Credits: 9

Schedule: 09.09.2019 - 22.05.2020

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Spring / summer

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

This course aims to address directly one of the main objectives of the EIT-AMISMasters program by preparing graduates to plan and prepare for their professional career in the commercialization, R&D, Innovation, or New Business Development functions of companies, while collaborating closely with industrial partners. 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 on developing a solution-focused approach in translating innovations into feasible business solutions
• Ability  to  identify  immediate   consequences  of  plans  and  decisions  in developing business solutions from technological innovations
• Development of expertise and capabilities in managing resources needed to commercialize new technologies
• Develop knowledge and expertise in research  methods,  processes  and  techniques employed in leading companies in the raw materials sector in developing new technologies
• Develop knowledge and expertise in methods and processes employed in leading companies in the raw materials sector in commercializing new technologies and developing new business solution or activities
• Develop knowledge and expertise in developing business models from the commercialization process of new technologies
• Develop knowledge and expertise in understanding the boundary conditions and constrains of the commercialization process within existing companies
• Develop knowledge of the professional role of innovation, R&D, or New Business Development manager involves as a career path option

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The course is designed to allow individual students to work for approximately 3 months period at the premises of a company on a specific company-related project. The project objectives will be selected in advance between the local parenting company and the local partnering university, and it will directly address an innovation need of the parenting company in the area of modern materials. The student will be working under the supervision of a local manager, preferably in the R&D, Innovation, or New Business Development divisions of the partnering company who will act as mentor to the student by advising the students in developing technical, as well as business and career skills and expertise. Further, the student will be supervised by an academic teacher from the local partnering university on developing the technical side of the company project.
The student will develop the above mentioned learning outcomes through the hands-on engagement in the company- related project, through 3x 1 hour mentoring meetings with their company supervisor (one each month), through 2x 1hour mentoring meeting with their academic supervisor (at the beginning and at the end of the internship), and through maintaining a weekly learning log of their internships where they will need to identity the new technical- and innovation-related knowledge and skills they acquire as the project evolves.
At the end of the course, the students will present or report the outcomes of their project to the partnering company, and submit a thorough reflective essay (2000 words) of their internship experience.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

• Application process for the internship – Motivation letter to enroll in the internship
• Company presentation or report
• Short Weekly learning logs
Reflective essay
Development of Linkedin profile and uploading a brief description of this project and internship

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 Master's Programme in Advanced Materials for Innovation and Sustainability.


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