Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Art der Veranstaltung: Vorlesung, Seminar

Zeit: First start in summer term 2025 Ort: In Person

Dozent: Stephan Buse & Stephan Bergmann

Ansprechpartner: Stephan Buse & Stephan Bergmann

This module aims to develop students’ understanding of the concepts, theories and practices of social innovation and entrepreneurship, and how they can be applied to address social and environmental problems in various contexts. Students will learn how to identify, analyse and evaluate social needs and opportunities, and how to design, implement and scale up innovative and sustainable solutions that create social value and impact. Students will also develop their skills and competencies as social innovators and entrepreneurs, such as creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, communication and leadership.

Module learning outcomes
By the end of this module, students will be able to:
Explain the key concepts and principles of social innovation and entrepreneurship, and their relevance and importance for contemporary society.
Identify and assess social and environmental problems and opportunities in different contexts, using various tools and methods.
Apply design thinking and other innovation processes to generate, prototype and test creative and feasible solutions that address social needs and create social value.
Evaluate the potential impact and sustainability of social innovations and enterprises, using appropriate frameworks and indicators.
Reflect on their own learning and development as social innovators and entrepreneurs, and identify areas for further improvement and growth.