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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

Unit aim

Builds your understanding of policy, markets, supply chains and stakeholders within innovation ecosystems. Develop key skills in business development and how to add value to new and existing businesses by exploring innovation cycles and processes. Learn about collaborative arrangements and a range of development strategies such as commercialisation, spin-offs and handling intellectual property. 

Unit content

1. The entrepreneurship ecosystem

2. Understanding supply chains

3. National and regional innovation systems

4. Knowledge exchange and technology transfer processes

5. Collaborative structures and business development

6. Open innovation and R&D in a global context

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1 identify characteristics of entrepreneurial ecosystems and supply chains
2 analyse various innovation systems and knowledge exchange processes
3 create a business development plan for an international inter-organisational venture.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. identify characteristics of entrepreneurial ecosystems and supply chains
  2. analyse various innovation systems and knowledge exchange processes
  3. create a business development plan for an international inter-organisational venture.