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Postgraduate Course: CDT-OPTIMA credits awarded at Strathclyde - Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Commercialisation (CHEM11058)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Chemistry CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThis course aims to provide engineers and scientists with a better understanding of what it takes to create and grow technology-based businesses.
Course description Provide students with an appreciation of the intrinsic value of entrepreneurship, innovation and commercialisation activities to business.

Provide students with a set of frameworks to better understanding and more successfully engage in high-tech business opportunities.

Provide students with a better appreciation and understanding of management in a complex, uncertain, and interdisciplinary high-tech business environment.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2018/19, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 1
Course Start Date 17/09/2018
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 98 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Individual assignment: Technology Roadmap 50% (diagram plus max 2000 words)«br /»«br /»
Group assignment: Commercialisation Presentation 50% (10 minutes, max 10 slides)
Feedback Students will be provided with feedback on feedback forms which detail the assessment criteria.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Understand the distinct nature of entrepreneurship, innovation and commercialisation.
  2. Know how to develop a technology roadmap that accounts for present and future product/service and market forces.
  3. Understand the links between intellectual property, knowledge transfer, technology commercialisation and value creation.
  4. Know how to build interdisciplinary technology and business teams which are more successful and sustainable.
  5. Know how to plan for and manage the uncertainties of cashflow in growing technology business.
Reading List
Stokes, D., Wilson, N., Mador, M. (2010) Entrepreneurship. Cengage Learning EMEA, London
Burns, Paul. (2016) Entrepreneurship and Small Business: Start-up. Growth and Maturity. Palgrave Macmillan (4th ed)
Hashemi, S., Hashemi, B. (2007) Anyone Can Do It: Building Coffee Republic from Our Kitchen Table, John Wiley & Sons, London
Fagerberg. J., Mowery. D. C. (2006) The Oxford Handbook of Innovation. Oxford University Press
Hekkert, M.P., Negro, S.O., Heimeriks, G., Harmsen, R. (2011) Technological Innovation System Analysis: a manual for analysts. Utr. Univ. 15
Porter, M. E. (2008) The five competitive forces that shape strategy Harvard Business Review 86 (1) 78-93
Zott, C. & Amit, R. 2010. Business Model Design: An Activity System Perspective. Long Range Planning, 43, 216-226.
Kim, W. C., & Mauborgne, R. (1999). Strategy, Value Innovation, and the Knowledge Economy. Sloan Management Review, 40(3), 41-54.
Cespedes, F. V., Dougherty, J. P., & Skinner III, B. S. (2013). How to Identify the Best Customers for Your Business. MIT Sloan Management Review, 54(2), 53-59.
Sull, D. N., & Escobari, M. (2004). Creating Value in an Unpredictable World.
Business Strategy Review, 15(3), 14-20.

Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills The course will provide students with opportunities to improve the following cognitive abilities and non-subject specific skills: think critically, brainstorm and be creative, provide feedback and manage conflict, manage and lead teams, work in an interdisciplinary team to produce synergistic outcomes, be skilful at social networking, communicate with other engineering and science disciplines, communicate with non-technologists, make decisions under conditions of risk and uncertainty, make social and environmentally conscious decisions, design and deliver live presentations, prioritise time and resources.
Course organiserDr Karen Faulds
Course secretaryMrs Samantha Brown
Tel: (0131 6)51 7769
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