NFYA08007U  CANCELLED Knowledge-based Entrepreneurship (KBE)

Volume 2017/2018

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 own 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.

A completed bachelor's degree or equivalent.
Desire to use your scientific core competences in relation to create value as an entrepreneur or as an employee
The course takes on a hands-on approach and brings in experts who cover the different aspects of business creation in practice. Our pedagogical approach is highly interactive: Through small and large groups we will work on ideas for generating business value. As much of our knowledge will be created in class, it is crucial that students come well prepared for discussion and willing to participate. Interactive class assignments with high practical relevance will provide students with the ability to apply their new learning in practice.
The course wil provide you with the toolbox to develop new business idea, based on your core competences.
7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Oral examination, 30 minutes
Oral examination (without preparation) based on project work submitted in Absalon.
The student presents the project and draws a question for an immediate individual in-depth presentation.
Exam registration requirements

Project work must be submitted and approved.

All aids allowed
Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
No external censorship
Several internal examiners

As ordinary exam, based on a resubmitted project report. The report must be resubmitted no later than two weeks before the re-exam week.

Criteria for exam assesment

See Learning Outcome.

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Lectures
  • 72
  • Preparation
  • 26
  • Project work
  • 100
  • Exam
  • 1
  • Exam Preparation
  • 7
  • Total
  • 206