High-Tech Growth Management : Module V : Research & Development in an international environment

Mr. Hans Gilliams, Secretary-General and Vice-President, Belgian Association of European Law, Partner Eubelius.
Dr. Ir. Dirk Callaerts, CEO, Eyetronics.

High-tech companies often have to deal with international markets, international customers and international competitors. This is no small task. This module explicitly deals with the issue of international deployment of the technological capabilities of a high-tech venture. Questions addressed are: At what point to 'go international'?; The do's and the don'ts of protecting your knowledge and intellectual property when 'going international'; Commercial models available to you and when to choose one (e.g. licensing models versus product models); What to do if international customers pay for co-development?.

General Theme & Programme
The integrated programme on 'High-Tech Growth Management' confronts topics and issues related to the management of growth within high-tech start-ups that have been successfully launched and are now working hard to develop a sustainable position in the market. This programme provides guiding frameworks and insights that are relevant to handling problems frequently encountered during such a trajectory. Themes include the development of a sustainable business model, internationalisation, research & development, marketing and sales, and organisation & human resource management issues.

Structure and dates
The complete programme consists of 8 modules.
Each module is scheduled from 4 - 7 pm.

Module I: Growing pains of a high-tech venture
Tuesday November 26th, 2002
Module II: Strategy development for high-tech ventures
Tuesday December 10th, 2002
Module III: Financing growth & creating shareholder value
Tuesday January 14th, 2003
Module IV: Market development in an international environment
Tuesday January 28th, 2003
Module V: R&D in an international environment
Tuesday February 11th, 2003
Module VI: Operations Management
Tuesday February 25th, 2003
Module VII: Keeping an eye on performance
Tuesday March 11th, 2003
Module VIII: Kennis, kenniswerkers en kennismanagement
Dinsdag 25 maart, 2003

LMS International, Interleuvenlaan 68, 3001 Leuven

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