What is... Technology and Innovation Management?
This conversion programme is targeted at science, engineering and technology graduates who have an interest in developing an innovation, management and commercial perspective on technology, and/or who wish to pursue management careers in a technology focussed industry.
Innovation and Technology are key drivers of competitive advantage and long-term success for companies in today's global knowledge economy. This programme aims to meet an important skills gap identified in Irish industries, by providing opportunities for technology, science and engineering graduates to develop a broad set of business, management, innovation and commercialisation tools. Upon completition of the programme the graduate will emerge as a technology leader with a strategic perspective on organisational issues and challenges.
In this context the programme objectives are as follows:
Provide perspectives, concepts, and tools to anticipate challenges and seize opportunities presented by global technological change
Provide graduates from different functional areas and perspectives with an understanding of the nature and process of technological innovation
Develop a common business language so managers and technologists can work together on technological processes within their organisation
Understand international and cross-cultural management perspectives and processes vis-à-vis technology development and innovation
Understand and integrate the commercialisation of technology and management of business operations
Utilise the linkages between technologies and organisational strategies to create value for the customer and competitive advantage for the organisation
Develop an understanding of the innovative and competitive value that can be achieved through better supply chain management, outsourcing and business partnerships
Develop the knowledge and skill set required to manage development projects.