Course code INN210

INN210 Innovation

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Course responsible: Elin Kubberød
Teachers: Nils Sanne, Siw Fosstenløkken
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: School of Economics and Business
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Maximum 30 students.
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in August block. This course has teaching/evaluation in August block, .
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2007-2008
Preferential right:
Masters degree students in Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
Course contents:

The course shall provide the students with basic knowledge about what innovation is and the importance of innovation for value creation of firms and society. 

Introduction to innovation, definitions. Innovating team and the innovative orgaisation. Creativity and innovation. Innovation strategy. Sources of innovation. User driven innovation. Decision making under uncertainty. Innovation network. Development of the innovation case.

Learning outcome:

Students should know the difference between innovation and invention. They will learn about different types and theories of innovation, and the connection between innovation and technological change. The students will get insight in the innovation process,creativity in innovation, innovation strategy, sources of innovation, importance of networks, decisions under uncertainty, basic insights in the business plan and evaluation of innovation projects and the importance of knowledge and learning in the innovation process. In addition the students will gain insight and experiential training in how to develop ideas, evaluate them and test them out in early innovation phase.

Through practice-based learning the students will develop, screen and test ideas in the idea formulation phase.

General competence:
Start process of team-learning.

Learning activities:

The course is based on active participation of the students and focuses on knowledge building through individual problem solving,exercises, presentations and group work.

The course will focus on starting the team-work which will be continued in INN220.

Teaching support:
The students will work out and sign a team contract which regulate the team assigment project that continues in INN220. This contract has to be approved by the course teachers. It the contract is violated the team has to arrange a meeting with their mentor and teacher. The teachers will decide further action with respect to further process and work.
Joe Tidd and John Bessant: Managing Innovation.5th Edition. Wiley Additional literature will be announced when the course starts.
Bachelor degree or equivalent.
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
Field trips.
The course is concluded with an oral examination based on the work the students have done during the course that counts 70%. Two written assignments counts 15% of the final grade each.
Nominal workload:
150 hours.
Entrance requirements:
Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)
Reduction of credits:
Type of course:
Lectures, team work, excercises and written assignements.
An external examiner will partcipate at the final oral examination.
Examination details: Continuous exam: A - E / Ikke bestått