The Curricular Unit (CU) "Technology and Innovation" is structured to offer the student a comprehensive and interdisciplinary perspective, focusing on advanced management strategies in the context of Technological Innovation. The main aim of this course is to instil a proactive and positive attitude in students towards the process of fostering innovation and creativity in organizations.
The course is designed to provide students with an in-depth understanding of the methods and techniques essential for implementing a culture of innovation. This is particularly relevant in the current scenario of product and service development, and in the continuous search for excellence in organizations, covering service, social and public sectors.
In addition, the critical importance of Technology and Innovation as a key driver of organizational competitiveness is highlighted. This aspect becomes even more significant in the face of increased competition, driven by the globalization of markets, technical and technological advances, and consumer demands for new, increasingly complex and varied experiences.
- Understand management techniques adapted to Technological Innovation;
- Understand the advantages of creativity in organizations;
- Understand the methods and techniques of Innovation Management applied to the development of products and services;
- Acquire the basic skills needed to build a technological strategy for a company;
- Understand technology and innovation as determining factors for competitiveness, with particular emphasis on intellectual capital and
- Innovation, creativity and technology
- Innovation management and technology transfer
- Innovation and society
- Innovation and business strategy
- Innovation and intellectual capital
- Open innovation
- Social innovation
1. Negas, M., Carvalho, L. & Sousa, I. (2020). Inovação e Tecnologia – Uma visão multidisciplinar. Edições Sílabo, Lisbo
Continuous assessment is privileged: 2 digital written documents (e-folios) during the semester (40%) and a final digital test, Global e-folio (e-folio G) at the end of the semester (60%). In due time, students can alternatively choose to perform one final exam (100%).
The basic texts are written in Portuguese and English, and it is desirable that the student has a command of the English language in order to be able to use complementary books and texts written in that language.