Syllabus SIEEDC/SGM Course 2013
Sustainable Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Focus: Energy and Developing Countries
Supervisor: Peter Heßbrüggen, Bernd Möller
Contact via: firstname.lastname@example.org
University Flensburg ECF-CR: 5 SWS: 4 Time Effort: 150 h Weeks: 16 Modules: 8
The overall goal of the module is to give students a methodology how to foster innovation and entrepreneurship for a sustainable generation. Based on the provides sustainable generation model, they will be able to provide a case related to their countries. This includes the illustration/interpretation of the borders of society, economy, nature and buddies. Identify the drivers and constraints as well as policy frameworks and systems of innovation that are essential to the implementation of sustainable energy technologies in developing countries. They will be able to analyse and conceptualize the success pattern from customer needs to the value proposition and the related resources for value creation and their financial impacts.
They will learn how to to assess and contrast the impact of local and national systems of innovation on technology change and implementation, and they will be able to appraise the importance of entrepreneurship in technology transfer and capacity building in the energy sector.
Course Goals and Objectives
The students will be able to
discuss the current methods of energy provision in developing countries
demonstrate how energy policy is transformed from ideas to reality through the decision making, approvals and administrative processes
identify key elements that affect the successful introduction of renewable technologies in a development setting including needs assessment, technology transfer, capacity building, financing and gender issues
analyse energy policy for its effectiveness to accelerate deployment and access to sustainable energy in developing countries
assess the role of entrepreneurship in energy projects
differentiate between national and local systems of innovation in relation to energy provision
outline the costs and challenges of integrating increasing shares of renewable energy into energy supply systems in developing countries
describe how energy policy ideals may become compromised through the political processes involved
This module identifies and appraises the linkages between renewable energy innovation and dissemination, such as
the co-benefits and co-costs, mitigation potential, to achieve sustainable development in developing countries.
It evaluates policy options, outcomes and conditions for their effectiveness, as well as constraints for integration
into the energy supply system.
The module analysis how accelerated deployment of renewable energy technologies could be achieved in developing countries in a sustainable manner. The mitigation potential and costs of renewable energy technologies are assessed and the role of entrepreneurship in the process of innovation of energy technologies is assessed.
In addition the module deals with the processes and institutions that give rise to the shape, direction, and outcomes in the energy sector.
Sustainable energy and development
Entrepreneurship in energy projects
Local versus national innovation systems
Assessment of renewable energy technologies and
related policy and financial instruments
Evaluate the potential of renewable energy for the mitigation of climate change
Assessment of the appropriateness of the range of energy technologies applicable to a developing
country (social/cultural, practical, economic and environmental)
Renewable energy and sustainability
Barriers and drivers
Details you will find at Courseware Website: www.olabs.de ->CourseWare
Module 1 - 14.2. - 27.2.2013
Innovation Theory and
Module 5 - 09.12. - 22.12.2013
The Perspectives - Buddies, Society
Identify and Overcome Constraints in Developing Countries
Awareness and Creativity
Module 2 - 28.10. - 10.11.2013
Simplicity and Complexity
Module 6 - 06.01. - 19.01.2013
Value Capture, Cost Structure
Decision Matrix and Finance Plan
Module 3 - 11.11. - 24.11.2013
The Sustainable Generation Model
Module 7 - 20.01. - 02.02.2013
Key Performance Indicators
Build the Essence Model
Module 4 - 25.11. - 08.12.2013
The Perspectives - Economy, Nature
Lean Offer - Minimal Viable Product
Module 8 - 03.02. - 14.02.2013
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