First evaluations of Sustainable Innovation Camp are in....
... and both students and companies have given the new elective high ratings.
This year, a new kind of elective was offered at CBS for the first time - Sustainable Innovation Camp. In the overall evaluations, which have just been compiled, students and companies involved have rated the course an average of 8 – best is 10. The companies have reported that they are happy with the case results co-created at the camp and that they all plan to incorporate them into their organizations for further exploitation with the students. Research staff at CBSCSR has been involved in the shaping and teaching of the course.
The elective has been build around a new approach to teaching. In the first part of the course, students get to learn the theory, models and tools to work with, taken from innovation management and entrepreneurship literature. In part two, they take part in an “instant innovation camp” where they learn to reflect using theories and models. In this camp (which takes 30 hours in a row for all participants, including the course organizers and company partners!) students experience the generation of ideas “live”. They work on real projects and come up with ideas and solutions at the end of the camp.
All in all, this has been an excellent start for a new way of teaching sustainable innovation at CBS adding value to students, companies, CBS and partners involved. Watch the camp film http://www.krygermedia.dk/INSTAN~1.wmv and visit CM-V63* Sustainable Innovation Camp for more information on next semester's course and camp.