IMP³rove for Students
The special course IMP³rove for Students combines practical experience with the IMP³rove Assessment and academic education in innovation management.
With this special course, students gain experience in attracting companies to perform the IMP³rove Assessment on innovation management. They learn to interpret the information they receive from the companies during the workshops with management as well as from the detailed IMP³rove Benchmarking report. When developing the recommendations for the company and discussing them in class the students also develop experience in anticipating the constraints of companies.
IMP³rove for Students creates a triple win situation: The students gain practical experience and access to companies. The companies get support in assessing and further developing their innovation management capabilities, and the university differentiates its academic education with action learning.
IMP³rove for Students delivers high value and a triple win situation to all involved parties
Increasing the employability of the graduates
Intensifying the network of local enterprises
Creating basis for further research
In 2013, RWTH Aachen, Germany (technical university) incorporated IMP³rove for Students in their master program on innovation management. In the combination of direct interaction with small and medium sized enterprises and practical experience in innovation management the students increase their employability.
Dr. Robin Kleer
Assistant Professor at RWTH Technology and Innovation Management Group