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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: 26 February 2024
  • Start date: 4 March 2024
  • Course dates:
    Online phase: 04.03.24 – 05.04.24
    Attendance phase: 04.04.24 – 06.04.24
    Transfer phase: 15.04.24 – 10.05.24

Scientific head

Stefan Posch



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.

Lerning and Teaching Methods

This course takes place in 3 phases: 

Online phase: In the online phase, you will acquire fundamental knowledge through a process of self-study. This is done by referencing a combination of articles, literature on the topic, learning videos and taking advantage of other small learning offers. You can independently choose when and where you study. In order to ask questions and exchange information with lecturers and other course participants, you can freely access the TU Graz learning platform "TeachCenter".  
Before the online phase begins, a synchronous online session (e.g. by using Webex) will be held with the lecturer to provide an easy introduction to the module content. Every week, a synchronous online session with the lecturer is held, which enables you to reflect on the content and to ask any questions you may still have through a direct exchange.

Attendance phase: Based on what you learned in the online phase, you will deepen your knowledge in course units and receive personal support from experts on site. You have the opportunity to discuss, reflect upon, further expand, and apply the knowledge you have learned in the context of case study examples. Students who cannot be on site for professional reasons can participate in the courses via the online conference system (e.g. by using Webex). 

Transfer phase: This phase takes place individually or in a team. Here, you will use the knowledge you have acquired to work on questions and problems from your company context. In this phase, you also receive support from experts.


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