Change of title for the ITM course!

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Published on February 9, 2022 Updated on March 1, 2022

on the January 27, 2022

In coherence with the contents of the Master and the evolution of the needs of our partners, the course "Innovation et Management des Territoires" updates its name and will be entitled from now on " « Innovation et Management de la Transition des Territoires »

From the beginning of the next academic year, the Master's degree "Innovation Entreprise et Société Innovation" courses "Innovation et Management des Territoires"will become the course "Innovation et Management de la Transition des Territoires". This change of name is not insignificant, it is the fruit of a work of research and exchanges with our partners: companies and organizations. The content of this training has continued to evolve in recent years and it is obvious that the title should also.

This program offers students the mastery of multidisciplinary thinking (economics, management, sociology, law) to analyze and better orient the logic of innovation, the entrepreneurial spirit and now be able to understand the challenges of transitions. The problems of transition, whether climatic, economic or social, are now essential for companies and organizations. Over the last few years, jobs related to the development and management of innovative projects and the logic of territorial ecosystems have been expanding rapidly. The content of this training is evolving in this direction for many reasons!

We have observed a real awareness of the current challenges faced by organizations and territories in the management of economic, social and ecological transition. The ITM course therefore proposes to mobilize and develop innovation and entrepreneurship in our territories to be a source of economic, social and ecological value.
It aims to prepare students to understand three types of transition
  •     economic transition (new economic models, new types of governance, new organizational forms, new challenges in managing hypergrowth, a new phenomenon experienced by startups involving new management issues)
  •     social transition (cultural and social issues to be rethought, new and more inclusive territorial practices, relations with stakeholders, new managerial practices, new work practices)
  •     ecological transition (climate change, understanding how to measure the impact of an organization, sustainable development and impact economy)

Companies expect graduates to be able to mobilize cross-disciplinary know-how to support the transition and promote cooperation between the actors of the transition. Faced with this need, this program proposes to train graduates capable of identifying the dynamics of territorial innovation and resilience in the face of economic, social and ecological transitions; of supporting the adaptation and transition of territories and companies towards new models; and of fostering cooperation between the actors of the transition. Helping to design adapted responses requires innovative approaches (agile methods, design thinking, experiential methods), an understanding of territorial ecosystems, but also an understanding of environmental contexts (environmental law, local and entrepreneurial taxation) and knowledge of political and administrative contexts (territorial governance, European policies, European funding, consortium projects).

Finally, this program seeks to respond to the demands of organizations in terms of management and innovation approaches to complement exclusively technical profiles. Thus, it offers a cross-disciplinary training program that draws on the methodological and theoretical foundations of management sciences and economics, from a reflective and critical perspective, in order to bring out and produce innovative forms of action in the territories. The courses that deal with economic, social and environmental transitions are largely occupied with training experts with exclusively technical profiles (energy engineers, urban planners, geographers, etc.). The ITM program aims to train graduates capable of evaluating - and also of promoting - the changes that these transitions can bring about in the practices of organizations and territories.

The ITM program is a dual "territory-innovation" training program adapted to the essential challenges of transition. Our students are trained to coordinate and support territorial projects, innovation projects, and business creation projects using innovative approaches to understand and support transitions. This new program will allow our graduates to be in phase with the job market and the expectations of professionals in the sector.