Credits: 6

Schedule: 15.09.2019 - 10.05.2020

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

I-IV Autumn and Spring (2018-2019, 2019-2020)

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

This course aims to address directly one of the main objectives of the EIT-AMIS Masters program by preparing graduates to plan and prepare for their professional career as entrepreneurially minded scientists and researchers, while developing and leveraging their complementary competences. The course draws heavily on a learning-by-doing pedagogical approach, which is reflected on how the course is designed and how students are assessed.
Under completion of the course the student will be able to develop the following knowledge and skills:
• Ability to work collaboratively in using and analyzing advanced materials for a given functional application
• Develop knowledge and expertise from the application of  new research  methods,  processes and techniques in using and analyzing advanced materials for a given functional application
• Develop knowledge and expertise in developing business models from the commercialization process of new technologies within a University
• Ability  to  identify  immediate  consequences  of  plans  and  decisions  in developing business solutions from technological innovations
• Develop expertise and capabilities in managing resources needed to commercialize new technologies
• Develop knowledge and expertise in understanding the boundary conditions and constrains of the commercialization process within existing companies
• Develop knowledge on the legal requirement in patenting intellectual property
• Develop experience in liaising with the commercialization support services of various academic institutions

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The course is followed by PHYS-E0427 Inno-Project II (3 cr). Together, these two courses will run two years on a scientific project with the intension to develop a patent around it or commercialize it while still being employed as researchers from their hosting Universities. In the first year (Inno-Project I), the students will be allocated in small, cross-country, multidisciplinary teams and will primarily focus on the scientific development of the project. Each project will be supervised by an academic supervisor, and it will result in a scientific paper, while the process of developing the paper will be documented in a Wiki platform.  In the second year (Inno-Project II), the project’s focus will be on commercialization and patenting side of their project where they will be actively seek support from the local Technology Transfer Offices or the Commercialization offices of the Universities.  During the second year the groups will be supervised and mentored by Professors of Practice with entrepreneurship knowledge or professors from the partnering universities that have patented or commercialized their scientific invention. This phase of the project will result in writing up a business case report on the commercial value of the project results, and the application for a patent of the relevant technology. The process of this phase of the project will also be documented in a Wiki platform.  During the two years, group members will be monitored by the responsible tutor on their progress by utilizing VLE communication platforms (Wiki, skype etc).

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

• Application process for the project  – Motivation letter outlining their competences
• Scientific paper
• Wiki entries
• Business case and patent application

Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

0-5, may be graded with pass/fail

Further Information (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Only for the students of Advanced Materials for Innovation and Sustainability major.


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