A familiarity with current topics in strategic innovation management, such as innovation networks, idea brokering, open innovation.
A familiarity with innovation processes and structures such as R&D team and incentive design, R&D portfolio management, idea generation processes, the pros and cons of various R&D organizational structures, and the challenges of innovation in large and small firms.
An understanding of the strategies most effective for exploiting innovations.
The ability to apply these concepts directly to real world situations.
Skills to identify, evaluate, and resolve a variety of issues relating to poor innovative performance in large firms as well as entrepreneurial firms.