Denmark, Aarhus

Sustainable innovation and entrepreneurship

when 1 August 2011 - 19 August 2011
duration 3 weeks
credits 5 ECTS

This course is focusing on how to develop and initiate sustainable innovative and entrepreneurial projects. The main component of this course is an interdisciplinary project where you will be working with a challenge from the real world surrounding the university. However for the first two weeks the lecturers and visiting guest speakers will supply you with up-to-date theory and tools relevant for working with innovative and entrepreneurial projects. The course is open for all graduate students – we welcome as much diversity as possible.
Course offered by the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and Aarhus Entrepreneurship Centre, AU.

Course leader

Helle Færgemann, Aarhus University and Linda Greve, AEC

Target group

Students holding a BA-degree

Course aim

By attending the course the students will gain the following competences and qualifications:

Theoretical understanding of the most important concepts in the field of innovation and entrepreneurship

Market- and business knowhow on a basic level aiming at creating value with ideas

Ability to choose and apply creative techniques on the basis of insight in process and innovation

Ability analyze needs of a customer or user with relevant tools and theories

Ability to include economical, environmental and social sustainability in a new concept

Ability to present and evaluate ideas and concepts applying well-established communication and sales techniques

Ability to work in interdisciplinary teams

Ability to identify and use professional and personal competences

Confidence in carrying out smaller or huger improvements in the surrounding world

Fee info

EUR 0: See website for information on fees