Business Innovation (3 ECTS)

14-16 Jan 2026 –  Sironi Room U4-8

This module focuses on leading innovation and improvements in the business model of RIs. Furthermore, the modules helps participants to apply the concepts from the strategic management module into developing a business plan.

The module discusses why the business development is important and what might be achieved through innovation. The module emphasizes the development of the business plan for a RI. The course has a very practical emphasis with a wide variety of cases, in-class discussion to enhance relevance.

Learning Model

Lectures, group works, case discussions, role plays, share of best practice, and assignments.

The programme covers the following topics

Business innovation and development of RIs

  • Business model analysis
  • Business innovation


  • Understand business innovation in the RI context
  • Offer guidance and models for the implementation of business innovation projects
  • How to develop a business plan

Fees & Enrolment

Participation fee: 1,200 Euros

Tuition fees include:

Teaching materials
Access to the University’s facilities
Coffee breaks and lunches during face-to-face modules
Fees do not include travel costs and living expenses. For accommodation, participants will benefit from the University’s agreements with nearby hotels. For information:

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The Venue

This module will be held at the University of Milano-Bicocca. The University of Milano-Bicocca is located at Piazza dell’Ateneo Nuovo, 1 in Milan. Our campus benefits from the full array of learning environments and university-wide services.

How to reach us


Meet the Faculty

Elisabetta Marafioti, Professor of Management at University of Milano–Bicocca (Read more)

Niklas Blomberg, Elixir, Director

Who should Apply ?

• Director Generals, Chief Operating Officers or their equivalent
• Recently appointed or upcoming senior managers
• Heads of National Nodes
• Heads of Finance and Administration, HR and Communication
• Middle management
• Representatives of funding bodies and ministries responsible for RI funding