Management of Design & Innovation

Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship

A student that completes this profile will be able to lead and facilitate design & innovation in organizations. 

This profile focuses upon the concepts and methods needed for the planning and management of design and innovative processes and teams in organizational context. Implementing new design strategies involving technological innovation often necessitates changes in the organization. Insights into the economics of innovation, forms of competition, market creation, business-case development, institutions, different technological platforms, as well as societal regulation and demands are important components in the design of new products and innovations.

Examples of entry-level competencies, skills & knowledge (these help a graduate to acquire their first job)
Facilitation of innovation (facilitating multi-disciplinary teams in doing innovation sessions), Circular design execution, models and methods for sustainable design, reframing design challenges, navigating the needs of various stakeholders & end-users, analysis of platforms & architectures

Examples of long-term competencies, skills & knowledge (these help a graduate build their career over the next 10 years)
Managing and facilitating innovation processes in smaller or larger organizations, managing complex innovation projects, managing complex platforms and architectures and product portfolios, change management of innovation processes and cultures in larger organizations. 

Suggested courses:

General Competence 2 course:

38107 Business Design for Sustainability 5 point Autumn E2B (Thurs 8-12)

Technologicial Specialization courses:

12240 Environmental Management, innovation and Ethics 5 point January
38108 Technology and Innovation Management 5 point Autumn E3B (Fri 13-17)
41083 Technology platforms and architectures 5 point Spring F2B (Thurs 8-12)
42373 Human factors and Implementation management 5 point June
42402 Sustainable Operations and Supply Chain Management (O&SCM) 5 point Autumn E3A (Tues 8-12)
42429 Project Management 5 point August
42430 Project Management 5 point January
42433 Advanced Engineering Project, Program and Portfolio Management 10 point Spring F3 (Tues 8-12, Fri 13-17)