RWTH Certificate Course Chief Technology Manager

Sucessfully Designing Strategic Technology and Innovation Management

Implement successful approaches to technology and innovation management, develop a consistent strategy, identify new technologies, develop these towards a goal and implement innovative business models for your individual market success.

Course Contents

Field-tested methods for the systematic design of a strategic technology and innovation management
Interfaces to business model innovations and agile technology development
Solidification of learned contents in practical exercises based on a continuous case study
Procedures, methods and tools from industrial practice

Group of Participants
Experts or executives in a technology-oriented company with at least 5 years of professional experience in the areas research or development, technology and innovation management, new business development and strategy, production or technical purchasing

Creating and maintaining a successful competitive position requires choosing the right technologies. Ever shorter technology and product life cycles, increasing global competition and growing individualization of products demands that companies have the key skill of knowing or anticipating the needs of their customers. A well thought through technology management accordingly is no longer a luxury but a must have!

In five days of attendance, successful approaches from science as well as from industrial practice will be presented in lectures and deepened as part of an end-to-end case study.

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Further information regarding the certificate course "Chief Technology Manager"

First Day: "Technology and Innovation Management as a Success Factor"

  • Success Factor Technology and Innovation Management
  • Interaction of Innovation and Technology Management
  • Understanding your own Business Model

Second Day: "Competence Analysis and Competence-based Diversification"

  • Systematic Recording and Analysis of own Abilities and Competencies I and II
  • Technology and Competency-based Diversification
  • Analysis of Market and Technology Environment and Aligning the Technology Future I

Third Day: "Environmental Analysis, Development of New Business Models and the Technology Strategy"

  • Analysis of Market and Technology Environment and Aligning the Technology Future II
  • Development of New Business Models
  • Development of a Technology Strategy I & II

Fourth Day: "Technology Scouting and Monitoring, integr. Technology Planning and Agile Technology Development"

  • Technology Scouting and Monitoring
  • Integrated Technology Planning I and II
  • Agile Technology Development

Fifth Day: "Outlook Technology and Innovation Management and Exam"

  • The Aachen Vision of Technology and Innovation Management
  • Exam and Final Discussion
  • Awarding of Certificates
Module Overview                   


Study format:
Inhouse Program
Credit points:
2 ECTS (60 h. Workload)
Course fees:
Upon request
RWTH Executive Certificate
German or English

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