Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurship
2015-2016 - IMT4005 - 5 ECTS

Expected learning outcomes


  • The students have gained knowledge of innovation and innovation processes
  • The students have gained knowledge of the elements of a business plan
  • The students have gained knowledge in the process and alternative funding schemes for starting a new business


  • analyze and critically review new digital technology in terms of technology optimism and hype phenomenon
  • describe and discuss basic principles for service innovation
  • contribute to the process of turning innovative ideas into business
  • analyze industry context for digital industries

General Competence:

  • discuss relevant issues with professionals in the field
  • present their analysis in the form of an innovation project proposal


  • Driving forces behind the development in digital businesses
  • Innovation:
    • processes,
    • outcomes,
    • barriers,
    • conditions for success
  • Business planning:
    • customer value and branding,
    • market analysis
    • risk analysis,
    • writing business plans
  • Startup/realisation:
    • financing,
    • startup support,
    • marketing

Teaching Methods

Group works
Net Support Learning
Project work

Teaching Methods (additional text)

Lectures will be recorded and made available to the students electronically.

The students will collaborate - potentially in teams with other master students - to work on a practical innovation case.

Form(s) of Assessment


Form(s) of Assessment (additional text)

The case report

Grading Scale

Alphabetical Scale, A(best) – F (fail)

External/internal examiner

Two internal examiners

Re-sit examination

No resit offered.

Teaching Materials

  • G. George, A. Bock, Inventing Entrepreneurs: Technology Innovators and Their Entrepreneurial Journey, Prentice Hall, 2007
  • Internet resources will be announced at the beginning of the course

Replacement course for

IMT4995 Digital Entrepreneurship