061.006 Collaboration and Co-Creation
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2021S, VU, 2.0h, 3.0EC

Course evaluation


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • Format: Distance Learning

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to...

  1. argue and convincingly present their ideas to different target groups in a target-group specific manner
  2. describe their role specific strengths and weaknesses
  3. describe the importance of peer feedback and the value for their individual learning
  4. evaluate the reachability of goals based on the resources and competencies of themselves and others in the team more realistically
  5. describe the influence of team composition towards project success and evaluate it for their projects

Relevance of gained skills 

Collaboration and Co-creation have become an imperative for companies. The skills to be able to bring different parties together in order to jointly produce a mutually valuedoutcome cannot be learned theoretically. This course gives participants the opportunity to put their ideas on the workbench and develop them collaboratively. You gain

  1. Experience in entrepreneurial thinking.
  2. Understanding of your own creative confidence
  3. Experience peer feedback and the awareness of others
  4. Evidence of your individual strengths and how to apply them in specific roles
  5. Learning that self-reflection is as an integral part of evolution


Subject of course

Understanding and experiencing the process of value creation in a collaborative setting is goal and subject of this course.

You will develop your idea in teams: Whether you bring your own idea or join another team because you find their idea cool: join this semester challenge to go from your rough idea to the product or service you want to see in this world. Experience firsthand how it feels to grow an idea.

YOUR EXPERIENCE will contain

> Exchanging ideas with others
> Creating and designing a product or service in a team
> Reaching out to future customers, partners and suppliers
> Reflecting about the process
> Pitching

Teaching methods

The participants start with a digital pitch of an idea into the team building phase. Students can bring their own ideas or join another team and idea they care for. The ideas are presented in person at the Team Casting. The formed project teams work together the entire semester.

Project work is split into five topics, with one deliverable to submit
- Team work is self organized. Personal reflexion and peer feedback is documented and collected in questionnaire format. 
- The idea is developed along the business model canvas with one online workshop per topic. 

Mode of examination

Written and oral

Additional information

The VU contains in-class lectures and online parts. Exact dates will be announced in TUWEL and in class.



Course dates

Mon17:00 - 18:0015.03.2021 Login on TUWEL (LIVE)Team Building Inspiration
Fri15:00 - 17:0019.03.2021 Login on TUWEL (LIVE)TEAM CASTING - Final Team Composition set
Mon17:00 - 18:0022.03.2021 Login on TUWEL (LIVE)Workshop Stop TEAM
Mon17:00 - 18:0012.04.2021 Login on TUWEL (LIVE)Workshop Stop TEAM in practice
Mon17:00 - 18:0019.04.2021 Login on TUWEL (LIVE)Workshop Stop IDEA
Mon17:00 - 18:0026.04.2021 Login on TUWELWorkshop Stop IDEA in practice
Mon17:00 - 18:0003.05.2021 Login on TUWEL (LIVE)Workshop Stop MARKET
Mon00:00 - 00:0010.05.2021 Login on TUWEL (LIVE)Workshop Stop MARKET in practice
Mon17:00 - 18:0017.05.2021 Login on TUWEL (LIVE)Workshop Stop PARTNERSHIP
Mon17:00 - 18:0024.05.2021 Login on TUWELWorkshop Stop PARTNERSHIP in practice
Mon17:00 - 18:0031.05.2021 Login on TUWEL (LIVE)Workshop Stop BUSINESS MODEL
Mon17:00 - 18:0007.06.2021 Login on TUWELWorkshop Stop BUSINESS MODEL in practice
Mon15:00 - 17:0014.06.2021 Login on TUWEL (LIVE)Project Presentation
Mon00:00 - 00:0021.06.2021 Login on TUWEL (LIVE)TEAM DYNAMICS Reflection
Mon17:00 - 18:0028.06.2021 Login on TUWELCourse End Session

Examination modalities

  • Presentation of your idea in digital forum and stage pitch
  • Active contributions in selft organized teams 
  • Participation in the five topic workshops
  • Delivery of the work results in questionnaire format
  • Self Reflexion and Peer Feedback in questionnaire format
  • End presentation
  • Course feedback


DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Mon - 28.06.2021written&oralno application-Course Completion Check

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
18.02.2021 00:00 26.03.2021 09:00

Registration modalities:

The registration is done in TISS and in TUWEL.
Registering in the TUWEL Course is REQUIRED.



No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

No prior knowledge needed - just bring your ideas and enthusiasm

Continuation for Creativity Engineering participants