RWTH Certificate Course Chief Technology Manager

Sucessfully Designing Strategic Technology and Innovation Management

Identify successful approaches to technology and innovation management for the effective identification, evaluation and development of new technologies. On this basis, design a consistent strategy and derive your future fields of action. Test the knowledge gained in practical exercises to develop innovative business models for your individual market success on this basis.

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 newly-acquired knowledge in practical exercises on the basis of
    a continuous case study
Best practices from industrial practice

Group of Participants
You are a specialist or executive in a technology-oriented company, particularly in the fields of research and development, technology and innovation management, new business development and strategy, production and technical purchasing and management.

Building and maintaining a successful market position entails selecting the right technologies. Ever shorter technology and product life cycles, increasing global competition and increasing individualization of products require companies to understand or anticipate the needs of their customers. Well conceived technology management is therefore no longer a luxury, but a must!

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.

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
RWTH Executive Certificate
German or English

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