SCIGEN 201G Innovating in a Knowledge Society

SCIGEN 201G | Open | Semester One 2024 | City Campus | 15 points


Interdisciplinary examination of science innovation at policy, organisational and project levels including context, impacts and roles of business and research organisations, and 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

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Understand and critically explore New Zealand’s science ‘innovation system’.
  2. Develop competencies in innovation, communication and collaboration skills.
  3. Understand how science innovations are brought into use and practice. 
  4. Critically explore how collaboration and co-innovation can enable effective science innovation. 
  5. Critically explore the wider social, cultural environmental and economic impacts of science innovations.

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