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Course module: 201700365
Business Models for Sustainable Energy
Course info
Course module201700365
Credits (ECTS)5
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Contact S. Çevikarslan
Contactperson for the course S. Çevikarslan
Examiner S. Çevikarslan
Lecturer J. Henseler
Academic year2023
Starting block
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Registration using OSIRISYes
After passing the course, the student can:       
  1. link theoretical concepts on entrepreneurship to a practical case of students’ own choice within sustainable energy sector
  2. assess and shape an opportunity for a successful business foundation in sustainable energy sector
  3. choose and apply various frameworks from an initial toolset addressing the development of a business plan
  4. 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.

Participating study
Master Industrial Design Engineering
Participating study
Master Sustainable Energy Technology
Participating study
Master Mechanical Engineering
Required materials
Recommended materials
Instructional modes
Presence dutyYes

Presence dutyYes

Business Plan & Presentation

Business Plan Report

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