Innovation and Entrepreneurship


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module


Robotics is a subject area characterized by a high level of innovation and entrepreneurship. This course will teach students the basics of innovation-based entrepreneurial processes, business modelling, and enable them to make a business case for a start-up.

Learning objectives


  • Must have knowledge of innovation-based entrepreneurial processes, including theories, methods and tools related to the generic innovation sub-processes discovery, incubation and acceleration.
  • Must have knowledge of the concept of problem (re)framing and the prototyping process for developing a product/service/business concept
  • Must have knowledge about business modeling, intellectual property and startups
  • Must have knowledge of the role and impact of corporate entrepreneurship/(radical) innovation in organisations


  • Must be able to make use of the theories and methods in entrepreneurial cases/project
  • Must be able to collect, use and transform data on user/customer behavior in framing, specification and prototyping.
  • Must be able to evaluate theoretic and practical needs for the development of a business/business area
  • Must be able to make a business case for a new business area/startup


  • Must be able to select and use various relevant theoretical perspectives, methods and tools in relation to the planning and engaging in entrepreneurial business development processes 
  • Must be able to plan and execute a prototyping process that involves users, customers and other relevant stakeholders
  • Must be able to contribute constructively and professionally in multidisciplinary innovation/entrepreneurship ventures
  • Must able to evaluate the business case, including funding issues.
  • Critically evaluate own analysis and solutions

Type of instruction

See the general description of the types of instruction described in § 17.



Name of examInnovation and Entrepreneurship
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
AssessmentPassed/Not Passed
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleInnovation og entreprenørskab
Module codeM-ESNROBK3K2
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Engineering (Robotics)
Study BoardStudy Board of Production
DepartmentDepartment of Materials and Production
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science