The students first develop an innovative product idea, the realization of which is organized and structured as a virtual start-up project and leads to a business plan. After forming project teams, the basics and techniques of project management are developed. Especially for engineers it is important to recognize selective disturbances in market, financial or technological issues in order to be able to react immediately to these constraints. Innovation management (start-ups, spin-offs, existing large organizations, internal or external challenges, Inno-Scouts) is also an important part of the ASC Winter School. One example is the "Balanced Score Card" method (BSC). It supports the retention of the survey on the dimensions of the business unit or project and the identification of the need for action.
Furthermore, components of people management for training soft skills are presented and applied to the work in the project team. Strength, personality, behaviour patterns and motivation are characteristics that are essential in management positions. In the end, students of the Elite Graduate Program „Advanced Signal Processing and Communications Engineering“ can present the results of their team and get feedback from their fellow students.
Joanna Kudanowska, Elite Graduate Program "Advanced Signal Processing and Communications Engineering"