Effective Strategies and Tools for Managing Technological Innovation

On January, 5th, 2011 Professor Tugrul Daim, Portland State University, will give a lecture on the topic "Effective Strategies and Tools for Managing Technological Innovation". The lecture is open to the public. Space is limited, so please register ahead of time.

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Prof. Tugrul Daim


Portland State University


This talk will review strategies and tools for managing technological innovations. The talk will start by reviewing different organizations including industrial companies – big and small-, universities and government agencies. Cases will be reviewed to highlight the differences in the strategies. For example more and more bigger companies are leveraging university research as one of their research and development strategies. Recently we have seen that government agencies are also starting to move in that direction. Business incubators are also used for similar purposes by the small startup companies. The second part of the talk will review specific tools which were effective in the cases presented. These tools include hierarchical decision models, technology assessment frameworks and technology roadmaps. Further applications of these tools in industries including energy, healthcare and information technology will be reviewed.


Tugrul Daim is an Associate Professor and PhD Program Director in the Department of Engineering and Technology Management at Portland State University. Prior to joining PSU, he had worked at Intel Corporation for over a decade in varying management roles. His recent focus has been in the energy sector where he has been helping regional agencies develop technology roadmaps for their future investments. He is also a visiting professor with the Northern Institute of Technology at Technical University of Hamburg, Harburg. He has published over 100 refereed papers in journals and conference proceedings. His papers appeared in Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Technovation, Technology Analysis and Strategic Management, Computers and Industrial Engineering, Energy, Energy Policy and many others. He has coauthored four books of readings and several proceedings. He is the Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management and North American Editor of Technological Forecasting and Social Change. He received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Bogazici University in Turkey, MS in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University in Pennsylvania, MS in Engineering Management from Portland State University, and PhD in Systems Science: Engineering Management from Portland State University in Portland Oregon.

To register please send an email to: beate.linnenberg@klu.org

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