INN301 Innovation

Credits (ECTS):5

Course responsible:Elin Kubberød

Campus / Online:Taught campus Ås

Teaching language:Norsk

Course frequency:Annually

Nominal workload:125 hours.

Teaching and exam period:This course starts in the August block. This course has teaching/evaluation in the August block.

About this course

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.

  • 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.

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    Team Contract

  • 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.

  • An external examiner will participate at the final oral examination.
  • Excercises and two written assignments in team. Compulsory activities is valid until the next time the course is offered.
  • The course is only for master students in Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
  • Lectures, team work, excercises and written exams.
  • M-EI
  • The course is only for master students in Entrepreneurship and Innovation.