autumn 2016

BED-3024 Design of technological innovations and markets - 10 stp

Last changed: 08.04.2017

The course is administrated by

Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics


Tromsø |

Type of course

This course is for the Master's Degree Program in Business Creation and Entrepreneurship and Master i marin bioteknologi only and can not be taken as a singular course.

Course contents

In this course, you will learn to master the complexity of creating and extracting financial value from technological innovations and markets by acquiring practical skills.  You will also learn to analyze the intellectual dimensions of technological innovations and markets and understand how value can be created in both a material and intellectual value chain, through varying value propositions built on physical products, virtual products, licenses, and services.  You will develop modern knowledge-based business skills and tools for creating and analyzing intellectual innovations and markets through an action-based pedagogy including mostly case studies, but also some lectures and exercises.

Objective of the course

The purpose of the course is to give you the practical and hands-on experiences as well as a theoretic knowledge on how to create and extract financial value through the creative design of technological innovations and markets in a knowledge economy.

Students who have successfully completed the course should have achieved the following learning outcomes:

  • Gained knowledge and comprehension of the intellectual dimension of technological innovations and their relation to markets.
  • Obtained the necessary skills to extract value in the material and intellectual value chain.
  • Acquired the competence to create and analyze intellectual innovations and markets.

Language of instruction


Teaching methods

Lectures and seminars. The students need to be present at campus, and participate in lectures and group-work.


The exam consists of three parts:

  • A team presentation (30%)
  • A team portifolio (40%)
  • An individual reflection essay (30%)


A graded scale of five marks from A to E for pass and F for fail.

There is no re-sit examination.

Place of exam: Tromsø


Recommended reading/syllabus

Literature will be announced in Fronter at the beginning of term or may be obtained by contacting the bookstore Akademia Tromsø. Books can also be purchased at
Lectures Autumn 2016