Technology and Innovation

INNOVATION APPLIED TO SUCCESS

The Executive Master in Technology and Innovation Management (EMTIM) was established to bring technological excellence at the centre of the enterprise innovation process.

Today, ruling technology innovation means shaping leaders able to master technical subjects as well as handle managerial matters.

This programme allows companies to bring to the surface the full potential of key resources in their technical staff, to be able to compete in a global context in which technology innovation is one of the pivotal levers for success.

Participating in the EMTIM means growing professionally and becoming part of a technical-managerial élite, able to affect, profoundly, every level of their organization.

The EMTIM was established thanks to the collaboration between technology-intensive companies and University. Its aim and approach are unique in Italy. It is a part-time programme (Friday and Saturday every three weeks) lasting 12 months, that can fit with work, and it is focused on three strands: general management, technology and innovation management and people management. Traditional lectures are enriched with specific feature materials on the online platform, with hands-on workshops and visits to leading companies, as for technology innovation. The master’s course ends with the drafting of a project work.

If you’d like to start this transformation, make an appointment with the Master’s course Heads. We’ll talk business and future.

 

 

 

THE MASTER IS AN INVESTMENT.
THE HONOR LOAN IS THE WAY TO FUND IT.

PerTe Prestito Con Lode”, a long-term and low-interest honor loan, with no collateral required to cover the full amount of the tuition fee.


Andrea Pontremoli

Andrea Pontremoli

Director of Studies
a.pontremoli@dallara.it

" The most essential element, the determining one, is one only: the person. An innovative company cannot exist without innovative people. The EMTIM was designed in order to aid managers in understanding the present so they can design the future. "

Andrea Pontremoli

Rosa Grimaldi

Director of Studies
rosa.grimaldi@unibo.it

" The challenge of international competition is won with innovation. This Master allows you to develop the skills for managing it, by implementing innovative products and processes in high-technology areas. "

Class profile 2013/2015

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Professional background

Professional Sector

Alumni

Francesco Tozzi

R&D Researcher, Endura SpA
EMTIM (ed. 2014/15)

"Participating in this Master's allowed me integrating my skills in an multi-disciplinary way, thus becoming able to fully understand the strategies and tools needed to develop innovative ideas for success. It's been a fascinating path, rich in emotions and hard work, carried out in an atmosphere of enthusiasm and collaboration, that is unique in its context."

Roberto Privitera

Head of Technology and Innovation, Hera
EMTIM (ed. 2014/15)

"For several years I dealt with technological innovation and for me the Master's was the occasion to tidy up my skills. At the end of this path, I can say I've built a network of stimulating acquaintances and remarkably increased my cultural baggage, with methods and tools that are helpful for a strategic management of innovation and the related business."

Maurizio Beghi

Gas Technology Organization Director, Global R&D Food Preparation, Electrolux Italia
EMTIM (ed. 2013/14)

"I've always dealt with passion with development and management of innovative technologies, the EMTIM gave me an additional spur, integrating my skills through an exciting experience, in an intellectually young and dynamic environment. An achievement that I'm fully using every day at work."

Pierluigi Zampieri

Vehicle Innovation Manager, Ducati Motor Holding
EMTIM (ed. 2013/14)

"The EMTIM provided me with the tools to understand the different needs of a modern company, an innovation-oriented one, and it offered me the chance to exchange views with other professionals in a stimulating and positive environment, where I acquired skills that are helpful to assess everyday work challenges from new and different viewpoints."

Roberto Canè

Electronics Systems Director, Ducati Motor Holding SpA
EMTIM (ed. 2013/14)

"It wasn't easy to combine a Master's as intense as the EMTIM with my innumerable work commitments and family responsibilities.
If today I had to decide whether to enrol or not, I'd definitely confirm the choice I made: the classroom activities and the work-groups with my colleagues at the Master's provided me with tools that I wasn't too familiar with before, and they gave me suggestions for innovation possibilities."

Sara De Simoni

Manager Line Engineering, Tetra Pak Packaging Solutions
EMTIM (ed. 2009/10)

"Technology and innovation are fundamental for the success of a company. Knowing how to identify them promptly, and manage them dynamically, allows us to anticipate, create, and support the desires and needs of our clients."

Networking

EMTIM is a master made up of people, which creates opportunities for formal and informal interaction in order to facilitate the free exchange of idea and experiences among the participants.
Such networking develops among students of the same class, between participants and professors, and with students from different areas or from previous sessions of the same Master.
The occasions to meet and exchange ideas are varied:

LEADER’S CORNER
Evening meetings (17:30 – 19:30) with relevant players in the world of technological innovation: learning occurs via direct dialogue and the oral exchange of experiences.

COMPANY VISITS
Direct contact with managers and leaders of important companies in their work environments represents a great networking and learning opportunity for the students of this Master. Company visits, available to the whole EMTIM community, allow participants to discuss with managers or entrepreneurs their best practice in terms of innovation management. The visits are usually divided in three moments: presentation of the company and the main competitive aspects, a visit aimed at presenting the main company peculiarities, and discussion over innovation management within the company.
In-company sessions in past editions were held at the following companies:

  • Alstom Ferroviaria
  • Barilla
  • Centro Ricerche Fiat
  • Chiesi Farmaceutici
  • Dallara
  • Datalogic
  • Ducati Motor Holding
  • Electrolux
  • Enel
  • Baxter (Gambro Dasco)
  • G.D – Gruppo Coesia
  • General Electric
  • Geox
  • Lamborghini
  • Magneti Marelli
  • Pirelli
  • Sacmi
  • Scm Group
  • Technogym
  • Toro Rosso

 

COMPANIES

The partner companies of the School actively collaborated in the planning of the EMTIM Master.
These are companies and institutions for which the management of technological innovation represents a key skill at the base of value creation. Starting with the main problems and themes that these companies raised during the negotiation phase related to technological innovation management within their own context, it was possible to pinpoint and understand the needs of innovation-focused companies, and their expectations with regard to this course.

The following editions of the master allowed for the inclusion of further companies and institutions within the annual re-programming and delivery phases. The companies also worked in the organization of testimonials, discussion of company case studies, creation project work, and in the company visits to factories and research centers.

Addiction Aeroporto G. Marconi Barilla Benelli Armi Biomérieux Bonfiglioli Consulting Booz&Co Brevini Power Transmission Carpigiani Case New Holland Centro Ricerche Fiat Club Degli Innovatori CRIT Dallara Datalogic Ducati Duna Corradini Electrolux Enel Ferrari Gefran General Electric Geox Gruppo Coesia Gruppo Hera Gruppo Macaferri IMA Indesit Itt Motion Technologies Lamborghini Loccioni Group Magneti Marelli Mechanical Academy MG2 Nemesis Pagine Gialle Pirelli Porsche Consulting Protoservice Sacmi Scm Group Seat Pagine Gialle Technogym Telecom Tetra Pak Toro Rosso Trevi Group Turbocoating Veprug Vodafone Zannini

International Week

Structure

The Master has a duration of 12 months for a total of 34 classroom days organized in 16 two-day in-classroom sessions (Friday and Saturday, every two/three weeks). In addition to the 17 in-classroom sessions, there is a final day to present Project work to which the representatives of the participating companies and the Master community are invited.

The program develops over:

CORE COURSES

The fundamental skills are taught by way of 10 courses which consolidate basic knowledge of managerial disciplines. All EMTIM courses are either scheduled into weekly modules or else intensive sessions given periodically during the course of the Master. Each course is characterized by didactic lessons in the classroom, individual or group study, learning on the School’s e-learning platform, and a final exam.

WORKSHOPS

4 seminars  aimed at transferring methodological know-how and skills to use application managerial tools:  Sustainable Innovation, Design Driven Innovation, Service Management for Innovation, Communication Skills and Improving Team Work.

LEADER’S CORNER

Evening meetings (17:30 – 19:30) with relevant players in the world of technological innovation: learning occurs via direct dialogue and the oral exchange of experiences.

COMPANY VISITS

Direct contact with managers and leaders of important companies in their work environments represents a great networking and learning opportunity for the students of this Master. Company visits, available to the whole EMTIM community, allow participants to discuss with managers or entrepreneurs their best practice in terms of innovation management. The visits are usually divided in three moments: presentation of the company and the main competitive aspects, a visit aimed at presenting the main company peculiarities, and discussion over innovation management within the company.

PROJECT WORKS

Participants, organized in small groups, will tackle and develop projects by testing the concepts and techniques learned during the master on their company. The contents of the project work are developed starting with specific interests of the companies or specific business initiatives. The projects will rely on the support of professional experts (university professors and company managers) who will follow them throughout the entire path. The projects are presented during the final class.

COURSES

FOCUS SESSION – The objective of this lab is to provide participants with the tools to promote and improve communication skills in their company and develop people well-being. The didactic activity will be carried out by way of traditional lectures and practical activities, suggesting participants how to behave in certain recurring working situations.



CORE COURSE - The course aims to provide the basic skills necessary to: understand the economic-financial aspects of management; analyze the economic-financial performance of a company; utilize cost information to analyze efficiency and efficacy of company processes; manage costs during the project phases; and understand the role of budgeting control as a guiding operational mechanism for complex organizations.

CORE COURSE – The Creativity and Innovation course focuses on the transformations that have occurred in our society determined by technological developments, which necessarily require generating innovative ideas. Taking inspiration from great thinkers of the past, the discussion will revolve around the theory underlying creative thinking mechanisms, to then get to a general model that can be used in practice, the DIMAI model (Drive, Information, Movement, Assessment, Implementation). Subsequently, the different stages of the DIMAI model shall be used for individual and group experiences, with applications on real cases. The course will end with a discussion on the social and organizational aspects of creativity.



LAB - Now we find food ready and packaged in supermarkets, but how about the ideas? Hunting is the art that man has always known and dominated but it has recently fallen on hard times. During the lab of Design Thinking in a Digital World we will rediscover it by applying it to ideas. Innovation shares research, capture and bringing back with hunting, men and women of the third millennium should rediscover techniques known since ancient times to go in the right direction, discover and recognize our preys, locate and catch them and especially bring them back to base. We will treat this matter knowing the design thinking, reactivating our senses and participating actively in a creative experience to restart our ancient skills.

CORE COURSE - The objective of the course is to provide participants with the knowledge and skills that can be useful at the beginning of the entrepreneurship process, during the phase of conceptualizing new business ideas. Focus will be placed on the subjects of recognition of entrepreneurial opportunities, feasibility analysis of a new business idea from the organizational, strategic and economic-financial points of view, concluding with a business plan.

CORE COURSE - The course tackles the strategic, organizational, and management aspects related to the development of innovation. There will be a particular focus on the organizational aspects of new product development, R&D, and management of new product development projects.



CORE COURSE – The course provides the essential tools for managing working groups and personal development. Businesses increasingly need developing a collective, widespread leadership, able to combine the need of taking decisions with the need to listen; the need of letting individuals' potential emerge with the need of mediating among different requirements. The modern world increasingly needs people who are more able to express themselves and more able to be together. Specifically, the aim of this course is to provide the basic tools to achieve these objectives.



CORE COURSE - The effective commercialization of innovation requires a deep understanding of the mechanisms that regulate value perception for the client, as well as in the competitive arena. This implies understanding the mechanisms that govern the procurement and development processes of the reference markets. Beginning with the analysis of these aspects, the course aims to analyze the management modalities of the interaction between management and planning of innovation and its commercialization.



CORE COURSE - The course presents the characteristics of operations system and the main interactions between choices of planning and production structure. The most recent methodologies in terms of cost reduction, quality, and reliability are analyzed, together with the role of providers in the innovation process. Focus is placed on lean manufacturing, demonstrating how the approach, which began in production, is now relevant to the entire company, giving rise to the lean organization.

CORE COURSE - The course aims to provide participants the knowledge and instruments related to organization and management of projects, with a particular focus on innovation projects. The subjects analyzed include project planning and control (timing, costs, and technical progress); project organization, the role of project manager and the management of the team; risk management; and management of a project portfolio.

WORKSHOP – The component of service is pervasive also within traditional manufacturing chains and is constantly growing. The aim of the workshop is to analyse the main challenges connected to the management of the immaterial component of the business. This will be done analysing the main specificities that the service activities bring to the attention of the management, attributing a specific emphasis to the design of services that are consistent with (the growing) expectations of recipients.  

FOCUS SESSION - Even though many companies have developed sustainability programs over the years, we are currently witnessing a combination of sustainable approaches that are unable to constitute a truly sustainable strategy. The aim of this workshop is to develop a debate on the role and performance of companies, with regards to sustainability challenges, opportunities, and new solutions. Specifically, the objective is to describe and unravel the connections between management of innovation and the theme of sustainability within companies.



CORE COURSE - The main focus of the course is the design and implementation of an IT strategy that is coherent with the comprehensive strategy of the company. The course tackles the theme of how technology should follow, and in some cases anticipate, changes at the level of the market and competitive arenas. The course provides the conceptual models necessary to understand how technological strategy can enhance company resources and solidify organizational capacities, contributing to the complete enhancement of the company’s competitive potential.



WORKSHOP - The workshop introduces the cultures of design in the innovation processes of the product system and teaches you how to apply them through mediation by the designer. It will be discussed the Fuzzy Front End of Innovation and Design Skills in particular: principles of Advanced Design, modeling of reality, anticipation and project.

Learning method

The study methodology of the Master alternates classroom learning with distance learning activities on the School’s e-learning platform, which is constantly monitored by dedicated instructors.

DISTANCE LEARNING
The distance learning activities entail a weekly work-plan on the School’s e-learning platform that provides an individual learning activity overseen by the specific tutor. The platform is equipped with a Forum aimed at the real time sharing of comments and follow-up between professors and participants.

HOW COURSES WORK
Courses allow participants to study a single subject area, ensuring an effective path to progress.
The Master is held in two different locations: a physical one at Villa Guastavillani, home to the Bologna Business School in Bologna, and a virtual one, i.e. the e-learning platform.
Each course begins with an in-classroom session. The professor holds an introductory class, evaluates the competency level of participants on a specific topic, and informs them about how to use the material they will find on the platform and the objectives of the course. During the following weeks the participants continue the course on the platform. Therefore, the learning path is linear, constantly monitored by the course tutor, who is always available for clarifications and follow-up.
8 hours of study per week are expected. Each course concludes with a final test to evaluate the level of learning each candidate has achieved.

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FEES

The enrollment fee for the Master’s course is:

  • 16.200 euros (+VAT) for enrollments from companies and institutions
  • 13.200 euros (+VAT) for individual enrollments

Special rates are avalaible for companies that participate in the Business Network of the School.

Reduced rates are available for registrations completed by September 30, 2017

The fees include participation in the Master, all the study material available through the online platform, and access to the AIDA database on company financial statements which is useful for study and project work. The fees also include access to the Alma Bologna Business School such as: personal account for the Alma wi-fi, use of the pcs in the Computer Lab, access to the study areas, access to the internal gym.

Furthermore, the fees give participants the right to take advantage of the supporting activities of the School, such as the master lectures by invitation.
Free parking is also available within the grounds of the School.

HONOR LOAN

Thanks to an agreement between Bologna Business School and Intesa Sanpaolo, Master participants can receive the honor loan “PerTe Prestito Con Lode” without guarantees and at a special rate.

To summarize:

  • Loan amount equal to the enrollment fee
  • Special rate
  • No guarantees
  • Payable in 10 years
  • Without early closing fees

INTERPROFESSIONAL FUNDS

Special reductions are available through participants own interprofessional funds:

Fondimpresa finances the training to support technological product and/or process innovation of participating SME from the manufacturing sector. For more information click here.

REQUIREMENTS

The Executive Master in Technology and Innovation Management is geared to high potential professionals, with more than 3 years of work experience in the technical areas of high innovation companies (technicians, project workers, researchers, developers, project managers, engineers).
Furthermore the Master is designed for team leaders or managers of company units with high levels of technological innovation; professionals, managers and consultants who oversee highly innovative projects and entrepreneurs in sectors with a high utilization of innovative technologies. The program is open to graduates and to persons who do not hold a degree. In the latter case, a minimum of 5 years of work experience is required.

APPLICATION PROCESS

The selection process is made through an analysis of the Curriculum Vitae and an individual interview, aimed at identifying the professional profile of the candidate and the consistency with regard to their participation in the master.

Candidates are then contacted to agree on a date and time for the interview with directors of the Master.

Neither audits, nor participation in single courses is allowed.

FAQs

The selection interview is necessary but not binding. If necessary, a second meeting can be held to provide further clarification.
There is a rolling selection process which finishes with the end of registration.
The majority of participants have degrees. A quota of applicants who do not hold a three year degree and with a minimum 8 years of professional experience can be admitted, up to 10%.
It is possible to meet one or more current or past students by contacting the director of the Master. The program manager provides the contact details.
The program manager can provide attendance certificates at the end of each lesson to those who require it.

CONTACT US

Elisa Lorenzi
Elisa LorenziHead of Executive Masters

Phone:
+39 051 2090129

Email:
emtim@bbs.unibo.it

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