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TEK296 - Applied intellectual capital management
Ledning och hantering av immateriella tillgångar
Syllabus adopted 2021-02-26 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPBDP
22,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Pass with distinction (5), Pass with credit (4), Pass (3), Fail
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Main field of study: Industrial Engineering and Management

Teaching language: English
Application code: 07114
Open for exchange students: No
Block schedule: B

Module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0114 Laboratory 22,5 c Grading: TH   11,0 c 11,5 c    

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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 program, the ICM-track, are qualified to take the course, due to the strong integration with the lab-based pedagogy of the program. The student must also have passed the courses CIP017, CIP058, CIP011, CIP061 and TEK211 from the first year of the Entrepreneurship and Business Design program in order to be qualified to take the course.


The purpose of the course is to give the student the skills and tools necessary to work practically with knowledge-intensive innovation projects at different levels of development, with a particular focus on the following areas: early-stage R&D projects, early-stage technology ventures, and challenge-based innovation projects.

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

1.    Demonstrate skills in identifying and assessing potential intellectual assets, in particular, technology and IPR assets
2.    Demonstrate skills in analyzing strategic technology positions in relation to existing and potential scientific/technological, intellectual property, and market positions
3.    Demonstrate skills in applying relevant methods and tools in challenge-based innovation processes
4.    Demonstrate ability to manage multiple stakeholder personalities across different innovation contexts
5.    Demonstrate skills in evaluating the commercial potential of early-stage innovations and ventures
6.    Demonstrate skills in developing and visualizing hybrid utilization strategies
7.    Demonstrate ability to make ethically responsible choices when packaging or visualizing intellectual assets into physical, virtual, or intellectual properties or services


The focus of the course is to teach students the theory and practice of human- centered innovation, intellectual asset management, and technology-based business
development in the context of innovation projects at different stages of development. The theoretical tools are taught in seminars and workshops and then applied through real innovation projects covering early-stage R&D,
early-stage technology ventures, need-based innovation challenges, and corporate spin-offs.


The course is a part of the master program Entrepreneurship and Business Design and is provided during the third semester. The course will consist of a series of seminars and workshops together with a number of individual hand-ins and presentations. The course will also be strongly linked to real life innovation projects where students will work together in supervised teams to conduct analyses and develop innovation strategies.


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Examination including compulsory elements

Students are graded based on their participation in the seminars/workshops and their performance on individual and group assignments, in the form of written hand-ins and oral presentations. Mandatory attendance and active participation is required at the seminars/workshops.

The course examiner may assess individual students in other ways than what is stated above if there are special reasons for doing so, for example if a student has a decision from Chalmers on educational support due to disability.

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