Syllabus for Innovation Management, Entrepreneurship and IPR
Innovationsledning och entreprenörskap
- 10 credits
- Course code: 1TE012
- Education cycle: Second cycle
Main field(s) of study and in-depth level:
Applied Biotechnology A1F,
Explanation of codes
The code indicates the education cycle and in-depth level of the course in relation to other courses within the same main field of study according to the requirements for general degrees:
- G1N: has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
- G1F: has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
- G1E: contains specially designed degree project for Higher Education Diploma
- G2F: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
- G2E: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements, contains degree project for Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
- GXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified
- A1N: has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
- A1F: has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements
- A1E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (60 credits)
- A2E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (120 credits)
- AXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified
- Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
- Established: 2010-03-18
- Established by:
- Revised: 2018-08-30
- Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
- Applies from: Autumn 2019
130 credits, whereof at least 10 credits on an advanced level.
- Responsible department: Department of Civil and Industrial Engineering
The overall objective of the course is that the student should get a good understanding of the principles behind R&D and Innovation management in, especially, large established biotech companies, but also in small start-up entrepreneurial companies.
On completion of the course, the student should be able to:
- describe the different steps in a business development process,
- describe the requirements and responsibilities put on management, board members and share holders in different development situations,
- briefly analyse a market situation,
- define the needs for resources as well as obstacles in the early stages of the development of a business,
- independently formulate a business plan based on a business idea in technology,
- plan and implement a development project in a team,
- describe the fundamentals of intellectual property rights and legislation, particularly in the biotech industry.
The course covers the various steps in a business development process based on technological (innovative) ideas or new, internal or external, research results. The course discusses the challenges put on management and founders in a research-intensive company. In addition, obstacles and opportunities in bringing a new product to the market are discussed and analysed. The course has a focus on R&D and innovation processes in an established, larger company, but also the development problems of an entrepreneurial start-up enterprise are covered. Besides theoretical knowledge of innovation processes, methods for practical project management are identified and described. The course is a mixture of lectures, seminars, tutorials and limited project assignments.
The course is conducted in close cooperation with experienced entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and business developers who share their experiences from business development in practice.
The course includes the following elements:
- Business concept, business plan, business development
- Early market development
- Financing R&D and new venture development in different business contexts
- Requirement for management in different situations in business
- Reward systems in knowledge-intensive companies
- Strategic alliances
- Intellectual property rights (IPR) and its role in research-based development projects
- R&D and innovation management in the biotechnology industry
Lectures. Seminars. Project work and prepared case studies. An important feature is guest lectures by representatives from the biotech industry.
The course examination consists of a written exam (7 cr) and written presentations of the project (3 cr). In order to pass the course, in addition to passing the exam and project presentations, participation at all mandatory activities of the course is required.
If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the disability coordinator of the university.
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Applies from: Autumn 2019
Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.
Schilling, Melissa A.
Strategic management of technological innovation
3. ed.: Boston: McGraw-Hill/Irwin, cop. 2010