Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

After the course, participants should have

  • Strengthened their proficiency in established and contemporary concepts, theories, and tools in strategic management of technology and innovation and their ability to apply those in real life,
  • Improved their analytical and prescriptive strategy skills, and
  • Deepened their understanding of different empirical phenomena in strategic management of technology and innovation.

Additionally, participants should have practiced

  • Analytical skills in defining and solving problems and reporting the results in academic manner
  • Reflection skills
  • Group management, coordination, and teamwork skills
  • Communication and presentation skills

This course will be particularly useful if you plan your careers as entrepreneurs, managers responsible for R&D, technology or innovation, or management consultants.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 08.01.2024 - 20.05.2024

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Kimmo Karhu, Andrey Indukaev

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English

CONTENT, ASSESSMENT AND WORKLOAD

Content
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    As the name states, the course is about strategic management of technology and innovation. It is not about individual technologies as such and takes a broad perspective to technology beyond digitalisation, including, for example, nano, health, and energy technologies. Regarding innovation, course not only covers the ways how firms can profit and capture value, but also explores the concept of open innovation and ways of leveraging external sources. Relatedly, platform economy and its implications to strategic management of technology and innovation are studied extensively. Finally, while the dominating perspective on the course is the performance of a firm, the societal aspect and impacts for sustainability form an important part of the course.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Exams or assignments.

Workload
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    The total workload is 135 hours: Contact teaching 30 percent (all lectures during periods III & IV), preparation for assignments or for the examination and reflection 70 percent.

DETAILS

Substitutes for Courses
Prerequisites
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    3 Good Health and Well-being

    6 Clean Water and Sanitation

    7 Affordable and Clean Energy

    8 Decent Work and Economic Growth

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

    11 Sustainable Cities and Communities

    12 Responsible Production and Consumption

    13 Climate Action

FURTHER INFORMATION

Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Spring III - V
    2023-2024 Spring III - V

    Enrollment :

    Registration for course will take place on Sisu (sisu.aalto.fi). The number of students admitted to the course is limited. Students are given priority as follows: 1) students of the Master's Programmes in Industrial Engineering and Management 2) Students minoring in Industrial Engineering and Management, 2) other students.