Course code INN210

INN210 Innovation

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Course responsible: Joachim Scholderer
Teachers: Nils Sanne, Siw Marita Fosstenløkken
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: School of Economics and Business
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in August block. This course has teaching/evaluation in August block.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: 2007H
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 organization. Creativity and innovation. Innovation strategy. Sources of innovation. User driven innovation. Decision-making under uncertainty. Innovation network. Development of the innovation case.

Learning outcome:

Knowledge: 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.

Skills: 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 the autumn semester.

Teaching support:


Team Contract

Joe Tidd and John Bessant: Managing Innovation.5th Edition Wiley. Additional literature articles will be announced when the course starts.
Bachelor degree or equivalent.
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
Field trips. If the student does not pass the course, will the field trips be valid next time the course is given.

The course is concluded with an oral examination based on the work the students have done during the course. Two written partial groupexams counts 15% of the final grade each. Individual oral examination counts 70 % of the final grade. A retake exam is not organized in this course. 

If the student does not pass the oral examination, the partial exams will be valid until the next time the course is offered.

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 exams.
An external examiner will participate at the final oral examination.
Examination details: Continuous exam: A - E / Ikke bestått