Course: Innovation Management

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Course title Innovation Management
Course code KPE/MIIM
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction English
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements Course does not contain work placement
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Švermová Pavla, Ing. Ph.D.
  • Rydvalová Petra, doc. Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
Management of Innovations is of an interdisciplinary character, individual topics are taught in a form of modules, complete study packages. The subject draws on the basic knowledge of economics, management terminology, modern management development, functions and roles of a manager in an organization. Lecture topics: 1. Society, Science and Innovation 2. Innovative motions, innovation models 3. Structure of innovative processes 4. Protection of intellectual property rights 5. Innovation management in a company 6. Basic elements of company innovative strategy; Marketing and communicating innovations 7. Financial evaluation of R&D results 8. External cooperation in innovation process 9. Measuring the success of innovation, innovation audits 10. Management of internal process in a company 11. Management and administration of innovation projects 12. Building the innovation process in a company 13. The innovation environment for business in the Czech Republic 14. Finally summary, discussion Seminars: They link the lectures with practical experience in case studies, AV documentaries, team work on course projects. The projects will be carried out in student groups (3 - 5 members) including description of the team roles. Assigned topics will be in extend of 15 - 20 pages, and will be presented and defended orally.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monological explanation (lecture, presentation,briefing), Dialogue metods(conversation,discussion,brainstorming), Self-study (text study, reading, problematic tasks, practical tasks, experiments, research, written assignments), Written assignment presentation and defence, Problematic methods (research and exploration), Group consultation
  • Class attendance - 42 hours per semester
  • Home preparation for classes - 20 hours per semester
  • Semestral paper - 28 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 25 hours per semester
  • Presentation preparation (report) - 5 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The intention of the course INNOVATION MANAGEMENT is to introduce students to the wide issue of innovation in an enterprise. The particular topics of the course are arranged in the form of modular classes with prepared resource materials. Aim of the course is to acquire knowledge and skills to formulate innovation strategies of an organization, creation and management of innovation projects of economic subjects including possibilities and methods of their financing.
Students will acquire knowledge in the given subject in accordance with its objectives and contents.
The prerequisite: Strategic Management

Assessment methods and criteria
Combined examination, Written assignment

Credit: Successful defence of a given term (innovation) project Exam: written test.
Recommended literature
  • Aktuální legislativa v oblasti ochrany duševního vlastnictví.
  • Brožury Úřadu průmyslového vlastnictví.
  • BESSANT, J.a J. TIDD. Managing Innovation: Integrating Technological, Market and Organizational Change. 4ed. West Sussex: John Wiley and Sons, 2009. ISBN 978-0-470-99810-6.
  • DOLEŽAL, J. et al. Projektový management podle IPMA. Praha: Grada Publishing, 2009. ISBN 978-80-247-2848-3.
  • CHESBROUGH, H. a H. WILLIAM. Open Innovation. Boston: HBS, 2006. ISBN 978-80-260-6631-6.
  • RYDVALOVÁ, P. Role univerzit při vzniku inovativních firem. Liberec: VUTS, 2011. ISBN 978-80-87184-15-8.
  • RYDVALOVÁ, P. Management inovací. Liberec: VÚTS, 2015. ISBN 978-80-87184-52-3.
  • TIDD, J., J. BESSANT a K. PAVITT. Řízení inovací (překlad 3. vydání). Brno: Computer Press, 2007. ISBN 978-80-251-1466-7.

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