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CIP017 - Technology based entrepreneurship
Teknikbaserat entreprenörskap
 
Syllabus adopted 2019-02-21 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPBDP
15,0 Credits
Grading: TH - Pass with distinction (5), Pass with credit (4), Pass (3), Fail
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Industrial Engineering and Management
Department: 45 - TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT AND ECONOMICS


Teaching language: English
Application code: 07120
Open for exchange students: No

Module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0114 Laboratory 3,0c Grading: UG   3,0c    
0214 Laboratory 12,0c Grading: TH   12,0c    

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MPBDP ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND BUSINESS DESIGN, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (compulsory)

Examiner:

Tomas Karlsson

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Theme:

MTS 7,5 hec


Eligibility

General entry requirements for Master's level (second cycle)
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Specific entry requirements

English 6 (or by other approved means with the equivalent proficiency level)
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Course specific prerequisites

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

Aim

The purpose of the course is that the students should gain perspectives, apply tools, develop skills around sustainable technology-based entrepreneurship, and in particular acquire entrepreneurial learning through a simulated process of creating a new business, based on high-tech inventions. Learning is focused around the following themes: Entrepreneurial learning - Team work ¿ Technology based ideation ¿ Business planning ¿ Business presentation- Negotiations ¿ Firm legal frameworks

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

1.    describe, apply and reflect on the knowledge associated with the main course themes, and to be able to relate it to relevant theory, ethics and sustainable development.
2.    apply knowledge of teamwork around a technology-based innovation and translate it to create effective projects.
3.    initiate and create entrepreneurial ideas, and use various tools for developing ideas, pitches, and business development.
4.    create commercialization strategies for technical ideas and an ability to communicate those ideas verbally and in writing to various actors.
5.    negotiate issues related to technical ideas and demonstrate skills in preparations, actual negotiations and reflective elements.
6.    understand and make use of legal tools relevant for new technology-based businesses.
7.    reflect on the knowledge, attitudes and experiences that are involved in each of the themes in the course and relate it to the relevant theory, ethics and sustainable development.

Content

Students engage in practical exercises related to venture creation and technology based innovation. As mentioned previously the main themes are: Entrepreneurial learning - Team work - Technology based ideation - Business planning - Business presentation- Negotiations - Firm legal frameworks

Organisation

The course is a part of the Master's Programme Entrepreneurship and Business Design and is provided during Study Period 1 and Study Period 2 of the first semester. The course is built around relevant literature studies, and practical hands on exercises. The exercises are based directly on pedagogies developed in the field of entrepreneurial learning. It involves engaging students in real and simulated innovation and venture creation exercises. The students get practical exercises in pitching, planning, evaluating and negotiating. Written hand-ins will be used to facilitate reflection and evaluation of practice in relation to current theories.

Literature

See separate list (Course-PM).

Examination including compulsory elements

The students are graded on their performances of their exercises individually and in groups, in the form of written hand-ins and oral presentations.


Published: Mon 28 Nov 2016.