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Business PlanBusiness ModelInnovationEntrepreneurship

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
2 hours to complete

From laboratory invention to formulation of an innovative concept

5 videos (Total 47 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
5 videos
1.2 From laboratory research to the decision to create an innovative company: the experience of a researcher-entrepreneur.9m
1.3 Innovative design, a mix of methods and practices stemming from “sciences of the artificial”.11m
1.4 Creating an innovative company with several associates: what are the selection criteria?6m
1.5 Methods and recommendations for defining and assessing an opportunity to create a tech company.18m
2 readings
Syllabus10m
Biography Week 110m
1 practice exercise
Week 124m
Week
2
2 hours to complete

Fostering the development of your concept

7 videos (Total 77 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
7 videos
2.2 The key steps to bringing an innovative project to fruition.13m
2.3 The fundamentals of the company’s strategy.14m
2.4 Innovative strategies: the typology and value perceived by the  customer.17m
2.5.1 The challenges of intellectual property to exploit an innovation 1/38m
2.5.2 The challenges of intellectual property to exploit an innovation 2/311m
2.5.3 The challenges of intellectual property to exploit an innovation 3/39m
1 reading
Biography Week 210m
1 practice exercise
Week 224m
Week
3
4 hours to complete

Identifying the actors of technological innovation

6 videos (Total 71 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
6 videos
3.2 From science to industry: the purpose of a technology transfer service.15m
3.3 From PhD to a navigation startup: the case of Sysnav.15m
3.4 Building a team, the key to success for a startup.16m
3.5 The outlook in social sciences research for entrepreneurs.18m
Teaser Sounds Good3m
1 reading
Biography Week 310m
1 practice exercise
Week 324m
Week
4
2 hours to complete

How to calculate your financing needs and to find funding

9 videos (Total 69 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
9 videos
4.2.1 An overview of your financing needs and financial sources for innovation 1/44m
4.2.2 An overview of your financing needs and financial sources for innovation 2/45m
4.2.3 An overview of your financing needs and financial sources for innovation 3/46m
4.2.4 An overview of your financing needs and financial sources for innovation 4/41m
4.3.1 What leads an individual to fund a tech startup? 1/27m
4.3.2 What leads an individual to fund a tech startup? 2/213m
4.4 From wavelet theory to the “Let It Wave” startup: financing the launch.18m
4.5 How does a venture capital fund decide to finance a breakthrough technology?10m
1 reading
Biography Week 410m
1 practice exercise
Week 424m

Instructors

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Romain Beaume

Chargé Mission chaire MIX
50% Ecole polytechnique + 50% ParisTech
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Etienne Krieger

Affiliate Professor
Entrepreneurship and Innovation

About École Polytechnique

L’École polytechnique associe recherche, enseignement et innovation au meilleur niveau scientifique et technologique mondial pour répondre aux défis du XXIe siècle. En tête des écoles d’ingénieur françaises depuis plus de 200 ans, sa formation promeut une culture d’excellence scientifique pluridisciplinaire, ouverte dans une forte tradition humaniste. ...

About HEC Paris

HEC Paris, founded in 1881 by the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry, is one of France’s oldest elite higher education Grandes Ecoles. Throughout its 130-year history, HEC Paris has consistently attracted individuals highly capable and talented, innovative and entrepreneurial, ambitious and open-minded, capable of becoming architects of a responsible world. What makes HEC unique is its conviction shared by the HEC community: knowledge determines the freedom and entrepreneurship required for a better world....

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