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LUBS5980M Innovation Management in Practice

15 creditsClass Size: 60

Module manager: Tony Morgan

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2021/22

Pre-requisite qualifications

First degree in medicine, health or engineering. This module will form part of the University CDT programme working in conjunction with engineering.
Registered on the MSc Global Innovation Management programme.

Module replaces

LUBS 5601M

This module is not approved as an Elective


The module aims to extend student’s knowledge of the concepts and principles studied in other modules in innovation and provide critical understanding of innovation principles and practices in the commercialization of scientific research.

Learning outcomes
Upon completion of this module students will be able to:
- Envision the steps required in the commercialization process
- Assess the basic viability of the commercial outcome from scientific research
- Apply theoretical knowledge in real world innovation projects
- Identify and manage the challenges/risks facing academia and industry
- Critically assess the commercialisation processes and policies of their own organization

Skills outcomes
Upon completion of this module students will be able to:
- Apply the relevant skill set to commercialize scientific research

Subject Specific:
- Apply relevant skills to develop proposals for funding of innovation projects
- Work effectively in/with innovation teams


Indicative content
Challenges of commercializing scientific research
Market research for emerging technologies
New product development and design
Managing Intellectual property
Open innovation models and practices
Leading the innovation teams
Innovation case of a particular industry/sector (e.g medical)
Research policy and national innovation systems
Careers in innovation management
Feedback, preparation for assessment

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours120.00
Total Contact hours30.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)150.00

Private study

This could include a variety of activities, such as reading, watching videos, question practice and exam preparation.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Your teaching methods could include a variety of delivery models, such as face-to-face teaching, live webinars, discussion boards and other interactive activities. There will be opportunities for formative feedback throughout the module.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
EssayReflective essay on innovation practices, 1800 words55.00
Group ProjectFinal group report, 3000 words (3 students per group)45.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

The resit for this module will be 100% by 1,800 words coursework

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 14/10/2021


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