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Start   >  Master's & postgraduate courses  >  Education  >  Postgraduate course in Digital Innovation for Business Development
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1st Edition
24 ECTS (192 teaching hours)
Language of instruction
Notes payment of enrolment fee and 0,7% campaign
Registration open until the beginning of the course or until end of vacancies.
Start date
Classes start: 04/11/2019
Classes end: 10/03/2020
Programme ends : 26/03/2020
Monday: 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Tuesday: 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Wednesday: 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Thursday: 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Notes to the schedule.
Taught at
Tech Talent Center
C/ de Badajoz, 73-77
Why this programme?
It combines professional internships at Accenture in the mornings (from 9 am to 1 pm from Monday to Friday), with the postgraduate course in Digital Innovation for Business Development at the UPC.

At least 50% of students will be hired by Accenture after the internships have been completed, and they will receive a bonus of € 2,000.

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The world that surrounds us is changing rapidly. Technology is increasingly affecting society and organisations, becoming a larger part of business, and is decisive in generating value. Nowadays, innovation is no longer a choice, and technology is our best partner. Implementing disruptive digital solutions in products, services and processes will be the only way to maintain a competitive advantage.

The postgraduate course in Digital Innovation for Business Development at the UPC is the result of a partnership with Accenture, the leading company in solutions for digital consultancy, technology and operations, with over 401,000 professionals working with clients in more than 120 countries. It is a unique programme that provides the tools for understanding the new context of Industry 4.0 and the potential of disruptive technologies.

This postgraduate course provides an overall perspective on the current and future impact of the digital revolution. You will discover the potential of technologies such as Internet of Things (IOT), Big Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain and Virtual Reality, among others, and find out the best strategies and methodologies for successfully implementing digital projects.

Accenture guarantees professional internships (which include a study grant) for all students who complete this programme, who will be able to actively participate in real digital consultancy projects, addressing the challenges facing the sector.

With this exceptional experience, at the end of the training, Accenture undertakes to hire at least 50% of students who have completed the professional internships. Accenture will also give a bonus of € 2,000 to the people hired.

  • Discover the methodologies and processes that facilitate digital transformation.
  • Discover the emerging technologies that enable change in organisations.
  • Establish transformational initiatives in organisations based on digital innovation.
  • Design new business models based on intelligent engineering technologies.
Who is it for?
Engineers from the technological field and university graduates from scientific and technical degree courses such as maths, physics and similar subjects, interested in a career in the field of digital innovation. People who are about to finish their studies will also be accepted.

Training Content

List of subjects
2 ECTS 15h
Smart Organizations
This subject looks at the changing and complex environment of organisations. It will study the impact of disruptive technologies on business, the scenarios for the future, new opportunities and the digital transformation process necessary for effective change.

  • Diversification and new business models.
  • Transformation of the value chain.
  • The service economy.
  • The company's digital strategy.
  • Change management.
  • Digital leadership based on new skills.
  • New regulations and ethics.
2 ECTS 15h
Digital Innovation
Digital innovation is based on the opportunities provided by technological tools to enhance and improve all the organisation's initiatives. This subject presents digital transformation as the appropriate and efficient use of the new disruptive technologies.

  • Generating disruptive ideas.
  • Impact of disruptive technologies.
  • Collaborative environments.
  • Digital platforms.
  • Smart Commerce.
  • Customer interaction and experience.
  • Social network strategy.
5 ECTS 45h
Digital methodologies for change
This subject deals with the various methodologies, processes and technologies that facilitate digital transformation. This knowledge provides guidance when taking decisions, improving processes and managing technological resources focused towards the implementation of real change in organisations.

  • Methodologies and best practices
  • Agility.
  • Industry 4.0.
  • Intelligent decision systems.
  • Robotisation of processes.
  • Serious Games.
  • ROI from disruptive processes.
6 ECTS 51h
Cloud computing and emerging technologies
This subject presents new technologies based on cloud computing aimed at creating new products and services, often with a disruptive approach.
It also looks at new development methodologies, their impact on architecture systems and new security aspects.

  • New platforms.
  • Cloud computing and services.
  • Cloud Native.
  • Cybersecurity.
  • Blockchain.
  • DevSecOps: integration models and continuous deployment including secure development.
  • Other emerging technologies.
6 ECTS 51h
Intelligent engineering technologies
This subject presents new technologies, some emerging and others in the process of consolidation, and focuses primarily on data exploitation. These technologies are opening up new business models will revolutionise markets.

  • Artificial intelligence.
  • Big Data and Data Driven Companies.
  • Cognitive robotics.
  • Internet of Things (IOT).
  • Human-computer interaction.
  • Virtual reality.
3 ECTS 15h
Final project
The objective of the project is the practical application of the theory and some of the tools studied during the postgraduate course.
Postgraduate diplomas issued by the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Issued pursuant to art. 34.1 of Organic Law 4/2007 of 12 April, amending Organic Law 6/2001 of 21 December, concerning Universities. To obtain this degree it is necessary to have an official. Otherwise, the Fundació Politècnica de Catalunya will only award them a a certificate of completion.

Learning methodology

The teaching methodology of the programme facilitates the student's learning and the achievement of the necessary competences.

Learning tools
Participatory lectures
A presentation of the conceptual foundations of the content to be taught, promoting interaction with the students to guide them in their learning of the different contents and the development of the established competences.
Practical classroom sessions
Knowledge is applied to a real or hypothetical environment, where specific aspects are identified and worked on to facilitate understanding, with the support from teaching staff.
Solving exercises
Solutions are worked on by practising routines, applying formulas and algorithms, and procedures are followed for transforming the available information and interpreting the results.
Success stories
Outstanding business knowledge and experiences with high added value acquired during an outstanding professional career are presented and shared.
Students are given technical support in the preparation of the final project, according to their specialisation and the subject matter of the project.
Assessment criteria
At least 80% attendance of teaching hours is required.
Level of participation
The student's active contribution to the various activities offered by the teaching team is assessed.
Work out projects
Studies on a specific topic, by individuals or groups, in which the quality and depth of the work is assessed, among other factors.
Work placements & employment service
Students can access job offers in their field of specialisation on the My_Tech_Space virtual campus. Applications made from this site will be treated confidentially. Hundreds of offers of the UPC School of Professional & Executive Development employment service appear annually. The offers range from formal contracts to work placement agreements.
Virtual campus
The students on this postgraduate course will have access to the My_ Tech_Space virtual campus - an effective platform for work and communication between the course's students, lecturers, directors and coordinators. My_Tech_Space provides the documentation for each training session before it starts, and enables students to work as a team, consult lecturers, check notes, etc.

Teaching team

Academic management
  • Castell Ariño, Núria
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    Master's Degree in Informatics from the UAB. PhD Degree in Informatics from UPC. Tenured professor of Computer Science Department at the UPC. Expert in the design of new curricula, particularly in international programs (Atlantis, Erasmus +). Dean of the Barcelona School of Informatics (FIB - UPC) from 2010 to 2017. Member of the Natural Language Processing research group, within the IDEAI specific research center (Intelligent Data Science and Artificial Intelligence). Member of the advisory board of the APTICC (Association of ICT Professionals of Catalonia).
Teaching staff
  • Ubach Nualart, Carles
    Industrial Engineer. IESE Graduate. Business and Technology Consultant.

Associates entities

Strategic partners
  • Accenture
    • Disseminates the programme in the professional sphere and area of expertise.
    • Participates in the design of the contents of the programme, and ensures they are appropriate to the needs of the professional sphere.
    • Offers professional internships for students on the programme.
    • Provides teachers and lecturers.

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