The two courses (lecture and exercise) "Entrepreneurship: From R&D to Start-Up" of the first module are offered every winter semester. In this course, students learn about the most important issues surrounding the start-up process of R&D-oriented companies. The phase-specific aspects and tasks that arise in the context of entrepreneurship are highlighted. The lecture focuses on the scientific basics, while the exercise takes a practical look at the involvement of entrepreneurs and the associated partners in the ecosystem.
The courses (lecture and exercise) deal with all relevant issues of a start-up process and entrepreneurship. Starting from technological innovations through research and development (R&D), phase-specific aspects and tasks are examined, including business, economic, and social developments in the context of entrepreneurship.
In particular, the following topics are covered:
- Fundamentals of R&D and Entrepreneurship
- Creativity and idea generation
- R&D methods
- Technology procurement and ramp-up management
- Technology commercialization and transfer
- Intellectual property rights for startups
- Personality and Team
- Start-up process and business plan
- Entrepreneurial Marketing and Pitch
- Acceleration and Incubation
- Social entrepreneurship and sustainability
The lecture focuses on the scientific fundamentals, while the exercise focuses on the practical part. The ecosystem around the University of Stuttgart will be introduced, as well as entrepreneurs from the university's different faculties to present the whole range of start-ups and entrepreneurship.
The lectures will take place virtually throughout, all exercises on site at the Vaihingen campus. Please ensure your attendance accordingly, the date is intentionally scheduled for later in the afternoon. The lecture hall (PWR 47 - V 47.03) is located directly next to the S-Bahn station Universität (exit Universitätszentrum), so it can also be reached quickly from the city center.
The first exercise starts Wednesday, October 18, exceptionally a little earlier at 15:45 (duration: until 17:15).
The first lecture will take place on Monday, October 23, 2023. This can be followed live via Webex from 09:45, and afterwards deposited under lecture recordings in the ILIAS group: https://ilias3.uni-stuttgart.de/goto.php?target=crs_3415141&client_id=Uni_Stuttgart.