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MJ1150 Energy and Systems, Innovation and Entrepreneurship 10.5 credits

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Autumn 2024 Start 26 Aug 2024 programme students

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus MJ1150 (Autumn 2019–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Through an integrated programme with lectures, individual studies, workshops, seminars and consultation sessions, the course includes:

  • the foundations of innovation and entrepreneurship
  • knowledge gaps, challenges and problems related to future energy systems
  • different entrepreneurial business models from the real life
  • systematic evaluation of existing innovative business models
  • business models, Innovation and the Global Sustainable Development Goals
  • uncertainty and scenario analysis

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student should be able to show that they can carry out an entrepreneurial journey by showing the ability to:

Analyse the knowledge gaps/challenges/problems of the future energy system (ILO 1)

Systematically evaluate existing, innovative business models that satisfy one of the relevant global sustainable development goals (ILO 2)

Develop an innovative energy-related business model (ILO 3)

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

MJ1112 Applied Thermodynamics, MJ1145 Energy system, MJ1520 Statistics and Risk Assessment and EI1120 Electrical Circuit Analysis for the Environment and Energy Program and KE1060 Material and energy balances (or the equivalent courses)

Recommended prerequisites

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Osterwalder, Business Model Generation. Litteratur runt innovationer och innovationsteori.

Fördjupad litteratur om systemanalys och system teori. Litteratur om energy policy och energimarknad

Littertur meddelas vid kursstart

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


  • PROA - Project 1, 1.5 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • PROB - Project 2, 3.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • PROC - Project 3, 6.0 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.

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.

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Education cycle

First cycle

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David Bohn Stoltz