Course code INN301

INN301 Innovation

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Course responsible: Elin Kubberød
Teachers: Matthew Patrick James Lynch, Nils Sanne
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: Study year 2020-2021
Preferential right:
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. Innovating team. Creativity and innovation. Design thinking. What is innovation management. Decision-making under uncertainty. Sustainability and innovation.

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, 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, problem understanding and problem solving in team. 

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

Provided at the start of the course. Selected articles will be announced when the course starts.
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). Final grading are based upon an evaluation of the presentation and a discussion with examinators. A retake exam is not organized in this course. 
Nominal workload:
125 hours.
Entrance requirements:
The course is only for master students in Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
Type of course:
Lectures, team work, excercises and written exams.
An external examiner will participate at the final oral examination.
Examination details: Oral exam: Passed / Not Passed