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Technology and Innovation Management Course
Tuesday 28 to Thursday 30 March 2017
Key tools and techniques for managing and exploiting technological investments and opportunities.


This intensive three-day course will help managers to understand and to use the key tools and techniques needed to manage and exploit technological investments and opportunities.



By the end of the course you will have a working knowledge of how to:

  • integrate technological considerations into business strategy and long-range planning processes
  • understand and communicate the value of technology investments
  • understand which products and components to make in-house and which to outsource
  • deal with the associated collaboration issues
  • manage new product development and introduction processes in the context of the innovation system
  • use appropriate, process-based technology management approaches

Views on previous courses

"Good interactive sessions in a comfortable setting"

Research & Technology Manager, BAE Systems - Submarine Solutions


"Superb course, a good foundation for further learning"

Team Leader, Rolls-Royce


"The lecturers were approachable, enthusiastic and informative. Exercises were fun and great for learning."

Technology Analyst , ITI


WorkshopCourse approach

This three-day course comprises a stimulating mix of taught modules, discussion, cases and practical activities. The programme provides an opportunity to share experience with participants from other industry sectors, and to establish links to the wider academic and international network at IfM.




Who should attend?

The course is suitable for managers involved in all stages of product realisation from R&D to customer support including technologists, product managers, manufacturing managers, strategic planners and consultants.


Previous attendees have included representatives from:

  • BAE Systems
  • BP
  • Caterpillar
  • Dyson
  • FujiFilm
  • GKN
  • Jaguar Land Rover
  • Johnson Matthey
  • Kraft
  • The LEGO Group
  • Mars
  • Philips
  • Rolls-Royce
  • Thales
  • Unilever


Download a copy of the event flyer here


If you are a member of a Professional Institution, participation on this course may count  towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) record.  Please check requirements with your Institution and let us know if you require a Certificate of Attendance. 


Course leaders

Tim PresentingThe course will be presented by members of the IfM's

Centre for Technology Management (CTM). 

CTM's research covers a broad range of issues, providing industrial technology managers and the wider community with a unique resource for investigating effective TM practices. Course presenters have extensive industrial experience at a senior level.





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