First Semester (Fall):
The core of the first semester is the course “Idea Search and Market Assessment,” where extensive feasibility studies are completed by our students. Ideas are gathered from current and former NSE students, TTOs (Technology Transfer Organisations) and through the NSE partner network in Norway and abroad. The potential and feasibility of the ideas are tested through market research and evaluation. One feasibility study is carried through at CERN, Switzerland, the world’s largest research center, where students discover new applications for CERN’s technology. A total of 40 feasibility studies are conducted during the fall, from which the students select the most promising ideas . At the end of the first semester, students form teams of two to five students, and select the most promising business concepts based on the feasibility studies. In addition to this course, students enroll in courses related strategy and to the students’ bachelor’s specializations.