Innovation is crucial for economic growth, sustainable development and welfare. Yet many inspiring technological ideas never become successful. Innovation sciences focus on gaining a deeper understanding of why this is the case, and how to improve the situation.
If you are interested in technology and would like to apply your skills on a broader, more strategic level, our Innovation Sciences master’s program is perfect for you.
Managing technology in society
In our Innovation Sciences Master program, you will learn to understand and manage the mechanisms and processes involved in developing and introducing new technological options. You will gain a better understanding of the socio-economic implications of technical change, and learn to put technical change in a European and global context. Important questions for innovation scientists include:
- How can local or national societies create an innovative climate in a globalizing world?
- Which factors determine whether a new technology will succeed?
- How can government and business introduce innovations that lead to sustainable development?
Our program teaches you how to analyze, manage and influence innovation processes at a strategic level. You will learn to understand and manage the mechanisms and processes involved in developing and introducing new technological options.
We offer two specializations:
- Global sustainability
- Innovation strategy and policy
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