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Academic Year 2017/18
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Entrepreneurship and Innovation
1st degree and Bachelor-level of the Bologna process in Engineering And Management - Torino
1st degree and Bachelor-level of the Bologna process in Mechanical Engineering - Torino
1st degree and Bachelor-level of the Bologna process in Automotive Engineering - Torino
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Teacher Status SSD Les Ex Lab Tut Years teaching
Landoni Paolo   A2 ING-IND/35 60 0 0 0 4
SSD CFU Activities Area context
ING-IND/35 6 D - A scelta dello studente A scelta dello studente
Subject fundamentals
The course in Entrepreneurship and Innovation aims to present the basic concepts, relationships and differences between ideas, research, innovation and entrepreneurship. Students will examine and reflect on the one hand on the value of ideas, technology and design, and the other on the process necessary to transform ideas into successful products and services, both in the context of existing organizations (internal entrepreneurship) or by creating new organizations (external entrepreneurship). The course includes a theoretical part and group works for the application of the concepts learned. Group works (business cases) will be aimed at developing and evaluating an entrepreneurial idea proposed by the students or by established firms at the beginning of the course.
Expected learning outcomes
Students will begin to develop the ability to evaluate and develop ideas and technologies from an entrepreneurial point of view. On the one hand they will have understood the basic concepts and have seen a number of examples and strategies of evaluation and development, on the other they will have experienced these concepts in application cases. In particular, students will have learned the basic elements for the management of innovation and projects and for the identification of business models and sustainability models of new entreprenurial initiatives.
Prerequisites / Assumed knowledge
None
Contents
• The research - Innovation - Entrepreneurship system: basic concepts and relationships.
• Innovation management and project management, the new product development process.
• Collaborative innovation and open innovation, the different forms of collaboration, intellectual property, crowdsourcing.
• Social innovation and social entrepreneurship: non-profit, profit and hybrid organizations.
• From the idea to the company: Business plan and Sustainability plan.
• Entrepreneurship and Strategy: Business model canvas and Sustainability model canvas.
• Entrepreneurship and Marketing: the estimation of potential users / customers and opportunities.
• Key financial aspects: the evaluation and financing of start-ups.
Delivery modes
The course consists of lectures and group works.
Texts, readings, handouts and other learning resources
Professor's presentations and other material will be available on the educational portal.
Suggested readings:
3. "The startup Owner’s Manual. The step by step guide for building a great company ", by Steve Blank, B. Dorf,. (2012), K&S Ranch Press
4. "Business Model Generation", by Alexander Osterwalder & Yves Pigneur, John Wiley and Sons, Inc. 2010, ISBN 978-0470-87641-1, paperback.
Assessment and grading criteria
The exam will consist of two parts.
The first part of the vote will depend on the quality of the group work. The intermediate results and the final result (a document of approximately 20 pages) and the final presentation of the work will be evaluated. The final presentation will take place in a half-day immediately after the end of the course.
The second part of the vote will test how well the students have learned the theoretical aspects of the course (terminology, definitions and basic concepts) with a short written exam consisting of closed questions (multiple answers) and short open questions. During the written tests the use of texts and electronic equipment is forbidden.

Programma definitivo per l'A.A.2017/18
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