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Financing and Launching Innovative Products (Master - IM I)

Module: Financing and Launching Innovative Products (Master - IM I)
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Steffen Strese
Res. Assoc. Darius Abel
Scope / Credits: 4 SWS / 7,5 Credits
Course type: Lecture and exercise
Language: English
Date and place: Wednesday 10.00 – 14.00
Beginning: 19.10.2022

Contents overview

Overview of lecture

This class is organized in cooperation with a start-up incubator. It provides you with the unique opportunity to work on “real” entrepreneurial ideas and help the teams to develop them further. You will receive guidance by the chair as well as by our partner throughout the process.

Innovative products are a key driver for the success of many firms in the context of today’s fast-paced world. Innovative products are being developed by startups as well by established company. Either way, theory and practice demonstrate that an entrepreneurial mindset is a fruitful starting point for radical innovations. Therefore, this course starts by discussing the culture and mindset of entrepreneurs. Further, students will learn theoretical and practical approaches on how to develop innovations and innovative products, drive them from an idea stage, over the development and financing stage to the market entry.

You may find a more detailed description in the module handbook.

 

Application

End of application period: tba

The course will be held in English and is limited in terms of the number of students in order to guarantee a good supervision in context of group work. The allocation of places takes place according to the applications.

Please apply via our application tool.

The following documents are required for the application:

  • Boss Transcript of records (Master)
  • Proof of grade (Bachelor)
  • CV in tabular form

We may ask for confirmations of your experiences individually.

The selection of students follows the selection criteria for seminars and theses, which you can find here.

We will inform you about your application by e-mail latest until (tba). For questions about the application process, please contact darius.abeltu-dortmundde.

 

Documents

Course documents will be provided. Access data for this course will be given on the first event.

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Location & approach

The campus of TU Dort­mund University is located close to interstate junction Dort­mund West, where the Sauerlandlinie A 45 (Frankfurt-Dort­mund) crosses the Ruhrschnellweg B 1 / A 40. The best interstate exit to take from A 45 is "Dort­mund-Eichlinghofen" (closer to Campus Süd), and from B 1 / A 40 "Dort­mund-Dorstfeld" (closer to Campus Nord). Signs for the uni­ver­si­ty are located at both exits. Also, there is a new exit before you pass over the B 1-bridge leading into Dort­mund.

To get from Campus North to Campus South by car, there is the connection via Vogelpothsweg/Baroper Straße. We recommend you leave your car on one of the parking lots at Campus North and use the H-Bahn (suspended monorail system), which conveniently connects the two campuses.

TU Dort­mund University has its own train station ("Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät"). From there, suburban trains (S-Bahn) leave for Dort­mund main station ("Dort­mund Hauptbahnhof") and Düsseldorf main station via the "Düsseldorf Airport Train Station" (take S-Bahn number 1, which leaves every 20 or 30 minutes). The uni­ver­si­ty is easily reached from Bochum, Essen, Mülheim an der Ruhr and Duisburg.

You can also take the bus or subway train from Dort­mund city to the uni­ver­si­ty: From Dort­mund main station, you can take any train bound for the Station "Stadtgarten", usually lines U41, U45, U 47 and U49. At "Stadtgarten" you switch trains and get on line U42 towards "Hombruch". Look out for the Station "An der Palmweide". From the bus stop just across the road, busses bound for TU Dort­mund University leave every ten minutes (445, 447 and 462). Another option is to take the subway routes U41, U45, U47 and U49 from Dort­mund main station to the stop "Dort­mund Kampstraße". From there, take U43 or U44 to the stop "Dort­mund Wittener Straße". Switch to bus line 447 and get off at "Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S".

The H-Bahn is one of the hallmarks of TU Dort­mund University. There are two stations on Campus Nord. One ("Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S") is directly located at the suburban train stop, which connects the uni­ver­si­ty directly with the city of Dort­mund and the rest of the Ruhr Area. Also from this station, there are connections to the "Technologiepark" and (via Campus Süd) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at Campus Nord and offers a direct connection to Campus Süd every five minutes.

The AirportExpress is a fast and convenient means of transport from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Dortmund Central Station, taking you there in little more than 20 minutes. From Dortmund Central Station, you can continue to the university campus by interurban railway (S-Bahn). A larger range of international flight connections is offered at Düsseldorf Airport (DUS), which is about 60 kilometres away and can be directly reached by S-Bahn from the university station.

The facilities of TU Dortmund University are spread over two campuses, the larger Campus North and the smaller Campus South. Additionally, some areas of the university are located in the adjacent "Technologiepark".

Street navigation from and to the TU Dortmund University:

OpenStreetMap Routing Machine

The document and the graphic represent the motorways and federal highways around the TU Dortmund University in a very simplified way:

Environment map (PDF)

Environment map (graphic)

This interactive map helps you find and navigate between facilities and buildings on campus:

Interactive campus map

This document contains a simple campus map in German and English:

Campus map (PDF)