Innovation comes from a wide range of sources, from fundamental atomic research to identification of new materials, via promising molecules and active ingredients.
It is also generated by close examination of original business ideas, such as free daily newspapers, low-cost businesses or also unexpected combination of businesses like bioinformatics.
Often, the marriage of two or more technological breakthroughs is the basis for a new concept, i.e. the hybridization between technological innovation and original business models which creates value for companies.
Therefore, at Grenoble Ecole de Management, students and researchers are encouraged to share competencies, to identify and understand paradigm changes and explore potential breakthroughs upstream.
Once identified, these potential areas of innovation must be tested to determine their possible applications, in a creative and unhindered spirit of research.
This phase is unconstrained and allows for brainstorming and thinking outside the box so that innovation is associated with significant changes in the way value is created.
The idea here is at the frontier between science and art, imagining things as science fiction becomes reality.
This is where promising ideas are tested against the constraints of the real world, taking a step out of the laboratory to see how they can fare in the business environment and be applied to the company’s internal organization.
The management skills of Grenoble Ecole de Management’s students and researchers take on a leadership position, moving from concept to prototype and from idea to model. Once again, multi-disciplinary collaboration is the key here as innovative technological potential is transformed into a working business model.
This approach is based on long-standing relationships of trust and mutual understanding between Grenoble Ecole de Management and the community of scientists and engineers. Grenoble Ecole de Management’s MTI expertise is based on an innovative learning model which integrates interaction with the real world into its curriculum, thus encouraging the desire to work together.
This is the payoff phase, where upstream research, development and planning become a viable business proposition.
Grenoble Ecole de Management projects that reach this phase have a very high rate of take-up in the business community and benefit from a track record of success that gives them privileged access to private and public support. Grenoble Ecole de Management MTI graduates possess all of the knowledge and skills to integrate these projects into existing structures or to take entrepreneurial initiative to conquer new markets.
Whatever path they choose, Grenoble Ecole de Management MTI graduates and researchers focus on creating value through breakthrough technology.