ECS-66700 Pursuing and Realising Entrepreneurial Projects


Credits 3.00

Teaching methodContact hours
Individual Paper1
Course coordinator(s)dr. ir. T Lans
Lecturer(s)dr. ir. T Lans
B Doornewert
Examiner(s)dr. ir. T Lans

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Mandatory knowledge:

PREP can only be followed by students who participate in ACT projects that have received the label 'entrepreneurship'.

Assumed knowledge on:

BSc Minor Innovation & Entrepreneurship; MST-55306 Principles of Entrepreneurship.

Continuation courses:

Other courses as part of the Msc Track Entrepreneurship.


PREP is specifically aimed at practicing and developing entrapreneurial skills in an authentic context. The focus is not on starting a new enterprise, but about conducting entrepreneurial projects within existing organizations, consortia or networks. Following PREP, adjacent to an Entrepreneurial ACT project, offers students the opportunity to follow guest lectures from business developers, entrepreneurs and role models from industry, to deepen their knowledge on successful entrepreneurial projects and to get extra guidance and coaching related to their entrepreneurial projects. In addition, PREP facilitates group discussions between students from the different Entrepreneurial ACT projects in order to create overarching knowledge in addition to project-specific knowledge.

Learning outcomes:

After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:
- understand the importance of entrepreneurial projects for existing companies;
- identify characteristics of entrepreneurial projects;
- apply entrepreneurial characteristics from theory to ACT entrepreneurship projects;
- identify the strengths and weaknesses of their own project execution;
- compare own projects with peer projects;
- compare their own analyses with external, exemplary entrepreneurial projects;
- critically appraise own and other's entrepreneurial ACT project considering the process as well as the end product.


In working sessions practice-based theories in the field of intrapreneurship, organizational learning are being discussed and applied to students entrepreneurial ACT projects in the different phases that characterise such projects. In guest lectures/excursions specific intra-/ entrepreneurship themes are discussed in relation to the Entrepreneurial ACT projects the students represent. In the final discussion session, the students evaluate and discuss (i.e. critically appraise) their own and each other's projects from an intra-/entrepreneurship point of view. This critical appraisal is also laid down in a short individual paper which is graded.


- take home assignments (50%);
- a critical appraisal paper(50%).
Each component needs a minimum mark of 5.50 to pass.
Prerequisites are active participation in class and active contribution to the learning process of fellow students.


Handed out in the classes.