location: Online 

Fees: £2,995.00 plus VAT – the fee will include the course dinner, all daytime refreshments and course materials.

IfM members and alumni are entitled to a 10% discount off the course fees. For details of our membership scheme, click here. 

COURSE OVERVIEW

This three-day course comprises a stimulating mix of taught modules, discussion, cases and practical activities. The programme provides an opportunity to share experience with participants from other industry sectors, and to establish links to the wider academic and international network at IfM.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

The course is suitable for managers involved in all stages of product realisation from R&D to customer support including technologists, product managers, manufacturing managers, strategic planners and consultants.

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

Date: TBC

Duration: Three days

Location: Online 

Fees: £2,995.00 plus VAT – the fee will include the course dinner, all daytime refreshments and course materials.

IfM members and alumni are entitled to a 10% discount off the course fees. For details of our membership scheme, click here. 

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN/EXPERIENCE

By the end of the course you will have a working knowledge of how to:

  • integrate technological considerations into business strategy and long-range planning processes;
  • understand and communicate the value of technology investments;
  • manage new product development and introduction processes in the context of the innovation system;

  • use appropriate, process-based technology management approaches.
  • integrate technological considerations into business strategy and long-range planning processes;
  • understand and communicate the value of technology investments;
  • manage new product development and introduction processes in the context of the innovation system;
  • use appropriate, process-based technology management approaches.

TOPICS COVERED INCLUDE:

  • Introduction to technology and innovation management – Key issues in technology and innovation management, introducing core models, frameworks and processes, stimulated by Philips case study.
  • Technology and innovation management: evolutionary and change perspectives – The context within which technologies are developed and commercialised is constantly changing. This session provides frameworks for analysing the impact of change at the technology, industry and market levels. 
  • Technology intelligence – How to keep abreast of the latest technology developments and trends. An introductory overview of the technology intelligence model (framework, system, process, sources, examples). 
  • Managing innovation – Key concepts, and managing disruptive innovation. 
  • Open innovation – Understanding the opportunities and challenges of open innovation; for example, the role of intermediaries.
  • Strategic technology management – Strategic technology management concepts, frameworks and approaches, including valuation, portfolios, scenarios and roadmapping, with group discussion.
  • Roadmapping activity – Hands-on practice to experience how roadmaps can be developed within a workshop environment. 

  • New product introduction game – Simulation game, providing hands-on experience of designing, developing and marketing products in multifunctional teams. 
  • Managing partnerships – This session provides an opportunity to identify the key challenges of managing partnerships between two dissimilar organisations, and to learn some of the techniques that have been developed for overcoming these challenges. 
  • IP management – Intellectual property issues when identifying, valuing and exploiting technology. 
  • Project selection – An approach to evaluating innovation opportunities and technology-based projects using multi-factor scoring.
  • Introduction to technology and innovation management – Key issues in technology and innovation management, introducing core models, frameworks and processes, stimulated by Philips case study.
  • Technology and innovation management: evolutionary and change perspectives – The context within which technologies are developed and commercialised is constantly changing. This session provides frameworks for analysing the impact of change at the technology, industry and market levels. 
  • Technology intelligence – How to keep abreast of the latest technology developments and trends. An introductory overview of the technology intelligence model (framework, system, process, sources, examples). 
  • Managing innovation – Key concepts, and managing disruptive innovation. 
  • Open innovation – Understanding the opportunities and challenges of open innovation; for example, the role of intermediaries.
  • Strategic technology management – Strategic technology management concepts, frameworks and approaches, including valuation, portfolios, scenarios and roadmapping, with group discussion. 
  • Roadmapping activity – Hands-on practice to experience how roadmaps can be developed within a workshop environment. 
  • New product introduction game – Simulation game, providing hands-on experience of designing, developing and marketing products in multifunctional teams. 
  • Managing partnerships – This session provides an opportunity to identify the key challenges of managing partnerships between two dissimilar organisations, and to learn some of the techniques that have been developed for overcoming these challenges. 
  • IP management – Intellectual property issues when identifying, valuing and exploiting technology. 
  • Project selection – An approach to evaluating innovation opportunities and technology-based projects using multi-factor scoring.

COURSE TUTORS

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

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Technology and innovation management

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