Checking date: 17/07/2019

Course: 2019/2020

Innovation, intellectual property and entrepreneurship
Study: Master in Bioengineering and Clinical Engineering (347)


Department assigned to the subject: ENG/Instituto Conde de Campomanes

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results.
CAPABILITIES CE8 Ability to apply the tools of innovation management and assess the implications of decisions on aspects of protection of intellectual and industrial property LEARNING OUTCOMES Recognize the capabilities associated with entrepreneurship, analyzing the requirements derived from business activities. Define the opportunity of creation of a business, assessing the impact on the environment and incorporating ethical values. Activities for the establishment of a company, by choosing the legal form and identifying the associated legal obligations.
Description of contents: programme
Part 1. Innovation Concept, sources and types of Innovation Technology transfer in biomedicine environments: University, hospitals and private institutions Innovation Management Innovation financing Part 2. Intellectual property rights Intellectual property rights Principles of IPR law (national, European, international) Protecting Innovation: patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets Management of intellectual property. Economic aspects. Software and literary creation. Part 3. Entrepreneurship: creation and start-up of a business.
Learning activities and methodology
Theoretical lectures, which will consist in systematic explanations of the main concepts and analytical frameworks underlying the different topics covered along the course. Students will be given the appropriate bibliographic references in advance, so that they can study and prepare for eatch session. Practical sessions, during which students will analyze real-life case studies applying the contents previously explained in the theoretical lectures. Active participation is expected from the students. Finally, the students will develop a business plan for a technological startup, in which they will apply the course contents to an original business project.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 40
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 60
Basic Bibliography
  • Rodríguez Márquez, Nieto, M.J.A.Fernández, Z., y Revilla Castejón, A.. Manual de Creación de Empresas. Civitas-Thompson Reuters. 2014
  • Schilling, M.A.. Strategic Management of Technological Innovation. MCGraw-Hill. 2013
Additional Bibliography
  • Dodgson, M, Philips, N., y Gann, D. M. (Eds). The Oxford Handbook of Innovation Management. Oxford University Press. 2014
  • Castle, D.. The Role of Intellectual Property Rights in Biotechnology Innovation. Edward Elgar Publishing. 2009
  • Westland, J.C.. Global Innovation Management. Palgrave. 2016

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.