Mission and Vision A modern society no longer prospers due to the wealth of their commodities, but due to the knowledge and ability of its people. Handling of technology is a crucial requirement for long-term and sustainable success. Technology management covers the entire value creation chain from the generation of ideas to customer success, as well as dealing with consequences and risks. As one of the institutes at the University of St.Gallen, the task of the ITEM-HSG is to act as a "Center of Excellence" in the following fields: a leading European research institution for the management and use of technologies, recognized in the scientific as well as in the managment community; a first-class training centre, which opens prime career opportunities for students, research associates and executive course participants; a competent center for the efficient transfer of research results into practice. We strengthen our own activities by networking with other universities and research institutions. Through well positioned projects in cooperation with industry, we accumulate sufficient experience and resources, in order to support qualitative and quantitative growth. We set high standards for quality and excellence. We live the following 7 criteria through a team and performance oriented culture: expertise, innovation, learning, commitment, speed, clarity and self-confidence.