Do you have a great idea, but need entrepreneurs to help you turn it into a business?

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. Our concept evaluations a powerful and effective tool for identifying the commercialization potential and progress plan for your business idea. In addition, inventors get an opportunity to meet tomorrow’s entrepreneurs ­– resourceful and hard-working business developers that want to be a part of the journey. NSE already has several success stories from collaboration with external inventors – and we want to create more!



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.

Please be aware of the following:

  • 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.

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