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DRUG0013 Bioentrepreneurship: Seizing Opportunities 5 ECTS
Organised by
Drug Discovery and Development
Person in charge
Kaisu Paasio

Learning outcomes

The course gives an understanding of the process of identifying, exploring, and developing an entrepreneurial opportunity that best leverages your experience, interests, passions and networks.


The course content relies on opportunity recognition, a theory based on entrepreneurship. The course explores concretely the entrepreneurial process from the beginning of a pre-idea phase to the actual business creation through opportunity recognition, opportunity assessment, and opportunity exploitation. The opportunity recognition is considered the first critical step in starting a new business. During that phase, an opportunity is first recognized and then evaluated. In the process a decision to move forward, that is to exploit the opportunity, is a result of the opportunity recognition process. According to the theory of opportunity recognition, people use a specific cognitive process to recognize the potential in a new business opportunity. The idea is based on considering past experiences, risks and market trends to recognize the potential of a new business opportunity.

The students will simulate this process through a practical set of exercises, which leads them from the idea generation through idea evaluation into creating a business model in the field of bio sciences.

Teaching methods

Lectures (24 h), group work (36 h), self-study (including a written assignment; 75 h)

Teaching language


Modes of study

No examination, but a written assignment.

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Numeric 0-5.
No examination, but a written assignment.

Recommended year of study

1. year spring

Study materials

Literature is to be specified in the beginning of the course by the responsible teacher


Belongs to following study modules

Institute of Biomedicine
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
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Institute of Biomedicine
DP in Biomedicine
Finnish Study Modules
MDP in Drug Discovery and Development
MDP in Biomedical Imaging
Biomedical Imaging