Free Online Course on Entrepreneurship for Engineers

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Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) and Wageningen University is offering free online course on Entrepreneurship for Engineers. This course helps you understand the process of entrepreneurship from a technology-oriented background.

Students will work on your idea in a team environment and examples of founders and start-ups will be used during the course to initiate insightful discussions. This course will start on May 16, 2017.

Course At A Glance 

Length: 6 weeks
Effort: 2-3 hours pw
Subject: Engineering
Institution: Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), Wageningen University & Research and edx
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes, Add a Verified Certificate for $99
Session: Course Starts on May 16, 2017

Providers’ Details

Delft University of Technology

Delft University of Technology is the largest and oldest technological university in the Netherlands. Our research is inspired by the desire to increase fundamental understanding, as well as by societal challenges. We encourage our students to be independent thinkers so they will become engineers capable of solving complex problems. Our students have chosen Delft University of Technology because of our reputation for quality education and research.

Wageningen University & Research

Wageningen University and Research centre is dedicated to exploring the potential of nature to improve the quality of life. Learn more about WUR. WageningenX courses train (future) professionals in sustainable food systems and help consumers making informed choices about what they eat, how it is produced and the impact of their choices on the environment and society.

About This Course

The course is made up of modules that are presented by experts in the field of entrepreneurship and technology. Modules include:

  • Team Building
  • Opportunity Recognition
  • Financing
  • Customer Acquisition

Why Take This Course?

This course helps you understand the process of entrepreneurship from a technology-oriented background.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn what it takes to become a “technopreneur”
  • Explore various methods for identifying opportunities
  • Learn how to conduct market research and provide evidence for the viability of the business idea
  • Develop a viable business proposition and learn to pitch your ideas for various audiences
  • Understand the dynamics of new venture development and team building
  • Develop the ability to translate a business idea into marketing and financial plans


Madis Talmar

Researcher in Entrepreneurship, Eindhoven University of Technology

Victor Scholten

Director of the Center of Entrepreneurship, Delft University of Technology

Rainer Harms

Associate Professor at NIKOS, University of Twente

Dap Hartmann

Associate Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Delft University of Technology

Thomas Lans

Assistant Professor of Education and Competence Studies, Wageningen University & Research

Valentina Materia

Assistant Professor in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Wageningen University & Research

Ksenia Podoynitsyna

Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship, Eindhoven University of Technology


None. A BSc degree is advised.

How To Join This Course

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