ENTREP 2016 - Opportunity Assessment in Science Entrepreneurship
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2020
General Course Information
Course Code ENTREP 2016 Course Opportunity Assessment in Science Entrepreneurship Coordinating Unit Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation & Innov Centre Term Semester 2 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 3 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N Incompatible ENTREP 2006, ENTREP 1006, TECHCOMM 2006 Restrictions Available to BScEntrep students only Course Description You will develop the underpinning elements of how to spot, assess and exploit an entrepreneurial opportunity based on science and/or technology. You gain valuable insight for aspirations you have to found your own business. This course has application for students looking at developing careers as tech transfer managers, business developers, business advisors, investment managers or serial entrepreneurs. Content covered during the course encompasses developing an opportunity assessment programme; assessing potential success of a number of possible opportunities; risk analysis of commercialisation of innovation; assessing technological innovations; assessing market and financial issues of commercialisation; construction and communication of conclusions.
Course Coordinator: Dr Wendy Lindsay
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning OutcomesOn successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Identify entrepreneurship theory and principles, especially in the context of assessment of new science-based ventures as distinct to traditional business
- Conduct detailed market research (primary and secondary) and become familiar with external and internal environmental scanning techniques
- Articulate a new science-based venture investment proposition and communicate ideas and concepts effectively
- Build an assessment process for a new science-based opportunity or venture to determine its viability and sustainability
- Develop and use appropriate assessment frameworks for different new science-based ventures and present these to fellow students and industry
- Identify the areas of risk and ethical dilemmas in commercialisation of science and/or in introducing new technologies or other science-based innovations into a market
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Deep discipline knowledge
- informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
- acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
- accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
1,2,4,5,6 Critical thinking and problem solving
- steeped in research methods and rigor
- based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
- demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
2,4,5,6 Teamwork and communication skills
- developed from, with, and via the SGDE
- honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
- encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
1,2,3,5 Career and leadership readiness
- technology savvy
- professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
- forward thinking and well informed
- tested and validated by work based experiences
1-6 Intercultural and ethical competency
- adept at operating in other cultures
- comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
- able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
- demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
3-6 Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
- a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
- open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
- able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
Required ResourcesText book:
Fredrick, Howard, O'Connor, Allan and Kuratko, Donald F. (2019). Entrepreneurship: Theory/Process/Practice, 5th Asia Pacific Edition. Cengage Learning. ISBN-13: 9780170411752
Recommended ResourcesA comprehensive list of readings will be available on MyUni
Students may also benefit by consulting the following text:
Timmons, Jeffry A., Gillin, L. M., Burshtein, S., and Spinelli, Stephen Jr. (2010).New Venture Creation: Entrepreneurship for the 21st Century – A Pacific Rim Perspective, 1st Edition. McGraw-Hill Irwin.
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Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesThis course is taught in a two hour lecture each week and one hour tutorial commencing in the second week of the semester. Content is offered in blended learning mode with on-line supporting materials.
The students in this class attend the same lectures as students in ENTREP 1006 Opportunity Assessment, and will receive specialised tutorial support from science tutors.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.As a guide, a 3 unit course comprises a total of 156 hours work (this includes face-to-face contact, any online components, and self directed study).
Learning Activities Summary
This is a draft schedule that may change during the course delivery if necessary.
* Textbook: Frederick, O’Connor and Kuratko 2019
Schedule Session Topic Readings*/Activities 1 Introduction Textbook: Ch 1 2 Thinking entrepreneurially Textbook: Ch 2 3 Exploring opportunity concepts and pathways Textbook: Ch 4 and Ch 5 4 Concept Presentations and Design Thinking Textbook: Ch 6 5 Opportunities: Ethical and Social Textbook: Ch 3 6 Identifying the customer: Market Dynamics Textbook: Ch 7 and Ch 8 7 Competitor Analysis Textbook: Ch 9 8 Sustaining New Ventures Textbook: Ch 11 9 Framework Discussion and Video Presentations Assignment 2 Presentations 10 Regulatory Challenges Textbook: Ch 10 11 Financing and Harvesting Textbook: Ch 13 and Ch 14 12 In Class Case Study Assessment Wrap up and Review
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Assessment Task Task Type Length Weighting Learning Outcome Opportunity Concept Proposal Individual 2 minutes oral presentation and 300 words executive summary 5% Oral presentation & 10% Executive summary 1, 2 Opportunity Assessment Framework Group Report max 2500 words
20 mins Video Presentation
25% 1,3 and 4 Case Study Assessment Individual 90 mins in class 30% 3, 4 and 5 Opportunity Assessment Report Individual Max 3000 words 30% 4, 5 and 6 Total 100%
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Course results may be subject to moderation by the Assessment Review Committee.
Assessment DetailAn Opportunity Concept
This assignment comprises a TWO minute oral presentation of a proposal to seek permission to explore an opportunity concept and prepare a short Executive Summary of the opportunity. You are required to pitch a perceived opportunity to an interested audience with the primary aim to win support and resources to pursue the concept to full opportunity assessment. This is your chance to attract team members for assignment two and showcase your skills and abilities.
Your Executive Summary should address at least all the points included in your presentation and further include an outline of the tasks to be undertaken to complete the opportunity assessment.
Opportunity Assessment Framework
Based on desk research and possible interviews with knowledgeable people analyse and critique with your team (of no more than four members) an Opportunity Assessment Framework that can be used to validate a venture concept.
During the second intensive your team will be given an opportunity to present a video summary of your analysis, critique and conclusion on the opportunity assessment framework for class discussion.
Case Study Assessment
You will be provided a case study and expected to complete a combination of short answer and essay type questions for this assessment.
Prepare a full Opportunity Assessment report that outlines the possibilities of a technology or business concept of your own choice. Make your recommendations clear and base these on clearly articulated conclusions drawn from your opportunity assessment investigations and analysis.
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M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
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