IVZ745 Technology transfer and product design

Code IVZ745
Name Technology transfer and product design
Status Courses of Free Choice
Level and type Post-graduate Studies, Professional
Field of study Innovations
Faculty
Academic staff Elīna Gaile-Sarkane
Credit points 2.0 (3.5 ECTS)
Parts 1
Annotation The focus of the course is on the integration of the marketing, design and manufacturing functions of the company required to create a new product/service. The course is intended to provide students with a set of tools and methods for product design and development. During the course students will develop a real prototype of a new product/service..
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
The goal of the course is to systematize and broaden knowledge and develop practical skills in new product development with an aim to apply this knowledge and skills in professional situations and everyday activities. Main task of the course is to develop competences in new product planning and development, and to apply this in practice, to stimulate skills of creativity, planning and presentation.
Learning outcomes
and assessment
Students by integration and combination of theoretical and practical knowledge are able to plan and develop new products. - Individual or group projects. Presentation of results in classes.
Students are able to combine, integrate and consolidate different solutions in development of new products. They re able on the results of discussion to create new ideas. - Practical work in classes.
Able to find necessary information about specific questions and evaluate it. Students are able to explain this information and present it. - Individual or group projects. Presentation of results in auditorium.
Students are capable to identify customer needs, analyze and discuss different problem situations within a process of new product development. - Individual or group projects. Presentation of results in classes.
Are able to separate, apply, and interpret different technical indicators and parameters, to chose most appropriate for dealing with a problem. - Individual or group projects. Presentation of results in classes.
Students know and are able to operate with methods of creative development of new products. Students can apply in practice creativity methods, for example TRIZ, Brainstorm etc. - Individual or group projects. Presentation of results in classes.
Students are familiar with questions of intellectual property, are able to analyze information form patents and apply that to development of new products. - Group work.
Students are able to develop prototypes, to do economical assessment, to plan marketing activities and forecast sales. Students are able to develop a business offer for potential investors. - Individual or group projects. Presentation of results.
Course prerequisites This subject has an integrating role. It combines knowledge gained over different study courses

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