Research Seminar Strategic Technology Management

The Future of the Power Module Industry


In this applied research seminar a full trend analysis in collaboration with industrial partners will be conducted. This year we are happy to announce our industrial partner Danfoss Silicon Power. The aim of this course is to develop an understanding of an entire technological field, its long term development as well as current and future market trends. Methodologically, typical research techniques and instruments for technology foresight will be used to conduct primary and secondary analyses: After a broad desk research on the status quo of the technology more specific sub-fields will be identified and analyzed in groups using professional patent software tools. On the basis on these findings a scenario analysis will be conducted to illustrate long term developments. The concretre case spotlights innovations within the power module industry. The practical goal is to derive real world suggestions for strategic positioning. The seminar therefore trains analytical and conceptional competences for strategic foresight and management tasks.

The kick-off will be expected to take place on monday, 29th october 2018.

Dates: Mo 29.10.2018 (8-10 h); Mo 05.11.2018 (10-14 h); Mo 17.12.2018 (8-10 h); Mo 04.02.2018 (8-11 h)  plus additional software training (tbd)

Downloads all materials will be uploaded to OLAT
Lecturer (S) Daniel Laufs and Prof. Dr. Carsten Schultz
Lecturer (Tut.) Tutorials will not be offered in this course.
Sign Up Sign up now for this course via OLAT  (number of participants is limited). Deadline: 26th october 2018
LP / SWS 5 LP / 2 SWS
Rotation -
Dates and rooms Dates and roomswill be published on UnivIS.
Course Seminar
Requirements This seminar requires a mandatory sign up via OLAT. Participation is limited and seats will be given via the "first come, first served" principle.
Examination written term paper and oral presentation. Both must be passed individually.
Date of examination -
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Max. Number of participants 26
recommended literature relevant literature will be announced on the Kick-Off date.