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Technology Forecasting for strategic decision making - An Introduction

NPTEL , Indian Institute of Technology Madras and Université de Strasbourg via Swayam


How to strengthen strategic decision-making with reliable technological forecasts? Numerous quantitative methods are available for predicting future demands and short-term changes. These methods, however, have limited application for such a question. The need is to combine the advantages of qualitative methods and explorative qualitative methods for long-range technological forecasting. A structured methodology can be applied for this purpose. In this course, you will learn a combination of the technique “Extrapolation with S-curves” and a network of problems using practical case studies.
PREREQUISITES : Data Management Skills
INDUSTRIES SUPPORT:Many industries and institutes recognize the need for technology forecasting, e.g. - manufacturing, ICT



Week 1: Introduction to Technology Forecasting (TF)
Week 2: Case Studies and Structure of the Course - introduce models (using process)
Week 3: Setup of a TF Project (introduce process - using models from Week 2)
Week 4: Qualitative Forecast, Quantitative Forecast and Wrap Up

Live session schedule:

Taught by

Prof. Bala Ramadurai, Prof. Dmitry KUCHARAVY

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