After passing the course, the student can:
- link theoretical concepts on entrepreneurship to a practical case of students’ own choice within sustainable energy sector
- assess and shape an opportunity for a successful business foundation in sustainable energy sector
- choose and apply various frameworks from an initial toolset addressing the development of a business plan
- present their business idea to a panel of potential investors in a convincing and consistent manner.
The overall course objective is to teach SET master’s students the fundamentals of designing a business model and developing a sound business plan within sustainable energy sector.|
The course teaches students the basics of business model development in sustainable energy sector. Drawing upon recent academic research findings and practices in the industry, the students develop a business plan themselves. They acquire elementary competencies in setting up a company. These include spin-offs from companies and universities as well as start-ups. The students become acquainted with the content and structure of a business model and business opportunities, managerial issues and technological and economic trends in sustainable energy sector. They apply the newly acquired knowledge and skills to a practical case of their own choice within their sector. The entire course follows a student-centric approach to teaching. The guest lecturers from the industry and start-up consultancies share their business model design experiences with the students.