Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


  • To view the energy world from a systemic innovation perspective and to understand innovation and the commercialization of new innovations in the energy field
  • To understand the key changes in the energy field, such as the transformation of industrial energy supply, the fundamental shift in electricity production, sustainable mobility, and how energy changes from a user perspective, and which opportunities for innovation exist as a result of these changes
  • To get to know companies and other organizations from the energy field as well as individual representatives from these companies and organizations
  • To understand and analyze real-life business problems in the energy field and to be able to provide viable, feasible and valuable solutions for these problems and to be able to defend the recommended solutions

Credits: 10

Schedule: 11.01.2024 - 25.04.2024

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Jens Schmidt

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

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    The course offers a deep-dive into energy-related industries and an opportunity to get to know and develop contacts with representatives from companies and other organizations. Students work in multidisciplinary teams to tackle innovation challenges with companies or organizations in the energy field. The students will have mentors from the industry and take part in social activities and visits to companies.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Participation in mandatory lectures, participation in group work.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Pre-readings, weekly lectures, group projects, individual assignment.


Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language: English

    Teaching Period: 2023-2024 Spring III-V

    The intake is limited to 16 students. Students need to apply separately. In student selection, prior studies, motivation and the multidisciplinarity and diversity of the student group are taken into consideration.