BMO-33806 Entrepreneurship in the Circular Economy

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Studiepunten 6.00

OnderwijstypeContacturen
Individual Paper0
Lecture20
Tutorial18
Group work10
Excursion (one day)7
Course coordinator(s)R Bender
prof. dr. WA Dolfsma
Lecturer(s)N Salimi
Examiner(s)prof. dr. WA Dolfsma

Language of instruction:

EN

Assumed knowledge on:

The course requires basic knowledge on sustainability, environmental technology, supply chain management, and innovation management. Students are expected to have active knowledge at the level of courses such as ENP-20806 Environmental Management and Industry.

Contents:

In this course we develop a critical and interdisciplinary evaluation of sustainable solutions to product design, business and systems. In doing so, we move from a product design to a system thinking approach, discussing how to transition into a circular economy. The course introduces students to:
- principles of circular product development and understanding its innovation process; 
- circular business modelling at project, organisation and circular economy / system level;
- understand and evaluate elements for facilitating transition to a circular economy;
- personal development in the context of this transition: which skills are needed for leadership and entrepreneurship in a circular economy?
This course is also part of the Master Track Entrepreneurship. For more information see the Master Track Entrepreneurship webpage.

Learning outcomes:

After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:
- identify circular economy guiding principles and DISTINGUISH them from linear economy principles;
- apply circular economy principles to concrete business cases;
- critically analyze relevant issues in order to develop a circular enterprise hereby selecting the most appropriate business modelling tools;
- evaluate the analysis and use of selected tools;
- assess your own skills needed to contribute to transitioning to a circular economy;
- create an innovative enterprise in your area of interest that fits in the circular economy.

Activities:

- lectures;
- guest lectures;
- tutorials;
- individual paper
- group assignments.

Examination:

- report of group assignments (70%);
- individual reflection paper (20%);
- presentation of group assignments (10%);
Each component needs a minimum mark of 5.5 to pass.

Literature:

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OpleidingFaseSpecialisatiePeriode
Keuze voor: MUEUrban Environmental ManagementMSc2AF
MBSBiobased SciencesMScC: Spec. C - Biobased and Circular Economy2AF