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Jožef Stefan
International
Postgraduate School

Jamova 39
SI-1000 Ljubljana
Slovenia

Phone: +386 1 477 31 00
Fax: +386 1 477 31 10
Email: info@mps.si

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Course Description

Commercialization of Technologies

Program

Sensor Technologies
Information and Communication Technologies, third-level study programme
Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies, third-level study programme
Ecotechnologies, third-level study programme

Lecturers:

prof. dr. Borut Likar

Goals:

Background
· More and more infrequently in their careers, researchers can be engaged in science alone, instead they must now be involved in operation and management as well as in commercialization of innovation and technology.
· Researchers need to be trained to create new business opportunities which will be competitive in the global economy and thus enhance economic growth.
· More and more frequently, researchers are required to evaluate their work from the aspect of its potential economic success.
· Researchers may take a job in organizations which market technologies or develop new competitive products.

Students will acquire management knowledge and skills:
• understanding of market / customers
• understanding of technological development
• understanding of R&D/technology breakthrough potential
• the ability to design thinking within development, evaluation and implementation of innovative business products
• ability to prepare a business plan
• ability for commercialization of knowledge and innovative technologies.

Content:

• The role of innovation and technology in modern society
• Design thinking approach in the development of innovative commercial products
• Creative perception of R&D and technological challenges as a source of business opportunities
• Creative approaches and methods for problem solving
• Evaluation of technological-innovation and market opportunities
• Prototyping and testing as a step towards succesful market products
• Development of a business plan and project work
• Commercialization of R&D, know-how and technologies

The entire programme shall include short examples of successful technology-oriented companies and R&D organization.

Course literature:

Basic literature:
• Lecture handouts
• LIKAR, Borut in soavtorji. Innovation management. 1st. ed. Ljubljana: Korona plus - Institute for Innovation and Technology, 2013 (pogl/chapter: 6,7,8,9,10,11)
• Priročnik za izumitelje, Urad RS za intelektualno lastnino. http://www.uil-sipo.si/uil/urad/prirocnik-za-izumitelje; dostopano dec.2012. (Izvirnik Priročnika Evropskega patentnega urada za izumitelje na http://www.epo.org/topics/innovation-and-economy/handbook.html)
• Innovation Management and the Knowledge - Driven Economy. European Commission. http://www.cordis.lu/innovation-policy/studies/im_study6.htm

Significant publications and references:

01 Izvirni znanstveni članek
LIKAR, Borut, ROPRET, Marko, FATUR, Peter, KOPAČ, Janez, ŠKAFAR, Maja. Innovation of low and medium-low processing industry : a reference innovation model. The business review, Cambridge, Summer 2012, vol. 20, no. 1, str. 159-165. [COBISS.SI-ID 4445655]
MARKIČ, Mirko, LIKAR, Borut, MEŠKO, Maja, RAŠIČ, Katja, ŽIVKOVIĆ, Snežana B. Innovation policy and successfulness of micro and small companies in the Republic of Slovenia. Afr. j. bus. manag., Sep. 2011, vol. 5, no. 22, str. 9559-9567, tabele. http://www.academicjournals.org/ajbm/PDF/pdf2011/30Sept/Markic%20et%20al.pdf. [COBISS.SI-ID 4093655]
FATUR, Peter, LIKAR, Borut, ROPRET, Marko. Going open while innovating: does it pay?. Int. j. ind. eng. manag.. [Print ed.], 2010, vol. 1, no. 3, str. 77-83, ilustr., tabele. http://www.ftn.uns.ac.rs/ijiem/paperIJIEM0301reviewfinal.pdf. [COBISS.SI-ID 3872727]
LIKAR, Borut, MIKLAVČIČ, Damijan. Organisation and motivation of researchers in an interdisciplinary research team. V: KERN, Tomaž (ur.), RAJKOVIČ, Vladislav (ur.). People and sustainable organization. Frankfurt am Main [etc.]: Peter Lang, 2011, str. 147-165, tabele. [COBISS.SI-ID 8715092]
2.01 Znanstvena monografija
FATUR, Peter, LIKAR, Borut. Ustvarjalnost zaposlenih za inovativnost podjetja : sistemski vidiki managementa idej kot gradnika uspešne organizacije, (Znanstvene monografije Fakultete za management Koper). Koper: Fakulteta za management, 2009. 132 str., ilustr., preglednice. ISBN 978-961-266-058-1. http://www.fm-kp.si/zalozba/ISBN/978-961-266-059-8.pdf. [COBISS.SI-ID 249055488
1.16 Samostojni znanstveni sestavek ali poglavje v monografski publikaciji
LIKAR, Borut. Inovativnost se ne bo " zgodila" . V: VEHOVAR, Urban (ur.), DRAGOŠ, Srečo, HRIBERNIK, Aljaž, IGNJATOVIĆ, Miroljub, JAKLIČ, Marko, LIKAR, Borut, STANOJEVIĆ, Miroslav, VEHOVAR, Urban. Neosocialna Slovenija : smo lahko socialna, obenem pa gospodarsko uspešna družba?, (Knjižnica Annales Ludus). Koper: Univerza na Primorskem, Znanstveno-raziskovalno središče, Univerzitetna založba Annales, 2010, str. 57-103. [COBISS.SI-ID 4169943]
2.03 Univerzitetni, visokošolski ali višješolski učbenik z recenzijo
LIKAR, Borut, KRIŽAJ, Dejan, FATUR, Peter. Management inoviranja. 3. izdaja. Koper: Fakulteta za management, 2006. 245 str., ilustr. ISBN 961-6573-28-4. ISBN 978-961-6573-28-3. [COBISS.SI-ID 228781312]

2.24 Patent
LIKAR, Borut. Cradle with a motor swinging element : DE112011103612 (B4), 2017-01-05. Munchen: German Patent and Trademark Office, 2017. 7 str., ilustr. [COBISS.SI-ID 4380119]

Examination:

Project work (60%)
Term paper (40%)

Students obligations:

Project work
Term paper

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