The Role of University Centre for Continuing Education in the Creation and Implementation of Innovation Management Education

DS 58-10: Proceedings of ICED 09, the 17th International Conference on Engineering Design, Vol. 10, Design Education and Lifelong Learning, Palo Alto, CA, USA, 24.-27.08.2009

Year: 2009
Editor: Norell Bergendahl, M.; Grimheden, M.; Leifer, L.; Skogstad, P.; Lindemann, U.
Author: Siekkinen, Raili Tuulikki; Riitahuhta, Asko
Series: ICED
Section: Design Education and Lifelong Learning
Page(s): 195-202


This paper presents the results and findings on an education program in innovation management which development is based on company need. The paper describes the creation process of the education program from customer need analysis until the objectives and expectations of the company management. The substance and realisation of the education program are also examined, and the factors leading to its successful implementation are outlined. The analysis of the benefits and values for companies and participants is based on follow-up and reflection enquiries.

Keywords: Academic Education Program, Design Education, Enterprise Education, Innovation Management, Leading Innovations


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