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2023/24 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

LUBS5980M Innovation Management in Practice

15 creditsClass Size: 80

Module manager: Tony Morgan

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2023/24

This module is not approved as an Elective


The module aims to extend student knowledge of the concepts and principles studied in other modules in innovation and provide critical understanding of specific innovation principles, practices, tools and processes needed for the management and development of innovation.

Learning outcomes
Upon completion of this module students will be able to:
- Identify and manage activities required for an innovation management process
- Apply knowledge, tools and processes in real world innovation projects, working individually and collaboratively as part of a team
- Assess and communicate the commercial viability of specific innovations
- Identify and manage the challenges and risks facing organisations as they manage and develop specific innovations
- Critically assess innovation management processes and policies of an organisation

Skills outcomes
Upon completion of this module students will be able to:
- Apply a range of commercial, collaboration and communication skills in industry or academic settings

Subject Specific:
- Apply a range of innovation management related knowledge, skills, tools and processes in industry or academic settings
- Work effectively in/with innovation teams


Indicative content
Innovation management, including open innovation models and practices
Understanding problems and researching challenges
Stakeholders - including sponsors, end users and others
Design Thinking and creativity techniques
Idea generation and selection
Innovation ecosystems
Capability and commercial development
Managing Intellectual property
Communicating innovation value
Leading innovation teams
Careers in innovation management

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

Students receive feedback each week during the timetabled workshops as part of their team group activity. Students also receive written feedback on their Weekly Reflective Journals part way through the module.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
EssayReflective essay on innovation practices, 1800 words60.00
Group ProjectFinal group report, 3000 words (4-8 students per group)40.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

The resit for this module will be 100% by 3,000 words coursework

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 11/10/2023 09:50:18


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