Promoting Innovation and Entrepreneurship


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Promoting innovation and entrepreneurship is high on the political agenda in most countries in order to secure competitiveness, growth and employment and at the same time contribute to solving societal grand challenges. With a focus on government-business relations the module introduces theoretical and analytical foundations for understanding innovation- and entrepreneurship dynamics at various analytical levels (macro-, meso-, and micro), and policies for promoting innovation and entrepreneurship.

Learning objectives


The objective is that the student after the module possesses the necessary knowledge on:

  • the theoretical and analytical foundations for innovation- and entrepreneurship dynamics and related policy at macro-, meso-, and micro level.
  • recent trends is innovation- and entrepreneurship policy and be able to identify relevant issues and problems in practice.
  • and be able to understand and, on a scientific basis, reflect on key policy instruments for promoting innovation and entrepreneurship.


The objective is that the student after the module possesses the necessary skills in:

  • critical reflecting on and selecting among theoretical and analytical approaches for promoting innovation and entrepreneurship, and set up – on a scientific basis – analysis and solution models for the identified problems.
  • communicating research-based knowledge and discussing professional and scientific issues related to promoting innovation and entrepreneurship with both peers and non-specialists.


The objective is that the student after the module possesses the necessary competences in:

  • independently taking responsibility for own professional development and specialisation in relation to innovation and entrepreneurship policy issues.

Type of instruction

For information see § 17.


Prerequisite for enrollment for the exam

  • It is a prerequisite for exam participation that the student has actively participated in the course activities including approval of specified assignments throughout the module.


Name of examPromoting Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Individual examination.
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 titleFremme af innovation og iværksætteri
Module codeKAINB202023
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Economics and Business Administration
DepartmentAalborg University Business School
FacultyFaculty of Social Sciences and Humanities