NFYA08007U  Knowledge-based Entrepreneurship

Volume 2014/2015

The course aims at creating interest in starting new commercial activities – via a company start-up or a new business area in an existing company – to develop relevant skills and to train some basic principles and methods within opportunity-driven creativity, business modeling, business development, business planning and business management.

The raison d’être of the course is that more graduates from higher education within the natural sciences will start and succeed in building new businesses, that they do this as a specific and competent career choice, that the businesses are born with a high level of ambition and core knowledge, and that the founders efficiently exploit the industrial development and financing opportunities available.

Learning Outcome

After completing the course, students are expected to have

Knowledge of:

  • Opportunities and risks in high-tech business formation
  • Opportunity-driven creativity
  • Business models and start-up strategies
  • Business planning, market analysis and financing
  • Business administration, management and law
  • Patents and intellectual property rights

Skills to:

  • Develop business ideas based on business opportunities through opportunity driven creativity
  • Describe and develop business models including describing customer value propositions
  • Analyze markets for technological products and services
  • Determine capital requirements, establish cash flow projection and budgets on profit/loss, assets/liabilities
  • Calculate an equity investment
  • Specify management competence profiles

Competences to:

  • Independently identify and develop business opportunities in relation to ones on scientific subject
  • Work in groups to establish a business
  • Plan the establishment of a company through business planning in a high-tech area
  • Identify business opportunities

See Absalon when the course is set up.

Vocational preconditions: master student at KU SCIENCE
Lectures combined with project and group work.
7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Oral examination, 30
Oral examination based on project work submitted in Absalon.
The student presents the project and draws a question for an individual in-depth presentation.
Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
External censorship
As ordinary exam with hand-in of new project report.
Criteria for exam assesment

See learning outcome.

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Lectures
  • 24
  • Preparation
  • 64
  • Project work
  • 100
  • Exam
  • 18
  • Total
  • 206