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Department of Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship

The Department of Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship gives basic courses to all Ingénieur Polytechnicien students and offers other specific courses in innovation management and entrepreneurship.

The collective dynamics are crucial for the success of scientific and technological achievements; and innovation is now at the heart of competitive strategies and public policies. With the Research Center in Management (Centre de Recherche en Gestion - CRG), one of École Polytechnique laboratories and part of the joint CNRS I3 Institut Interdisciplinaire de l’Innovation (Interdisciplinary Institute of Innovation), the Department conducts research with industrial partners in these areas.

Department goals

>Basic training in organizations' management
Ingénieur Polytechnicien students in Year 3 take these courses addressing the concepts of financial analysis, strategy and team management to build their basic skills in organizations' management. The offer is diverse and is organized around five topics:
> Companies and the Rise of the Digital
> International Development
> Innovation
> Entrepreneurship
> Business and Society.

> Specialization in connection with other disciplines related to Technological Innovation
By Year 3, Ingénieur Polytechnicien students can choose to specialize with the Technological Innovation path. This path aims to build a dual expertise in both science and management, two key components to understanding how to develop innovative economic value from scientific results. One specialty concentrated on entrepreneurship, the ither is about innovation management in a broader sense.

> Participation in several Masters' programs
> Innovation, Enterprise and Society Master's program 
> Économie de l’Environnement, de l’Énergie et des Transports (Environment, Energy and Transports Economy) International Master's program

Future engineers and PhD holders can choose innovation management careers both in private companies or public structures, project manager careers, create process technology businesses or move towards the field of consulting. They can also become researchers or professor in the field of innovation management.

Laboratories and Chairs of the Department
> I3 - Interdisciplinary Institute of Innovation
> PREG-CRG - Center for Management and Economics Research
> Innovation Management Chair
> Innovation and Regulation Chair