TECH - Innovation and Technology Management

Module Title:Innovation and Technology Management
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:8
Module Delivered In 1 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Traditional lectures with an emphasis on workshops for groups. Lectures will be supported with supplemental materials (articles and videos).
Module Aim: To provide the student with an in-depth understanding of Technology, Technological Change, Innovation and their role in the Irish Economic growth. This subject will be build on the knowledge and understanding of theory introduced int the Business Management syllabi. In particular, students will be familiarised with the idea of Business Model and Value Proposition as well as the concept of Disruptive Technologies and Digital Transformation of Business and Society.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Analyse and critically evaluate the concept of Technology Innovation and Management
LO2 Analyse and critically evaluate Business Model of a chosen organisation
LO3 Apply range of tools and techniques to analyse and critically evaluate a Value Proposition of a chosen market offering
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is recommended before enrolment in this module.

4434 MGMT H3203 Business Management
Incompatible Modules
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Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed.
2nd year Business Management or equivalent

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Introduction to Innovation & Technology Management
Strategy, Competitive Advantage; Technology and Innovation: Concepts and definitions
Technological Innovation & Economic Growth
Technological Innovation and Entrepreneurship: a major force in economic growth; Schumpeter Theory of Economic Development; Solow Model of Economic Growth; Industrialisation by Invitation: Irish Industry Evolution; Innovation 2020
Technology, Innovation and Business Strategy
Current concepts in the field of Technology and Technological Innovation; Cycles of Technological Change, Disruptive Technologies, Architectural Innovation, Dominant Design, Format Wars
Digital Transformation of Business & Society
Digitalisation and its impact on business operations & strategy. Current trends in digital transformation of business in a Covid-19 post/Covid_19 reality. The Irish Innovation landscape: Ireland's current strategy for research and development.
Competitive Advantage
Business Model: concept and case studies; Business Model Innovation
Value Proposition
Value Proposition: concept and definitions; Value Proposition Curve; Market Gap analysis
The role of AI in business value creation
Case studies in the AI & Machine Learning adoption/application to increase business value and enhance customer experience; The AI maturity model
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment65.00%
End of Module Formal Examination35.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Team -based Project and Presentation 2,3 50.00 Week 13
Other Continous Assessment 2,3 15.00 n/a
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam No Description 1,2,3 35.00 End-of-Semester

SETU Carlow Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 12 Weeks per Stage 3.00
Estimated Learner Hours 15 Weeks per Stage 5.93
Total Hours 125.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_KCCIT_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Information Technology Management 7 Mandatory