FP-StpKAcad. year: 2020/2021
Technology Entrepreneurship is ideal for students with basic knowledge in science, technology, engineering or mathematics who want to acquire the necessary business and innovation skills to develop successful businesses where technology plays a key role.
During their studies, students will develop creative thinking, the ability to initiate product, process and value innovation, and develop market expansion strategies. The subject deepens the entrepreneurial knowledge and skills of students and thus provides better conditions for their future application in practice.
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The purpose of this module is to provide students with an opportunity to facilitate the application of the knowledge gained during their studies to a technology project and then to apply it in practice. The field of application of knowledge differs in relation to the topic, but it is usually a project aimed at analyzing and solving a specific technological problem in a selected company.
To successfully complete this course, the student is expected to:
• actively participates in the solution of the technological project,
• accumulate relevant information for analysis in the chosen field
• analyzes and evaluates the information obtained critically and processes several alternatives to the solution,
• simultaneous presentation of alternatives to the management of the selected company.
The course requires the following knowledge, skills and competences:
Knowledge: In the field of technology, a basic overview of engineering, electrical engineering and electronics is assumed. In addition, basic IT and programming skills such as programming and data preparation for 3D printing. Knowledge of working with MS Office programs such as MS Word, Excel and Power Point is expected for project processing and presentation.
Skills: Ability to communicate with students and business representatives, collect and process data. Ability to defend the results of the project not only before the lecturer at the university, but also before the company management.
Competence: working in a particular company. Communicate with businessmen about the technological problem.
Recommended optional programme components
Recommended or required reading
CHASTON, Ian. Technological Entrepreneurship. Technology–Driven vs. Market Driven Innovation. 1st. edition. Cham Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan. 2017. 299 pp. ISBN 978-3-319-45849-6.
DUENING, T.N., HISRICH, R.D. and M. A. LECHTER. Technology Entrepreneurship. 2nd Edition. London: Elsevier. 2015. 370 pp. ISBN 978-0-12-420175-0.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
This course contains a small part of the preliminary consultations with the lecturer and the tutor and knowledge of the business environment. It will be a practical learning process aimed at processing a real technological problem for a particular business. After completing this course, students gain experience in the field of business practice.
Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes
Developing a research project
The final evaluation of the technological project is based on the quality of the critical problem analysis. Furthermore, on the solution of the problem. The total number of points a student can earn is 60 points, which is divided according to the qualitative evaluation criteria as follows:
• 40 points - analysis of technological problem, suggestions for its solution and ev. Processing of the final product (mock-up or prototype).
• 15 points - writing a project (semestral work).
• 5 points - presentation of technological solution before teachers, ev. In front of business representatives.
The student must obtain at least 30 points from the technological project.
The written test will be composed of a series of lectured topics. Topics are based on slides from lectures. The student has to write four open questions, which are evaluated by a total of 40 points (4 x 10) and selected from a range of topics with 60 minutes. The written test is evaluated by the lecturer
The student must obtain at least 50% points (ie 20 points) from the written test. If the student fails to earn at least 50% of the points in the first term, he / she has the opportunity to write for a corrective written test. The written test is an obligatory part for the final classification. Dates for written part will be published in faculty IS.
OVERALL POINT EVALUATION
1) Technological project - 0-60 points.
2) Written test - 0-40 points (it is necessary to obtain at least 50%, ie at least 20 points).
A - 91-100 points
B - 81 - 90 points
C - 71 - 80 points
D - 61 - 70 points
E - 51 - 60 points
F - less than 50 points
Reasons for not awarding the final classification !!!
• not presenting the technology project,
• not submitting a technology project within the deadline
• earning less than 50 points
Language of instruction
The content of individual lectures will be as follows:
1. Entrepreneurship: Industrial Revolution, Entrepreneurship, Alternative Perspective, Innovation, Business Infrastructure. Macro environment: economy, politics, legislation, technology, meta-trends
2. Technology entrepreneurs: vision, opportunity orientation, foresight, collaborative orientation, entrepreneurial self-efficacy. Competences: dynamic competence, competence improvement, technological competence, creativity. Leadership and structure: managerial style, role fulfillment, communication, dark side, acceptable structure, organic structures, two-handed organization.
3. The emergence of opportunities and evolution: discovery, knowledge, discontinuity, bold innovation, disruptive innovation. Knowledge discovery: knowledge, open innovation, networks, alliances, knowledge acquisition.
4. Strategy: strategic paradox, strategy as practice, strength gaining strategy, market learning, strategy validation, business models.
5. Process management: managerial dilemma, team management, dynamic ability, strategic planning, radical innovation.
6. Lean enterprise and its development. Managing a technology-based business. Financing the business from start-up to exit.
7. Emerging Future: Global Warming and Energy, Climate Change, Healthcare, Robots, Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of Things
The aim of this subject is to provide students with the knowledge and skills of technology business to be able to elaborate and present a project of technological innovation on the basis of a concrete assignment from practice
Students should solve team problems either in a selected company or solve a problem based on cooperation with the South Moravian Innovation Center. At the end of the exam.
Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences
Lectures are optional. Attendance at seminars is compulsory. It is also mandatory to participate in the project processing in the selected company, ev. in the South Moravian Innovation Center.
Classification of course in study plans
- Programme MGR-SRP-KS Master's, 1. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, compulsory-optional
Type of course unit
Guided consultation in combined form of studies
16 hours, optionally
Teacher / Lecturer