Copenhagen School of Design and Technology


Design, Business, and Technology 6: Entrepreneurship (EN)

Danish title
Design, Business og Teknologi 6: Iværksætteri (EN)
Study programme
Design & business
Type of education
Full time education
Level of education
Bachelor (top-up)
6. semester
Duration of the subject/module
6 Weeks
Programme elements
Start time
Guldbergsgade 29 N, København N
Subject number
Responsible for the subject(s)/modul(es)
Tim Meicker
Sofia Viholt
Susanne Guldager Johnsen
Mette Vilsøe Lowth
  • Purpose and learning objectives

    The Student will be introduced to the entrepreneurship, with a focus on how the Student can identify, create, and design innovation opportunities and develop them into viable start up concepts.

    The module will link updated theoretical approaches to innovation, sustainability, design and business with application-oriented methods and tools from the initial stages of entrepreneurship.

    In addition, the module includes a perspective on earlier applied methods and theory from Design, Business & Technology 1-5 in an entrepreneurial context. This will be conducted in a student-driven approach to knowledge gathering and knowledge sharing.

    Furthermore, the module draws inspiration from guest lectures to give the Student an understanding of the real-life challenges and opportunities within the area of entrepreneurship.


    The student will gain knowledge about:

    - practice and applied theory and methods in business understanding and concept development based on a company's supply and value chain as well as its outlets.

    - value-adding design processes from idea to finished product and / or concept.


    The student will get the skills to:

    - assess practical and theoretical issues in the industry, including analysing users and their behaviour so as to be able to justify and select relevant business and solution models (BUSINESS)

    - justify and select value-creating design solutions based on a sustainable, aesthetic and functional aspect.


    The student will learn to:

    - independently enter into professional and interdisciplinary collaborations and thus gain a comprehensive understanding of the interrelation of the business elements

  • Type of instruction
    The instruction will consist of webinars/lectures followed by exercises or workshops. Furthermore, there will be guest lectures.
  • Subject/module requirement for participation

    Academic requirement for participation
    It is expected that the student has an academic knowledge that corresponds to the content of the modules Design, Business, and Technology 1-5.

    Equipment needed to participate
    The student must have installed the Office package. This is available for free through KEA. Read more here:åndbog/k-o#office

  • Exam

    The learning outcomes of the exam are identical with the learning outcomes of the subject(s)/modul(es)

    Exam in one or more subjects
    Subject/module is tested with the following modules
    Type of exam
    Oral examination
    Type of assignment
    The exam is based on a case, where the student independently selects and processes an academic problem. Here, the student must propose and / or develop a solution to the problem and professionally discuss and critically take a position on the proposed solution in a presentation using method and theory from the semester's Design, Business, and Technology modules.
    This forms the basis for the examination, as well as the academic dialogue. Furthermore, a question is drawn in the examination room, where the student is tested in knowledge, skills and competencies in addition to the presented problem and solution.
    Formal requirements
    Applied theory and / or method from at least one of the three subject areas (design, business and technology) must be included.
    Individual exam or group exam
    Exam languages
    5 study days are given for preparation.

    The duration of the oral examination is a total of 30 minutes, of which a maximum of 10 minutes is allocated to the examinee's oral presentation, 10 minutes for professional dialogue and 10 minutes for voting and grading.
    Permitted exam aids
    Own notes may be brought if a copy is handed out to the examiner and external examiner at the oral examination.
    Available exam aids
    Type of evaluation
    7-point grading scale
    Internal and External censure
    Exam criteria
    The exam is assessed on the basis of the specific learning objectives, which appear from the three Design, business and technology modules in the 6th semester.
    Deadline for submission
    At the end of the semester. Date and time are announced on Fronter and in Wiseflow.
    Re-examination and re-examination due to illness
    As an ordinary test and according to current rules, cf. the curriculum.
  • Preliminary literature list
    This is a preliminary literature list. A final literature list will be provided in connection with study start.
    The curriculum is published on Fronter at the start of the module.
hours of teaching
hours of preparation
The figure shows the extent of workload related to the subject divided into different study activities.

In the subject Design, Business, and Technology 6: Entrepreneurship (EN) you will receive 41 hours of instruction, which corresponds to 55 lessons (1 lesson = 45 min.) and 30% of your total workload for the subject.

The teaching primarily consists of the following activities: external lectures, internal lecturers, group work, peer-review, exercises.
The preparation primarily consists of the following activities: group work, exercises, reading the curriculum.

Read about KEAs Study Activity Model

*KEA can deviate from the number of hours if this is justified by special circumstances