Assignments Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Spring 2023

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The CLLC course includes four integrated assignments

Course Elements

The CLLC course includes four integrated assignments

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This online course aims at preparing and accompanying students who are involved in designing community-based innovation ideas. The synchronous lectures on Tuesdays will provide you with theory and methods associated with core topics such as community – what they are and how to work with them, innovation, transformation, systems thinking, design thinking, business modelling and impact evaluation, to name only the most relevant. In addition, the Tuesday sessions will provide room for digital exchange with local stakeholders and community members.

International online course

  • The international online course with synchronous online sessions on Tuesdays from 16 30 – 18 00 CET and additional tutored online sessions.
  • Our class meets weekly online from March 21 to May 23, 2023
  • Teams meet onsite in Nürtingen, Tartu and Bucharest from April 21 - 30, 2023

Community cooperation

The entire course is based on a cooperation process with a local community which can be either

  • a community attached to your local university environment
  • a community attached to one of our partner universities.

We will connect to these European and Middle East communities through the internet by virtual collaboration. We will try to make this as intensive as possible so you can gain a virtual interculturalexperience. Under normal conditions, we would have offered on-site workshops in Estonia, Romania and Lebanon this year. Unfortunately, it is very unlikely that the pandemic situation will allow for on site visits.

Tutored sessions

The tutored online sessions provide room for you and your teams to engage with those theories and methods. We can apply them to the specific community context you are dealing with, either in your workshop areas or in your local university context. In addition, you can collaborate with students from our international CLLC network and learn from their perspectives on your issues and ideas.

Course Assignments

The CLLC programme has four compulsory assignments and they are integrated a learning process. All assignments require your active participation in the tutored online classes and/or on site in your community lab. In addition, critical engagement with CLLC theories and methods is necessary.

Assignment Templates and Online Submission Area

Overview and links to assignment details

Below we give you an overview of the compulsory course deliverables. Please check the links for more details of the assignments.

Nr Assignment presented on Submission Working Mode Assessment
1 Community Map and Theory of Change Online team presentation and submission of PDF version 24.04.2023 Team product Grade 30%
2.1 Community Innovation Field Research Online in the plenary on 18.04.2023 18.04.2023 Team Product Pass/not Pass
2.2 Community Innovation Field Research 23.05.2023 individual report and case study template Grade 30%
3 Pitching your Innovation Idea During workshop 27.04.2023 Team product Pass/not pass
4 Business Model Canvas Online in the plenary on 23.05.2023 23.05.2023 Team or individual product Grade 40%