Innovation and Entrepreneurship in EuropeSemester Course

Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Week-Long Study Tour
Core Course Week Study Tour
Southern Sweden
Major Discipline(s)
Business, Entrepreneurship, Social Entrepreneurship
Core Course
Fall/Spring semester

This course teaches tools and skills required to succeed as an entrepreneur — and lets you apply these tools in a real-life project. Gain an understanding of innovation in various settings looking at new business models and emerging technologies. And you develop a real start-up project using entrepreneurial methods based on structured customer engagement, hypothesis building, prototyping, and pitching to investors — all in fast iterations. Studying texts and writing papers are really not the primary ways to learn about entrepreneurship. In this course, you instead work hands-on, in a team, developing a startup that solves a real problem.

The experience of this course is phenomenal and the relationships built in class are ones that last long after a our time at DIS. It is an excellent teaching tool for design thought that assists us in creating and marketing products – but also how to market ourselves to prospective employers. Additionally, it is an awesome networking opportunity to link up with the start-up community in Scandinavia. Overall, this core course choice came to be one of the best decisions that I personally made in relation to DIS and my overall abroad experience.

– Sean Kowalski, Gettysburg College

Related Discipline(s)

This course would also be of interest to the following discipline(s):
Leadership Studies, Management


Mikael Fuhr

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Architect and Industrial Designer (Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, 1987). +20 years of experience in design management, innovation, communication and leadership. Design manager and project manager in DSB - Danish State Railways, 1998-1999, Head of Design Vision Lab in DSB, Director of Design in DSB, Founding Partner in FUHR, 2011. With DIS since 2013.

Architecture and Design, Mikael Fuhr