Technology Entrepreneurship in Practice

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Doel vak

Technology Entrepreneurship In Practice provides practical hands-on
environment for science students to build a business plan for a selected
or chosen technologically and science driven business opportunity. In
three phases, exploration, development and exploitation, students are
coached through the entire process from ideation and opportunity
recognition through building an informed and tested value proposition.
Each of the Minor TE courses such as Microeconomics for Scientists and
Open Innovation in Sciences are linked to TEIP in that their specific
course contents are directly leveraged in the TEIP course.

Inhoud vak

This 12 EC Technology Entrepreneurship In Practice (TEIP) course is the
core of the Minor Technology Entrepreneurship and runs through the
entire semester from september. In TEIP students are taught a wealth of
models and approaches that allow them to build a comprehensive business
plan in three consecutive phases: Explore (P1), Develop (P2) and
Exploit (P3). In the first weeks TEIP student teams (2 per team) are
forged and teams elect a candidate business idea selected from a broad
range early technology startups. Candidate projects are taken from VU
research and the VU startups ecosystem and are grounded in human
movement sciences, biology, physics, chemistry, comp sci or IT or a
combination thereof. TEIP content is provided by external as well as
internal VU experts and entrepreneurs in a close collaboration with IXA
(Innovation Exchange Amsterdam), DLAB (Demonstrator Lab), AVS (Amsterdam
Venture Studios) and many other parties. Masterclasses in TEIP cover
many topics including but not limited to: intellectual property,
finance, technology road-mapping, sustainable scenario planning,
behavioral perspective on entrepreneurship and alliance development. In
TEIP student teams become intrapreneurs as they engage in a full fledged
business planning effort starting with an emerging invention and
aplplication. Teams learn how to engage w researchers as well as with
prospective adopters of the technology. In TEIP the central purpose is
to obtain demonstration through data acquisition of initial proof of
concept in the hands of users
domain of your interest. Further Minor TE (6 EC)
courses include: Forms and Foundations of Entrepreneurship, Open
Innovation in Sciences, Economics for Scientists (MOOC format). This
course series and
the masterclasses are programmed and interconnected so that Minor TE
students are enabled to identify, research and develop a scientific idea
of choice in order to
generate a comprehensive business plan in the TEIP course setting.
Taking TEIP as part of the Minor TE allows students to attain the
following learning objectives :
• Demonstrate understanding, critical assessment and application of the
concepts related to the process of exploring, developing and exploiting
science-based business opportunities
• Demonstrate understanding of the rich contextual environment of
science-based entrepreneurship and become familiar with the nature of
the relationships with key stakeholders, necessary to develop a business
• Demonstrate and gain awareness of the entrepreneurial competencies
that the student possesses and which competencies should be developed
further in order to be able to succeed in technology entrepreneurship


A mix of lectures, guest-lectures, assignments, work groups and
masterclasses. Bi-weekly progress meetings are planned across the
semester . Each student (team) is assigned a coach.


Assessment consists of both peer review, faculty and jury based
assessments across a series of both inputs ( plans, pitches) as well as
outputs (participation, presentation, reports and reflection), guided by
a TEIP specific rubric.

Vereiste voorkennis

Maths and Physics, Informatics or Chemistry at bachelor level 200 or 300


A variety of literature is provided on-line, including Business
modelling canvas, Value proposition canvas and Tech Business Guide as
well as misc. selected literature. Book: Westhead & Wright -


Advanced bachelor students with a strong background in sciences and keen
interest in hands-on entrepreneurship

Overige informatie

This course is an integral part of the 30 EC Minor Technology
Entrepreneurship (Minor TE)

Afwijkende intekenprocedure

VU students enroll in the courses through VUnet. External students need to enroll at VU as extraneous (Bijvak) students which will enable them to enroll in the courses included in the Minor.

Aanbevolen voorkennis

Maths, Natural sciences, Informatics, Physics, Chemistry, and or
Pharmaceutical sciences.

Algemene informatie

Vakcode XB_42006
Studiepunten 12 EC
Periode P1+2+3
Vakniveau 300
Onderwijstaal Engels
Faculteit Faculteit der Bètawetenschappen
Vakcoördinator drs. P. van Hoorn
Examinator drs. P. van Hoorn
Docenten drs. P. van Hoorn
prof. dr. P.C. van der Sijde

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