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New study programme in entrepreneurship

Monday 20 Jan 20


Carina Lomberg
Associate Professor
DTU Entrepreneurship
+45 45 25 45 52

Technology Entrepreneurship

From Autumn 2020, DTU will be offering the Master of Science (MSc) in Technology Entrepreneurship, which accepts all BSc degrees.

Diversity is an integral part of the new Technology Entrepreneurship study programme, which will be offered for the first time in September 2020. The programme differs from others in that it brings together students with varied backgrounds— from engineering and business to humanities and social sciences— just as it welcomes graduate students who have already worked in the corporate sector.

The two-year MSc degree alternates between academic theory and practical experience. Once graduates have completed their exams, it is hoped that they can build bridges between technology and the market through solutions with a social and sustainable impact. The goal is to create more viable start-ups.

“The idea is to educate graduates who have a holistic understanding of design, customers, and ethics, and who can be a huge driving force in translating technology to create value in society and business,” says Carina Lomberg, Associate Professor and Head of Studies at DTU Entrepreneurship.

“This is why we’re accepting all sorts of bachelors—irrespective of background. It is important that the engineers continue developing the technologies—but equally important that they understand the technologies, their implications, and how they relate to people. We must have this mix of people so that technology can truly benefit society.”

Ready to catch if they fall

The new intake of students will have their own area at DTU Skylab with access to a world-class innovation environment. In 2020, 30 graduate students will be admitted and the goal is to raise the number to 50 from 2021.

The programme combines real start-up ideas and technologies with courses in entrepreneurship, ethics, personal development, and sustainability. The multidisciplinary teams will be guided by entrepreneurs, start-up coaches, and lecturers with expertise and experience in entrepreneurship.

The emphasis is on the students attending events such as High Tech Summit and Tech BBQ rather than sitting in front of the computer all the time, says Carina Lomberg:

“Students can expect to find an environment where they are challenged and perhaps feel uncomfortable. We want to put them in situations where they wonder what is happening—this is where learning occurs. But, of course, we are always ready to catch them if they fall.”

The programme leads to a Master of Science (MSc) in Technology Entrepreneurship with the Danish title Candidates are expected to find work as entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, innovation managers, business developers—or managers in large companies.