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EI2600 Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Electric Power Engineering 6.0 credits

This course in innovation and entrepreneurship in electric power engineering focus on the process from idea or invention to a product, process or service that is of such a value that it reach the commercial market - that is an innovation.

The main focus in the course is to analyse different innovation processes from particular success and non-success development projects in the area of electric power engineering. Furthermore, the course focus on applying common techniques for analysis of the process that is required to bring a new idea or invention to a potential innovation that reach the market.  

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus EI2600 (Autumn 2022–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

- The main content of the course is techniques for analyzing innovation processes related to the development of an idea or invention into a commercially viable product or service.

- The main focus in the course is to analyse the innovation process surrounding a number of successful and less successful development projects in the field of electric power engineering

- The taught techniques for analyzing the innovation processes are then applied to some specific cases with a non-obvious market potential.

Intended learning outcomes

After passing the course, the student shall be able to

analyse the evolution of the existing electrical power system and the processes behind the key inventions and their development into innovative products that are now well-established

analyse the impact different stakeholders such as regulators, utilities, manufacturers and end customers have on the market for products and services in the field of electric power engineering

analyse the impact of the electricity price on investments in the electrical power grid

analyse how sustainable development creates incentive for innovation and entrepreneurship in the field of electric power engineering

describe how improvements in material properties, computational models etc affects innovation processes

identify key technological innovations and development in other areas that leads to innovations in the field of electric power engineering

describe the necessary steps that needs to be taken in order to place a new or improved product on the market.

develop a simple business plan

describe the process of patenting an invention.

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

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Recommended prerequisites

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Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

P, F


  • INL1 - Assignment 1, 1.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • INL2 - Assignment 2, 1.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • INL3 - Assignment 3, 1.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • SEM1 - Seminars, 1.5 credits, grading scale: P, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade

Approved assignments (INL1, INL2 and INL 3). Presenting and participating in the joint seminar (SEM1).

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web EI2600

Offered by

Main field of study

Electrical Engineering

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Supplementary information

In this course, the EECS code of honor applies, see: