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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 2021-2022. Please note that changes may occur.

Facts
Course code

TN910

Version

1

Credits (ECTS)

5

Semester tution start

Spring

Number of semesters

1

Exam semester

Spring

Language of instruction

English

Offered by

Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Safety, Economics and Planning

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.

Content

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.

Required prerequisite knowledge
None
Exam
Form of assessment Weight Duration Marks Aid
Coursepaper 1/1 Pass - Fail

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.
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