Denmark, Aarhus

Healthy Entrepreneurship and Innovation

when 2 August 2016 - 12 August 2016
duration 2 weeks
credits 5 ECTS
fee EUR 204

The objective of this course is to enable students to create opportunities based on their academic and professional skills and knowledge. Employing methods from entrepreneurship and innovation, students learn how to initiate value creating projects and products. The overall understanding of entrepreneurship in this course is much broader than merely establishment of new companies. Based on well-founded theories we see entrepreneurship as a method (Venkataraman & Sarasvathy 2011). Thus the theoretical underpinning of the method can be investigated and the method can be learned through the course components, which are: a) theoretical introduction, b) training, c) application and d) reflection. The course inspires students to an entrepreneurial and innovative approach in many settings such as their primary study programme, research, clinical practice, the industry and of course also start-ups.

The entrepreneurial process holds four major elements:

Understanding your own means – who are you, what do know and whom do you know? (Sarasvathy 2001, 2008)
Finding problems and creating opportunities (Spinoza, Flores and Dreyfuss 1997, Alvarez and Barney 2006)
Qualifying products and creating a business model (Osterwalder and Pigneur 2010)
Realizing value and pitching to relevant stakeholders (Wilmot and Carlson 2006)

Course leader

Rasmus Johannes Lund

Target group

Health Students

Course aim

Master's level

Fee info

EUR 204: Danish and EU/EØS (tomplads): 204 EUR
EUR 1303: NON-EU-EØS students (free-mover): 1303 EUR