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Product Innovation Engineering Program: Training Students in Entrepreneurial Thinking
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Machine Design (Dept.), Mechatronics.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-3699-5049
2007 (English)In: Proceedings of the 114th Annual ASEE Conference and Exposition, Honolulu, USA, 2007Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

When measuring innovation in Europe, Sweden is in the top end concerning resources put into research; almost in the top concerning education, but behind concerning innovation. KTH, the largest technical university in Sweden, has set out on a path to create a systematic change affecting engineering education toward innovation engineering and entrepreneurial thinking in general. This article presents the overall idea together with examples of educational activities with a particular focus on a new course aimed at finding, selecting and developing innovative student ideas and motivating these students to start developing their ideas into new businesses.

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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-79671ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84858481944OAI: diva2:495672
114th Annual ASEE Conference and Exposition, 2007; Honolulu, HI; 24 June 2007 through 27 June 2007
QC 20120301Available from: 2012-02-09 Created: 2012-02-09 Last updated: 2012-03-01Bibliographically approved

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