Healthy Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Short Course

  • Application Deadline
  • 11 days
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Module)
    Tuition (Module)
  • English (take IELTS)
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The objective of this Healthy Entrepreneurship and Innovation course from Aarhus University is to enable students to create opportunities based on their academic and professional skills and knowledge. Employing methods from entrepreneurship and innovation, students learn how to initiate value creating projects and products.


The overall understanding of entrepreneurship in this course is much broader than merely establishment of new companies. Based on well-founded theories we see entrepreneurship as a method (Venkataraman & Sarasvathy 2011).

Thus, the theoretical underpinning of the method can be investigated and the method can be learned through the course components, which are:

  • theoretical introduction
  • training
  • application
  • reflection.

The Healthy Entrepreneurship and Innovation course from Aarhus University inspire students to an entrepreneurial and innovative approach in many settings such as their primary study programme, research, clinical practice, the industry and of course also start-ups.

The entrepreneurial process holds four major elements:
  • Understanding your own means – who are you, what do know and whom do you know? (Sarasvathy 2001, 2008)
  • Finding problems and creating opportunities (Spinoza, Flores and Dreyfuss 1997, Alvarez and Barney 2006)
  • Qualifying products and creating a business model (Osterwalder and Pigneur 2010)
  • Realizing value and pitching to relevant stakeholders (Wilmot and Carlson 2006)
After the course, the students must be able to:
  • Explain and compare the presented entrepreneurship and innovation theories
  • Explain the core components in the entrepreneurial process and use this knowledge to reflect upon the process that he/she has gone through during the course
  • Describe and reflect upon relevant personal and professional competences and preferences in an entrepreneurial team including network
  • Identify, describe and scope relevant problems (or disclose disharmonies) in everyday practices in a medical setting
  • Apply methods to find out if the problem or disharmony is widely accepted as a problem
  • Identify and qualify an opportunity through an innovation process
  • Prepare a preliminary business model and be able to discuss the pros and cons of different types of business models
  • Present an opportunity to stakeholders

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Period: 1st August - 11th August.
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Duration 11 days
  • Credits
    5 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • Introduction to core concepts in the innovation and entrepreneurship field

  • The entrepreneurial method and the effectual logic

  • Personal and professional competences and preferences

  • Identification and definition of problems (disharmonies) in the medical everyday practice

  • Idea generation, idea development and idea selection (divergent and convergent methods)

  • Innovation types and processes

  • Prototypes and presentation techniques

  • Business models


Rasmus Johannes Lund

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Take IELTS test
  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

International Freemovers (EU and non-EU applicants who attend a university that does not have a bilateral partnership agreement with Aarhus University and EU and non-EU applicants who are not currently attending a University) applying for AU Summer University courses must apply by using the online application system before March 15th.

Along with your application you must hand in the required documentation for your university studies. Please note that EU/EØS citizens are obliged to pay participation fees whereas tuition fees only apply to freemovers from countries outside the EU/EEA/Switzerland.

  • You are expected to fulfill the same requirements that apply to regular students. Freemovers therefore need to provide documentation for their subject levels in applicable subjects. Mathemathics if applying for courses offered by the School of Business and Social Science. Mathematics, chemistry, and physics if applying for courses offered by Faculty of Science and Technology.
  • If you are applying for admission to AU Summer University courses at Bachelor level, you must upload both your secondary school leaving certificate and transcript of courses taken in your bachelor's degree so far.
  • If you are applying for admission to AU Summer University courses at Master level, you must hold a relevant Bachelor's degree (or as a minimum 180 ECTS in your study programme).

Tuition Fee Per Module

  • EUR 1301 International
  • EUR 204 EU/EEA
  • Any student with a preapproval from a Danish Institution or a nomination from an International Partner: No Fee


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