Innovation is the key to success for companies that want to be successful on a long-term basis. Solving problems in a creative and innovative way is a competency that can set your business apart from its competitors. In this course you will learn about the theoretical basics of Innovation Management and how it is differentiated from routine activities in companies. You will get to know some of the available analysis techniques and project management instruments for dealing with innovations, e.g. patent portfolio, technology portfolio and S-curve. However, the most important aim of the course is to encourage you to be open-minded about unconventional, flexible solutions without neglecting fundamental economic ideas. The ability to apply the theoretical knowledge you gained in this course in a problem-oriented way will bring you forward in your career.