Innovation and Entrepreneurship (EN)2021/2022
- Purpose and learning objectives
The student is introduced to innovative as well as creative processes for concept development and the establishment of a business model. You are introduced to theory and different methodologies that will help you in development practices, and gain skills in creative and innovative processes. In addition, you will learn to assess and act on strategic growth opportunities for the established company.Knowledge
The module is in collaboration with one or more external organizations and is practical oriented. The module gives the student a framework, but reflects a real-life work scenario.
One of the main methodologies is Design Thinking, which provides insight into an ad hoc and less rigid process model. The process opens up for creative thinking within a given relevant context. This is combined with business model Canvas and data analysis extracted from IBM Watson.
The student has development based knowledge and understanding about and can reflect on applied theories and methodologies regardingSkills
1) concept development and innovative and creative processes
2) idea management in innovative organizations
3) entrepreneurship and the potential value of entrepreneurial processes
4) creating a business plan, including a plan for financing
The student masters skills regarding the application ofCompetences
1) theories and methods to develop concepts for new products, services, or processes in an existing organization.
2) theories and methods to identify potential risks or gains of an entrepreneurial process
3) selecting and presenting relevant solution models regarding innovation and entrepreneurship to collaboration partners and users
The student is able to handle complex and development-oriented situations regarding
1) independently participating in planning and managing the development of concepts for new products, services, or business processes
2) participating in interdisciplinary collaboration situations concerning planning and facilitating innovative processes in a knowledge-intensive organization
3) creating a business plan, including a plan for financing, based on the analysis of the risks,
constraints and potential value of an entrepreneurial process
4) identifying own learning needs and developing own knowledge, skills, and competences in
relation to entrepreneurship and innovation
- Type of instruction
Teaching takes place in an alternation between lectures and assignments, hands-on and project work. The learning activities are predominantly planned with emphasis on teaching and academic input in plenum. There are ongoing tasks that contribute to the final solution.
The students work in groups throughout the module.
Productions are delivered in Fronter, as part-deliveries through the module. Deadline for submission is given in the assignment description.
Hand-ins and feedback
Oral feedback is given throughout the course and in the end of the module, written and oral feedback is given.
The module has case cooperation with one or more external actors.
The learning outcomes of the exam are identical with the learning outcomes of the subject(s)/modul(es)Exam in one or more subjectsSubject/module is tested with the following modules
• can communicate core concepts from Business Strategy, Information Technologies,
Systems Development, and Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
• can analyse and present a problem related to Business Strategy, Information Technologies,
Systems Development, and Innovation and Entrepreneurship from an interdisciplinary
• can manage an innovative and/or entrepreneurial process
• can complete a project in a team with emphasis on project management methods and
tools.Type of examCombined written and oral examinationFormal requirementsThe project must be interdisciplinary and problem oriented.
The School lays down the actual requirements for the project, which will combine essential fields of the 4th semester teaching of Business Strategy, Information Technologies, Systems
Development, and Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The School can make further demands for group size, project scope and process documentation, including requirements for the
demonstration of working code and/or the student’s written language skills. The School must
secure that the project description is given to the students and the examiners.
The report must not exceed 15 standard pages plus a maximum of 8 standard pages per group member, excluding appendices. Appendices should be kept to a minimum.Individual exam or group examIndividual or group, 1-7 max participantsExam languagesEnglishDuration1. Individual presentation based on report: 5 minutes.
2. Individual examination: 20 minutes.
3. Discussion of performance and announcement of grade: 5 minutes.Type of evaluation7-point grading scaleExaminersExternal censureExam criteriaThe student will receive an individual grade for the overall performance covering report,
presentation and individual examination. The evaluation of the performance is based on the
degree to which it complies with the purpose and learning objectives of the subjects, as described in the curriculum.
In the subject Innovation and Entrepreneurship (EN) you will receive 48 hours of instruction, which corresponds to 64 lessons (1 lesson = 45 min.) and 35% of your total workload for the subject.
The teaching primarily consists of the following activities: cases.
The preparation primarily consists of the following activities: group work.
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*KEA can deviate from the number of hours if this is justified by special circumstances