Companies and Value-Sensitive Innovation

Do you want to know how innovation works and how innovation matters for companies and society? In this minor, you will learn about managing innovation responsibly and apply your knowledge to a case study. You will build a theoretical foundation by learning about the innovation process and its ethical significance in the first quarter, which will be enriched by deep dives into marketing, finance, strategy, and risk and safety management during both quarters. 


Dr. M.B.O.T. (Michael) Klenk

For whom?

Enterprising students who want to learn how to responsibly apply their engineering skills in innovation processes in existing companies based on a thorough understanding of the innovation process, its ethical significance, and how different criteria used to evaluate potential innovations are generated, applied, and ethically evaluated for relations and tensions. 

What will you learn?

You will learn the essential aspects of the innovation process in established companies through the unique perspective of TU Delft’s Values, Technology, and Innovation (VTI) department. You will gain a comprehensive and practical understanding of the innovation process and its ethical dimensions. This means that you learn how to evaluate potential innovations from the perspective of finance, strategy, marketing, and risk & safety management, and how those criteria are related. You will learn to analyse potential tensions between these perspectives to create ethically sound and economically viable innovations. 

Course overview

Note: All courses will be given in English.

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Contact details

Michael Klenk