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Technology Entrepreneurship Lab

Module WI000813

This Module is offered by Chair of Entrepreneurship (Prof. Patzelt).

This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.

Module version of SS 2018 (current)

There are historic module descriptions of this module. A module description is valid until replaced by a newer one.

Whether the module’s courses are offered during a specific semester is listed in the section Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature below.

available module versions
SS 2018SS 2012WS 2011/2

Basic Information

WI000813 is a semester module in English language at Master’s level which is offered every semester.

This Module is included in the following catalogues within the study programs in physics.

  • Catalogue of soft-skill courses
Total workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
180 h 60 h 6 CP

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


In cooperation with UnternehmerTUM GmbH.
The module Technology Entrepreneurship Lab offers a "hands-on-experience" for the development of entrepreneurial business ideas and opportunities with
teams. Students work full-time for three consecutive days on the development of their entrepreneurial, technological and coaching skills. The students document both, the opportunity development process and the parallel team development
process and present both processes. Subsequently, they will work on their teams’ development of an opportunity assessment plan for the respective business ideas.

Learning Outcome

After module participation students are able to understand the processes associated with the recognition and development of entrepreneurial opportunities. In addition, they are able to analyze the development of
entrepreneurial teams and to apply coaching tools for this purpose. Further, they are able to develop an opportunity assessment plan as well as guide others in this process.


First entrepreneurial experience (in any field)
First team development experience (in any filed)
Ideally already taken part in Tech Challenge (WI 001180) or Business Plan Basic Seminar (WI000159)

Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

Learning and Teaching Methods

The module consists of a three-day introductory lecture on entrepreneurial, technological and coaching skills as well as a hands-on 3 month execution phase with teams. A coach accompanies this process. The business ideas and team development processes are supervised and presented.


PowerPoint, Flipchart, online communication tool, virtual meetings, online webinars


Hisrich, R. D./Peters, M. P./Shepherd, D. A.: Entrepreneurship, 8th edition, McGraw-Hill, 2010

Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

The grading is based on a project work.
With the project work students show their understanding of the processes associated with the recognition and development of entrepreneurial opportunities. Students show that they are able to analyze the development of entrepreneurial teams. Moreover, they show their ability to apply coaching tools.
Throughout the project work each student has to hand in regular written documentation of maximum one page in which to describe the continuous development of the entrepreneurial idea as well as the team (60%). At the end of the project work each student has to hand in a summary documentation of maximum three pages (40%) covering idea development, team development and used tools.

Exam Repetition

There is a possibility to take the exam in the following semester.

Current exam dates

Currently TUMonline lists the following exam dates. In addition to the general information above please refer to the current information given during the course.

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