|Dozent/in||Prof. Dr. Hannes Rothe, Prof. Dr. Rene Mauer|
|Institution||FU Berln & ESCP Europe|
Master students in Computer Science (Informatik)
This course introduces the fundamentals of technology entrepreneurship. Students will learn about the process technology entrepreneurs use to start innovative companies, e.g. Design Thinking, Effectuation or Business Modelling. To gain practical experience alongside the theory, students form teams together with engineers and scientists from Freie Universität Berlin (FU) and/or with Berlin-based companies. In these interdisciplinary teams, students will have the opportunity to experience hands-on interdisciplinary collaboration by developing real life innovation. The module is part of ESCP Europe’s and FU Berlin’s joint InnoBridge initiative (www.berlin-innobridge.de). Its ultimate goal is to foster the creation of technology based innovation in interdisciplinary teams.
This course permits students to learn how technological innovations can be developed on the basis of current trends, new technologies and existing businesses. In particular, students will achieve the following learning goals:
The course at hand views the interdisciplinary team building as part of the entrepreneurial process and will draw on the latest methods of innovation management as well as entrepreneurship research. During this course students will develop tangible innovation concepts together with managers and researchers. The course is split into four components:
This course uses a broad range of teaching methods to empower students for their technology innovation challenges:
During the work in project teams as well as during the InnoBridge events, all teams will have access to experienced mentors.
The course will take place from January 2019 to March 2019. A preparation date will probably be offered on 24.10.2018 at 5 pm.
Expected course of events:
1. Preparation: Introduction to Technology Entrepreneurship (at FU Berlin)
2. Preparation: Roles and Processes in Technology Entrepreneurship (at FU Berlin)
3. InnoMatch (at ESCP Europe)
4. Technology and Product (at ESCP Europe)
5. Market, Competition and Marketing (at ESCP Europe)
6. Pitching (at ESCP Europe)
7. Intellectual Property (at ESCP Europe)
8. Demo Day (at ESCP Europe)
9. Follow-up: Debriefing and Follow-ups
The course is graded as follows:
The course is considered validated if the overall average grade is above 10/20 and if none of the module grades are inferior or equal to 7/20.