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Mixing Engineering, Business and Design Students in an International Cross-Disciplinary Course on Innovation

Johnsson, Charlotta LU and Nilsson, Carl-Henric LU (2015) In Applied Innovation Review 1(1). p.66-75
Abstract
International Market Driven engineering (iMDE) is an international course on innovation where Swedish and Chinese engineering students are mixed with business and design students. The course is run on a yearly basis, it is six weeks long and takes place in China. Both the development and the execution of the course is made as a joint project between the Swedish and Chinese instructors. The course contains lectures, coaching sessions, company visits and an innovation-project performed in teams. The course aim is to expose students to the innovation process and international collaborations, and to open their eyes for entrepreneurship. Pertex analysis reveals that the students highly valuate the international collaboration amongst the... (More)
International Market Driven engineering (iMDE) is an international course on innovation where Swedish and Chinese engineering students are mixed with business and design students. The course is run on a yearly basis, it is six weeks long and takes place in China. Both the development and the execution of the course is made as a joint project between the Swedish and Chinese instructors. The course contains lectures, coaching sessions, company visits and an innovation-project performed in teams. The course aim is to expose students to the innovation process and international collaborations, and to open their eyes for entrepreneurship. Pertex analysis reveals that the students highly valuate the international collaboration amongst the students in the innovation-project. The number of stat-up companies formed by the students has also increased with the introduction of the iMDE-course. (Less)
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entrepreneurship, cross-disciplinary and international collaboration, Teaching and Learning HE, Prototyping, Innovation
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  abstract     = {International Market Driven engineering (iMDE) is an international course on innovation where Swedish and Chinese engineering students are mixed with business and design students. The course is run on a yearly basis, it is six weeks long and takes place in China. Both the development and the execution of the course is made as a joint project between the Swedish and Chinese instructors. The course contains lectures, coaching sessions, company visits and an innovation-project performed in teams. The course aim is to expose students to the innovation process and international collaborations, and to open their eyes for entrepreneurship. Pertex analysis reveals that the students highly valuate the international collaboration amongst the students in the innovation-project. The number of stat-up companies formed by the students has also increased with the introduction of the iMDE-course.},
  author       = {Johnsson, Charlotta and Nilsson, Carl-Henric},
  keyword      = {entrepreneurship,cross-disciplinary and international collaboration,Teaching and Learning HE,Prototyping,Innovation},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {66--75},
  series       = {Applied Innovation Review},
  title        = {Mixing Engineering, Business and Design Students in an International Cross-Disciplinary Course on Innovation},
  volume       = {1},
  year         = {2015},
}