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Healthy Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Summer School of Health, 5 ECTS
Health care, social services, and care services

Institution Aarhus University (AU)
Campus Aarhus
Duration 2 weeks
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 1301 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 204 EUR


The objective of this course is to enable students to create opportunities based on their academic and professional skills and knowledge. Employing methods from entrepreneurship and innovation, students learn how to initiate value creating projects and products. The overall understanding of entrepreneurship in this course is much broader than merely establishment of new companies. Based on well-founded theories we see entrepreneurship as a method (Venkataraman & Sarasvathy 2011). Thus the theoretical underpinning of the method can be investigated and the method can be learned through the course components, which are: a) theoretical introduction, b) training, c) application and d) reflection. The course inspires students to an entrepreneurial and innovative approach in many settings such as their primary study programme, research, clinical practice, the industry and of course also start-ups.  
The entrepreneurial process holds four major elements:
  • Understanding your own means – who are you, what do know and whom do you know? (Sarasvathy 2001, 2008)
  • Finding problems and creating opportunities (Spinoza, Flores and Dreyfuss 1997, Alvarez and Barney 2006)
  • Qualifying products and creating a business model (Osterwalder and Pigneur 2010)
  • Realizing value and pitching to relevant stakeholders (Wilmot and Carlson 2006)

After the course, the students must be able to:
  • Explain and compare the presented entrepreneurship and innovation theories
  • Explain the core components in the entrepreneurial process and use this knowledge to reflect upon the process that he/she has gone through during the course
  • Describe and reflect upon relevant personal and professional competences and preferences in an entrepreneurial team including network
  • Identify, describe and scope relevant problems (or disclose disharmonies) in everyday practices in a medical setting
  • Apply methods to find out if the problem or disharmony is widely accepted as a problem
  • Identify and qualify an opportunity through an innovation process
  • Prepare a preliminary business model and be able to discuss the pros and cons of different types of business models
  • Present an opportunity to stakeholders

About the Degree

This is a summer course that counts 5 or 10 ECTS. 


  • You must be enrolled in a university programme at the time of the AU Summer University
  • If you are applying for admission to AU Summer University courses at the Master level, you must hold a relevant Bachelor's degree (or as a minimum 180 ECTS in your study programme
  • The application deadline is March 15th


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Application date
Mar 15
Start date
Aug 01


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