TIØ4170 - Technology Based Business Development


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Portfolio 100/100

Course content

Perspectives and methods of technology based commercialization, teams, funding, business modelling, and value creating negotiations. The roles of patents, licencing and support actors are also addressed.

Learning outcome

The course gives a an introduction to applicable theories and techniques for commercialiaztion of knowledge and technology. Knowledge presented in the course: The course provides an action-oriented perspective on developing new, technology-based business ideas. The course's theoretical foundation builds on market orientation and a resource-based view. Emphasis is on different go-to-market strategies, business models, intellectual assets, valuation and financing, and on relationships and networks. An underpinning premise is that speed is both the end and the means to the end for technology commercialization. Competences gained in the course: After completing this course, the student will be able to contribute significantly to a team effort aimed at creating new, knowledge-based business, either as an innovation in an existing organization or by forming a new venture. The student will have a broad understanding of the different aspects involved and their interdependencies, will be capable of gathering relevant information and perform applicable analyses on the different aspects, and will be able to offer and defend recommendations for strategic direction, tactical priorities, and short term actions.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and mandatory assignments.

Further on evaluation

The portfolio contains a total of 5 compulsory exercises, all of which count equally on the assessment basis in the course.

The exercises are carried out in groups or individually, where topics from the syllabus are addressed.

The student's progression is measured between each exercise where the assessment criteria in the course form the student's ability to show development based on feedback on previous deliverables.

Each exercise has an individual submission deadline that appears in the course description published on blackboard before the course starts.

Guidance will be provided along the way.

Course materials

Textbook and articles. To be announced.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SIS1035 7.5
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2023

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Industrial Economics and Technology Management


Examination arrangement: Portfolio

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Portfolio 100/100
Room Building Number of candidates
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