About this minor
The minor Technology-Based Entrepreneurship provides a basis for students who would like to supplement their technical knowledge and skills with entrepreneurship knowledge and skills in order to create and seize new opportunities in the market. The minor is offered by the Delft Centre for Entrepreneurship (DCE) and lecturers from the faculties tpm, IDE and 3ME. By means of an integral case study, the knowledge and skills are applied in a project at an existing technology-driven SME company.
After following the minor, you will be able to analyse markets and assess technological developments, make analyses of start-up organisations and, on this basis, recognise (technical) opportunities in the market. This knowledge, combined with your knowledge from your technical discipline, make you an interesting candidate to attract radical innovation projects at existing organizations or to start your own business.
This minor prepares you for entrepreneurship in the broadest sense of the word. Entrepreneurship is understood as acting entrepreneurially and setting up new business within existing organizations and starting your own business.
The minor Technology-Based Entrepreneurship provides a basis for students who would like to supplement their technical knowledge and skills with entrepreneurship knowledge and skills in order to create and seize new opportunities in the market. The minor is offered by the Delft Centre for Entrepreneurship (DCE) and lecturers from the TPM and IDE faculties. Through an integral case study, the knowledge and skills are applied in a project in which an idea, a market and a technology are brought together into a viable startup.
At the end of the minor, the student is able to:
- Design a business value proposition based on an unmet customer need.
- Identify relevant market segments and a beachhead market, by testing the value proposition based on primary and secondary market research.
- Design an activity scheme and competitive positioning of the value proposition.
- Design a way-to-market (and communication) strategy and cash flow statement based on a stakeholder map.
- Develop and present a fully validated business model based on the value proposition.
- Adjust this business model based on interpretation of new (market) developments or (product) information in a timely manner.
- Reflect (in detail) on your own suitability as an entrepreneur and on that of teammates.
- Act as a discussion partner based on knowledge of entrepreneurial and functional areas.
Teaching method and examination
The student will therefore have to be able to successfully recognize the iterative process of entrepreneurship and be able to steer and guarantee his progress through various feedback loops. It is important that the student does not find a solution once, but experiments, validates and evaluates and is able to draw valuable lessons from the market, product and customers.
In addition, the student will also receive feedback in Peer Reviews and will have to collect feedback from the market, experts, teachers and fellow students. Central to this is the Case Study in which the student applies the acquired knowledge, to which the other courses flank and provide relevant knowledge for the progress of the case projects. To support the student in this, lectures and tutorials are set up and the students must show proactivity during the free study time.
Check the detailed overview of courses, learning activities and study load at https://www.studyguide.tudelft.nl/
Good to know
Registration for this thematic minor is on a first-come, first-served basis and available places. (No lottery draw).
Student at Leiden University, TU Delft or Erasmus University Rotterdam?
Check the eligibility matrix to see if your bachelor’s degree programme offers access to this and other minors at https://www.tudelft.nl/minor
Student at another educational institution?
External students cannot register via EduXchange. Interested in this minor, read the whole registration procedure at https://www.tudelft.nl/minor
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- CreditsECTS 30
- Selection minorNo