Corporate collaboration

Strategies for Growth and Renewal

If you represent a medium or large size company (>100 employees and operating for more than 5 years) interested to get a better understanding of how your company or one of its business units can improve its innovation or renewal processes to achieve better growth, 'Strategies for Growth and Renewal' student projects might be appropriate for you.
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The projects are part of the Strategies for Growth and Renewal course at the Master's Program of the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management (TuTa). Prof. Marina Biniari, an expert in corporate entrepreneurship and organizational innovation, coaches the students and acts as the academic advisor.    

What can the company expect from taking part in these projects?

  • An evaluation of how certain organizational factors contribute in a focal innovation or renewal challenge you have identified.
  • An evaluation of what capabilities your company needs to develop to address the focal challenge and formulate a strategy for growth /renewal.
  • Recommendations in (re)designing or introducing processes within your company (or its business unit) to overcome the focal innovation or renewal challenge.
  • Up to date knowledge on innovation and renewal issues developed by academic research.
  • A final report/presentation summarizing the analysis, findings, recommendations, and an action plan of this inquiry by mid April 2020.

What is required from the company?

  • A project brief outlining the innovation or renewal challenge your company (or the business unit) faces, and which you want the students to study in more detail.
  • Access to a group of 5 students to conduct interviews with some of your managers and employees and collect secondary data between mid-January and March 2020. If requested, students can sign a confidentiality / non-disclosure agreement with you regarding the use of the data collected.

Course details

  • Contact: Assistant Professor Marina Biniari, [email protected]
  • Project duration: 3 months (January - April), 5 cr
  • Number of students per project: 4-5
  • Project fee for a company: -
  • Application period for companies: By 10 Jan 2020
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