Checking date: 29/04/2024

Course: 2024/2025

Innovation and intellectual property
Master in Design Engineering for Industry 5.0 (Plan: 498 - Estudio: 385)


Department assigned to the subject: Mechanical Engineering Department

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
No prerequisites
a) Knowledge and contents: Knowledge of innovation key success factors. Konwledge of intellectual property law and its implications for industrial design b) Skills Ability to apply inovation management tools, and to evaluate decisions on intellectual and industrial property protection. Ability to identify problems and needs in the business environment and address them by means of innovative products and process improvements. c) Competences: Discover and lead innovations related to industrial design. Judgement to address the requirements of innovative business ideas.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
Part 1: 1. Concepts, sources, and types of innovation 2. Adoption and difussion of innovations 3. Technological innovation and its types 4. New product development 5. Technological co-operation 6. Open innovation and its characteristics 7. Financing innovation Part 2: 8. Protecting innovation 9. Key intellectual and industrial property concepts 100. Exploitation of new technologies
Learning activities and methodology
Teaching methods: TM1 - Lectures with the support of computer-based and audiovisual media: development of key concepts and reference to bibliographical materials. TMCritical readings ok key texts: press articles, reports, textbooks and/or academic papers, either for in-class discussion or out-of-class revision of the module contents. TM3 - Case studies, exercises, etc., which will be solved either individually or in teams TM4 - Presentation and in-class discussion of relevant topics or case studies. TM5 - Individual and/or team essays and reports Formative activities: FA1 - Theoretical lecture FA2 - Practical seminar FA5 - Individual student work FA6 - Tutorials FA7 - Exams
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 50
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 50

Calendar of Continuous assessment

Basic Bibliography
  • Baker, D., Jayadev, A., & Stiglitz, J. E.. Innovation, intellectual property, and development: A better set of approaches for the 21st century.. ccc. 2017
  • Baker, D., Jayadev, A., & Stiglitz, J. E.. Innovation, intellectual property, and development: A better set of approaches for the 21st century.. AccessIBSA . 2017
  • Schilling, M.A.. Strategic Management of Technological Innovation. MCGraw-Hill. 2013
Additional Bibliography
  • Dodgson, M, Philips, N., y Gann, D. M. (Eds). The Oxford Handbook of Innovation Management. Oxford University Press. 2014
  • Castle, D.. The Role of Intellectual Property Rights in Biotechnology Innovation. Edward Elgar Publishing. 2009
  • Chesbrough, H.. Open Innovation: The New Imperative for Creating and Profiting from Technology.. Harvard University Press. 2003
  • Westland, J.C.. Global Innovation Management. Palgrave. 2016
  • Westland, J.C.. Global Innovation Management. Palgrave. 2016

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.