Innovation and Entrepreneurship in EuropeSemester Course

Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Week-Long Study Tour
Berlin or Dublin
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

Morten King-Grubert

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Morten King-Grubert. Master (International Business, Aarhus University, 2006), credits from Vienna University of Economics and University of California, Los Angeles. Danish born globalist, who has studied, lived and worked abroad for more than 7 years. Previous: Senior Export Advisor to the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Teamleader and Head of Innovation & Business Development at Copenhagen Capacity, Managing Director Creamfinance Denmark. Currently: Senior Strategic Advisor at Stockholm based start-up Future Place Leadership. With DIS since Fall 2014.

International Business, Morten King-Grubert