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Summary Teaching Assignment
Academic Year 2018/2019
Type of Teaching Doctorate
Professor Biscari Paolo
Cfu 5.00 Type of Course Mono-Disciplinary Course

Phd Programme From (included) To (excluded) Course

Detailed program and learning outcomes

The 'Industrial Skills' course is aimed at developing and enhancing in the young doctoral candidates a system of skills for the development and management of innovation in industrial firms and services. It also provides useful elements to guide their professional career to the market, by optimizing the relationship between the characteristics required in the different target destinations and the personal system of motivation and behavioral skills.
The didactic approach with which the lessons will be conducted is mainly experiential (testimonies, exercises, simulations), supported by a didactic framing (models for organizing experiences in a more structured methodology facility).
Exercises are designed as experiences with interactive questions and answers sessions.
The course is divided into:

  1. What is innovation (4 hours)
  2. First examples of innovation in different contexts (4 hours)
  3. Innovation in different contexts
    • a) Start-up (2 teaching hours + 2 hours testimony)
    • b) Large corporate industrial enterprises (2 teaching hours + 2 hour testimony)
    • c) SME and family businesses (2 teaching hours + 2 hours testimony)
    • d) Services and Finance (2 teaching hours + 2 hours testimony)
  4. Communicating innovation (4 hours)
  5. Exercise and simulate a communication plan (4 hours)
  6. Managing Yourself (4 Hours)
  7. Self-assessment (4 hours)
  8. Final Examination

Notes on methods of assessing

In order to earn course credits, it is necessary to:
- participate in the compulsory modules # 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7 (see Program above), and at least three of the modules # 3 (a, b, c, d)
- support a simulative final interview with a course referent from one of the different business areas covered. During the interview, the degree of appropriation and maturity of the topics discussed will be assessed

Teaching activities
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End date

Schedule planning

Course Schedule

All classes will be held in Campus Bovisa, via Durando, buildings B8 and B10
Monday 13 May 2019, 9 - 13, room CS.0.4 (building B10)
Introducing Innovation in Industrial Systems
To Innovate (and how) or Not To Innovate, that's the question!
Tuesday 14 May 2019, 9 - 13, room CS.0.4 (building B10)
A Startup culture
Arduino: Innovating with Open Source
Wednesday 15 May 2019, 9 – 13, room CS.0.5 (building B10)
Innovation in various contexts
Tuesday 21 May 2019, 9 – 13, room B8.2.3 (building B8)
Innovation in the Public Sector
Innovation in SME
Friday 24 May 2019, 9 – 13, room B8.2.3 (building B8)
Disruptive Innovation in Aviation Industry
Tuesday 28 May 2019, 9 – 13, room CS.0.4 (building B10)
On Managing Yourself
Wednesday 29 May 2019, 14 – 18, room CS.0.4 (building B10)
Round Table: Technological Innovation and Sustainability
Thursday 30 May 2019, 9.30 – 13.30, room B8.2.3 (building B8)
Digital Communication & Innovation
Friday 31 May 2019, 9.30 – 13.30, room B8.2.3 (building B8)
Group Assessment - with Career Service, Politecnico di Milano


Didactic forms
Type of didactic form Teaching hours
computer laboratory
experimental laboratory
project laboratory

Information in English to support internationalization
Course offered in language English

Note Professor
During the course classes, more than 10 managers and entrepreneurs will discuss with the PhD candidates the program topics, and will give participants the opportunity to interact and learn acros several different business areas.
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Area Servizi ICT