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Innovation & Entrepreneurship Minor

The Innovation & Entrepreneurship Minor (30 ECTS) consists of four parts:

Innovation & Entrepreneurship Minor 



Basics I&E (5-8 ECTS)

  • Process and roles involved in developing an idea and starting up a new technology-based company
  • Understanding customers and markets
  • Business organisation and projects
  • Product and process development
  • Basic entrepreneurial finance
  • Important elements in managing a company and developing its human resources


Business Development Labs I&E (7-10 ECTS)

  • Apply the learned knowledge for development of a new product or business concept
  • Explore and create ideas or modify existing ideas for business solutions
  • Explore diverse obstacles in transforming a technology into a business
  • In-depth understanding of the different phases of a business development process
  • Transforming new ideas into business solutions on the commercial market
  • Work in multi-disciplinary teams and reflecting upon ethical and team processes


Summer Programme I&E (4 ECTS)

The summer programme takes place at different locations throughout Europe and is set to bring together students and business partners. Summer schools support your study programme with a multidisciplinary and international dimension, and create a clear EIT ICT Labs joint touch to your education. It is given within and around the summer between year 1 and year 2.


  • Understanding how technology and innovation interact with all stakeholders
  • Societal, scientific and sustainability considerations
  • Transforming theoretical insights and practical experiences into innovative business ideas
  • Ability to systematically conduct a market and/or financial forecast
  • Global/market trends and recognising their relative importance for their new venture
  • Transforming new innovations into viable business solutions on the commercial market
  • In-depth understanding of usability, business life-cycles, operations and maintenance
  • The ability to integrate different ICT-technology specialisations


Elective Course

Minor Thesis I&E (6 ECTS)

should be strongly linked to the 30 ECTS technical thesis.

  • Applying, synthesizing, and evaluating prior EIT learning in the context of a specific technology




Semester 2

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12 jun
Press release about the ICT and Innovation closing conference
12 jun
Few more days to apply to the Growth and Harvest course
23 may
Outreach scholarships available for the EIT ICT Labs Summer Schools
22 may
The Director of the EIT ICT Labs Budapest Associate Partner Group was awarded the title of Doctor Honoris Causa
10 apr
Apply for the EIT ICT Labs Master School until 30 May!
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30 jun
Growth and Harvest course II.
19 jun
Creative workshop and meet up for PhD students
16 jun
Growth and Harvest course I.
3 jun
ICT and Innovation
30 may
TechShow 2014



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