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Technology Entrepreneurship

Code 12471
Year 1
Semester S1
ECTS Credits 6
Workload TP(60H)
Scientific area Biotecnologia
Entry requirements Not applicable
Mode of delivery - Face-to-face
Work placements -Not aplicable
Learning outcomes To transmit knowledge about entrepreneurship and the business creation process, to develop a series of
skills and attitudes that foster entrepreneurship, targeting the creation of new businesses, as well as creating new businesses and projects in companies / institutions that already exist. Skills to be acquired from the course:
- To develop the skills necessary to deal with the context of entrepreneurship and the creation of new
- Understanding the context for entrepreneurship and understand the role and importance of small and
medium enterprises in the economic and social development of countries and regions;
- Acquire knowledge about the characteristics of entrepreneurs and the entrepreneurial process;
- Learn to develop, write and present an effective business plan for a new business (start-up).
Syllabus 1 – Introduction to the entrepreneurial perspective
- Explain entrepreneurship and discuss its importance
- Analyze the impact of entrepreneurship on economies an societies
2 – From the idea to the opportunity
- Creativity and the Business idea
- Feasibility analysis
- Legal Issues and protecting the idea
3 – From the opportunity to the business plan
- The business plan: creating and starting the venture
- Industry and competitors
- Competitive strategy
4 – The market an the marketing plan
- The importance of the customer
- Market research
- Marketing for start-ups technological
5 – Planning the new venture
- Organizational Plan
- Operations an production planning
- Planning of human resources
- Strategic management for new ventures
- Financial Planning
6 – Launching and growth of the new venture
Main Bibliography - Byers, Thomas, Dorf, Richard and Nelson Andrew: Technology Ventures, 3ª Edição Mcgraw-Hill, 2011
- Hisrich, Robert; Peters, Michael and Shepherd Dean: Entrepreneurship 8ª Edição Mcgraw-hill 2010
- Mariotti Steve and Glackin Caroline; Entrepreneurship, 2ª Edição Prentice-hall. 2010
Byers, Thomas, Dorf, Richard and Nelson Andrew: Technology Ventures, 3ª Edição Mcgraw-Hill, 2011
- Katz, Jerome and Green, Richard; Entrepreneurial Small Business, 3ª Edition Mcgraw-Hill, 2011.
- Madeira, M.J. e outros (2016): Manual de Empreendedorismo Social: Da Ideia aos Planos de Negócio, Projeto IDEARIA, Universidade da Beira Interior, Covilhã. ISBN: 978-989-20-6523-6.
- Smallbone, David, Leitão João, Raposo Mário, Welter Frederick; The theory and Practice of Entrepreneurship, Edward Elgar Editor, 2010.
- Soumodip Sarkar; Empreendedorismo e Inovação; 2ª Edição, Escolar Editora, 2010.
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria The sessions are theoretical-practical and are based on two main lines: (i) presentation and discussion classes supported by slides and case studies used to encourage class discussion and participation and research papers and other support material made available in the course platform); (ii) hands on classes focused on supporting groups of students for the development of a Business Plan.
The evaluation of the CU will have two components:
a) Individual evaluation through 1 mini test: 30%
b) Collective evaluation of each working group through the Implementation Plan of the Business - 70%, of which:
  b1) Final written report, referring to the Business Plan 55% of the final grade
  b2) Oral presentation of the Business Implementation Plan 15% of the final grade
It is necessary to obtain a minimum mark of 9.5 values in each component for approval.
CA.Continue = 0.30 Test + 0.55x Business plan + 0.15x PN presentation
CEexame = 0,30x Exam + 0,55x Business plan + 0,15x PN presentation
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2019-10-07

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