Information on individual educational components (ECTS-Course descriptions) per semester

Degree programme:Bachelor Electrical Engineering Dual
Type of degree:FH BachelorĀ“s Degree Programme
 Winter Semester 2021

Course unit titleResearch, Development and Innovation
Course unit code074742057005
Language of instructionEnglish
Type of course unit (compulsory, optional)Compulsory
Semester when the course unit is deliveredWinter Semester 2021
Teaching hours per week3
Year of study2021
Level of course unit (e.g. first, second or third cycle)First Cycle (Bachelor)
Number of ECTS credits allocated4
Name of lecturer(s)Heidi WEBER

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Module "Method and Business Competence", Semesters 1 and 2

Course content
  • Innovation management
  • Introduction to the main topics of the research centres at Vorarlberg, University of Applied Sciences
  • Research funding models
  • Introduction to setting up a business
  • Introduction to the Lean Startup Method
  • Introduction to business model logic
  • Financing options for start-ups
Learning outcomes
  • Students can explain how ideas become innovations.
  • Students can explain how innovation can be promoted through research findings.
  • Students can explain current research priorities at the UAS.
  • Students can list the most important steps for business start-ups.
  • Students can design and further develop new, innovative business models.
  • The students know the most important terms and the procedure for applying the Lean Startup Method.
  • The students can name financing variants for start-ups and their advantages and disadvantages.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Seminars, Excursions, Case studies

Assessment methods and criteria

Seminar paper, immanent examination character.



Recommended or required reading
  • Blank, Steve; Dorf, Bob (2012): The Startup Owners Manual: The Step-By-Step Guide for Building a Great Company. Pescadero, CA: K&S Ranch Press.
  • Dodgson, Mark; Gann, David M; Phillips, Nelson (2013): The Oxford Handbook of Innovation Management. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Hahn, Christopher (2013): Finanzierung und Besteuerung von Start-up-Unternehmen. Praxisbuch für erfolgreiche Gründer. Wiesbaden: Springer Gabler
  • Osterwalder, Alexander; Pigneur, Yves (2010): Business Model Generation. A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, and Challengers. Hoboken, New Jersey: Jon Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Mode of delivery (face-to-face, distance learning)

Face to face

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