Life Science Companies – from Innovation to Industry


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


Students who complete the module must be able to

  • account for the concepts:  life science, sustainability, bioeconomy, life cycle analysis, and circular economy
  • describe the principles of the transfer from innovation to production of new bioproducts
  • account for patent issues
  • account for biological production companies within the following sectors: bioengineering and biotechnology, pharma, food, feed and bioenergy


  • work out a life-cycle analysis and techno-economical assessments
  • establish a plant description, process diagrams, mass balances and energy balance of a biological production
  • calculate a budget for the establishment and operation of a biological production
  • evaluate the sustainability of biological production and products by means of a life-cycle analysis
  • set principles for the establishment of a business plan and a budget for expenditure, establishment and initial operation

Type of instruction

  • Lectures
  • Workshops
  • Exercises
  • Mini-projects

Extent and expected workload

150 hours



Name of examLife Science Companies – from Innovation to Industry
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleLife science virksomheder - fra innovation til industri
Module codeK-KT-K2-34
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Esbjerg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Chemistry and Bioscience
DepartmentDepartment of Chemistry and Bioscience
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science