RWTH Certificate Course – Agile Innovation Development

The innovative path to the future value chain

Learn how to implement agile developments in the context of Industry 4.0. You will learn to understand backgrounds as well as processes and focus on the customer-oriented design of intelligent products. For this purpose, you will receive a comprehensive overview of agile product development and innovation methods. Smart product and technology concepts are highlighted as well as the development of functional prototypes and business models.

Study format:
Certificate Course
4,5 Days
After announcement
Credit Points:
2 ECTS (60 Hrs. Workload)
Course fees:
3,900 € incl. lunch, course materials & social program, excl. overnight stay/arrival & departure
RWTH Executive Certificate

Contents of the Training

In this four and a half day course, theoretical content and interactive "sprints" are alternated with group work. These agile workshops create an open and interactive learning atmosphere in which you can exchange ideas with each other as well as with the lecturers. This exchange is an essential part of the program concept. Supplemented by presentations and case studies, the innovation methods presented are thus directly tested and supplemented by examples from the daily practice of the lecturers.

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

Develop new skills and gain industry-specific knowledge

  • Implement agile developments in the context of digitization
  • Organize agile development projects
  • Develop prototypes correctly
  • Use design thinking in a targeted manner

Scientific Lead & Lecturer of the Agile Innovation Development

Vita of the Scientific Lead

Vita of the Lecturer

Teaching Institutes & Partner

The Invention Center on the RWTH Aachen Campus offers further education in the field of technology and innovation management to find optimized solutions for their challenges. A "world of experience" is being created in collaboration with partners from the TIME Research Area, Fraunhofer IPT, WZL of RWTH Aachen, and KEX Knowledge Exchange AG, allowing industry's future planners and decision-makers to experience the process from the initial development idea to the manufacture of products ready for series production. The fundamental concept is precisely tailored to the projects, potentials, and interests of companies.

Participation Requirements & Target Group

The Agile Innovation Development is aimed at expertes & managers from technology-oriented industrial and service companies. Following areas are of particular interest:

  • research & development
  • technology & innovation management
  • new business development & strategy, production
  • technical purchasing & management

The number of participants is limited to 20 persons in order to ensure an efficient knowledge transfer in the dialog between the participants and lecturers is guaranteed.

Course Overview

4,5 Days | 3,900 € (exempted from sales tax)
incl. lunch, course materials & social program, excl. overnight stay/arrival and departure

  • Target audience: Experts & Managers from tech.-oriented industrial and service companies
  • RWTH Executive Certificate
  • 5% Alumni Discount

Why graduate from Agile Innovation Development at RWTH International Academy?

  • Changing customer requirements, a growing variety of products and a fast-moving market - this is the initial situation that a (new) product has to face. In order to persist, the methods of agile product development are essential, because they assist by early customer orientation, adaptive responsiveness as well as increased flexibility and efficiency.
  • Receive targeted expertise through specific support from Agile Innovation Development experts with consulting experience from Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology and the Machine Tool Laboratory at RWTH Aachen University
  • This is a high-practice continuing education program at one of the world's top technical universities, and you will learn state of-the-art knowledge
  • Gain a high quality educational qualification through a RWTH Aachen qualification

RWTH Aachen Executive Certificate & Digital Badge

You will receive an officially recognized Executive Certificate "Agile Innovation Development" from RWTH Aachen University. The achievements can be credited to other certified courses or further studies, as they are marked with the "European Credit Transfer System" (ECTS) and contribute fundamentally to your professional development. In addition, you will receive the certificate as a verified digital badge protected and authenticated by the blockchain, which will specifically strengthen your professional portfolio through its unlimited visibility, security and flexibility.

In-house Opportunities

Our in-house training offers a wide range of academic and professional skills tailored to your company's specific challenges and goals. We work closely with you to develop a customized training, compiled from proven teaching methods and the expertise of our qualified lecturers to ensure optimal learning outcomes for your professional development.

Would one of our courses also be of interest to your entire team/company? Contact us: Our team for your team! We will be happy to advise you on the possibility of an in-house course. Give us a call or send us an email – we will tailor your further training to your needs!

Funding Options

If you live/work in Germany, there are a number of government funding opportunities for your continuing education. Financial and time support is offered, for example the

  • individual federal states
    (e.g. through Bildungsscheck or QualiCheck)
  • education premium
  • educational leave
Grant application

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