Topic Roadmapping

Initiative Description

Topic Roadmapping is used to support the management of technology and innovation activities. It helps to explore ideas in a resource and time efficient way, starting from an idea, to develop an action plan in a very effective way. Roadmapping is a flexible method and a highly visual tool that helps address the issues of dialogue exchange and interaction. The Topic Roadmapping templates incorporate guidance that a facilitator would normally provide, in order to minimize intervention and empower groups to organize their own strategic discussions to develops such action plans.

Training Objectives

Support the management of technology and innovation activities: What are the vision and objectives for the business idea? What business and market drivers (and market needs) does this respond to? What steps (and over what timeline) should be achieved?

Training Contents

Topic roadmapping uses templates that that embodies two novel design features: visibility of the process steps and built-in guidance/prompts. These graphical templates in the form of paper wall charts are used to support workshop facilitation.

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IfM Education and Consultancy Services


  • The training covers any technology as it helps manufacturing SMEs with the strategic management of their technology and innovation activities


  • Workshop


  • Face to face
  • Blended

Technology Absortion Cycle

  • Awareness: supports understand the basic functionality of the technology and its fields of application.
  • Configuration: supports the process of determining how a technology is implemented in a real manufacturing setting. It includes the creation of a business case.
  • Implementation: supports the implementation and installation of the technology in an industrial setting.

Target Group

  • Directors
  • Plant Manager

Instruction Level

  • Intermediate


  • Automotive
  • Aerospace
  • Agriculture
  • Chemical
  • Construction
  • Defense
  • Education
  • Research & Development
  • Energy

Education Level

  • Bachelor


  • 10 to 20




Durations: 1-3 days, 3-5 days,



Others, Horizon2020 - Open Innovation project (Science2Society

Countries where training is provided

United Kingdom

Cities where training is provided


Languages this training can be provided

English, German


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