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Nov 21 to 22, 2019 – 13th Technology and Innovation Management Conference

Technological differentiation and operational efficiency are no longer sufficient to remain competitive in the long term. In many cases, new business models are the basis of disruptive innovation which enables market success. The competence to recognize technological potentials at an early stage, develop them in a targeted way and to convert them into products in the market with the suitable business model will decide whether to achieve success or failure in the future. A prerequisite is a consistent technology and innovation strategy. In numerous lectures from science and industry, you will learn how to design an appropriate technology and innovation management with suitable processes, structures, and methods.

Certificate Courses

Chief Technology Manager

The aim of the Certificate Course “Chief Technology Manager” is to enable participants to implement successful approaches of technology and innovation management in their own companies. Top-class speakers from science and consulting will explain the theoretical foundations as well as successful approaches to selected topics in modern technology and innovation management. The main focus of the CTM is on case studies and exercises in which the participants will concretize and apply the theoretical foundations. In addition to the content of continuing education and training, interdisciplinary exchange and networking are in the foreground. The program includes a detailed presentation and deepening of successful approaches from science as well as from industrial practice.

Chief Innovation Manager

The Certificate Course “Chief Innovation Manager” combines management methods with successful practical examples in a systematic approach – a rounded program that enables employees to successfully lead innovation and development areas. The tension curve of the course covers all important aspects of sustainable innovation and development management. These aspects are conveyed by modern didactic methods, hence sustainable development of the relevant competencies for the successful management of innovation and development areas is ensured.

CIM-100x100     Mar 25 to 29, 2019, Aachen

   Chief Innovation Manager

Agile Innovation

The certificate course “Agile Innovation” enables you to successfully introduce and implement agile product development processes. The practices of agile development processes established in software development are reflected and adapted with regard to their applicability in the context of technical products. The effective knowledge building, as well as the critical reflection, is ensured by the integration of guest speakers from industrial practice.

AgileInnovation-100x100     May 13 to 17, 2019, Aachen

   Agile Innovation

Business Model Innovation

A competitive business model is the fundament for successful entrepreneurial action. That is why not only products and technologies have to be continuously improved, but also your own business model. The certificate course “Business Model Innovation” at RWTH Aachen University offers you an introduction to innovation management processes and teaches you BMI tools such as the Business Model Canvas and Rapid Business. You will learn methods of potential recognition with which new business models can be successfully designed and implemented.

Dr. Frank T. Piller, Professor of Technology and Innovation Management at the RWTH Aachen University. The course program provides for close contact with RWTH speakers and experts from the industry. They receive professional support and sufficient space for networking with the course participants.

BMI-100x100     Sep 02 to 06, 2019, Aachen

   Business Model Innovation


Practitioner-Day Strategic Technology Planning

An explicitly formulated technology strategy will enable you to set priorities, make the right decisions and use your resources efficiently. The aim of the Practitioner Day is detailed presentation incl. deepening of the key elements of a successful technology planning, technology strategy, and technology road mapping. The benefits, content, and procedures of the development of a technology strategy and roadmap will be presented. Moreover, company-specific approaches will be elaborated. The focus of the workshop will be on practice-oriented lectures based on findings from the Fraunhofer IPT‘s longstanding consulting practice, combined with work units in small groups. The maximum number of participants is 20.

Practitioner-Day Technology Intelligence

In view of the ever-shorter product and technology lifecycles, the worldwide rapidly growing technological knowledge and new customer requirements in global competition, the need for an early and effective technology detection is steadily increasing. The aim of the practitioner-day “Technology Foresight” is to provide a detailed presentation incl. a deepened knowledge of the essential elements for a successful technology foresight. Therefore, procedures, tools and methods will be presented and specific solutions will be developed interactively in a case study. The focus of the workshop will be on practiceoriented speeches based on findings from the Fraunhofer IPT‘s long-standing consulting practice, combined with work units in small groups.