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CIP011 - Design of technological innovations and markets
Syllabus adopted 2015-02-18 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

Only for students admitted to the program MPBDP
Teaching language: English

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0110 Examination 7,5 c Grading: TH   4,5 c 3,0 c   Contact examiner,  Contact examiner,  Contact examiner

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Bitr professor  Mats Lundqvist


CIP010   Design of technological innovations and markets


In order to be eligible for a second cycle course the applicant needs to fulfil the general and specific entry requirements of the programme that owns the course. (If the second cycle course is owned by a first cycle programme, second cycle entry requirements apply.)
Exemption from the eligibility requirement: Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling these requirements.

Course specific prerequisites

Only students who are admitted to the Entrepreneurship and 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 knowledge on how to create and extract financial and other value through the design of technological innovations and markets.

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

  • Demonstrate understanding of innovation management in technology-based business, including innovation strategy and business strategy and their interlinking as well as good innovative management

  • Use relevant concepts and models as well as acquired specialized knowledge (technology-specific and other) to analyze and design sustainable technological innovations including techno-economic relationships as well as innovation design methods

  • Be able to perform an analysis of innovative business models including financial projections- and valuations


Fundamentals of business strategy and innovation management are provided along with an understanding of the role of innovations in a knowledge-based society. Theory is interwoven with case studies of innovation and business primarily in the information and communication technology (ICT) and bioscience areas.

The students will learn to analyze technological innovations and understand how markets and financial value can be created through varying business models. Important areas include techno-economic value analysis, innovation design methodology, business models and valuation techniques.


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

The course consists of a lecture series including class-room cases as well as written group assignments.


Schilling, Melissa A, Strategic Management of Technological Innovation, McGraw - Hill international edition, latest published edition.

Additional articles presented in connection with course start.


The course is examined through written team assignments as well as through a written exam where the student is not only asked to account for relevant theory but also relate it to cases and classroom discussions.

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