Offered to students admitted to Year 1 in ALL
Major/Minor ALL
Course Type
Offer in 2023 - 2024 Y N
Course Code ENTR3001
Date2024/07/16 10:03
Enquiry for Course Details
ENTR3001 Science-based innovation development (6 credits) Academic Year 2023
Offering Department Faculty Quota 24
Course Co-ordinator Dr R Law, Faculty < rockylaw@hku.hk >
Teachers Involved (Mr F Yung,Faculty of Science)
Course Objectives 1. Stimulate students to contemplate how business opportunities can be generated from science and technology.
2. Teach students the process of translating scientific ideas to commercial products and/or services and the challenges therein.
3. Help students to understand the different requirements for science and technology based business opportunities
4. Inspire students to identify potential business ideas from science and technology research and to synthesise a feasible action plan for a start-up company
Course Contents & Topics Topics will include identification of business opportunities from science and technology, the stages involved in translation of science into a commercial product, understanding the challenges of translating scientific ideas into products, understanding the regulatory requirements for technology-based products.
Course Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

CLO 1 demonstrate an understanding on how science and technology can generate business opportunities
CLO 2 acquire knowledge of the process and stages involved in translating a scientific idea into a commercial product
CLO 3 identify the challenges encountered in translating scientific ideas into product and understand how to generate solutions to those challenges
CLO 4 have a clear understanding of the different regulatory requirements for different technology-based products
CLO 5 demonstrate the ability to critically evaluate cases of science-based business success or failures in written assessments
CLO 6 evaluate cutting-edge science and technology research to identify potential business opportunities and to devise and deliver a feasible action plan to bring the science into product in the form of an oral presentation with visual or digital aid
Pre-requisites
(and Co-requisites and
Impermissible combinations)
Pass in IIMT1611 and ENTR2001, or already enrolled in these courses
Course Status with Related Major/Minor /Professional Core 2U000C00 Course not offered under any Major/Minor/Professional core
2023 Minor in Science Entrepreneurship ( Core/Compulsory )
2022 Minor in Science Entrepreneurship ( Core/Compulsory )
2021 Minor in Science Entrepreneurship ( Core/Compulsory )
2020 Minor in Science Entrepreneurship ( Core/Compulsory )
2019 Minor in Science Entrepreneurship ( Core/Compulsory )
Course to PLO Mapping
Offer in 2023 - 2024 Y        2nd sem    Examination No Exam     
Offer in 2024 - 2025 Y
Course Grade A+ to F
Grade Descriptors
A Candidate has consistently demonstrated a thorough understanding and skills required for attaining all the course learning outcomes. S/he has shown the ability to apply knowledge to a wide range of complex, familiar and unfamiliar situations. S/he has demonstrated highly effective organizational and presentation skills.
B Candidate frequently demonstrated a substantial understanding and skills required for attaining at least most of the course learning outcomes. S/he has shown the ability to apply knowledge to familiar and unfamiliar situations. S/he has demonstrated effective organizational and presentation skills.
C Candidate demonstrated general but incomplete understanding and skills required for attaining most of the course learning outcomes. Some of the responses are well organized, clear but with insufficient elaboration – there is significant room for improvement to achieve a more satisfactory level. S/he has demonstrated moderately effective organizational and presentation skills.
D Candidate demonstrated partial but limited understanding and skills required for attaining some of the course learning outcomes. Solutions to questions and problems contain unstructured but relevant observations. Candidate has shown marginal interest in the subject. S/he has demonstrated limited or barely effective organizational and presentation skills.
Fail Candidate showed little or no evidence of basic familiarity with the subject, nor demonstration of sufficient effort to basic project and course requirement. Organizational and presentation skills are minimally effective or ineffective.
Communication-intensive Course N
Course Type Lecture-based course
Course Teaching
& Learning Activities
Activities Details No. of Hours
Lectures 36
Project work 40
Reading / Self study 45
Assessment Methods
and Weighting
Methods Details Weighting in final
course grade (%)
Assessment Methods
to CLO Mapping
Assignments Project report, Presentations, Discussions and student performance in tutorials 100 CLO 1,2,3,4,5,6
Required/recommended reading
and online materials
New Venture Creation, a framework for entrepreneurial start-ups, by Paul Burns Angel Investing, matching start-up funds with start-up companies, by Mark Van Osnabruggr and Robert J. Robinson, Harvard Business School Angel Capital, how to raise early stage private equity financing, by Gerald A. Benjamin and Joel B. Margulis 我为什么要投资你, 中国商业出版社 天使投资,如何成功解決创业者的融资向题, 唐滔
Course Website NIL
Additional Course Information Further to what has been described in the assessment section, participation and engagement in the class and tutorial is required in this course.
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