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Research and Innovation

 

Mary Hrachoohi Boghosian

Head of the Branch 

 

 


 

Innovation is key for business and economic competitiveness. Technology Management is the interdisciplinary field that integrates science, engineering with knowledge of business and management for developing practices, technological advancement, and wealth creation.

 

Complex business environments require flexible leaders with multidisciplinary knowledge to take risk and flexible role. I&TM program enables the graduates with Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) degree to work in higher-level positions for example as Chief Technology Officer (CTO), or Chief Innovation Officer (CIO) in large high-tech corporations, local and international organizations, government departments, regulatory authorities and public institutions, multi-size business organizations and startups, pursuing innovative research and product development with understanding of the business component of the technology. Thus, the special courses of UNESCO/UNITWIN Interregional Network on Research and Eucation in Biophysics, Biotechnology and environmental Health provide the graduates an opportunity to develop their skills of work in teams of different sizes of diverse professional experience and multidisciplinary backgrounds on life sciences, biophysics, and business related issues emphasizing on creative problem solving and technology planning and management.

 

We offer a program with a goal to provide students with

  • Multidisciplinary advance knowledge for product commercialization from science investigations.
  • Multidisciplinary management skills for efficient innovation and product management.
  • Multidisciplinary advance knowledge to work in technology, management and legal fields. 
  • Ability to perform advanced multidisciplinary research or commercialization.
  • Ability to work in international environment and with multidisciplinary teams.
  • Ability to optimize business decisions based on creative problem solving.

 

Learning Outcome

Graduating students are expected to have gained the following skills and knowledge:

  • Identify and explain technology management process
  • Identify and explain processes of innovation management.
  • Apply theories and processes of innovation development into development of businesses.
  • Manage business development based on new technology and product development.
  • Learn the process of Intellectual Property management and implications.
  • Gain knowledge on legal management of the business and product development.
  • Identify processes for new product development and supply chain processes.
  • Gain knowledge of business development process, from business plan writing to initial idea generation to product development to Initial Public Offering.
  • Apply advance quantitative and qualitative research analysis into producing quality research thesis.
  • Ability to conduct independent research, document existing scholarly data, weigh evidence and arguments in a variety of resources.
  • Pursue research to support further development in the field of innovation and technology management.
  • Identify and evaluate existing problems in the field of I&TM for further research study. And, systematically.
  • Identify the outcome of creative thinking in product business development.
  • Produce and deliver professional written papers and oral presentations to effectively communicate ideas.
  • Produce and deliver professional written papers, reports, and contracts to effectively communicate with professional.
  • Be able to lead and manage different projects and programs in all technical, business and legal aspect of the product development to business management.

 

 Core Courses in Innovation and Technology Management (15 credits)

 

Course Name  Credit 
Fundamentals of Technology Management 2
Fundamentals of Innovation Management     2
Science and Supply Chain Management 3
Technology Venture Development 3

Ethics of Technology Development

2

Commercialization and Technology Transfer 

3

 

Supporting Courses in Innovation and Technology Management (12 credits)

 

Course Name Credit 
Project and program Management  3
Research and Development Management 3
Business Management  3
Design Thinking, Agile Project Management & Lean Startup 3
Entrepreneurship 3
Developing and Manufacturing Product and Services  3
Intellectual Property Management  3
Advanced Technologies and Law&Policy 3
Innovation&Technology and International Law 3
Technology, Innovation and Engineering 2
Advanced Technologies  2
System Engineering  2
Cell Biomechanics  2
Medical Instrumentation  2
AgroBiotechnology 2
Biophysical Engineering  2
Engineering Sustainability 2
Environmental Engineering 2
Biophysical Engineering  2
Public Health and Law  2
Grant and Proposal Writing  2