The first semester at NTNU School of Entrepreneurship (NSE) the year 4 students are divided into rotating groups and conduct six different feasibility studies. The goal of a feasibility study is to investigate the commercialization potential of ideas, university research, or identified problems or opportunities. Feasibility studies at NSE are one of the most important and exciting activities in our program, as this is where many of our success stories begin. If you have an idea and would like to start a company with our students, you can share your idea with us!
Throughout the fall of 2018, students at NSE will complete five feasibility studies, of which three of them are suited for external ideas like yours!
In fall of 2018 these studies take place in week 36, 38, 40 and 45. A one-page text describing the idea must be sent no later than one week before each feasibility study week.
Selected ideas will be subjected to a feasibility study over an intensive five-day period. Deliverables are a final written report and a presentation before an external panel as well as the inventor.
In December, the students form startup teams and choose business ideas based on which ideas went through the feasibility studies funnel. Together with the inventor, whose involvement may vary from idea to idea, the business team sets out to commercialize and create new business ventures.
To read more about the organization and process, please click here: Feasibility studies
The most relevant projects for NTNU School of Entrepreneurship are based on technology and should be at a relatively early stage of development. Before a group chooses to work on a project, the idea needs to go through a feasibility analysis. This means that we look deeper into the project – on elements such as:
The uniqueness of the project.
How the project can be protected or if it is already protected.
At what stage the project is and how it can be commercialized.
All students have signed and are under NSE’s NDA.
The inventor has all rights reserved, no matter what outcome of the feasibility study.
There must be a real opportunity for NSE student teams to both join and have influence in a potential startup based on your business idea.
To ensure high quality and dedication on our feasibility studies, we let our students choose which ideas to test. Therefore, there cannot be given any guarantees that an idea will be chosen for a feasibility study.