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Title Exploring entrepreneurial opportunities in research - Identify
Course number 2954
Program 0-Inte del av forskarutbildningsprogram
Language English
Credits 1.5
Date 2017-09-25 -- 2017-09-29
Responsible KI department Institutionen för lärande, informatik, management och etik
Specific entry requirements
Purpose of the course Exploring entrepreneurial opportunities in research begins with the discovery and identification of intellectual assets in the daily work. The aim of this course is to increase the awareness of the potential of innovation and entrepreneurship, by identifying opportunities for entrepreneurship in connection to research.
Learning outcomes After the course, a doctoral student shall be able to;
- demonstrate an understanding of the opportunities of innovation and entrepreneurship for utilisation of research,
- discover and identify intellectual assets in their own research project,
- explore the potential of different intellectual assets,
- communicate a value proposition describing the need, approach, benefit and competition for identified intellectual assets,
- assess their new skills and reflect on possible future effects, from ones individual perspective.
Contents of the course This course lays the foundation for the awareness of the potential of innovation and entrepreneurship. It begins with an introduction to entrepreneurship, what it is and how it can be used in the doctoral education. The doctoral students are then given a number of practical tools to identify intellectual assets within daily work to use in a minor innovation projects based on their own research.
Teaching and learning activities The course runs over five full days, including three days of training and two days of own work. Learning activities consist of seminars and workshops as well as group and individual work. With the individual assignments the doctoral students are given the opportunity to take a closer look at the actual benefits of the new knowledge and put it into a larger context, with value for their own research.
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 design of a poster.
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 The course days are Monday full day, Wednesday and Friday half days. This course is the first of three courses in Exploring entrepreneurial opportunities in research. We recommend you to take all three courses during the same semester.
Course directors
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