GTSC2016: Entrepreneurship in the Innovation Era (3 units)

GTSC2016: Entrepreneurship in the Innovation Era

Course Aims:

This course will highlight how the interaction between technological development and entrepreneurial spirit is important in preparing us to embrace challenges of a new era. The course will start with an examination of the contemporary challenges on different aspects of our everyday life, followed by a discussion on the social, economic, and business impact of these challenges. Then there is a review on recent scientific/technological developments in the fields such as information communications, smart transportation and green living that we may employ/further develop to help us face these challenges and to build a sustainable future for our society. There will be a dialogue between business and science on how modern technology and business can be integrated to improve our quality of life. Students will also be exposed to real life cases in which entrepreneurs make good use of new scientific/technological ideas to develop new products, services, and/or businesses.

Course Intended Learning Outcomes (CILOs):


Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:


Describe latest and emerging scientific/technological developments in the fields of information communications, energy-efficient transportation and green living.


Explain how business applications of scientific/technological developments impact human life.


Analyze the feasibility of a new venture business concept based on scientific/technological developments.

Course Content:


Life in the contemporary world: changes and challenges


Latest scientific/technological developments, and the way forward


Business-Science Dialogue on real life applications of new scientific/technological developments


Students’ views and evaluationsproposals of real life business applications of new scientific/technological development





Class participation (10%)
Individual essays (30%)
Class discussion (30%)
Group presentation (30%)