Innovation in Research Projects (TN910)

The purpose of the course is to raise the PhD candidates' awareness of the practical implications of their research. This includes understanding how research results can lead to innovation, i.e. be implemented to achieve the intended benefits to society. Another purpose is to raise the candidates' awareness of wider societal implications of research and innovation.

Course description for study year 2022-2023. Please note that changes may occur.


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The course content is primarily aimed at PhD-candidates in the natural sciences and technology.

Among themes that will be covered are:

Various types of innovation, project and process models, disruptive innovation, stakeholders and social construction of technology, responsible research and innovation (RRI), research based innovation and commercialization.

Learning outcome

Upon completion of the course the student shall be able to:

Understand central problems associated with managing complex cross-disciplinary work assignments and projects.

Assess the need for, take initiative to and manage innovation.

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Form of assessment Weight Duration Marks Aid
Coursepaper 1/1 Passed / Not Passed

The students shall submit a paper that must be accepted in order to pass the course.

Course teacher(s)

Course coordinator:

Knut Erik Bang

Course teacher:

Eric Christian Brun

Head of Department:

Tore Markeset

Method of work

Lectures, workshops and guided self-study.

Open for

The course is mandatory for candidates of UiS' PhD-program in natural sciences and technology. Other PhD-candidates must apply for admission to the course.


The syllabus can be found in Leganto