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Title Exploring entrepreneurial opportunities in research - Develop
Course number 2955
Program 0-Inte del av forskarutbildningsprogram
Language English
Credits 1.5
Date 2017-10-23 -- 2017-10-27
Responsible KI department Institutionen för lärande, informatik, management och etik
Specific entry requirements
Purpose of the course In order to develop a business idea, whether in an economical or social context, you need to apply a number of business concepts. The aim of this course is to introduce relevant business tools in order to develop a business idea stemming from research.
Learning outcomes After the course, a doctoral student shall be able to;
- use design tools to gain an understanding for the user experience to develop solutions to user needs,
- transform ideas into prototypes of products, services or processes,
- use business tools such as business modelling to develop a potential business idea stemming from research,
- assess their new skills and reflect on the possible future effects, from an organisational perspective.
Contents of the course This course lays the foundation for development of an already identified business idea. It begins with an introduction to prototyping using the design thinking approach. The doctoral students are then given a number of business tools to develop a business opportunity, stemming from their research, into a business model.
Teaching and learning activities This course lays the foundation for development of an already identified business idea. It begins with an introduction to prototyping using the design thinking approach. The doctoral students are then given a number of business tools to develop a business opportunity, stemming from their research, into a business model.
Compulsory elements Attendance is mandatory for all participants. The course director assesses if and in that case how absence can be compensated.
Examination The doctoral student is examined individually, on a written report and the development of a prototype and business model.
Literature and other teaching material The examination will be based on information and material presented at the mandatory sessions. Recommended extra reading will also be presented.
Number of students 10 - 20
Selection of students Selection will be based on 1) the relevance of the course syllabus for the applicant's doctoral project (according to written motivation), 2) date for registration as a doctoral student (priority given to earlier registration date)
More information Monday full day, Wednesday and Friday half days. This course is the second of three courses in Exploring entrepreneurial opportunities in research. We recommend you to take all three courses during the same semester.
Additional course leader
Earlier evaluation of the course Evaluation report
Course responsible Samer Yammine
Institutionen för lärande, informatik, management och etik

samer.yammine@ki.se
Contact person Liisa Olsson
Institutionen för lärande, informatik, management och etik
08-524 872 37
liisa.olsson@ki.se