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SPG8015 : Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Science and Engineering (Inactive)

Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

This module provides an introduction to innovation and entrepreneurship for Science and Engineering by:
1)       Developing students’ knowledge, understanding and practical experience of innovation and entrepreneurship within the context of their discipline (e.g. Renewable Energy)
2)       Exploring the entrepreneurial mind-set and identifying practical examples from individual and group experience
3)       Enabling students to consider innovation and intrapreneurship within the wider economic, political and social context to address global challenges
4)       Establishing a framework of practice to ensure that assumptions are challenged before moving forward with a new endeavour

This module sits alongside other technical and skills modules in Science, Agriculture and Engineering to apply disciplinary knowledge and skills to action-based innovation projects. A variety of approaches and case studies are unpacked and critically evaluated to ensure that assumptions have been clearly tested and students better understand the deployment of innovation and entrepreneurial endeavour across new projects through to the corporate setting.

There are follow-on opportunities available through further modules and the University’s Start Up Programme in the Careers Service.

Outline Of Syllabus

This module will include:
Awareness of opportunities with students’ discipline of study; opportunity evaluation and value creation
Defining innovation competencies; understanding the entrepreneurial mind set
Capacities and capabilities required to deliver on opportunities; reflective practice and self-awareness
The role of innovation and entrepreneurial practice in organisations
UN Sustainable Development Goals as a stimulus for innovation; identifying the actionable problems
Innovation and key research activity at Newcastle University
Creativity & Innovation; Challenge, Solution and Impact mapping
Business Case development and risk-assessment; tools of the intrapreneur

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

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