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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Content and learning outcomes
- 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.
Literature and preparations
Examination and completion
If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.
- 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
Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination
- 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 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
Main field of study
In this course, the EECS code of honor applies, see: