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

Expected learning outcomes

Knowledge:

  • 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

Skills:

  • 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

Topic(s)

  • 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

Lectures
Group works
Net Support Learning
Project work
Reflection

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

Other

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