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

DS 61: Proceedings of NordDesign 2010, the 8th International NordDesign Conference, Göteborg, Sweden, 25.-27.08.2010

Year: 2010
Editor: Andreas Dagman; Rikard Söderberg
Author: Siekkinen, Raili; Riitahuhta, Asko
Section: Design Issues
Page(s): 109-116


This paper presents the results and findings of an education program in innovation management which was developed according to the needs of companies. The paper describes the creation process of the education program from customer need analysis to the objectives and expectations of the company management. The content 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 results.

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

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