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Inovation and Entrepreneurship

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Year
5
Code
02017769
Subject Area
Engineering Sciences
Language of Instruction
Duration
SEMESTRIAL
ECTS Credits
3.0
Type
Elective
Level
2nd Cycle Studies - Mestrado
Mode of Delivery
Face-to-face
Recommended Prerequisites

Economics and Industrial Management.

Teaching Methods

In theoretical lectures the concepts associated to the unit subjects are presented, using the available audio visual medias. Some lectures will consists in seminars provided by invited speakers.

In practical lectures the students will analyze and discuss case studies which illustrate the several steps required from the idea generation to the creation of a new business venture. The students will be invited to develop a set of three small working projects. During the lectures the students will present the result of their work and a discussion among the students will be conducted by the teacher.

Learning Outcomes

The aim of this curricular unit is for students to acquire knowledge and abilities within the area of entrepreneurship, with particular focus on idea feasibility analysis and business planning. After the course the students should be able to: (1) account for, compare and take position on different theoretical perspective on entrepreneurship; (2) distinguish different types of entrepreneurship; (3) understand the process of recognizing opportunities and generating ideas; (4) be able to collect and analyse information needed to do a feasibility analysis and write a draft business plan.

Work Placement(s)
No
Syllabus

Introduction to entrepreneurship – entrepreneurship and it importance; type of entrepreneurship; entrepreneurship and entrepreneur characterization; entrepreneurship in numbers.

Recognizing opportunities and generating ideas.

Feasibility analisys.

The business plan.

The importance of intellectual property.

Head Lecturer(s)
Cristóvão Silva
Assessment Methods
Assessment
Exam: 50.0%
3 working projects: 50.0%
Bibliography

Saraiva, P., Empreendedorismo, Imprensa da Universidade de Coimbra, 2011.

Barringer, B., Preparing Efective Business Plans: An Entrepreneurial approach, Prentice Hall, 2009, ISBN: 0-13-231832-6.