European Energy Business PT
Apply Icon

From R&D to Product Development (E )

level of course unit


Learning outcomes of course unit

After successful completion, the students will be familiar with the content and meaning of science and research as such at both a theoretical level and in a wider context. They will be well-versed in the use of terms and concepts such as invention, innovation and dissemination and will be able to apply them in the context of practical work.
On this basis, they will be able to assess concepts relating to the management of innovations and the development of products in the fields of energy technology and energy business.

prerequisites and co-requisites

not applicable

course contents

- Meaning and Value of Science and Research
- Modes of Knowing
- Basic and Applied Research
- Generation of Innovations
- Decision Process
- Adoption of Innovations
- Commercialisation of Science and Research
- Case Studies in the Field of Energy Technologies

recommended or required reading

- Disselkamp, M., Innovationsmanagement, Gabler Verlag Wiesbaden 2005
- Ophey, L., Entwicklungsmanagement. Methoden in der Produktentwicklung, Springer Verlag Berlin 2005
- Brockhoff, K., Forschung und Entwicklung, Planung und Kontrolle, Oldenbourg Verlag München 1999
- Heisenberg, W.: Quantentheorie und Philosophie, Reclam, 2011
- Rogers, E.: Diffusion of Innovations, 5th edition, Free Press, New York 2003
- Dogson, M.; Gann, D.: Innovation: A very short Introduction. 1st edition, University Press Oxford 2010
- Principe, L.: Scientific Revolution: A very short Introduction. Oxford University Press, Oxford 2011

assessment methods and criteria

Exam, Paper

language of instruction


number of ECTS credits allocated


course-hours-per-week (chw)


planned learning activities and teaching methods

not applicable

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

Dr. Wolfgang Berger_nbl

year of study


recommended optional program components

not applicable

course unit code


type of course unit


mode of delivery

in-class course

work placement(s)

not applicable