The IMOT, International Management of Technology, course was launched in 1989 and since then it has been updated and held annually. Chalmers Professional is now getting ready for yet another round – with a new focus on India as a base for technological and product development.
IMOT is a leadership course, in three modules totaling 17 days, which is aimed at experienced managers in technology, research, and product development. The program gives participants new angles of approach, tools, and knowledge for reinforcing the leadership and strategy work in their particular organizations.
Since its launch in 1989, IMOT has been held in different cities in Europe, the USA, and Japan. A stop in China was added in 2006 and, during preparations for this fall's program, Japan has been replaced by Bangalore in India. Lars Trygg, Associate Professor at Chalmers and Program Manager for IMOT explains why.
"We are continuously developing the program and adapting it to the changes in the world about us. India is gaining ground, among other things, thanks to the good access to a well-trained workforce, and Bangalore is especially interesting. For example, SKF has established a new research center and both Volvo and AstraZeneca already have representation there."
In order to be able to offer a regionally rooted course, Chalmers Professional Education has entered into collaboration with IIMB – the Indian Institute of Management in Bangalore. Engaging leading experts from prominent universities and institutes in different parts of the world creates a strong faculty that guarantees high quality education.
The IMOT program consists of lectures, discussions, case studies, and study visits. Just as in other courses provided by Chalmers Professional Education, the focus is on business development, with examples and tasks that are clearly related to the participants' particular organizations and challenges.
This year's IMOT round starts November 12, in French Sophia Antipolis. For more information and application, click here!