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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Management of technological innovation and creativity focus on how organisations create innovations and new knowledge, but also on how they use this to create profitable businesses. The aim of the course is to prepare the students for future decision-making roles in companies and other organisations, with a focus on technology and business development connected to innovations. To succeed with this, the students are given insight into models and tools that are used for reaching these aims. The course covers problems and possibilities connected to the abilities of different organisations to create sustainable competitive advantages through innovative offers based on a combination of products and services.

The contents are based on a textbook as well as a number of articles that focus on management of research and innovation. The course can be described as theoretically based but with applied analysis in focus and it is based on lectures, guest lectures and seminars, as well as a real innovation case that is provided by a company or a sector.

Intended learning outcomes

After passing the course, the students should be able to:

  1. Analyse organisations and business environments with traditional organisation models for innovation and research
  2. Explain, compare and critically reflect on the difference between traditional management of innovation and management of innovation in digital sectors
  3. Explain, compare and critically reflect on different types of product development models (e g stage/gate models compared with models for open innovation)
  4. Argue for solution proposals to innovation challenges
  5. Explain, compare and critically reflect on different types of innovation processes (e g product, process, position and paradigm) as well as different types of innovation focuses (e g radical versus incremental, sustaining versus disruptive and system-oriented versus product-oriented)
  6. Explain different ways to handle intellectual property and intellectual rights as well as critically reflect on important implications for innovation connected to IPR (intellectual property rights)

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

ME1003 Industrial Management, basic course

Recommended prerequisites

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Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • SEM1 - Seminar, 1,5 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 3,0 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • TEN2 - Examination, 1,5 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

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Course web ME2092

Offered by

ITM/Industrial Economics and Management

Main field of study

Industrial Management

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Supplementary information

Replace ME2034

Course with similar / overlapping content is ME2034 and ME2092. One should only read one of them.