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Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
* Retrieved from Course syllabus MJ2496 (Autumn 2012–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Sustainable Energy will build on fundamental principles of business and entrepreneurship previously acquired in course work. In this course, opportunities for entrepreneurial activities in the area of sustainable energy will be discussed in-depth, with real case studies forming the basis for such discussions. Also, the linkage between technical development, entrepreneurship and sustainable development will be analyzed. The course will be a mix of theoretically oriented seminars, and hands-on opportunities in assessing the potential of a business idea and develop the start of an entrepreneurial venture.

Intended learning outcomes

After completing the course, students should be able to, as applied to the field of Sustainable Energy Technology:

* Discuss and analyze entrepreneurship and innovation

* Analyze State-of-the-Art and merging technology in Research and Development to identify opportunities for innovation

* Identify a business opportunity

* Develop and Explain a Business Idea

* Develop and write a complete business plan

* Demonstrate a good understanding of key factors for a succesful venture, speficically:

--> describing the process and phases of launching a venture

--> describing important aspects of a good management of a new venture

--> describing strategies for approaching new customers, and gain visibility for new ventures

Course Disposition

The course will be given in periods 1 and 2

Planned hours:

- Lectures -- 40 h (20 occasions)

- Class exercise --12h (6occasions)

- Exam -- 3h (after study period 1)

- Project presentation, PRO1 -- 8h (scheduled last week of period 1)

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

1st year of MSc in Engineering programme completed

MJ2411 Renewable Energy Technology (or equivalent)

MJ2405 Sustainable Power Generation (or equivalent)

MJ2407 Sustainable Energy Utilisation (or equivalent)

MJ2410 Energy Management (or equivalent)

Recommended prerequisites

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Scientific articles available through KTH library

Lecture Handout

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


  • PRO1 - Project, 3,0 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • TEN1 - Exam, 3,0 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.

TEN1 -- Written Exam 3hp, Grading A-F

PRO1 -- Project, 3hp, Grading A-F

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

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 MJ2496

Offered by

ITM/Energy Technology

Main field of study

Mechanical Engineering

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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