The programme’s main focus is on the process of transforming new knowledge or new technology into viable products and services on commercial markets. In order to do so, participants need to develop an understanding of the various functional domains of this process. In particular, the learning outcomes of the programme are as following:
Knowledge based learning outcomes
The candidate has acquired advanced knowledge in regard to the process of bringing new knowledge or new technology to the market.
The candidate is able to combine and apply her/his understanding of new knowledge or new technology with her/his insights from business.
The candidate has gained an up to date understanding of the field in regard to the process of assessing the commercial potential of new technology and markets.
The candidate has acquired a cutting edge understanding when it comes to identifying opportunities and challenges affiliated with the organization and financing of new initiatives such as new business ventures. The candidate is also aware of challenges affiliated with the rapid growth of new business ventures.
Skill based learning outcomes
The candidate has developed the ability of assessing the commercial viability of a new technology based idea. The candidate can use various methods and tools for this purpose.
The candidate has developed the ability of transforming research based ideas into feasibility- and business plans. The candidate can use (tacit and explicit) methods and tools for this purpose.
The candidate has developed an ability to present new ideas to the market.
The candidate is able to assess the need for innovation, initiate the process and run innovations in organizations.
The candidate is able to seize opportunities, organize and finance viable initiatives through to fruition.
The programme seeks to maintain and develop academic curiosity so as to promote scientific values such as openness, precision and the importance of separating between knowledge and opinions. At the end of the programme the students should be able to reflect upon central, ethical, philosophical and scientific problems in relation to individual work and the work of others.