Copenhagen School of Design and Technology


Innovation, technology & business

Danish title
Innovation, teknologi & business
Study programme
Jewellery, Technology and Business
Type of education
Full time education
Level of education
Bachelor Programme
6. semester
Duration of the subject/module
11 Weeks
Programme elements
Danish and English
Start time
Guldbergsgade 29 N, København N
Subject number
Responsible for the subject(s)/modul(es)
Jane Burchard
Mette Laier Henriksen
Martin Hesseldahl
  • Purpose and learning objectives

    The subject element focuses on innovation in technologies promoting business development and value creation. The students will deal with trend, market, and industry analysis as well as innovative technologies and techniques for the production of jewellery. Furthermore, there is a focus on networking as well as the development and communication of innovative and competitive products and concepts by combining all the programme's subject areas, viz. jewellery, technology, and business.


    The student will gain knowledge about:
    − theories of change and innovation.
    − new innovative production techniques and technologies.


    The student will get the skills to:
    − identify and apply trend, market, and industry analyses as a method for product development.
    − select, justify, and apply qualitative and quantitative methods and tools for the research of customers and companies.


    The student will learn to:
    − independently translate complex ideas into specific, targeted, and competitive products and concepts.
    − individually manage idea generation and concept development as a development tool in response to complex practical issues of the profession.
    − analyse, design, and communicate the commercial value creation of an innovative concept.
    − independently use, master, and translate complex theories within jewellery, design, technology, and business into practice.
    − independently and professionally assume responsibility and independently utilise relevant networks to select, evaluate, combine, and apply design, production and business theories and methods.
    − independently handle and translate tasks related to practice-orientated and theoretical issues in design and production.
    − independently assess and combine relevant production techniques in relation to the technological development within the jewellery business and industry.

  • Type of instruction
  • Exam

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

    Prerequisites for access to the examination
    Attendance to a given activity or submission of assignments, projects, etc. may be mandatory. Fulfilment of such mandatory activities is a requirement for taking the exam in the subject element. If a student fails to submit a mandatory activity on time, they will have used one of the exams attempt for the exam for which the mandatory activity is a prerequisite.
    Exam in one or more subjects
    Subject/module is tested with the following modules
    Type of exam
    Combined written and oral examination
    6th semester - Innovation, Business Case & Value Creation exam

    Placement: 6th semester
    Scope: 30 ECTS
    Exam form: Individual written and oral exam
    Type of assignment: The written part reflects on the innovation potential based on a company case and the resulting value creation. In the written assignment, a CV must also be submitted as an appendix.
    For the oral part, the student must bring a digital portfolio.

    Duration: The oral examination has a duration of 30 minutes, including grading. 10 minutes max. have been set aside for the student’s presentation.
    Assessment: The exam is assessed according to the 7-point grading scale. Examiner(s): The exam is assessed by an internal examiner. Criteria for the assessment of the exam: The assessment of the oral and written exam is based on the specific learning objectives which appear from each subject element. The grade represents an overall assessment of the oral and written performance.
    Formal requirements
    The written assignment must not exceed 2-4 standard pages.
    Definition of a standard page: A standard page corresponds to 2,400 characters, including spaces and footnotes.
    The following are not included in the number of standard pages:
    − WiseFlow cover
    − Front page with: Title, name of student, programme title, number of characters, name of supervisor
    − Abstract in English of 1,200-1,400 characters.
    − Confidentiality Agreement
    − Solemn declaration
    − Declaration of consent
    − Table of contents
    − Photos, illustrations, tables, and figures (including accompanying text)
    − Bibliography
    − List of figures
    − List of appendices
    − Appendices (see section on appendices).

    Applied reference system: List of references, references cited, and quotes must be handled in accordance with the Harvard Referencing System.
    A reference tool is available at:

    − It must be possible for the examiner to read the assignment without recourse to the appendices. An appendix is any material that the student makes available to the reader when the full text does not belong in the assignment.
    − Appendices should only be included if the student refers to them in the assignment.
    − There must be an exhaustive list of appendices.
    − Each appendix must contain a reference number, title, explanatory text, and relevant references.
    − Each appendix must have its own page.
    − Appendices must be uploaded separately to WiseFlow as additional material.
    − Appendices may include documentation of research and experiments, questionnaires, tables, figures, diagrams, notes, detailed technical specifications, drawings, photographs, sound recordings, video recordings, other digital files, or other material.

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    Individual exam or group exam
    Exam languages
    Type of evaluation
    7-point grading scale
    Internal censure
    Exam criteria
    The assessment of the oral and written exam is based on the specific learning objectives which appear from each subject element. The grade represents an overall assessment of the oral and written performance.
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 Innovation, technology & business you will receive 140 hours of instruction, which corresponds to 186 lessons (1 lesson = 45 min.) and 34% of your total workload for the subject.

The teaching primarily consists of the following activities: exercises, classroom teaching, internal lecturers.
The preparation primarily consists of the following activities: exercises, reading the curriculum, searching for information.

Read about KEAs Study Activity Model

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