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Teaching activities

The Research & Innovation Honours Programme consists of several different interdisciplinary activities, at a high academic level. For an overview of all activities for enrollment 2020, see here

The activities at the Innovation Track equal 30 ECTS credits for Bachelor's degree students and minimum 25 ECTS credits for Master's degree students.

All activities are placed outside of the ordinary study schedule (on late afternoons/evenings or during weekends). 

The programme runs for 4 semesters/two years.  

First and second semester: need-based innovation

During the first and second semester at the Innovation Track you will work in teams to identify, validate and generate ideas for possible solutions to health scientific challenges from the clinic, the research labs or in an NGO. You will be introduced to theories of innovation and entrepreneurship that will help you to become competent drivers of innovation now and in your future career. You will learn tools to boost creativity and idea generation and be introduced to the Mixed Method Innovation Model that can be used to validate these ideas in practice.  

In order to implement and turn great ideas into viable business models you will work with project management tools and The Business Model Canvas to clarify the value creation of the project. You will also get insight into your personality profile and learn how to put individuals with different personal characteristics together to create a good team in order to create a positive team climate that sets the basis for creative and innovative solutions in response to user needs. 

INNO-X Health (Dept. of Clinical Medicine) will conduct the teaching.

Third and fourth semester: knowledge-based innovation

On the third and fourth semester of the Innovation Track, students will go deeper into knowledge-based innovation related to life science and health technology. We will introduce and apply learning tools related to commercialization, entrepreneurship and innovation, and students will work on individual projects (potential spin out cases from AU, Health) in order to transfer/test theory in practice. Students will gain experience with and competencies to translate knowledge and results to products and solutions that can be of value to the population in the long term.

Supervisors from the research environments at Health and from the industry will supervise the students throughout the period. This collaboration is to ensure the project’s relevance, innovative height and anchorage in relation to both the research environments at Health and to the difference companies. Students will represent their project/potential spin out case when participating in the teaching activities.

Also, students are exposed to more career paths, including start-up/spin-out or company jobs.

Find the semester's activities here.