Technology and Innovation Management
Innovation is one of the determinant factors in profitable business activity
that leads to success and competitiveness in global markets. Whether
large or small, manufacturing or service organizations, the current global
economical recession puts further pressure on them to innovate.
Even though outstanding companies are aware of the importance of
innovations and can do everything right bus still lose their market
leadership, or worse, disappear completely. The Problem is simply
because of the lack of applying Innovation Management best practices.
The Seminar will introduce the basic concepts of Innovation Management
and its four dimensions; Process, Structure, Strategy and People.
Moreover Since innovations are the result of human creativity and
Managing innovation requires managing technical professionals, the
seminar will discuss some problem solving and creativity techniques that
will foster creativity organizational innovation culture.
The major topics include innovation management tasks; strategic
management of technology; innovation processes; product development
strategies; innovation auditing, technical project management; open
innovation; organizations structures and behaviors; problem solving and
creativity techniques; technology forecasting techniques.
Jamil Alkhatib, the presenter, is an Innovation Management and
Technology Transfer Consultant. He holds Msc. Degree in Technology
and Innovation Management from both Fh-Brandenburg and BTU
Cottbus Universities in Germany. He worked for several companies and
not-for-profit organizations in the field if innovation. His latest project
was with the Arab Science and Technology Foundation where he was
responsible for assessing and evaluating early stage technologies for
commercialization potential besides developing new technology based