SCIGEN 201G Innovating in a Knowledge Society

SCIGEN 201G | Open | Semester One 2020 | City Campus


This course provides interdisciplinary examination of science innovation at policy, organisational and project levels including examination of the context, impacts and roles of business and research organisations, and of the ways innovations are presented and received. Case study analysis of the business environment including how innovation is both enabled and constrained in science-based organisations and society, and innovation strategies in science-based organisations. 

Learning Outcomes

Students will

  • gain understanding of New Zealand innovation within a global conext
  • integrate knowledge and understandings from different disciplines
  • gain skills in communication, networking and entrepreneurialism


Group project including a 2,500 word report and individaul peer review of the effectiveness of group members: 20%

Individual 1,500 word report: 20%

Exam: 60%