Initiate and manage innovation projects and know all about their issues
To be able to innovate, you not only need good ideas, but you need to know how to sell them. And to start a business, it’s not always enough to have a good idea: knowledge of management and market strategies are often needed to develop a viable business model. In the ÉTS Master of Engineering with a Concentration in Innovation Management, you will develop all these skills, and many more!
Why should you choose this program? To make yourself stand out from other candidates, to start your own business on the right foot, or to launch that project you’ve dreamed about for a long time! This master's program was designed to give you a strategic, global vision of managing innovation and technological change.
In this program you will acquire skills related to market strategies, intellectual property, project financing and methodologies related to creativity and knowledge management. You will become able to manage innovation so as to create commercial success.
Whether you’re an engineer, researcher, inventor, entrepreneur, student or technology transfer professional, you will profit from a master's education that’s based on real-world issues in innovation management.
What will you learn in the Master’s program?
The progression of the Master’s in Innovation Management was designed so that, once you have your diploma in hand, you’ll be able to:
- Manage innovation projects;
- Start businesses;
- Launch new products and processes;
- Transfer technology.
In addition, the methodology you acquired in your studies will be applicable in many different contexts, such as large firms, SMBs, emerging SMBs, laboratories, universities, government agencies, etc.
In particular, you will deepen your knowledge of the following topics:
- Creativity and innovation;
- Intellectual property;
- Strategy and market analysis;
- Information management;
- Strategic decision-making;
- Management of global innovation systems;
- Financing innovation.
Applied Research in Innovation Management at ÉTS
The Numerix research lab at ÉTS specializes in organizational engineering. One of its research axes addresses innovation in the design of products and services, as well as the methodology of creative engineering and social and organizational innovation.
In this laboratory, a dozen professors, supported by research professionals and graduate students, are studying innovation not only in the manufacturing field, but also in aerospace, transport, logistics and finance.
What’s the Difference between the Project Profile and the Research Profile?
Our master's program in innovation engineering management includes two profiles: one with a thesis and the other with a project.
The thesis profile is focused on research and leads to the degree of Master of Applied Sciences (M.A.Sc.).
As for the project profile, it will allow you to specialize in a particular area of innovation engineering. Within this profile, which leads to the degree of Master of Engineering (M. Eng.), you can also choose to carry out an application project or a business startup project.
Master's Degree in Innovation Engineering with Thesis (research profile)
The thesis program totals 45 credits, including 30 assigned to a research project. In the framework of this project, you will need to select a notion seen in your courses, transpose it to a concrete case, then propose solutions. For example:
- Improve the business model of an SMB or establish an intellectual property process therein;
- Capitalize on your knowledge to innovate in the field of banking;
- Create and develop work spaces to support open innovation in the hospital milieu;
Master's degree in innovation engineering with project (project profile)
Under the 45-credit project profile, you will carry out an application project that, depending on the case, will be worth 6, 15 or 18 credits. Your application project will be to apply a concept learned in your courses to a specific case. For example:
- How to implement a system of innovation management in a specific company;
- How to improve the creativity of a company’s employees.
You may also use your project to start a business.