The Summer School is conducted by the TIME Research Area of RWTH Aachen University. TIME specializes in the fields of technology and innovation management, marketing and entrepreneurship. Five of the six TIME research groups are directly involved in the program, which includes a case study in which students create a market concept or business model for an existing company.
Academic Content & Certificates
The Summer School provides an introduction into the process of developing and commercializing technological innovation. This will involve a detailed analysis of the tools and methods that may be employed to understand and identify customer needs as well as the process that companies can set in place to foster and launch successful technological innovations. A special emphasis will be placed on analyzing how companies can benefit from entrepreneurial thinking to innovate more successfully and on understanding how they can build entire ecosystems around their products and services.
As part of the innovation lab that is a core component of this summer school, the theoretical knowledge will be transferred and applied to a recent successful technological innovation that originated from RWTH Aachen University: The StreetScooter, the electric delivery vehicle of Deutsche Post DHL.
At the end of the program, students will take part in a written final exam or final presentation over the course. Upon successful completion, you will receive an Executive Certificate from RWTH Aachen University stating your final grade of the course.
Certificate and Workload
At the end of the Summer School program, you will receive a Certificate of Participation together with a Certificate Supplement from RWTH Aachen University, stating the workload and the academic content of the Summer School.
Upon successful completion of the Summer School, you will furthermore receive an Executive Certificate and a Certificate of Performance from RWTH Aachen University, stating the final grade.
Have a look here at the workload of our Summer Schools:
|about 60 hours||2 ECTS credits can be awarded|
|about 90 hours||3 ECTS credits can be awarded|
|about 120 hours||4 ECTS credits can be awarded|
Ultimately it is up to your home institution as to how many credits may be awarded. For details, please speak to your home institution’s Study Abroad Adviser!
- Time Report | pdf, 2 MiB