Credits: 6

Schedule: 16.04.2019 - 31.05.2019

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Jouni Juntunen
Paula Kivimaa

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation): 

Name: Jouni K Juntunen

Office: R208 (Otaniemi, Väre building)

Office Hours: by appointment


Name:Paula Kivimaa


Office Hours:by appointment

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Period V (2018-2019), Otaniemi campus
Period V (2019-2020), Otaniemi campus

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

- Understanding the concepts of transition management, multi-level perspective, strategic niche management, technological innovation systems, and energy business models
- Identifying sustainability challenges
- Recognizing how energy industry can collaborately innovate to develop more sustainable and more inclusive businesses, and how such activities are influenced by energy policy
-The course familiarizes students with relations, processes and dynamics of 'co-provision' / prosumerism.
-During the course students will also develop their writing, group working as well as presentation skills.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The module starts with reviewing current energy markets and continuing to the energy innovation literature, foundations of systemic change and sustainable energy transition. Next, the course introduces business models. The sessions combine in-depth theoretical discussions with concrete business cases and visiting lectures. Moreover, the course also covers literature and theories relevant to decentralized energy systems: energy communities and prosumerism.

Details on the course content (applies in this implementation): 

See Syllabus in my courses for the further details. 

Please note, if there is a conflict in information between this syllabus and the pdf version under MyCoiourses, the latter one should be followed.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Groupwork and exam.
1 exam and 2 retake exams
-Group work: scoring 0-5, 30 % of the grading   
-Exam: scoring 0-5, 70 % of the grading

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Contact teaching 32 h
Group work  50 h
Independent work 74h
Exam (4h)  

Total 160h (6ECTS)

Details on calculating the workload (applies in this implementation): 

 Week 1Week 2Week 3Week 4Week 5Week 6Week 7Total
Pre readings02,57727328,5
Time to think and prepare for exam040444925
Assignments0,5 33 3 9,5
Group work 1012812101062
Exam      44

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Study Material  
A selection of articles and book chapters. Required pre-readings for each lecture (2-3 articles per lecture).

Details on the course materials (applies in this implementation): 

Khosla (10-4).pdf Wesoff (10-3).pdf Wohlsen (10-2).pdf Ghost Nanda (10-1).pdf Hughes - The evolution of large technological systems (3-3 opt) Business models for sustainable energy Lemley - (4-1).pdf Seyfang (3-2) Markard et al (5-1).pdf Richter (9-4 opt).pdf Bradshaw Lienert (4-2).pdf Van Vliet et al (3-1).pdf Jenkings et al (4-4 opt).pdf Edgerton (4-3).pdf Kivimaa Mickwitz (6-2).pdf D'Agostino (9-3) Bolton Hannon (9-1).pdf Schot et al (7-1).pdf Kivimaa Kern (6-1).pdf Friebe et al (9-2).pdf

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

via WebOodi

Further Information (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The number of students admitted to the course is restricted to 50.

Priority is given to:
Priority list: 1. Advance Energy Solutions 2. Creative sustainability students 3. CEMS students 4. Exchange students 5. MIB students 6. Other BIZ students 7. Internal mobility students
There is compulsory attendance the day your group is presenting. Students are further strongly encouraged to be present during the first class.

Additional information for the course (applies in this implementation): 

Policy on freeriding

Our principle is that each group makes sure that all group members contribute to the group work process and outcomes. If there is a problem with lack of contribution, please consult Jouni Juntunen. In case all other group members agree, it is possible for us to give a particular group member a lower grade than the others, or fail him/her altogether. Please make use of this possibility, it has been done before.

Details on the schedule (applies in this implementation): 

Personal assignment 1 is due: individual deadlines

Personal assignment 2 is due: 13.5.2019

Personal assignment 3 is due : 20.5.2019

Group work draft report for commenting is due: 20.5.2019

Group work comments for other group to be given: 23.5.2019

Group work presentation is held: 28.5.2019

Group work final report and peer evaluationis due: 4.6.2019

1stexam: 31.5.2019, 09.00-13.00, in R001/U4 (U142). 

2ndand 3rdexam will be organized in autumn 2019. Exact times given after the summer break.


Registration and further information