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Jožef Stefan
International
Postgraduate School

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SI-1000 Ljubljana
Slovenia

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Course Description

Management of Technology and Innovation

Program

Ecotechnologies, third-level study programme

Lecturers:

prof. dr. Borut Likar

Goals:

The main objective is to develop the skills of postgraduate students to promote technology and innovation management as an essential component of the management of innovation-oriented enterprises and R&D institutions. This includes both technology management in connection with R&D and production, as well as collaboration at all levels of the entire company in endeavours to accept and manage technology, technological and social changes and innovations.

Specific objectives include:
• understanding of strategies and key technological challenges, R&D opportunities and innovation;
• understanding of modern models and concepts of R&D, technology and innovation management among academia, industry, users and society
• overcoming obstacles in conceptions between R&D, production, marketing and the financial sector;
• enhancing the efficiency of managing R&D projects and production processes;
• Becoming acquainted with modern management methods and techniques promoting increased efficiency of technology and innovation management;
• understanding the importance and management of intellectual property
• able to use internationally supportive environment for the development and implementation of innovative technologies
• understand actual national/international concepts and concrete instruments for financing of innovative technological projects

The entire programme shall include examples of contemporary best practice examples in innovation-oriented enterprises and R&D institutions.

Some researchers will also work in governmental or commercial investment agencies, and in companies where they will need these skills.

Content:

• Strategic aspects of technology development
• Models of management of technology and innovation
• Role of R&D at breakthrough innovations
• Triple/Quadruple Helix, Cooperation strategy and Open innovation concept
• Management of R&D and innovation in research organizations and economy
• Practical aspects of the protection of ideas and intellectual property
• Factors successful realization of innovative projects and management of resistances in praxis
• Features of most innovative and technologically advanced companies;
• National and international R&D, innovation and business support
• Obtaining financial resources for innovative technology projects in international environment

The entire programme shall include examples of contemporary challenges in innovation-oriented enterprises and R&D institutions.

Course literature:

Basic literature:
• Lecture's handouts
• Tidd, J. & Bessant, J., 2011. Managing Innovation: Integrating Technological, Market and Organizational Change, John Wiley & Sons.
• LIKAR, Borut in soavtorji. Innovation management. 1st. ed. Ljubljana: Korona plus - Institute for Innovation and Technology, 2013 (pogl: 1,2,3,4,5,12)
• 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.
• Shanley, R. P. (2004). Financing technology's frontier: decision-making models for investors and advisors (Vol. 192). John Wiley & Sons.

b. Additional literature:
• I Chesbrough, H., 2006. Open Business Models: How to Thrive in the New Innovation Landscape 1. ed., Harvard Business Press.
• Innovation Management and the Knowledge – Driven Economy. European Commission.
• http://www.cordis.lu/innovation-policy/studies/im_study6.htm
• http://www.cordis.lu/innovation-policy/studies/ (various useful materials)
• The PAXIS Manual for Innovation Policy Makers and Practitioners http://cordis.europa.eu/innovation-policy/studies/gen_study15.htm#download
• Christiansen. J. 2000. Competetive innovation management. Macmillan Business.
• Tschirky, H., Jung, H.-H., & Savioz, P. (2003). Technology and Innovation Management on the Move: from managing technology to managing innovation-driven enterprises, Zurich: Verlag Industrielle Organisatio

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 and term paper.

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