The implementation of an innovation involves interaction between different actors. IS students learn to identify these actors as well as relevant social, cultural and technological factors. This can be at both the micro and the macro level: case studies might involve the analysis of a specific firm’s innovation process or the analysis of the effect of national policy on the development of a certain industry.
The graduate programme focusses on the dynamics of emerging technologies and innovation. The students are able to link new technologies to human and economic demands and societal challenges such as energy, sustainable transport, and life sciences. The students analyse innovation in companies, as well as the position of this company in its innovation system. By doing so, students learn how to transform new ideas into innovative products for the market.
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