Innnovation & entrepreneurship - local basis, global business
Bornholm is teeming with entrepreneurial spirit. And the island houses large successful companies as well as a body of smaller up-and-coming business initiatives. In this way, Bornholm runs counter to global trends of primarily younger people constantly seeking into the large cities, while the outskirts remain populated mainly with the older generations.
This course offers an novel way of working with innovation and entrepreneurship, inspired by the recent successes of Bornholm. The course will be set in the scenic environs of the Bornholm Island in 2 weeks in August.
The course caters to the challenge of grappling with concrete business challenges by means of a design and business approach. These challenges are set in the interface between local resources and expertise and the global business potentials these bear. To this end, the students’ leveraging of interdisciplinary know-how and dynamics will be an essential ingredient.
In collaboration with local companies on Bornholm as well as other potential stakeholders, students engage in tapping into, navigating and integrating diverse sources of knowledge and insights. This will be through addressing new business challenges and identifying undiscovered potentials. Through generative business modeling, the course activities conclude with a ‘company pitch’. To be presented is a concept and a business plan, delivered to the collaborating company.
Intended learning outcomes
After the course, the student should be able to:
- Individually reflect upon the links between theoretical perspectives and contextual environments and constraints
- Analyze the case company’s/entrepreneurial challenge in order to identify global business potentials based on local activities
- Apply Design Thinking methods and tools to understand the business challenge
- Create a concept that addresses the business challenge
- Identify stakeholders and gatekeepers in the case company/own business - and communicate insights and concept to these
Ordinary examExam type:
C: Written report, internal (7-trinsskala)
CG: Submission of written work for groups. As with all exams, a grading foundation must be established to make individual grading possible. You must clearly identify which parts of the work submitted you are responsible for.
Hand-In: report of 10-15 pages