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TEK515 - Business planning and entrepreneurship for sustainability  
Syllabus adopted 2015-02-18 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPBDP
6,0 Credits
Grading: UG - Fail, pass
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Industrial Engineering and Management

The course is cancelled
Teaching language: English

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0115 Laboratory 6,0 c Grading: UG   6,0 c    

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Bitr professor  Mats Lundqvist


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

The course is available to students from Master’s Programmes MPSEB, MPIEE, MPSES, MPTSE and MPBDP, having passed all mandatory courses from the first year of applicable programme. Furthermore, participating students are required to follow what is stipulated for the Climate-KIC Masters Label.


The course is connected to Climate-KIC and aims to foster European climate innovation and entrepreneurship. By building a knowledge and innovation community relating to climate change the course intends identify and forward new solution to an urgent issue.

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

  • Demonstrate an understanding of, and discuss the phenomenon of climate change, in particular in relation to a European context.
  • Devise a sustainable business model for venture aiming to tackle issues relating to climate change and sustainability.
  • Through a Business Plan demonstrate capabilities of developing an early stage business idea which could include convincing of customer utility, market and competition analysis, organization, required competences, profitability, financing needs and possible means for protecting the idea.
  • Through team work demonstrate capacity to acquire, utilize, and integrate knowledge in a convincing Business Plan.


Examples of themes dealt with within the course:
  • An overview of climate change issues, stakes, policies and regulations at local and global scales;
  • Scientific insights about climate change measurement, mitigation and adaptation
  • Introduction to entrepreneurship business topics and the Business Model Canvas (BMC)
  • Introduction to innovation theory and practical issues
  • Soft skills training: team building, understanding role/personalities


The course is divided into three separate modules on different locations. The first and second modules consist of lectures, meetings, case studies, and networking with entrepreneurs. The final module concludes the course and will focus on finishing up business concepts and drawing up a business plan as well as a presentation on the business case.


Will be announced in connection with course start.


The course is examined based on the student's active participation in scheduled events and through written deliverables.

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