Checking date: 18/04/2023

Course: 2023/2024

Technology-based firms: venturing and development
Master in Entrepreneurship and Business Creation (Plan: 277 - Estudio: 267)

Coordinating teacher: NIETO SANCHEZ, MARIA JESUS

Department assigned to the subject: Mechanical Engineering Department

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
The compulsary subject of first term are recommended.
This subject aims students to know the peculiarities involving Technology based firms. After completing this subject, students will be able to understand and manage the specific issues that affect the creation of Technology-Based Companies. It focuses on skills related to the management of technology assets and the mechanisms for collaboration between universities and companies to promote the creation of EBT be provided. Specifically, this course reinforces some specific competences: - Ability to understand, analyze and solve complex problems related to venture, expansion and consolidation of a business project from extensive knowledge of advanced tools of business management. - Ability to critically analyze cases of companies and draw from them conclusions relevant to business practice.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
The concept of Technology Based Companies (TC): alternative definitions and typologies Technological knowledge management Knowledge transfer among TC Intangible assets of a technological nature Technological resources and competitive advantage The management of intangible assets of a technological nature Economic valuation of intangibles Development of R+D+i in high-tech companies Funding for TC Public policies to support the creation of spin-offs Tax incentives for spin-offs University-industry collaboration and the creation of spin-offs Programs to support the creation of university spin-offs Technological collaboration and innovation in TC
Learning activities and methodology
a) Theoretical classes b) Seminars c) Practical classes
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 0
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 100
Calendar of Continuous assessment
Basic Bibliography
  • Díaz, E., Souto, J.E., Tejeiro, M.R.. NEBTS 3. Nuevas empresas de base tecnológica. Caracterización, necesidades y evolución en un periodo de crecimiento y en otro de ralentización y recesión económica. . Fundación Madri+d para el Conocimiento. 2014
  • Souto, J.E . Innovación, emprendimiento y empresas de base tecnológica en España : factores críticos e impacto sobre la competitividad de la economía. Netbiblo. 2013
  • Tidd, J., Bessant J.. Managing innovation. Integrating technological, market and organizational change. John Wiley & Sons.. 5th Edition. UK.. 2013
Additional Bibliography
  • Simón Elorz, K.. La creación de empresas de base tecnológica: una experiencia práctica. CEIN. 2003

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.