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GroupVAP17-18/Free-choice elective studies
Study unitR301DL26 Innovation and Entrepreneurship, 10.00 ECTS credits, 267 h
Kaupan ja kulttuurin osaamisalan vapaasti valittavat
Free choice electives
UnitMTI (Viirinkankaantie 1) Rovaniemi
Time of implementationSummer/2017-2018
Responsible teacherHarju-Myllyaho Anu
Other teachersKonttaniemi Juhamatti
Status of implementationFinished

Description status Under modification
Language of instruction English
Starting and ending dates30.05.2018 - 31.08.2018
Minimum number of participants  
Maximum number of participants 30 
Enrolment period15.03.2018 - 15.04.2018
Implementation method Multiform Learning
Virtuality 9 ECTS credits
R&D integration 0 ECTS credits
Resit dates of the exam
Koulutuksen aikataulu (www-linkki)
Description language English 

Student is able to utilize innovation methods while searching forsustainable and profitable solutions for businesses in the Euro-Arctic region as well as all over the world. She/he is able to take into account the possibilities of working in the Euro-Arctic region. She/he is able to collect and apply the information collected from the business environment. Student is able to work as entrepreneur and/or has an entrepreneurial attitude towards future working life.

Assessment criteria
She/he is able to use innovation methods and recognizes the results of those methods. Student is able to retrieve information from the business environment. She/he is able to describe a company’s profitability. She/he knows the requirements to be an entrepreneur and can describe the meaning of the said requirements.

Students are able to identify basic principles of innovations and the significance of innovations and creativeness in an entrepreneurship. Student is able to explain and analyze the results of business environment and profitability related data. Students are able to analyse personal readiness to become an entrepreneur and are able to identify what personal abilities and professional skills one needs to develop.

Student is able to utilize and can foresee the innovation methods as a possibility for a business. She/he is able to critically evaluate the profitableness of a company and make decisions that are sustainable and financially beneficial. She/he is able to recognize what is useful for the company in the situation at hand. She/he is able to evaluate what is the most important role of the entrepreneur in the given situation.Students have increased entrepreneurial and innovative attitudes and are able to make their own career development decisions


Pedagogical arrangements

Pedagogical arrangements:

  • Face-to-face meetings in the beginning of the study unit and virtual coaching during the unit
  • Group work
  • Independent studying
  • Portfolio and pitch(video)
  • Self- and peer evaluation.


Ries, E. (2011). Lean Startup. How constant innovation creates radically successful businesses.

Parantainen, J. (2011). Tuotteistaminen. (Finnish)

Material in Moodle

The student chooses material relevant to the idea.



The study unit is based on the Young entrepreneurship program (NY).

During the study unit the student

- Reflects ones own knowhow, skills

- Identifies the possibilities from the business environments

- Forms a team for developing the business idea

- Critically reflects the idea from the customer perspective and learns to understand the customers problem

- Developes a solution for the problem (a business idea)

- Validates the idea in practice

- Understands business logic and makes basis for the business plan

- Forms a marketing plan for the idea

- Reflects IPR issues concerning the problem

- Builds a pitch for the idea.


Portfolio 55%

Self- and peer evaluation10%

Active participation to sessions15%

End presentation (video) 20%

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