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|Module title||Innovation & Tech. Transfer|
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|Faculty||Business and Law|
|Academic session first offered||201213|
|When will the module be taught|
|Pre-requisite and/or co-requisite modules|
|Programmes in which the module is core|
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|Date of last edit||1st Jan 1970 - 12:00am|
Many governments have recognised the importance of innovation and technology transfer in sustaining competitive advantage in the global knowledge economy. If successful innovation management is to take place, it is necessary to recognise when technology has commercial potential and evaluate how economic value may be captured. The unit aims to establish how commercial potential might be taken forward into an existing or a new business; understanding the importance of intellectual property and its protection is integral to this process. The means by which technological innovation is shaped by market opportunities and constraints is also explored.
Aims and learning outcomesConceptual and theoretical models of innovation; The significance of innovation for competitive advantage; The need to recognise and evaluate the commercial potential of innovation How commercial potential is taken forward into a new or existing business
Graduate Attributes are the personal qualities, skills and understandings that University of Southampton students have the opportunity to develop. They include but extend beyond subject-specific knowledge of an academic discipline and its technical proficiencies. The Graduate Attributes are achieved through the successful attainment of the learning outcomes of the programmes, and successful engagement with the University’s co-curriculum e.g. the Graduate Passport.
A checklist for embedding the graduate attributes is available at: https://sharepoint.soton.ac.uk/sites/ese/quality_handbook/Handbook/Employability%20Statement.aspx
Summary of syllabus contentIntroduction: Understanding innovation and its significance Evaluation of innovation Aligning technological potential with market constraints and opportunities Pathways to commercial exploitation Protecting Intellectual Property Managing Intellectual Property portfolios Assessing new developments: presentation Aligning organisational, entrepreneurial and technological trajectories Evaluating commercial exploitation strategies The role of the university, incubators, science parks in supporting innovation
Summary of teaching and learning methods
Summary of assessment and Feedback methods
|Assessment Method||Number||% contribution to final mark||Final assessment (✔)||Feedback Method|
|Group Presentation (45 mins)||25%|
|Individual Report (3000 words)||75%|
By set coursework assignment(s)
Method of Repeat Year
Appendix: KIS hours
|Contact hours for Teaching:||Hours|
|Seminars (including sessions with outside speakers)||0|
|Practical Classes and Workshops (including Boat work)||0|
|Supervised time in studios/workshops/laboratories||0|
|Work Based Learning||0|
|Preparation for scheduled sessions||18|
|Wider reading or practice||21|
|Completion of assessment task||45|
|6 Month Placement||0|