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Seit SoSe 2021


Innovation Policy


Blind, Knut




Fakultät VII

Institut für Technologie und Management

37335100 FG S-Professur Innovationsökonomie



H 47

Essoun, Brigitte


Learning Outcomes

Based on the lecture Innovation Economics this course puts the focus on Innovation Policy aspects. In a first step, various economic justifications for government involvement in innovation activities will be presented with a focus on market and system failure aspects. In a second step, the development of Innovation Policy initiatives at National, European and International level will be presented and analyzed. The course provides a general understanding of government´'s Innovation Policy as well as knowledge about specific Innovation Policy programs. Students learn to understand developments in Innovation Policy and to discuss them critically. The general analytical abilities for Public Policy Management (instrument design, implementation and evaluation) are taught in an appropriate way. The contextual understanding of innovation policy also makes it possible to incorporate government regulation in business considerations.


1. Introduction 1.1 Definitions 1.2 Types of Innovation Policy Measures 2. Economic legitimation of Research and Technology Policy 2.1. Market Failures 2.2 System Failures 2.3 The Market for Knowledge 2.4 Limits of Economic Analysis and Alternative Approaches 3. Selected Topics of Innovation Policy 3.1 Supply-side Innovation Policy 3.1.1 R&D Financing 3.1.2 Diffusion and Technology Transfer 3.1.3 Networks and Clusters 3.1.4 Entrepreneurship 3.1.5 Education 3.2 Demand-oriented Innovation Policy 3.2.1 Public Procurement 3.2.2 Regulation and Innovation

Module Components


All Courses are mandatory.

Course NameTypeNumberCycleLanguageSWSVZ
Innovation PolicyVL73 510 L 1480SoSeEnglish2
Innovation PolicyUE73 510 L 1479SoSeEnglish2

Workload and Credit Points

Innovation Policy (VL):

Workload descriptionMultiplierHoursTotal
90.0h(~3 LP)
Class attendance15.02.0h30.0h
Class preparation and follow-up15.02.0h30.0h
Exam preparation1.030.0h30.0h

Innovation Policy (UE):

Workload descriptionMultiplierHoursTotal
90.0h(~3 LP)
Class attendance15.02.0h30.0h
Class preparation and follow-up15.02.0h30.0h
Exam preparation1.030.0h30.0h
The Workload of the module sums up to 180.0 Hours. Therefore the module contains 6 Credits.

Description of Teaching and Learning Methods

Lecture and exercise (Guest lectures and written assignment as part of the exercise)

Requirements for participation and examination

Desirable prerequisites for participation in the courses:

Basic skills have to be in accordance to all A-Business and A-Economics courses. Basic knowledge of economics and business administration is required to be able to reasonably follow the course. It is recommended to visit the course “Innovation Economics” beforehand.

Mandatory requirements for the module test application:

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Module completion



Type of exam

Portfolio examination

Type of portfolio examination

100 points in total



Test elements

Exercise (Discussion points)10writtenflexible
Exercise (written assignments)40writtenflexible
Lecture (written test)50written60 min.

Grading scale

Test description (Module completion)

The portfolio examination consists of the following elements, adding up to a maximum of 100 credits. The grading follows the joint conversion key of the School of Economics and Management (decision of the school's council dated May 28, 2014 - FKR VII-4/8-28.05.2014).

Duration of the Module

The following number of semesters is estimated for taking and completing the module:
1 Semester.

This module may be commenced in the following semesters:

Maximum Number of Participants

The maximum capacity of students is 60.

Registration Procedures

An application form will be available on the Chair's website.

Recommended reading, Lecture notes

Lecture notes

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Electronical lecture notes

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Recommended literature
A current edition of the references, lecture notes, and time schedule are available on our homepage.

Assigned Degree Programs

This module is used in the following Degree Programs (new System):

Studiengang / StuPOStuPOsVerwendungenErste VerwendungLetzte Verwendung
ICT Innovation (M. Sc.)15SoSe 2021SoSe 2023
Industrial Economics (M. Sc.)15SoSe 2021SoSe 2023
Information Systems Management (Wirtschaftsinformatik) (M. Sc.)26SoSe 2021SoSe 2023
Innovation Management, Entrepreneurship, and Sustainability (M. Sc.)15SoSe 2021SoSe 2023
Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen (M. Sc.)15SoSe 2021SoSe 2023
Wirtschaftsmathematik (B. Sc.)15SoSe 2021SoSe 2023
Wirtschaftsmathematik (M. Sc.)15SoSe 2021SoSe 2023


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