188.915 Innovation
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2018S, VU, 2.0h, 3.0EC


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

Aim of course

Students should develop and evaluate innovation projects using case studies and their own work. This also includes a prototypical implementation. The lecture is given in English.


Subject of course

The theoretical background of the course is based on an introduction to innovation. Based on the background business ideas, business models, and business plans need to be identified and developed.

The students work has to be prepared and presented (in groups of 5 people) in three presentations:

1. Description of the idea (personal meeting).

2. NABC and business model presentation.

3. Final business plan presentation (including a prototype and a short video).

Finally, students have to deliver a final report.

Additional information

Precondition for participation, you must satisfy all three (!):

a) Master student, b) registration in the course, c) attendance in the preliminary discussion.

Preliminary discussion: Wednesday, 7.3.2018, 12:00 - 14:00, FH HS 3.

Questions please to questions[at]ec.tuwien.ac.at.

All necessary information and course material can be found in the corresponding TUWEL course.

ECTS breakdown (in hours): 3 ECTS = 75 hours

Preliminary discussion: 1 h
Lectures: 4 h
Lecture room / presentations: 8 h
Developing first idea: 10 h
Research / preparing intermediate presentation: 10 h
Preparing short video: 12 h
Research / preparing final presentation: 15 h
Final report: 15 h

Sum approximately: 75 h



Course dates

Wed12:00 - 14:0007.03.2018 - 27.06.2018FH Hörsaal 3 - MATH Vorlesung
Innovation - Single appointments
Wed07.03.201812:00 - 14:00FH Hörsaal 3 - MATH Vorlesung
Wed14.03.201812:00 - 14:00FH Hörsaal 3 - MATH Vorlesung
Wed21.03.201812:00 - 14:00FH Hörsaal 3 - MATH Vorlesung
Wed11.04.201812:00 - 14:00FH Hörsaal 3 - MATH Vorlesung
Wed18.04.201812:00 - 14:00FH Hörsaal 3 - MATH Vorlesung
Wed25.04.201812:00 - 14:00FH Hörsaal 3 - MATH Vorlesung
Wed02.05.201812:00 - 14:00FH Hörsaal 3 - MATH Vorlesung
Wed09.05.201812:00 - 14:00FH Hörsaal 3 - MATH Vorlesung
Wed16.05.201812:00 - 14:00FH Hörsaal 3 - MATH Vorlesung
Wed23.05.201812:00 - 14:00FH Hörsaal 3 - MATH Vorlesung
Wed30.05.201812:00 - 14:00FH Hörsaal 3 - MATH Vorlesung
Wed06.06.201812:00 - 14:00FH Hörsaal 3 - MATH Vorlesung
Wed13.06.201812:00 - 14:00FH Hörsaal 3 - MATH Vorlesung
Wed20.06.201812:00 - 14:00FH Hörsaal 3 - MATH Vorlesung
Wed27.06.201812:00 - 14:00FH Hörsaal 3 - MATH Vorlesung

Examination modalities

The students (working in groups of 5) have to present their idea, develop a prototype, a short video and deliver a final report.

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
12.02.2018 08:00 04.03.2018 23:59 06.03.2018 23:59

Registration modalities

Precondition for participation, you must satisfy all three (!):

a) being in the Master program, b) registered in the course, c) attending the preliminary discussion.


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 926 Business Informatics Mandatory2. Semester
066 950 Didactic for Informatics Mandatory elective2. Semester


Ries, E.: The Lean Startup. Penguin,  London 2011. ISBN: 978-0-670-92160-7.

Osterwalder, A., Pigneur, Y.: Business Model Generation, Amsterdam, 2009. ISBN: 978-2-8399-0580-0.

Carlson, C., Wilmot, W.: Innovation. Crown Business, New York, 2006.

Cusumano, M.: Staying Power: Six Enduring Principles for Managing Strategy and Innovation in an Uncertain World. Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2010.

Johansson, F.: The Medici Effect. Harvard Business School Press. Boston, Massachusetts, 2008.

Malek, M., Ibach, P.: Entrepreneurship. dpunkt.verlag, Heidelberg, 2004.

Moore, G.: Crossing the chasm. Capstone, Chichester, 2000.

Perillieux, R.: Technologietiming. In: Zahn, E. (Ed): Handbuch Technologiemanagement. Schäffer-Poeschel, Stuttgart, 1995.

Rogers, E. M.: Diffusion of Innovations. Free Press, New York, 1983.

Timmers, P.: Electronic Commerce. John Wiley, 2001.

Vahs, D., Burmester, R.: Innovationsmanagement: von der Produktidee zur erfolgreichen Vermarktung. 2. Aufl. Schäffer-Poeschel, Stuttgart, 2002.

Zotter, K.A.: Modelle des Innovations- und Technologiemanagements. In: Strebel, H. (Ed): Innovations- und Technologiemanagement. UTB, Wien, 2003.

Previous knowledge

The lecture is part of the business informatics master studies. Consequently, the successful completion of the bachelor studies is a precondition!

In addition, students must be able to develop a software prototype (knowledge in software engineering and web engineering is needed).


  • Attendance Required!