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Innovation Management

Innovation Management

Continuous innovation is one of the key assets of successful companies. It is not uncommon for this potential to go unnoticed. To promote innovation in companies, people with skills are needed who can recognise potential, support innovation activities in their daily work, and use methods to successfully manage and carry out innovation projects. 

In this module/microcredential, you will receive a systematic overview and gain a comprehensive understanding of the topic of innovation management. The focus is directed toward helping you acquire action competences, which enables you to successfully establish innovation activities in your daily working life. In the final transfer project, you will have the chance to work on a specific example from your everyday work/company using the methods presented.


  • Fundamentals of innovation management
  • Organisation of innovation
  • Innovation processes and methods
  • Technology scouting
  • Disruption
  • Case studies on innovation management

Quick Facts

  • Duration: approx. 10 weeks
  • ECTS credits: 5
  • Degree: Certificate from Graz University of Technology
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Participation fees: 1,500 euros (VAT-free), but these fees do not include travel, accommodation and catering costs.
  • Course location: TU Graz and online

Dates and Deadlines

  • Registration deadline: 06.03.2023
  • Start date: 06.03.2023

Course dates:

  • Online phase: 06.03.23-31.3.23
  • Attendance phase: 13.04.23 - 15.04.23
  • Transfer phase: 17.04.23-12.05.23 (4 weeks)

Target Group

This course has been designed for

  • Engineers
  • Managers
  • Business economists

The course is particularly suitable for specialists from the sectors

  • Industry, R&D
  • Consulting Services
  • Trade and logistics
  • Energy industry
  • Marketing & IT

No initial academic training is required to attend this course.

Teaching and learning methods

This course takes place in 3 phases:

Online phase: In the online phase, you will acquire basic knowledge through self-study. This acquisition takes place by reading a variety of articles, literature on the topic, viewing learning videos, and taking advantage of other small learning offers. You can choose when and where you learn. The TU Graz "TeachCenter" learning platform makes it possible for you to ask questions of and exchange information with lecturers and other course participants. 

Before the online phase begins, a synchronous online session (e.g. with Webex) will be held with the lecturer, providing you with an easy introduction to the contents of the modules. Every week, a synchronous online session with the lecturer is offered, enabling you to reflect on the content and to clarify any questions that remain through a direct exchange process.

Attendance phase: Based on the online phase, you will deepen your knowledge in course units by receiving personal support from experts on site. The knowledge you have learned is discussed, reflected upon, further deepened, and applied in the context of case study examples. Students who cannot be on site for professional reasons can participate in the courses via an online conference system (e.g. with Webex).

Transfer phase: This phase takes place either individually or in a team. Here, you will apply the knowledge you have learned to find solutions to questions and problems from your company context. During this phase, you will also receive support from experts.

Wissenschaftliche Leitung

Stefan Posch




TU Graz Life Long Learning
Phone: +43 316 873 4943