Module Title:New Product Innovation
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:8
Module Delivered In 11 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: The learning outcomes detailed above will be achieved through the following teaching methodologies; • Lectures: communication of knowledge and ideas from lecturer to student. Students will be encouraged to engage in active discussion of the material during lectures. • Problem Solving Exercises; Students will be working in small teams on a new service or product concept. They will apply the theory to their project on a topic by topic basis. • Class Discussion / Debate; All classes will involve active engagement and discussion with the material. • E- Learning; There will be on-line learning materials provided. • Self Directed Independent Learning; Students research and pitch a new product / service idea. This will require independent learning. It will develop their research, project management, written and oral communication skills.
Module Aim: The aim of the course is to explore the challenges and benefits of providing solutions to customer needs by studying innovation from a new product development and marketing perspective. The focus is to enhance students’ understanding of factors affecting the implementation of strategic plans by highlighting methods for managing the new product development process. The course design covers the different stages of the development process all the way to positioning and market launch strategies.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Determine best practice in the management of the New Product Development process from a marketing perspective.
LO2 Apply Best Practice concepts & tools of the New Product Development process
LO3 Formulate and pitch a New Product/ Service Proposal orally and in writing.
Pre-requisite learning
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Requirements
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
New Product Development.-Overview of the Process
Importance of NPD and identification of the most innovative companies.
Managing the NPD Process
Organisational Structures, The Stage Gate Model (Cooper), The INSPIRE Project best practice guide.
New Product/ Service ideas
Generation of new ideas and their validation, The Inspire Project , Sources of New Ideas: Top Down Approach, Voice of Customer (VOC), Brainstorming Techniques (Scamper approach), Key Global & Irish Consumer Trends, AC Nielsen Breakthrough Innovation Winners, How to use the Lean Canvas.
Market Research & NPD
The Research Dilemma: Market Pull v Technology Push, The Lean Disruptor process, The Tripartite Product concept, Arguments for and against Market Research and Customer Need assessment, Voice of Customer approaches: Indepth interviews, Customer site visits, Fly on the Wall, Camping out, Customer Panels, Focus Groups, Ethnographic Research, Community of Enthusiasts, Hall Tests,Product use tests, Paired Comparisons, In home placements, Neuroscience, Product Successes and Failures, Espacenet - Patent searches.
Packaging & NPD
The Three basic Principles of packaging, Packaging evolution examples, Innovative packaging success stories, Supply chain considerations, New Irish examples, Common packaging problems, Halford's Oil Case study.
New Service Innovation
New Service Innovation examples, Types of new services - new service concepts, Client Interface, delivery systems, Technological opportunities. New growth sectors, KIBS. Service Blueprints, Market Testing,
New Product Launches
Study of Nielsen Breakthrough Innovation winners, Break even Analysis, Business analysis, Window of Opportunity, Market Strategy Development -When? To Who? Where? How?, Activation Platofrms: Sprinters & Marathoners, Branding, The Consumer Adoption Process Model, Factors affecting the diffusion of an Innovation, Buyer Readiness Model, The Inspire Project, Post Launch Evaluation, Product Performance Criteria, Successful Brand Launches.
Patents & Intellectual Property
Types of Intellectual Property, Trade Marks, Copyright, Trade secret, Non Disclosure agreements, Patents: short term, long term, Requirements to obtain a patent, Irish Patent System. Various organisations involved: Espacenet, European Patent Register, WIPO.
New Product Development - State supports
New Product Development within IT Carlow ERIC Centre , Local Enterprise Board and national state support structures.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment15.00%
Project65.00%
Practical20.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Written Report Three reports 1. Written Proposal 2. Prelim Exploratory Research findings 3. Lean Canvas 1,2,3 15.00 Ongoing
Project
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Final Written Project submission. 1,2,3 65.00 Sem 2 End
Practical
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Digital / Oral Presentation Pitch & Service / Product Mock up 3 20.00 Sem 2 End
No End of Module Formal Examination

ITCarlow reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning Time Every Week 6.00
Total Hours 9.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 1.50
Independent Learning Every Week 7.50
Total Hours 9.00
 

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