Managing Global R&D and Innovation (IMOT)


A 17-day program for senior R&D and Innovation Managers. Managing Global R&D and Innovation is an open-enrollment program with senior participants from many companies allowing networking and informal "benchmarking".

Course dates 
Target group 

Senior managers responsible for key issues relating to how your company manages technology.

Total scope 
17 days
Course language 
Gothenburg, Shanghai/Bangalore, Boston
Course brochure 
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This program is designed to equip the company’s most senior technology managers with research-based concepts and practical tools to manage global R&D and Innovation. The participation from the company will ensure access to the latest thinking of how to manage global R&D operations.

The program consists of three intensive modules that ensure a steep learning curve and a limited time away from desk. After each module, the participant will already implement some of the learning points. After completion of the program, the participant will be well equipped to guide the company’s global R&D and Innovation.

For delivering this program, Chalmers University of Technology uses its international network of experts in Europe, India, China and the United States.

This is the 28th edition of the program. Many global companies have chosen to work with us to develop their senior R&D managers by nominating them to this program. Nominating an employee is a good way to show trust and build loyalty and prepare him/her for his/her future career in your company.

Program agenda

The program is based on a combination of research results and industry best-practice. The contents and learning processes have been designed to create a natural progression. The program director will integrate the sessions into a complete experience. The program will help you master global R&D and innovation in your company.

Learning build-up

Before each module you will get readings and a pre-assignment to allow you to prepare yourself before the classroom sessions.

A multitude of ways to learn

You will be exposed to a variety of lectures, exercises, case studies and field trips. The variety will offer multiple perspectives of technology management, thus helping you to construct a comprehensive understanding of the subject.

Reflection and Action

The format of the program will allow you to get ample time to reflect and plan how the learning can be put into practice into your own company.

Networking and learning from fellow participants

Each class consists of experienced participants from a variety of companies. A collegial atmosphere is created and you will learn from your fellow participants. The diversity of participants will maximize the opportunities of learning through networking.

Locations to support the global context

The locations of the program modules will help you understand technology management from four geographical contexts and you will meet world-leading experts from prestigious universities, such as Chalmers, École Centrale de Paris, Indian Institute of Managment, Bangalore, Skolkovo, IMD, University of Oklahoma, Tongji University, Toulouse Business School, Zhejiang University, Northeastern University, MIT and Harvard.

Welcome to join the IMOT Program of 2020!


Cancellation policy: 

Full refund of educational program/course fees will be made for reservations cancelled no later than eight weeks prior to the start of the program/course. Later cancellations incur a cancellation fee as follows:

  • 2 weeks or less prior to program start 100% of the educational program/course fee
  • 2-4 weeks prior to program start 50% of the educational program/course fee
  • 4-8 weeks prior to program start 25% of the educational program/course fee, for educations in the Shipping area: 0% of the educational program/course fee

We are always willing to consider a colleague as a substitute for the original applicant. Cancellation and postponement must be made in writing. Cancellation of accommodation is subject to the cancellation policies of the hotels.