Technology and Innovation Management Course

Key tools and techniques for managing and exploiting technological investments and opportunities.


20 - 22 March 2018, Moller Centre, Cambridge





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.


Key Benefits

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


Course 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.


Topics covered include:

  • Introduction to technology and innovation management - Key issues in technology and innovation management, introducing core models, frameworks and processes, stimulated by Philips case study.
  • Technology and innovation management: evolutionary and change perspectives - The context within which technologies are developed and commercialised is constantly changing. This session provides frameworks for analysing the impact of change at the technology, industry and market levels.
  • Technology intelligence - How to keep abreast of the latest technology developments and trends - An introductory overview of the technology intelligence model (framework, system, process, sources, examples).
  • Innovation and new product introduction - Introduction to concepts, frameworks, processes and approaches that support the management of innovation and new product introduction.
  • Open innovation - Understanding the opportunities and challenges of open innovation for example, the role of intermediaries.
  • Strategic technology management - Strategic technology management concepts, frameworks and approaches, including valuation, portfolios, scenarios and roadmapping, with group discussion.
  • Roadmapping activity - Hands-on practice to experience how roadmaps can be developed within a workshop environment.
  • New product introduction game - Simulation game, providing hands-on experience of designing, developing and marketing products in multifunctional teams.
  • Make vs buy - Concepts, frameworks and approaches for supporting strategic and tactical make vs. buy decisions in manufacturing firms.
  • Managing partnerships - This session provides an opportunity to identify the key challenges of managing partnerships between two dissimilar organisations, and to learn some of the techniques that have been developed for overcoming these challenges.
  • IP management - Intellectual property issues when identifying, valuing and exploiting technology

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


 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
  • Kraft
  • The LEGO Group
  • Mars
  • Philips
  • Rolls-Royce
  • Thales
  • Unilever


Course instructors

The 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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Centre for Technology Management


The Centre for Technology Management researches processes and practices for identifying, selecting, acquiring, exploiting and protecting technology for business benefit.


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Event location



The course fee is £2,995.00 plus VAT, to include the course dinner on Wednesday 21 March and all daytime refreshments.


An ‘earlybird’ fee of £2,700 plus VAT applies until 20 February 2018.

Delegates may book ensuite accommodation at the Møller Centre for the nights of Tuesday 20 and Wednesday 21 March at an additional cost of £275 plus VAT.


IfM members are entitled to a 10% discount off the course fees. For details of our membership scheme see click here.




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For any enquiries please contact:

Lisa Barnett
IfM Education and Consultancy Services Ltd
17 Charles Babbage Road
Cambridge, CB3 0FS, UK
T: +44 (0)1223 766141
F: +44 (0)1223 464217


This event may contribute towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) as part of the your professional institution's monitoring scheme.



Substitutions may be made at any time. Bookings cancelled less than 10 working days prior to the event will be charged in full.

We reserve the right to modify the programme of any event up to the day of the event.
It may, in exceptional circumstances, be necessary to cancel or rearrange an event at short notice. IfM and IfM ECS can accept no liability for loss caused by cancellation or rearrangement. Its liability is limited to refund of the registration fee if the event is cancelled. For further information on our Terms and Conditions, please click here