Entrepreneurship in Science and Technology


Course Objective

Upon completion of this course, students:
- can analyse and understand the process of university technology
- have attained a (more) profound knowledge of spinoffs and their role
in the economy;
- have attained the ability to evaluate the business potential and
feasibility of innovations from scientific research, and for the
developing of innovative business models for new product or service
venture based on innovation from scientific research.

Course Content

Research in science and technology is an important and ongoing source
for innovation and entrepreneurial opportunities. Some of these
opportunities are realised through university spinoffs. This course will
discuss the process and (economic) importance of spinoffs in general,
and university spinoffs in particular. Scientific and technological
innovations can lead to high-tech product offerings or service oriented
offering. The students will be introduced to science and technology
entrepreneurship through case studies and by working on a course

Teaching Methods

Lectures and work groups.

Method of Assessment

• term paper (40%); individual assignment
• course project report (40%) and presentation (20%). Team

To be eligible for resit students have to submit all course assignment.
The resit will be of the failed (graded less than 5.5) assignment and
if pass will replace this part in the course grade.

Entry Requirements

A valid registration in the MSc Entrepreneurship.


To be announced on https://blackboard.ic.uva.nl/ → URL.

Additional Information

This course is only available for students registered for the Master's
programme Master's in Entrepreneurship. For quality reasons, the course
cannot admit other students.

This course is organised by UvA. The course coordinator is Dr. G.T.
Vinig. For more information, please go to http://studiegids.uva.nl and

General Information

Course Code E_ENT_EST
Credits 6 EC
Period P4
Course Level 400
Language of Tuition English
Faculty School of Business and Economics
Course Coordinator dr. T. Vinig
Examiner dr. T. Vinig
Teaching Staff

Practical Information

You cannot register for this course yourself; your faculty's education office carries out registration

Last-minute registration is available for this course.

Target audiences

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