Management of Technology

“Our mission is to train the world’s foremost experts and leaders in the Management of Technology”

The doctoral program features intensive courses in research methods and applications as well as strong supervision of the students’ own projects, together with numerous group activities such as seminars, conferences, or retreats. Our alumni feedback consistently highlights the outstanding quality of education, the stimulating and generous environment for doctoral studies, as well as the great job prospects in academia and industry upon graduation.

The doctoral program in Management of Technology covers a broad range of areas such as Business Analytics, Corporate Strategy, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Market Design, Operations Management, and Technology Policy. It offers in-depth courses and research opportunities in an interdisciplinary environment, pooling resources from a variety of research units on the EPFL campus and beyond, including Engineering, Finance, Mathematics, the Swiss Program for Doctoral Students in Economics, and the EuroTech universities.

Prof. Thomas Weber, Director of the Doctoral Program in Management of Technology (EDMT)

Research Day 2018

Soutenances de thèses

New publication on innovation procurement

— Prof de Rassenfosse has recently published a study on the procurement of innovation by the U.S. government. The paper is written jointly with Emilio Raiteri, a former postdoc at EPFL who is now assistant professor at TU Eindhoven, and Adam Jaffe, a well-known economist. As part of the school’s commitment to open access, the paper has been published in PLOS ONE and the data have been made available openly to encourage replication and follow-on studies.

Daniel Kuhn gave a plenary talk at EUROPT 2019

— Daniel Kuhn was invited to give a plenary talk at the 17th Workshop on Advances in Continuous Optimization (EUROPT 2019).

Workshop on computational methods in social science

— On July 1st, the Chair of Innovation and IP Policy (IIPP) of Prof. de Rassenfosse organized a workshop on “Computational methods in social science: A focus on textual content”.

Study prepared for the Federal Council

— Prof. de Rassenfosse has recently produced a study for the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) of the Swiss Confederation.

New article published by Prof. Dr. Marc Gruber

— Marc Gruber has just published an article in the Academy of Management Review. The paper entitled “Reconceptualizing necessity entrepreneurship: A contextualized framework of entrepreneurial processes under the condition of basic needs” is written jointly with John C. Dencker (Northeastern), Sophie Bacq (Northeastern), and Melvin Haas (Asyril SA).


Prof Thomas Weber

Céline Cordey

EPFL EDMT program
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