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Technological Innovation and Entrepreneurship

This is the study programme for 2020/2021.

The course is based on both a theoretical approach to technological innovation and entrepreneurship, and on the practical application of this knowledge through case studies. The innovation part is organized around the areas of enabling identification and evaluation of innovation opportunities. The part on entrepreneurship is focused around the skills and knowledge necessary to set up a technology company through focusing on the necessary elements of the business plan.

Learning outcome

The course shall give the student an understanding of the theoretical foundation and the practical application in the areas of technological innovation and technological entrepreneurship. After having taken this course the student should have the following knowledge, skills and general competence:
  • Understand the foundations and implications of the dynamics of innovation
  • Knowledge of the process of formulating and implementing innovation strategies
  • Understanding the role of and process of gaining intellectual property rights
  • Knowledge of the formation and development of a technological business venture

  • Ability to identify and interpret technological trends
  • Identifying potential sources and areas of innovation
  • Identifying opportunities, risks and competitive advantages in a business formation
  • Ability to set up a business plan, including the technological, organizational, financial and marketing aspects

Generell kompetanse/General competence
  • Ability to interpret the competitive environment and identify trends
  • Combinatory skills across disciplines

Required prerequisite knowledge



Weight Duration Marks Aid
Project report (group work) 1/1 A - F

Coursework requirements

Mandatory presentations by the group members of the project.

Course teacher(s)

Course coordinator
Knut Erik Bang
Head of Department
Tore Markeset

Method of work

Lectures wil be provided partly online and partly in the classroom. Classroom lectures are limited to once a week (2-4) hours. Most of curriculum lectures will be on the university's learning platform as videos.
Guest lectures with practical examples.
A project in several parts that will be done as group work. This form the basis for grading.
Lecture language is English.

Overlapping courses

Course Reduction (SP)
Entrepreneurship for technology ventures (IND620_1) 5

Course assessment

Standard forms and/or discussions


Link to reading list

This is the study programme for 2020/2021.

Sist oppdatert: 13.08.2020