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Master 2020/2021

Technology Assessment

Area of studies: Management
When: 2 year, 2 module
Mode of studies: offline
Instructors: Tugrul Daim, Dirk Meissner
Master’s programme: Governance of Science, Technology and Innovation
Language: English
ECTS credits: 3

Course Syllabus

Abstract

Technologies are used in many industries but hardly described. The course informs students about tools and instruments to assess the value and potential impact of technologies. It introduces approaches to assess economic and technological value of technologies and technology portfolios. This is also important for companies to allocate resources, either financial or human resources to technology development. This course examines technology assessment approaches in all their existing forms. In-class exercises support students gathering experience in technology assessment by learning by doing. Practical exercises are an important element of the course. The educational module “Modern approaches to studying the effects of digital technology adoption, including artificial intelligence” of the course was prepared in the framework of a research grant funded by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation (grant ID: 075-15-2020-978).
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • Understanding the principles of technology assessment and roadmapping
  • Obtain practical experience in assessing technologies and develop a roadmap
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Ability to participate in technology roadmapping
  • Ability to design and manage technology assessment processes
  • Ability to deal with corporate ambidexterity and technology portfolio management
  • Skills for management of technology and innovation
  • Skills for working in diverse high-performance teams
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Criteria for technology assessment
    ● Technology indicators ● Technology readiness level ● Technology impact on products and processes
  • Procedures for technology assessment
    ● Collecting expert knowledge for TA assessment ● Assessment tools and instruments
  • Roadmap layers
    ● TA in the context of RnD management ● Technology intelligence
  • Milestone definition
    ● Planning technology development ● Requirements towards milestones ● Quantitative and qualitative milestones
  • Linking TA and roadmapping with strategic management
    ● TA in the context of RnD management ● Technology intelligence
  • Monitoring roadmap implementation
    ● Organization of monitoring ● Monitoring schemes and systems
  • Development of one technology roadmap (seminar)
  • Conducting one technology assessment project (Seminar)
  • Technology assessment as a strategic management tool
    ● TA in the context of RnD management ● Technology intelligence
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Cases
  • non-blocking Final exam
  • non-blocking Cases
  • non-blocking Final exam
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (2 module)
    0.4 * Cases + 0.6 * Final exam
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Lee, J. H., Kim, H., & Phaal, R. (2012). An analysis of factors improving technology roadmap credibility: A communications theory assessment of roadmapping processes. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, (2), 263. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsrep&AN=edsrep.a.eee.tefoso.v79y2012i2p263.280

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Vishnevskiy, K., Karasev, O., & Meissner, D. (2015). Integrated roadmaps and corporate foresight as tools of innovation management: The case of Russian companies. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, (PB), 433. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsrep&AN=edsrep.a.eee.tefoso.v90y2015ipbp433.443