From Research To Economic Impact: Building Effective Technology and Innovation Strategies for RTOs
12 - 13 April 2018, IfM Cambridge
Countries around the world are stepping up efforts to ensure that investments in research and innovation have a positive impact on society and national economies. In particular, there is increasing interest in the services and functions that innovation institutions should provide to foster innovation and support industrial competitiveness. This course will help you to formulate effective technology and innovation strategies in the context of emerging technological trends such as Industry 4.0.
Who should attend
A course for management, strategy and policy professionals from:
This course will help you:
The programme will cover practical technology and innovation management frameworks and tools, including roadmapping, portfolio methods and scenario planning, as well national innovation systems. Practical country case studies, international trends and policy direction will be discussed.
Sessions will be interactive, including a combination of presentations, activities and discussions, suitable for participants from a range of functions and levels.
The list below provides examples of some of the topics and activies that will be covered during the course:
The innovation system context of innovation institutions
Innovation system dynamics
The role of innovation institutions
Functions of innovation institutions
Technology and innovation management
Roadmapping in practice (group activity)
Topic roadmapping in practice (group activity)
Dr Eoin O’Sullivan is the Director of the Centre for Science, Technology & Innovation Policy (CSTI) in the Engineering Department of Cambridge University, UK. Dr O’Sullivan’s research interests include comparative analysis of national innovation systems; intermediate R&D institutes; university-industry partnership models; and emerging technology foresight methodologies.
Dr Carlos López-Gómez is the head of Policy Links, the knowledge exchange unit of the Centre for Science, Technology and Innovation Policy (CSTI). Carlos has advised various national and regional governments as well as international organisations on the topics of industrial strategy, innovation policy, and industrial development.
Dr Rob Phaal is a Principal Research Associate at the IfM Centre for Technology Management where he conducts research in the area of strategic technology management. Particular interests include technology evaluation, the emergence of technology-based industry, the use of visual techniques for strategy, and the development of practical management tools. Strategic roadmapping has been a key area of ongoing interest, in terms of both research and practice.
This course can be adapted to suit your specific needs, and may also be tailored to apply to people at different levels of policy making - from new starters to senior professionals. Please get in touch with us if you would like to discuss this further.
For further information about the areas of expertise and the services offered by Policy Links, please cilck here or get in touch with the team by emailing
Booking and enquiries
Two-day course: £1,800.00 plus VAT (£2,160 inc.)
Please contact us if you require accommodation for the courses.
A 20% discount is available on bookings made before 28 February 2018.
A 10% discount will be available on bookings made before 12 March 2018.
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A 10% discount is available if you book to attend two or more IfM workshops at the time of booking.
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