EGE UNIVERSITY

Department of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Courses

The Department provides four elective courses during both teaching period. Each student in Ege University can take any of those courses no matter what their field are. The name and the content of those four courses provided below:

Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship: This course will enable students to develop an understanding of analytic frameworks for managing the innovation process including entrepreneurship. In particular, students will be able to examine the patterns and sources of technology and innovation and the mechanisms for capturing the economics benefits from innovation as well as to identify the strategic and organizational challenges involved in managing technological innovation in small business.

Entrepreneurship and Introduction to IPR: This course aims to enhance students’ skills on IP issues and management and process starting from ideation to IP application. The students will be able to understand the importance and role of patent to protect innovation and create value for companies and entrepreneurs.

Entrepreneurship and Preparation of Business Plan: This course introduces a pragmatic and process-based approach to creating and implementing business plans. The course also offers students the tools to transform ideas into strategic goals and to outline the operational and financial strategies needed to achieve these goals. The course expands on how to use the business plan as a communication, negotiation and persuasion tool. A well-written business plan should provide decision makers with enough insights to assist them in deciding the viability and feasibility of new ideas, strategies and initiatives.

Commercialization of Innovation and Entrepreneurship: This course will explore issues related to the identification, nurturing, protection, and commercialization of new inventions, Technologies and associated products. The participants will also investigate the challenges of adopting and transforming new technologies into commercial products or services using life cycle and stakeholder models. In this course the lecturer uses case studies, class discussion, and other formats to illustrate how individuals and companies have dealt with varying degrees of technology change within their firms.