Technology Management
Brief Description
This course examines the fundamental concepts in technology management with emphasis on definitions, concepts, tools, practices and strategies. With the advent of Fourth Industrial Revolution, many organisations are making use of technology as a means for competitive advantage. In addition to theory, this course will require students to discuss case studies of technology management in either South Africa, other developing countries or the rest of the world. These case studies demonstrate real examples for innovation and technology management.
Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course, the participants will be equipped with a toolbox on technology management. They should be able to initiate and implement the technology management activities and strategies at their organisations while appreciating the surrounding innovation ecosystem. The participants should be able to distinguish between different technology management activities and tools. Equipped with the ability to assess the technological capabilities of the organisation, the participants should be able to manage technology in a responsible, strategic and sustainable manner. 
Course Content
Technology Management Function
- Technology management framework; The role and functions of technology manager
Technological Capabilities
- Technology audits and intelligence
Technology Planning
- Technology identification and selection
- Technology forecasting, foresighting and roadmapping 
Technology Transfer
- Technology acquisition, exploitation and protection
Technology strategy
- Technology trends and the Fourth Industrial Revolution
- FIR technology implementation
- Technology strategy models
Entry Requirements
The Prospective delegates should at least have a three-year qualification and/or work experience
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Engineering and Technology Management
Who Should attend:
This course is intended for those who seek to broaden and strengthen their knowledge on technology management without a time commitment necessary for a full degree programme. It is ideal for you if you are involved in, or associated with technology management functions such as technology identification, selection, acquisition, learning, exploitation and protection. Knowledge and skills acquired in this programme are relevant to a wide variety of industry and business sectors, including government.
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