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Academic year
CIP010 - Design of technological innovations and markets
Syllabus adopted 2009-02-24 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPBDP
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Industrial Engineering and Management

Teaching language: English

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course
0103 Laboratory 4,5 c Grading: TH   4,5 c    
0203 Examination 3,0 c Grading: TH   3,0 c    

In programs

MPBDP BUSINESS DESIGN PROGRAM, MSC PROGR - Chalmers School of Entrepreneurship, Year 1 (compulsory)
MPBDP BUSINESS DESIGN PROGRAM, MSC PROGR - Göteborg International Bioscience Business School, Year 1 (compulsory)
MPBDP BUSINESS DESIGN PROGRAM, MSC PROGR - School of Intellectual Capital Management, Year 1 (compulsory)


Bitr professor  Mats Lundqvist
Professor  Ulf Petrusson


For single subject courses within Chalmers programmes the same eligibility requirements apply, as to the programme(s) that the course is part of.

Course specific prerequisites

Only students who are admitted to the Business Design program are qualified to take the course, due to the strong integration with the laboratory-based pedagogy of the program.


The purpose of the course is to give the student practical and hands-on experiences as well as a thorough theoretic knowledge on how to create and extract financial value through the creative design of technological innovations and markets in a knowledge-economy.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

- Apply the fundamental concepts of innovation management and techno-economic analysis tools in both industrial and knowledge-economy contexts.
- Use the key fundamental models to analyze and design technological innovations and markets from a value creation, value extraction and techno-economic-legal perspective.
- Break down and construct innovations into intellectual building blocks.
- Perform competitive technical intelligence to analyze and design innovation and market strategies.
- Evaluate and create strategies to generate competitive advantage and creative destruction through building structural control positions over technological innovations and markets.
- Use valuation and value creation methodologies to analyze and design knowledge-based business visions and propositions.


In this course, the students learn to master the complexity of creating and extracting financial value from technological innovations and markets by acquiring skills in management, economics, law and technology. The students will learn to analyze the intellectual dimensions of technological innovations and markets and understand how value can be created in both a material and intellectual value chain, through varying value propositions built on physical products, virtual products, licenses and services. One main focus will be advanced valuation and value creation methodologies, where the students will learn state-of-the-art models and tools for how to create and structurally control markets and innovations through technical control, market power, secrecy, right-based property and contract-based property. The students will develop their modern knowledge-based business skills and tools for creating and analyzing intellectual innovations and markets through an action-based pedagogy including lectures, case studies, exercises, and a real business project.


The course is a part of the Business Design masters program and is provided sp 1 and sp 2, first semester.

The course consists of a lecture series, case seminars and a case.


See separate list.


The students are graded on their performances in exercises, the real business case, an exam and oral presentations, individually and in group.

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