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The Business Development Lab is the complementary course to ME2072 entrepreneurship for Engineers. The Development Lab course is mainly concentrated on project work throughout phased of Business Plan creation. This project work is supported by coaches. In addition the Business Development labs contain applied lectures from academic and practitioners. Towards the end of the course the students are trained to present their Business Plans. The course ends with a Business Plan pitch.

It starts with a winter school. Within this winter school the students get familiar with business ethics and are grouped into teams. The teams are multidisciplinary in nature also containing students from other disciplines (according to availability at the different nodes). While winter school the students also choose an entrepreneurial idea/challenge/problem either brought in from the students themselves or indicated by academics or business partners.

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* Retrieved from Course syllabus ME2073 (Autumn 2019–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Business development lab is complementary to the course ME2072 Entrepreneurship for engineers The course is mainly directed towards project work during different phases of business plan development. This project work is supported by supervisors. Furthermore, the course contains applied lectures by university graduates and practitioners and a number of digital e-learning modules and group projects. Towards the end of the course, the students are trained to present their business plans. The course is completed with a presentation of the business plan for prospective investors.

It starts with a winter school. In this winter school, the students should get familiar with business ethics, and they are divided into groups. The groups are interdisciplinary and students from other disciplines are also invited (according to accessibility on different nodes). During the course, the pupils of the winter school should choose an idea/challenge/problem that preferably should be developed by the students themselves, or by university graduates or business associates.

Intended learning outcomes

After passing the course, the students should be able to:

  1. Systematically explore and create ideas, as well as change existing ideas on business solutions and handle obstacles during the process
  2. Describe and explain the different phases in a business development process
  3. Describe and critically review ethical considerations and team processes in connection with the development of new ideas to business solutions on a commercial market

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

ME2072 Entrepreneurship for Engineers completed.

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

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • INL3 - Individual assignment, 4,0 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • PRO2 - Project, 5,0 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, 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

Implemented and passed e-learning modules.

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

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Course web ME2073

Offered by

ITM/Industrial Economics and Management

Main field of study

Industrial Management

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Henrik Blomgren

Supplementary information

Note: Places are limited of the course.