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Department Business and Economics

Financing and Launching Innovative Products (Master - IM I)

Module: Financing and Launching Innovative Products (Master - IM I)
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Steffen Strese
Res. Assoc. Daniel Kunz
Res. Assoc. Julie Saesen
Scope / Credits: 4 SWS / 7,5 Credits
Course type: Lecture and exercise
Language: English
Date and place: Wednesdays, 10:00-14:00, SRG 1.024
Beginning: 11.10.2023

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.



End of application period: 08.10.2023

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.

For questions about the application process, please contact julie.saesentu-dortmundde and daniel.kunztu-dortmundde.



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