- Understand the basics of technology management and innovation commercialization, including specifics of the Russian situation
- Understand and be able to use concepts and practices in innovative entrepreneurship
- Understand and be able to apply basic concepts and tools in technology marketing and scouting
- Understand and be able to assess technology readiness levels and make corporate investment decisions
- Understand the basics of innovation and technology management at the universities, in industry and within innovation infrastructure (venture funds, business incubators, technoparks, engineering centers, etc)
- Trends in modern economy.Innovative economy. Information-based and digital economy. Platforms. New business models. Societal and political impact. Impact on education and employment landscape.
- Basics of technology foresights and innovation commercialization.S-curve and Gartner. Technology-market dualism and reciprocity. Evolutionary aspects of new technology emergence. Process of innovation commercialization. Classification of innovations. Scenaria and process of innovation commercialization.
- Industrial innovationsOpen innovation concepts and practices. Strategic perspectives of industrial innovation development. Corporate open innovation instruments. Corporate cultures.
- Technology transferProcess, goals. Disclosure. Evaluating commercial potential. Intellectual property protection and introduction to IP. Marketing.
- Evidence based entrepreneurshipLean startup. Customer discovery and verification. Business models and financial models from scratch. Where to get funding – venture and corporate venture, institutes of development.
- Product developmentDesign thinking. TRIZ and Theory of Constraints. Agile and waterfall.
- Venture capital and corporate venture.Project life cycle from the investors’ point of view. Business angels. Venture funds. Corporate investors. Deal process and structure.
- Infrastructure for innovationsbusiness incubators, technoparks, accelerators, tech transfer centers.
- “Antifragile” concept and role of uncertainty in innovation.Failures and their role. Statistical biases and harm of success stories. Success and serendipity. Serendipity management
- Group course projectsProjects are accomplished by the groups of 4-5 students are presented in the written form (presentation) and verbally at the class. Each student is assessed individually, which means that each student should participate in the project presentation. Group course projects are graded from 1 to 10.
- ExamThe exam is taken in written form and contains 6 questions based on the lecture material. Exam grades are from 1 to 10.
- Brem, A., & Viardot, E. (2017). Revolution of Innovation Management : Volume 1 The Digital Breakthrough. Palgrave Macmillan.
- Стартап: Настольная книга основателя / Бланк С.М., Дорф Б., - 3-е изд. - М.:Альпина Пабл., 2016. - 616 с.: ISBN 978-5-9614-5027-9 - Режим доступа: http://znanium.com/catalog/product/924002
- Chesbrough, H. W. (2006). Open Business Models : How To Thrive In The New Innovation Landscape. Boston, Mass: Harvard Business Review Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=674922
- Taleb, N. N. (2010). The Black Swan: Second Edition : The Impact of the Highly Improbable Fragility’. New York: Random House. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=737172