R&D Management

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R&D + Innovation + Management = Value

R&D managers are the initiators of innovative R&D. ITRI College has introduced a series of workshops for R&D managers to hone their skills in technology development and patent expertise. The workshops provide analysis of intellectual property and patents, forecasts of trends in industry and technology, and knowledge in teamwork and innovation. This program makes R&D engineers more competitive in their fields.

R&D Project Management

Total Course Hours: 12

Most so-called R&D projects in Taiwan’s high-tech sector are related to manufacturing processes. Taiwan has plenty of room for improvement in the area of the project management for productoriented R&D instead of process-oriented R&D.Effective management of knowledge, platforms, methods, and tools, incorporating them into product R&D, and boosting the quality and results of product R&D are all formidable challenges and are all topics that every R&D engineer needs to understand.

Course content

  • Definitions and terminology
  • Project management for product R&D
  • Project scoping for R&D
  • Project planning, management, and wrapping-up
  • People management in projects
  • Managing the development of successful products

Technology Forecasting

Total Course Hours: 12-18

This course provides R&D managers with forward-looking knowledge to help them steer R&D in the right direction to meet future trends. Coursework includes lectures and hands-on practices. The worldrenowned Technology Forecast theoretical method is discussed and classic examples studies, enabling students to gain a strong grasp of industry trends and correctly assess new directions in technology. Group discussions are held so students can interact with each other and share their experiences which helps to expand their intellectual perspectives.

Course content

  • Intellectual property licensing and technology transfer laws and contracts
  • Concepts and examples of as well as practice in quantitative analysis
  • Introduction to commonly used technology valuation methodologies
  • Concepts and examples of, as well as practice in financial valuation methodology
  • Concepts and examples of as well as practice in technology valuation
  • Technology forecasting for future product concepts
  • Examples of technology forecasting
  • Group discussion and exchanges

Market Forecasting

Total Course Hours: 6

This course focuses on the various methodologies of market forecasting. Instructors will offer specific examples to help explain the models. The course will look at examples of existing, future, and competitive products from market and timeframes.

Course content

  • Introduction to commonly used market foresting methods
  • Concepts and examples of as well as practice in quantitative analysis
  • Concepts and examples of as well as practice in time series
  • Concepts and examples of as well as practice in cause and effect models
  • Market forecasting for concepts of future products
  • Forecasts of market share for competitive products
  • Group discussion and exchanges

Intellectual Property Management and Strategies

Total Course Hours: 6

Faced with the challenges of competitors, companies must be able to employ intellectual property strategies with flexibility to create core competitive advantages. This is not only a job for patent-related professionals, but is specialized knowledge that R&D engineers need
to possess. Understanding Intellectual Property Management and Strategies not only boosts a company’s competitiveness, but also raises an individual’s competitiveness in the workplace.

Course content

  • Intellectual property management and corporate operations
  • Understanding intellectual property rights: copyrights, trademarks, patents, and trade secrets
  • Required knowledge about patents: Why a first-rate company emphasizes patents; what patents are and the significance of patents, types of patents, terms of patents; how to obtain patents and patent requirements
  • General use of intellectual property rights
  • Case studies of patent strategies
  • How patents create value (the use of patents)
  • How a company produces profitable patents
  • How to judge whether a product infringes on patents/copyrights/ trademarks
  • How to minimize patent infringement risks
  • Understanding intellectual property rights: copyrights, Conclusion: How to ensure your company emerges victorious in the patent wars