Checking date: 16/07/2021

Course: 2021/2022

Management of innovative organizations
Study: Master in Biomedical Technologies Management and Development (287)

Coordinating teacher: MARTINEZ SANTAMARIA, LUCIA

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Business Administration

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 5.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
No prerequisites
BASIC COMPETENCES CB6. Knowledge and understanding that provides basis for originality in developing and/or applying ideas, often in a research context. CB7. Apply the acquired knowledge and the ability to solve problems in new or unfamiliar environments within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to their field of study. CB8. To be able to integrate the acquired knowledge and handle complexity of formulate judgments based on incomplete or limited information, including reflections on social and ethical responsibilities linked to the application of their knowledge and judgments. CB9. To be able to communicate their conclusions and thoughts to a specialized and non-specialized audience in a clear and unambiguous manner. CB10. Students must possess the learning skills that enable them to continue studying. GENERAL COMPETENCES CG1. Achieve a multidisciplinar scientific view, with a clear translational orientation and applied in the field of biomedical science and technology. CG3. Ability to lead and manage groups and research teams, promoting teamwork, knowledge management and competitive intelligence. CG4. Ability to analyze, synthesize and apply knowledge to propose original solutions to biomedical problems. CG5. Develop abilities to identify and understand the social needs and to provide scientific and technological solutions in the biomedical field. CG6. Identify the keys of technology transfer in the Spanish and EU market and understand the basis for the management and building of a biomedical based company. SPECIFIC COMPETENCES CE11. Learn how a company works, including basic concepts, and also those related to ethical behavior and social responsibility LEARNING RESULTS Integrate the training and the scientific and technological knowledge with the management of an innovative and creative organization based on talent, the continuous search for information and its transformation into knowledge that is useful for decision making, and where ethics and social responsibility are the referents.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
The current economic context raises competition and econocmic cycles occur at a faster rate. In order to compete under this global reality, innovation is a key for the companies to challenge new opportunities. Therefore, the objectives of the course are: - Understand the management of innovative and talent-based organizations: leadership, design a project, make decisions and face contingencies. - Learn how to lead research groups or teams, fostering teamwork, knowledge management and competitive intelligence. - Recognize the regular collection of information from tech and market as strategic factors of the organization. - Value alliances and cooperation at all levels. - Promote and achieve oral and written communication skills and project (or business) presentation -Understand the ethical behavior and social responsibility. Programme: TOPIC 1: Introduction to innovation: innovative strategy and innovation management TOPIC 2. Based-talent organizations: strategic direction, organization of innovative activity TOPIC 3. Management skills. Team management and R&D leadership TOPIC 4. Project management: R&D projects and technology surveillance TOPIC 5. Business models TOPIC 6. Communication in innovative organizations TOPIC 7. Negotiation TOPIC 8. Creativity and idea generation TOPIC 9. Cross-sectoral innovation
Learning activities and methodology
LEARNING ACTIVITIES - Theoretical classes - Practical classes - Theoretical-practical classes - Tutorships - Group work - Student´s individual work TEACHING METHODOLOGIES - Teacher explanations supported with audiovisual media and information technology, in which the main concepts of the subject are developed and the reference literature is provided to supplement student learning. - Critical reading of international references recommended by the professor: journal papers, reports and manuals for further discussion in class, to enhance and consolidate the knowledge acquired. - Solving practical cases, presented by the professor to the students either individually or in groups. - Presentation and discussion in class, under the moderation of the professor, of subjects related to the course. - Reports and projects (working individually or in groups).
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 50
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 50
Calendar of Continuous assessment
Basic Bibliography
  • Editors: Craig Shimasaki . Biotechnology Entrepreneurship 1st Edition Starting, Managing, and Leading Biotech Companies. Academic Press . 28th April 2014
  • James F. Jordan Publisher. Innovation, Commercialization, and Start-Ups in Life Sciences . CRC Press . November 5, 2014
  • Sánchez Gómez, R. y González Benito, J. Administración de Empresas: Objetivos y decisiones. . McGraw Hill.. 2012

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.