Bachelor TR-NQF-HE: Level 6 QF-EHEA: First Cycle EQF-LLL: Level 6

Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Code Course Name Semester Theoretical Practical Credit ECTS
ENM4001 Technological Innovation and Entrepreneurship Fall 3 0 3 5
This catalog is for information purposes. Course status is determined by the relevant department at the beginning of semester.

Basic information

Language of instruction: English
Type of course: Non-Departmental Elective
Course Level: Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery: Face to face
Course Coordinator : Dr. Öğr. Üyesi ALPER CAMCI
Course Lecturer(s): Dr. Öğr. Üyesi ALPER CAMCI
Recommended Optional Program Components: None
Course Objectives: Understanding the linkages between technological opportunities, entrepreneurship and economic development is vital for the business today. This course is designed to lead the students to be aware of the role of technological innovations in the entrepreneurial process and to understand the process in which technology ventures are created to exploit such opportunities. The aim of this course is to provide students with a fundamental knowledge of technology entrepreneurship and technological innovation, to understand the different stages of entrepreneurial process and to explore how entrepreneurial and innovative activities are interconnected. During the semester, first nature of technological change and the creation of technological innovations are reviewed and second, the focus is turned to entrepreneurial process.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
After completing this course students will be able to:
I. Develop an awareness about the entrepreneurial opportunities created by technological innovations.
II. Be aware of the link between innovations and entrepreneurship; how technological opportunities influence the entrepreneurial process
III. Understand the process of creating new technology ventures
IV. Have an ability to assess the value of entrepreneurial opportunities; a clear view of what is a valuable opportunity.
V. Understand the key components of entrepreneurial process such as building effective teams and increasing resources including financial ones.
V. Have knowledge about the growth stages of a new technology venture and ability to manage the growth process.

Course Content

Introduction to technological innovation and entrepreneurship
The links between innovation and entrepreneurship
From business idea to entrepreneurial opportunity
Creating an entrepreneurial strategy, competitive strategy and innovation strategy
Preparing business model
Preparing a business plan
Entrepreneurial risks and returns
Product design and marketing plan
Acquiring and managing resources
Organization and entrepreneurial team
Management of operations
Financial plan, sources of capital and deal presentations and negotiations
Profit and harvest
Leading a new venture to success

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) Overview of the course / outline/ syllabus A short introduction to technological innovation and entrepreneurship N/A
2) Entrepreneurship and Opportunities Reading Chapters 1-2 in course book.
3) Vision and the Business Model and Plan Reading Chapters 3-6 in course book
4) Competitive strategy and Innovation strategies Reading Chapter 4-5 in course book.
5) Risk and Returns/Creativity and Product Development Reading Chapter 7-8 in course book.
6) Marketing and sales/ Types of Ventures Reading Chapter 9-10 in course book
7) Course and Group Project Review Review of previous chapters
8) Midterm exam Preparation for midterm exam
9) Fikri Mülkiyet ve yeni girişim organizasyonu Reading Chapter 11-12 in course book.
10) Acquiring and organizing resources/Management of operations Reading Chapter 13-14 in course book
11) Acquisitions and Global Expansion / Profit and harvest Reading Chapter 15-16 in course book
12) The Financial plan / Sources of capital Reading Chapter 17-18 in course book
13) Deal presentations and negotiations / Leading a new venture to success Reading Chapter 19-20 in course book
14) Presentation of course projects Preparaing course project files Preparing course project presentations and presenting course projects


Course Notes / Textbooks: Byers, T.H., Dorf, R.C. and Nelson A.J. (2010). Technology Ventures: From Idea to Enterprise, 3rd Edition, McGraw Hill, New York.
References: Timmon, J.A. (2009). New Venture Creation: Entrepreneurship for the 21st century. McGraw-Hill Irwin New York.

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Presentation 1 % 5
Project 1 % 30
Midterms 1 % 30
Final 1 % 35
Total % 100
Total % 100

ECTS / Workload Table

Activities Number of Activities Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours 14 3 42
Study Hours Out of Class 14 3 42
Presentations / Seminar 1 1 1
Project 1 25 25
Midterms 1 12 12
Final 1 12 12
Total Workload 134

Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes

No Effect 1 Lowest 2 Low 3 Average 4 High 5 Highest
Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1) To be able to critically interpret and discuss the theories, the concepts, the traditions, and the developments in the history of thought which are fundamental for the field of new media, journalism and communication.
2) To be able to attain written, oral and visual knowledge about technical equipment and software used in the process of news and the content production in new media, and to be able to acquire effective abilities to use them on a professional level.
3) To be able to get information about the institutional agents and generally about the sector operating in the field of new media, journalism and communication, and to be able to critically evaluate them.
4) To be able to comprehend the reactions of the readers, the listeners, the audiences and the users to the changing roles of media environments, and to be able to provide and circulate an original contents for them and to predict future trends.
5) To be able to apprehend the basic theories, the concepts and the thoughts related to neighbouring fields of new media and journalism in a critical manner.
6) To be able to grasp global and technological changes in the field of communication, and the relations due to with their effects on the local agents.
7) To be able to develop skills on gathering necessary data by using scientific methods, analyzing and circulating them in order to produce content.
8) To be able to develop acquired knowledge, skills and competence upon social aims by being legally and ethically responsible for a lifetime, and to be able to use them in order to provide social benefit.
9) To be able to operate collaborative projects with national/international colleagues in the field of new media, journalism and communication.
10) To be able to improve skills on creating works in various formats and which are qualified to be published on the prestigious national and international channels.