This option is not just for technology specialists: it gives insights into a number of key management areas. It considers the innovation that comes out of start-ups or small and medium firms, and the conditions that these organisations need if they are to be innovative. Some of the key input will cover the funding of innovation for start-ups and how they can put this to work, and the importance of networks, alliances and partnerships in an open and global innovation world.
Those who plan to develop their own activity in the area of product innovation or services, as well as those who plan to join a small but growing company and to take part in the growth phase of a new company. It may also be of value to students who plan to provide external support for entrepreneurial activity in a technological field.