Enterpreneurship and Innovation

Course Information
TitleΕπιχειρηματικότητα και Καινοτομία / Enterpreneurship and Innovation
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate, 2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
Course ID600015151

Programme of Study: Management and Information Systems

Registered students: 34
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses216

Class Information
Academic Year2021 – 2022
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
  • General Knowledge
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
  • French (Examination)
  • Italian (Examination)
General Prerequisites
Learning Outcomes
Cognitive: Understanding of basic innovation concepts. Understanding of basic entrepreneurship concepts – Business Canvas, Business Plan. Learning mechansisms for generating innovative ideas from knowledge, experiences, contacts, routine problems. Management of innovation and entrepreneurship. Specialization in technological innovation and entrepreneurship, emphasis in software as innovation facilitator. Information on available funding tools. Uderstanding of current trends through inspection of I&E cases in key areas (Public Health, FinTech, Sports, etc.) Skills: Review of technological areas from an innovation and entrepreneurship point of view. Identification, exploration and development of innovative ideas. Transformation of innovative ideas into entrepreneurial ideas. Design and development of a business canvas. Design and development of a business plan. Team working towards creating and entrepreneurial entity.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Design and manage projects
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Basics of Innovation. Innovation development ways (effectuation). Examples of innovative ideas. Entrepreneurship. Business Planning. Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Information Technologies. Business Plan Project.
Innovation, Effectuation, Entrepreneurship, Business Plan, Funding
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Lectures are given with the use of slide presentations. The INNOENTRE platform provides several sources of learning material (videos, courses, presentations, etc). Open Source software is used for the development of business plans. Communication with students is done through the AUTH elearning system.
Course Organization
Laboratory Work130.4
Reading Assigment250.8
Written assigments160.5
Student Assessment
Students are graded according to a field survey, a complete business plan that they develop in teams, the participation in I&E contests and written exams
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. Καραγιάννης Η.Γ. –Μπακούρος Ι.Λ.( 2010)«Καινοτομία και Επιχειρηματικότητα. Θεωρία –Πράξη» Εκδόσεις Σοφία. 2.Πιπερόπουλος, Γ. Π. (2008). "Επιχειρηματικότητα, Καινοτοµία & Βusiness Clusters ", Β’ Έκδοση , Θεσσαλονίκη: Εκδόσεις Σάκκουλα. 3.Χατζηκωνσταντίνου, Γ., Γωνιάδης, Η. (2009) «Επιχειρηματικότητα και Καινοτοµία», Εκδόσεις Gutenberg.
Additional bibliography for study
1. Εκπαιδευτικό υλικό που έχει παραχθεί ή συγκεντρωθεί για το συγκεκριμένο μάθημα στην πλατφόρμα INNOENTRE 2. Το Επιχειρηματικό Όραμα σε Business Plan, B.N. Κέφης, Π. Παπαζαχαρίου, Εκδ. ΚΡΙΤΙΚΗ, 2009 3. Επιχειρηματικότητα για Μικρές και Μεσαίες Επιχειρήσεις, D. Storey, F. Greene, I. Χασσίδ, Ε. Φαφαλιού, Εκδ. ΚΡΙΤΙΚΗ, 2011 4. Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Education Advances in Digital Education and Lifelong Learning, Volume 2, P. Papadopoulos, R. Burger, A. Faria,Eds, Emerald Books, 2016
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