Course code INN210

INN210 Innovation

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Course responsible: Elin Kubberød
Teachers: Stine Therese Alm Hersleth, Nils Magne Killingberg
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: School of Economics and Business
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in the August block. This course has teaching/evaluation in the August block.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: 2007H
Last time: 2019H
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. Creativity and innovation. Design thinking. Sources of innovation. Decision-making under uncertainty.

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, design thinking,  sources of innovation, decisions under uncertainty, and the importance of knowledge and learning in the innovation process.

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 in INN340/341 Entrepreneurship in practice.

Teaching support:


Team Contract

Joe Tidd and John Bessant: Managing Innovation.5th Edition Wiley. Selected  articles will be announced when the course starts.
Bachelor degree or equivalent.
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
Excercises and two written assignments in team. Compulsory activities is valid until the next time the course is offered. 
The course is concluded with an oral team based examination based on the work the students have done and what they learned during the course (Lesson learned and a two minutes video). A retake exam is not organized in this course. Final grading are based upon an evaluation of the presentation and a discussion with examinators. 
Nominal workload:
150 hours
Entrance requirements:
Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway. The course is only for master students in Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
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 / F