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Innovation and Intellectual Property Management (IIPM) Laboratory

All technology based organisations need to continually innovate in order to remain competitive. But, innovation by its very nature is high risk. This module explores the challenges, tools and principles involved in managing innovation and technology.

Module learning outcomes

On completion of the module students should be able to demonstrate a knowledge of:

  • The context of technology and innovation management
  • Innovation types and innovation processes
  • Strategic technology management
  • Technology management frameworks and processes
  • Technology and innovation management tools and techniques
  • The management of new product introduction (NPI)

On completion of the module students should be able to demonstrate the ability to:

  • Identify and critically analyse technology and innovation management issues
  • Evaluate technologies and innovations and select appropriate strategies to manage them
  • Apply tools and techniques to real business situations, cases and simulation

News & Blog articles

Visit to Chalmers University of Technology

28 March 2024

Frank attended the final seminar acting as discussants for Sarah van Santen, PhD student of Prof. Marcus Holgersson at the Department for Technology Management and Economics. Her thesis includes two studies unpacking the role of IP in digital and sustainable entrepreneurship. This was a good opportunity to meet again with...

Talk by Prof. Caroline Ncube at King's College

22 March 2024

Within the context of our GOCIA project (Governing Climate Innovation from Africa), it was an honour to host Prof. Caroline Ncube at King's College, Cambridge for a talk on "African perspectives on governing Science, Technology and Innovation to advance the SDGs" during which she introduced her new book, the " Elgar...

GOCIA project visit to Johannesburg

4 March 2024

It has been a fantastic visit to Johannesburg attending the “Transforming Africa: Innovating our way towards sustainability” organised by Erika Kraemer-Mbula and her team from the DSI/NRF SARChI-Trilateral Research Chair in Transformative Innovation (TRCTI) . During the conference we had a chance to meet several colleagues...