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Innovation and entrepreneurship in the digital society

Course
Master’s level
15 credits (ECTS)
Study pace
50%
Time
Day
Location
Göteborg
Study form
Campus
Language
English
Duration
-
Application open
-
Application code
GU-18751
Tuition
Full education cost: 35 750 SEK
First payment: 35 750 SEK

No fees are charged for EU and EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students.

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About

The aim of the course is to give practical and theoretical knowledge
on innovation, innovation management and entrepreneurship. Emerging
trends in innovation of products, processes and institutions are
explored. Special attention will be given to the opportunities and
challenges that face the actors engaged in innovation and
entrepreneurship in the digital society. The course mainly focuses on
innovation phenomena beside incumbent industrial firms, like the
entrepreneurial actor, communities, public institutions and emerging
innovation phenomena. The course consists of three blocks:

Foundations of innovation and entrepreneurship

This block covers fundamentals on innovation and entrepreneurship,
including creativity, design, business models, financial issues and
intellectual property. It also includes theory on agency, institutions
and practice.

Emerging innovation phenomena in the digital society

This block covers examples of emerging innovation phenomena like open
source, commons based peer production and citizen science as well as
new arenas for innovation, such as public authorities, cities, and civil
society.

Sustainability and innovation

Sustainability has become a key issue in the innovation landscape.
Innovation and digital technology is claimed to have the potential to
solve societal challenges on a global scale. Environmental, economic and
social aspects as well as issues of gender, equality and inclusion are
covered.

The course consists of lectures, guest lectures and seminars. The
invited guest lecturers represent a broad span of experienced
entrepreneurs and innovators, from areas including venture capital,
start-ups and public sector, as well as academics from informatics,
business, sociology and law.

Examination is in the form of an innovation project
(idea-design-business) in groups of 3-4 students (7 hp), and one
individual paper assignment (8 hp).

Prerequisites and selection

Requirements

Bachelor degree (180 hp) or at least seven years documented work experience from IT development and/or business development. Applicants must prove their knowledge of English: English 6/English B from Swedish Upper Secondary School or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS

Selection

Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 225 credits.

For admission to the summer 2021 and onward the following selection applies: selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 165 credits.