Opportunity Recognition Module for Doctoral Students in Helsinki



Helsinki DTC Organises Opportunity Recognition Module

Time: November 9, 10:00 –November 13, 13:00, 2015. 

Place: EIT Digital, Helsinki Co-Location Centre, Otaniementie 19, 02510 ESPOO, Finland

The Helsinki Doctoral Training Centre of EIT Digital is proud to organise Opportunity Recognition module for the doctoral students enrolled to the Doctoral School of EIT Digital and Aalto University doctoral students. The Opportunity Recognition module is part of the EIT Digital Doctoral School Innovation&Entrepreneurship Education track. After the module, the student is able to identify ideas for new businesses and analyze the feasibility of the idea.

The module teaches the participants to:

  • Understand and have first-hand experience on recognition of a business opportunity, designing initial concept (product, service) design and start business modeling process;
  • Identify from their research what could produce new business, and relate this to innovation and business solutions answering customer/society/industry problems/needs;
  • Validate the opportunity recognition by real world market data.

The teaching method in the module is active and case-based, articulated around assignment complemented with applied lectures. A pre-assignment is given to the participants.

The tentative schedule of the module is following:

Monday, November 9th, 2015; 10:00-16:30

  • Basic concepts and business vocabulary
  • Building and testing a business model based an idea
  • Assignment and basic guidelines how to proceed with it

Tuesday, November 10th, 9:00-16:30

  • How to pitch an idea
  • Different parts on innovation and business development process

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015: 9:00-16:30 (In Slush conference in Exhibition and Convention Center of Helsinki)

  • Pitching exercises
  • Validation of business idea through customer interfacing

Thursday, November 12th, 2015: 9:00-16:30 (In Slush conference in Exhibition and Convention Center of Helsinki)

  • Validation of business idea through customer interfacing
  • Managing and protecting the IPRs

Friday, November 13th, 9:00-13:00

  • Pitching the assigned business idea to the judges
  • Selection of the best idea and best pitch
  • Feedback


The module is fully booked and registration is closed! 

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