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CS30A1341 Strategic Technology and Innovation Management, 6 cr 
Code CS30A1341  Validity 01.08.2016 -
Name Strategic Technology and Innovation Management  Abbreviation Strategic Techn 
Credits6 cr   
TypeBasic studies  
  Grading scaleStudy modules 0-5,P/F 
  Eligibility for post-graduate studiesYes
    Allowed to study several timesno
Organisation LUT School of Engineering Science 

Kalle Elfvengren 
Ville Ojanen 

Description by Study Guide
Year  M.Sc. (Tech.) 1 
Period  1-2 
Teaching Language  English 
Teacher(s) in Charge 

Associate Professor, D.Sc. (Tech.) Ville Ojanen


Student can 1. design and analyze technology and innovation strategy of a company, 2. apply different tools and frameworks of technology management, 3. Develop and plan alternative progress routes for managing technology, innovations, as well as product and service portfolios.


Core material: Innovation as a core business process. Innovative organisation. Development of technology and innovation strategy. Innovation networks. Decision-making in technological and market uncertainty. Creation of new products and services. New technology-based ventures. Innovation performance and learning. Methods of technology management.

Teaching Methods 

Lectures 12 h, 1st period. Exercises 10 h, 2nd period. Seminars 12 h, 2nd period. Preparation for lectures and exercises 12 h. Seminar work and other assignments 110 h. Total 156 h.

Examination in Examination schedule (Yes/No)  No 
Examination in Moodle (Yes/No)  No 
Examination in Exam (Yes/No)  No 
Assessment scale and assessment methods 

0-5. No exam. Seminar work, group works and other assignments, incl. written reports and presentations 100%.

Course Materials 

Joe Tidd and John Bessant. Managing Innovation – Integrating Technological, Market and Organizational Change, 4th ed. 2009, or newer (2013, 2018). Lecture notes and other material announced in the beginning of the course.


Recommended: CS30A0952 Innovaatio- ja teknologiajohtamisen peruskurssi (Finnish course). Recommended: B. Sc. in Industrial Engineering and Management or equivalent basic knowlege of innovation and technology management.

Limitation for students? (Yes, number, priorities/Leave empty)  Yes, 50, priority to GMIT students. 
Places for exchange-students? (Yes, number/No)  max 5 
Places for Open University Students?(Yes, number/No)  max 5 
Description and DL of the company assignment  The course includes a project work (three person groups) with company assignments on e.g. following topics: Sources of innovations, Networks and other forms of cooperation in innovation and technology management, and Processes for developing and commercializing new products or services. The work load is ca. 50 hours per student. The deadline for the company-related topics is in Mid-September. Contact details: Ville Ojanen,, +358401621201 

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