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ME2625 Challenge-driven technology-based entrepreneurship 15.0 credits

About course offering

For course offering

Autumn 2024 Start 26 Aug 2024 programme students

Target group

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Part of programme

Master's Programme, Technology-based Entrepreneurship, åk 2, Mandatory


P1 (7.5 hp), P2 (7.5 hp)


26 Aug 2024
13 Jan 2025

Pace of study


Form of study

Normal Daytime

Language of instruction


Course location

KTH Campus

Number of places

Min: 10

Planned modular schedule


For course offering

Autumn 2024 Start 26 Aug 2024 programme students

Application code



For course offering

Autumn 2024 Start 26 Aug 2024 programme students


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Headings with content from the Course syllabus ME2625 (Autumn 2024–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The aim of the course is to give the students a deep and worthwhile learning in challenge run technology-based entrepreneurship. The students should identify difficult solved problems with the UN sustainable development goals as a starting point and retrieve a technical and entrepreneurial solution to these challenges. Within the framework of their project, the students should analyse idea, concepts, strategy, appropriate technology, competition and financial preconditions related to the introduction of an innovative/entrepreneurial idea that has implications for sustainability. The course is completely project-based, where mentor supports the students' development of the project. The students explore the actual course content based on a number of provided digital modules. The students cooperate in team-based learning by be based a technical solution on a sustainability challenge, where they need to bear in mind to different interested parties.

Intended learning outcomes

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

1. Identify and evaluate stability problems,

2. Compare different alternatives related to management, planning and organisation that arises at the implementation of innovative technology-based projects,

3. Apply their technical expertise and theories of entrepreneurship and innovation in a creative way in order to support sustainable development considering different interested parties,

4. Generate different processes for problem-solving that aims to by means of technology solve complex innovation, entrepreneurship and stability problems considering different interested parties,

5. Build a sustainable, including and just solution to a problem that promotes sustainable development,

6. Analyse the consequences for a sustainable development at implementation of innovative, technology-based and entrepreneurial ideas.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Achieved at least 40 higher education credits from the master's programme ”Technology based Entrepreneurship (TTBEM)”.

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


  • INL1 - Assignment, 3.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • INL2 - Assignment, 3.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • INL3 - Assignment, 3.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • INL4 - Assignment, 3.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • PRO1 - Project, 3.0 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

PRO1 is compulsory.

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 room in Canvas

Registered students find further information about the implementation of the course in the course room in Canvas. A link to the course room can be found under the tab Studies in the Personal menu at the start of the course.

Offered by

Main field of study

Industrial Management

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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