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CS30A7402 Software and Application Innovation, 6 cr 
Code CS30A7402  Validity 01.08.2016 -
Name Software and Application Innovation  Abbreviation Software and Ap 
Credits6 cr   
TypeBasic studies  
  Grading scaleStudy modules 0-5,P/F 
  Eligibility for post-graduate studiesno
    Allowed to study several timesno
Organisation LUT School of Engineering Science 

Helinä Melkas 
Jari Porras 

Description by Study Guide

M.Sc. (Tech.) 2



Teaching Language 


Teacher(s) in Charge 

Professor, D.Sc. (Tech.) Jari Porras
Professor, D.Sc. (Tech.) Helinä Melkas


At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. Identify and conceptualize an opportunity for innovation in the selected field
  2. Identify the technical possibilities and limitations in the selected field
  3. Demonstrate the knowledge and skills of innovation methods in creation of new meaningful software solutions and applications based on some technology
  4. Demonstrate good team working skill in developing and presenting the new innovation.

Theme of the course changes on a yearly basis. This course combines technology and technology management perspectives for cross-scientific approach in software and application innovation process.
Course consists of

  • Basics and use cases of the selected theme and related technologies
  • User-centric needs based design in software and application development
  • Innovation management, idea generation and opportunity identification process
  • (Open) business models and technology commercialization in global markets
  • Product and service development
Teaching Methods 

Lectures 14 h, Group meetings 2 h, Independent group based project work 40 h, Period 1
Online workshop 5 h, group meetings 2 h, Seminars 8 h, Independent group based project work 45 h, Documentation 40 h, Period 2

Total 156 h.

Examination in Examination schedule (Yes/No) 


Examination in Moodle (Yes/No) 


Examination in Exam (Yes/No) 


Assessment scale and assessment methods 

0 - 5. Project work 80%, Presentations 20%

Course Materials 

Drucker P., The discipline of innovation, Harvard Business Review, August 2002.
Buur J., Matthews B., Participatory Innovation, International journal of innovation management, Vol. 12, No. 3, 2008.
Technical material focusing on the theme of the year will be announced on the Moodle pages of the course.

Places for exchange-students? (Yes, number/No) 

Yes, max 10

Places for Open University Students?(Yes, number/No) 



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