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


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Engineering (Bioengineering)
Study BoardStudy Board of Chemistry and Bioscience
DepartmentDepartment of Chemistry and Bioscience
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science