Innovation management

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Start: 17.10.2023
Søknadsfrist: 01.10.2023

Undervisningsform: Studium med fysiske og digitale samlinger

Pris: 20000 Kr
Studiepoeng: 7,5
Emnekode: IØ6007

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IØ6007 – Innovation management is a course that aims to stimulate action-orientation around the subject of innovation from research. The learning of the course will arise from participants working with a concrete innovation project, using theoretical concepts of innovation and entrepreneurship with practical tools for innovation provided in the course, as well as reflecting on their work.



The participants will bring a innovation project from their work-life. The participants will work to evaluate the feasibility of the innovation project and learn to communicate their idea and receive feedback on it. The course will use workshops, casework, class discussions and presentations by both NTNU staff and external presenters to give participants insight into different aspects of the innovation journey. The purpose of the subject is to strengthen the participants' competence in: Innovation work and innovation processes, increased networking and understanding and adopting new tools such as TRL and BRL.

The final delivery of the course will be a presentation and one optional delivery (choose from report, podcast, prototype or business case) report developed by the participants.

NTNU offers candidates who complete the course 7,5 ECT after completion of seminars and the exam. Innovation management consists of 4 physical seminar days, 17th and 18th of October and 7th and 8th of November that are mandatory to attend. The participants will be able to follow the entire course together with their daily work. The course facilitates the exchange of knowledge and expertise between the participants and is adapted to employees in the institute sector and from businesses who work with applied research projects financed by public policy apparatus.


The admission requirement is a completed bachelors degree of 180 credits, or equivalent education from a university/ university college of at least 180 credits.

You must document education within the application deadline to have your application processed.

Documentation requirements

Undervisning, eksamen og pensum

Tid og sted for undervisning

Mandatory physical seminar days:

Seminar 1: October 17.

Seminar 2: October 18.

Seminar 3: November 7.

Seminar 4: November 8.

Pre-work: Due before the first day of the course

  • Write a few sentences of who you are, and what project you bring into the course on the common page (Teams). This will be open to students, teachers, external presenters, and organizers in the course.
  • Write 500 words where you describe the project you are working on. This can include the following: The potential, idea phase, the innovation, impact from your own research, commercialization, research question, results so far, value and/or other element you see fit.  
  • Based on the 500 words, practice a short 2 minute presentation of the project. This will be presented in front of the class on the first day.

Read the syllabus before each seminar day

Intermediate work (between October 18th and November 7th 2023)

Prepare a description of the project with the new knowledge from the 2 first seminars. Create a simple plan for the step forward for the project. 1-3 pages.

You can use the lectures, discussions, and literature in the first two days of the course to highlight:

  • What is the ‘Problem’ that your innovation addresses / What is the ‘Solution’ that your innovation idea proposes?
  • User/Customer and Benefits for the user, customer and/or society – in economic, social and/or environmental benefits.
  • Plans to get the ‘solution’ to the user/customer.
  • What are important steps and milestones to make the innovation a reality?
  • What are important uncertainties about the project? What could be done to test or remove those uncertainties?
  • Who are the stakeholders?


Presentation, and one optional assignment: prototype, podcast, report, or business case. Presentation is counting 60% on final grade and optional assignment is 40%. 7,5 ECT.

Grading scale for assessment A-F.



Preliminary syllabus, it may be adjusted:

Vogel, P. (2017). From venture idea to venture opportunity. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 41(6), 943-971.

Teece, D. J. (2010). Business models, business strategy and innovation. Long range planning, 43(2-3), 172-194.

Szambelan, S., Jiang, Y., & Mauer, R. (2020). Breaking through innovation barriers: Linking effectuation orientation to innovation performance. European Management Journal, 38(3), 425-434.

Annen informasjon


Pris: 20000 Kr

I tillegg til kursavgiften må studenter betale semesteravgift til Studentsamskipnaden på kr 600/640 for høsten 2023.


Fakultet: Fakultet for økonomi
Ingrid Berg Sivertsen, Assistant professor


Annveig Skurseth, NTNU VIDERE
Mobil: 91 89 72 61
Epost: annveig.skurseth@ntnu.no

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