Courses NonDegree Display 2017-2018

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Course title Commercialising Science & Technology
Course code EBC2144
ECTS credits 6,5
Assessment None
Period Start End Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
2 30-10-2017 22-12-2017 X X
Level Intermediate
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Language of instruction English
Primary goal: To understand how science-based research and technological breakthroughs can be transformed into new business.

Secondary goals: [1] To develop a solid theoretical understanding of the process of market opportunity identification and evaluation in the context of new technologies. [2] To explore the frontier of current knowledge when it comes to creating value from technological inventions and managing early-stage commercialization processes. [3] To practically apply your knowledge on early stage commercialization efforts. [4] To channel back your practically acquired knowledge into theoretical conceptualizations of the entrepreneurial opportunity identification and evaluation process.
The course Commercializing Science & Technology aims to help you understand and master core entrepreneurial challenges of turning science into products and products into businesses. In so doing, we will adopt a strongly entrepreneurial lens. That means that we will look at important technology commercialization activities through the eyes of a potential technology entrepreneur.

Adopting the view of technology entrepreneurs means that market-related aspects of science commercialization move center stage. In that, one of the most important tasks entrepreneurs have to perform is to understand their full opportunity space, i.e. the range of potential opportunities and the conditions of value creation within those opportunities. Opportunity validation and development becomes the key focus, all the while paying attention to the challenges of developing the technology in parallel. If this process is mastered it can be a highly rewarding task—not only for individual inventors and their team, but also for stakeholders such as future employees, research and other value chain partners, the region, and the country.
The competencies you will acquire in this course will help you prepare for your own entrepreneurial journey. They will also be extremely valuable should you choose a career in managing technology at an established firm or within a public or private research lab. In particular university labs and corporate R&D department rely increasingly on professionals that help bridging the gap between science production (conference presentations, scientific publications, and patents) and commercial value creation (revenues, funding for scientific and applied research). In both settings efforts in research and development need to be legitimized and be able to answer to which extent they will ultimately result in economic performance—a core learning goal in this course.
- e-Reader with papers.
- Set of teaching cases (sold by MC4E for approx. € 30)
The courses of the Entrepreneurship minor (see also draw on the scholarly
entrepreneurship literature. You do NOT need to have prior knowledge in the functional domains of business administration or small business management (e.g. strategy, marketing, accounting, HRM, finance, operations). However, we strongly encourage you to take the two introductory courses of the minor (Birthing new ventures & Mobilising resources [EBC2145; EBC2146]) BEFORE taking this course. Your command of English in speech and writing needs be adequate to actively prepare for, participate in, and contribute to the classes. Also, make sure you can commit sufficient time during this block to accommodate the work load this course will bring with it.
Teaching methods PBL / Presentation / Lecture / Assignment / Papers / Groupwork
Assessment methods Attendance / Participation
Evaluation in previous academic year For the complete evaluation of this course please click "here"
This course belongs to the following programmes / specialisations
Bachelor International Business Business Electives (Major Accounting)
Bachelor International Business Business Electives (Major Finance)
Bachelor International Business Business Electives (Major Information Management)
Bachelor International Business Business Electives (Major Marketing)
Bachelor International Business Business Electives (Major Organisation)
Bachelor International Business Business Electives (Major Strategy)
Bachelor International Business Business Electives (Major Supply Chain Management)
InterFaculty Minors Minor Entrepreneurship
SBE Exchange Bachelor Bachelor Exchange Courses
SBE Exchange Master Bachelor Exchange Courses
SBE Non Degree Courses Bachelor Courses
SBE Non Degree Courses Minor Entrepreneurship