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New Technology Business Development

Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure; Sustainable Cities and Communities

Over the last two decades the amount of business and public organizations in a variety of sectors that have been generated on intellectual proprietary rights has increased dramatically, making them the fourth production factor in economies today. The way new technologies emerge in markets has also changed. Rather than conquering new markets and target groups, new technologies are nowadays co-designed and co-created involving many visible hands.  In such uncertain and open innovation settings, interdisciplinary working is key in exploring and finding new technological sustainable solutions and applications.  Graduated engineers that continue their career in high-tech companies or public organizations therefore need to understand and communicate with a plurality of stakeholders with divergent needs, backgrounds and interest.  

Using a Challenge based learning approach, this module will prepare student in mastering the crucial social and practical skills to thrive and be successful in such environment’s. 

The challenge

You will have several challenges to choose from, these will be explained in more detail at the beginning of the course. Some examples of challenge ideas attracted for the academic year 2021-2022 are:

-  drone technology in inspection, precision agriculture and firefighting

- dealing with privacy sensitive data for public organizations 

- attracting younger people to theater show and enhance cultural art experience with new technology 

More challenge ideas will be collected in the subsequent moths where students can pick and choose from upon the start of this module. 

As a team you will select the challenge you want to work on in this 10week period.

Important information

These challenges are part of the minor-course ‘New Technology Business Development’. It is a 10 week, 15 EC full time course which takes approximately 420 hrs. You will work in a multidisciplinary team to integrate knowledge from different domains. Subjects like innovation and Technology Management, marketing in a high-tech context and macro technology development will be discussed in this course. Most parts of the course will be online. After successful completion of the course, you will receive a certificate and a transcript of records with the ECs.

A max of 10 ECIU students can apply for this minor course.

Deadline of application: 15 October 2021.

Start of course: 15 November 2021

End of course: 1 February 2022.

Teamcher: dr. Raymond Loohuis

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