MF2053 Innovative Product and Business Development 18.0 credits

Innovativ produkt- och affärsutveckling

The course is formed around a real innovation project, which is based on an idea from an existing company, researchers or students and carried out by a group of students. The project involves both technology and product development, as development of a business plan associated with this technology/product. 

Offering and execution

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters

Course information

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

The advanced course Innovative Product- and Business Development is formed around a real innovation project, which is based on an idea from an existing company, researchers or students and carried out by a group of students. The project involves both technology and product development, as development of a business plan associated with this technology/product. The students work in gropus of 3-4 students and the group's mission is also to jointly manage and organize the work. The course run for one semester, period 3 and 4 in the fall. 

Intended learning outcomes *

Students shall:

  • Have developed an ability to lead, plan and work in innovative development projects.
  • In a structured way be able to adress complex problems in a technical and business context.
  • Be able to independently apply the tools, methodologies and analytical frameworks for product innovation and development work introduced during the Masters.
  • Have developed a practical ability to understand and manage innovation-related challenges.
  • Have the ability to make reasonable assessments of economic, technical and market constraints in innovation.
  • Be able to write extensive business plans and reports.
  • In a meritorious way communicate their innovative work and its results in oral and written presentations for different audiences.
  • Be able to reflect on different ethical perspectives on technological innovation activities, including social, environmental and work environment aspects.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

Only open for students taking the Product Innovation Management track within the Integrated Product Design Master programme.

Exchange studends can take the course if they have the right prerequisites - course MF2046 Product innovation and MF2051 R6D Strategy and Organisation or comparable courses.

Recommended prerequisites

Only open for students taking the Product Innovation Management track within the Integrated Product Design Master programme.

Exchange studends can take the course if they have the right prerequisites - course MF2046 Product innovation and MF2051 R6D Strategy and Organisation or comparable courses 

Equipment

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Literature

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Examination and completion

Grading scale *

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

Examination *

  • PRO1 - Project, 18.0 credits, Grading scale: 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.

80% of examination consists of the project work.

20% of examination consists of two reflectionreports, one halfway thorough the project and one in the end of the project. 

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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Examiner

Gunilla Ölundh Sandström

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 MF2053

Offered by

ITM/Machine Design

Main field of study *

Mechanical Engineering

Education cycle *

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Contact

Gunilla Öhlund Sandström, gunillao@kth.se

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.

Supplementary information

Only for Master students in TIPDM 2 IPDD