Chief Technology Manager

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Our manager training formats are aimed at senior executives or managing owners of a company. You want to strategically optimize and sustainably implement the performance of the entire company in order to achieve the company's goals.

Technology & Innovation Management

The ability to identify, develop and implement innovations differentiates successful companies from the others. A diligent, modern technology and innovation management drives future growth and competitive advantage to leap one step ahead.


For this training we invite you to one of our German locations in Aachen, Berlin, Dresden or Munich. Experience the benefits of industry, research and science in one place in a motivating environment and get in direct contact with peers.

Level 3

5 Days
Preparing for the next career step or building on existing expertise in order to fill the current role more effectively requires intensive training formats. In addition to theoretical training content, interaction, exercises and transferability to your own job context are particularly important. This is made possible in 3-5 day certificate courses.

Successfully Designing Strategic Technology & Innovation Management

About this Training

Identify successful approaches to technology and innovation management for the effective identification, evaluation and development of new technologies. On this basis, design a consistent strategy and derive your future fields of action. Test the knowledge gained in practical exercises to develop innovative business models for your individual market success on this basis.

Learn more about field-tested methods for the systematic design of a strategic technology and innovation management as well as theory and practice of modern elements for the implementation of new technologies, products, services and business models. Understand successful approaches in technology and innovation management for the effective identification, evaluation and development of innovations.

Why this Training is right for you

The Chief Technology Manager certificate course is aimed at specialists and managers from technology-oriented companies, particularly from the areas of research and development, technology and innovation management, new business development and strategy, production, and technical purchasing and management. The number of participants is limited to 20 persons, so that an efficient knowledge transfer in the dialogue between the participants and lecturers is guaranteed.

  • Imparting practice-relevant and applicable knowledge in technology management as well as for the systematic development of business model innovations.
  • In-depth knowledge of methods and tools for the sustainable implementation of processes in your company.
  • Reference to current problems of companies from practice.
  • Projection of what you have learned to your own professional field or your own company.
  • Learning from best practice examples from industry as well as through the interdisciplinary exchange of experience in the network.

Training Goals & Training Plan

Day 1 - Technology & Innovation Management as a Success Factor
Understand technology and innovation management and how it is linked to the company’s business model
  • Arrival, Welcome & Introduction
  • Success Factor Technology & Innovation Management
  • Interaction of Innovation & Technology Management
  • Understanding Your Own Business Model

Day 2 - Competence Analysis & Competence-based Diversification
Customer analysis, trend analysis, competitor analysis, supplier analysis, competence analysis
  • Systematic Recording & Analysis of own Abilities & Competencies I & II
  • Technology & Competency-based Diversification
  • Analysis of Market & Technology Environment & Aligning the Technology Future I

Day 3 - Environmental Analysis, Development of New Business Models & Technology Strategy
Strategy formulation, roadmapping and intelligence (scouting and monitoring)
  • Analysis of Market & Technology Environment & Aligning the Technology Future II
  • Development of New Business Models
  • Development of a Technology Strategy I & II

Day 4 - Technology Scouting & Monitoring, integr. Planning & Agile Technology Development
Diversification, new business development, business model innovation, and separate innovation labs/incubators
  • Technology Scouting & Monitoring
  • Integrated Technology Planning I
  • Integrated Technology Planning II
  • Agile Technology Development

Day 5 - Outlook Technology & Innovation Management & Exam
Benchmark and successful practices in technology and innovation management, discussion round, final exam
  • The Aachen Vision of Technology & Innovation Management
  • Exam
  • Final Discussion
  • Awarding of Certificates

You will receive an officially acknowledged certificate "Chief Technology Manager" from RWTH International Academy. The achievements within the certificate course are consistently marked with the Europe-wide valid instrument "European Credit Transfer Systems" (ECTS): It is possible for these to be credited to other certified courses or even to subsequent university studies.

Requesting Inhouse Training?

The course, or parts of it, would also be interesting for your entire team/your company? We would be happy to advise you on the possibility of an inhouse training. Give us a call or write to us - we will tailor your further training to suit your needs!

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  • Why is systematic technology and innovation management needed?
  • How do we link our innovations to the business model of our company?
  • How do we innovate and efficiently implement innovations?
  • How do we define an innovation and technology strategy to steer our company in the future?
  • How can modern process and organization elements set a viable fundament to innovate?
  • How can future market and technology opportunities be utilized for the company?
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Toni Drescher
Toni Drescher

Toni Drescher

INC Innovation Center
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Dr. Myron Graw
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Dr. Myron Graw

Executive Director Sustainability
INC Innovation Center
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André Bräkling
André Bräkling

André Bräkling

Head of Solution Implementation
INC Innovation Center
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Anne Loos
Anne Loos

Anne Loos

Executive Director New Business & Technologies
INC Innovation Center
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Leonard Cassel
Leonard Cassel

Leonard Cassel

PhD Candidate
Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology
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Matthias Lemke
Matthias Lemke

Matthias Lemke

Director Group R&D
Vaillant Group
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