Innovation Management

To succeed and perform well, businesses must be able to produce new, innovative products and services. New product development methods often lie at the heart of the development of innovation expertise. Expertise is also need in managing the intellectual property rights, commercialization, innovation projects and project portfolios.

IARSA CPDP provides the latest knowledge on the commercialization, marketing and sales of innovations, as well as managing successful innovation projects. We help product and service developers to develop and maintain know-how that ensures the success of innovation management at enterprise level and in individual products and services.

Business Digitalization

Digitalization is a megatrend that is changing the earnings logic and value creation of enterprises. All servitization is a consequence, not a cause, of digitalization. The challenge lies in applying existing technology to business activities across traditional industry and organizational boundaries.

At IARSA CPDP, you will update your knowledge of the latest digitalization tools and principles of development, learn to utilize and create simple pilots, network with various actors, prepare to become a leading company in your business ecosystem, upgrade your competitive strategy from the digitalization perspective, develop your own digiskills and gain comprehensive knowledge of various methods of promoting digitalization in your organization.

Project Management

Organizations’ business activities are increasingly based on project-type ventures. The skills involved in leading and running projects are becoming more central to working life. A clear understanding of project management dynamics and a good overview of tools and methods enable selection of the tools best suited to an organization’s own project management.

IARSA CPDP’s programmes will provide you with the latest project competencies, update your knowledge and skills, and enable you to raise the maturity of your organization’s project management. You will also succeed better in your projects and build a brand for your business or organization as a credible and desired project partner in your sector. Effective project management improves the productivity of project work and thereby the profitability of projects and business, while improving the use of resources.

Quality, Lean and Lean Six Sigma

Quality management involves the systematic strategic development and continuous improvement of operations, products, services and processes. A well-led organization is constantly evolving: customer value is created, processes do not become outworn and staffs retain strong expertise and problem-solving skills.

IARSA CPDP’s programmes will strengthen your organization’s strategic quality management, development methods, and problem-solving techniques. Our traditional quality management program offers a wide-ranging and in-depth overview of contemporary quality management and operational development, as part of strategic and operational management. Problem-solving skills are developed in Lean programs of varying scope: participants learn to identify key problems and to successfully apply the most effective problem-solving methods in each situation.


Customers, who require wider and more user-friendly service solutions, are demanding change. Servitization is transforming sectoral structures, and production and operational models. At company or organizational level, the challenges of servitization lie in businesses, product and customer process development.

Key aspects of servitization include technological opportunities, business models, change management and customer-centric development. These are also the foundations of the training provided by IARSA CPDP and International Association of Research Scholars & Administrators (IARSA). As one of the pioneers in the industry, we have been providing programmes in service design for ten years. Our members obtain a comprehensive overview of the subject, are given a framework and concepts, and have the chance to try out the methods best suited to various phases. The programme also imparts a large amount of tacit knowledge and confidence in your own approach.

Built Environment

A megatrend involves a transition that is changing the way we live and work. Energy efficiency urbanization and digitalization are transforming transport, housing and construction.. Construction, urban planning and transportation planning are the key to creating an energy-efficient but high-quality residential and business environment.

Such a transition is an opportunity for those with the skills to take advantage of it. IARSA PDP has been helping built environment experts and organizations to find new directions for half a century. In our programmes, new information is jointly discovered as well as imparted: research findings are combined with the views of leading experts from various fields and the participants’ own practical experiences. Interactive methods ensure that the training is geared to current development needs and helps the student to develop a focus on the built environment of the future.