WOOD 200 (3) Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Forest Products Industry
This course introduces you to the theory of innovation and entrepreneurship and their practical implementation. Centered around a mixture of theoretical exploration as well as case studies of real-world examples and guest lectures in the forest products industry, you will develop an understanding of successes, opportunities and risks of innovation and entrepreneurship. You will also develop skills in written business communication and oral presentations that allow you to integrate innovation and entrepreneurship concepts and interact with business experts.
Syllabus is provided on the course portal.
Course learning objectives
At the end of this course, you should be able to:
Explore and experience the joy of creating unique solutions to market opportunities in the forest products industry
Create and exploit innovative business ideas and market opportunities in the forest products industry
Turn market opportunities into a business plan
Build a mindset focusing on developing novel and unique approaches to market opportunities in the forest products industry
Demonstrate and present successful work, collaboration and division of tasks in a multidisciplinary and multicultural team
Demonstrate understanding and application of the tools necessary to create sustainable and viable forest products businesses
In terms of skills
Use appropriate referencing and bibliographic methods
Demonstrate effective oral presentation skills
Demonstrate effective and integrative teamwork
In terms of attitudes, develop
critical attitudes, which are necessary for “life-long learning”
an attitude of open-mindedness and self-critical reflection with a view to self-improvement
an open attitude towards multi-cultural teamwork
There is no required text book for the course.
Topics will be covered using a variety material from influential sources such as peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and TED Talk. These will be available on the course portal.