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Digital and Urban Innovation

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(1)    GENERAL INFORMATION

SCHOOL

SCHOOL OF ECONOMIC AND MANAGEMENT STUDIES

DEPARTMENT

DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATIONS

LEVEL OF STUDY (BSc/MSc)

BSc

COURSE CODE

803

SEMESTER

8th

COURSE TITLE

Digital and Urban Innovation

INDEPENDENT TEACHING ACTIVITIES
in case the credits are awarded in separate parts of the course e.g. Lectures, Laboratory Exercises, etc. If the credits are awarded uniformly for the whole course, indicate the weekly teaching hours and the total number of credits.

WEEKLY TEACHING HOURS

CREDIT UNITS

4

5

 

 

Add rows if needed. The teaching organization and teaching methods used are described in detail in (d).

COURSE TYPE

general background, special background, general knowledge specialization, skills development

Compulsory

PREREQUISITE COURSES:

 

NO

LANGUAGE OF TEACHING and EXAMS:

GREEK/English

IS THE COURSE OFFERED TO ERASMUS STUDENTS

NO

ELECTRONIC COURSE PAGE (URL)

EClass

(2)    LEARNING OUTCOMES

Learning Outcomes

The learning outcomes of this course, knowledge and skills that will be gained, and abilities of an appropriate level that students will acquire after the successful completion of the course.

Refer to Appendix A.

  • Description of the Level of Learning Outcomes for each course of study according to the Qualifications Framework of the European Higher Education Area
  • Descriptive Indicators of Levels 6, 7 & 8 of the European Qualifications Framework for Lifelong Learning and Annex B
  • Summary Guide for writing Learning Outcomes

This course aims to introduce students to the concept and content of innovation management, emphasizing modern trends in innovation production, like in the digital and the urban ecosystems. It is an interdisciplinary field, where topics such as innovation management, radical and social innovation due to the digital technologies, urban innovation and smart cities, application of innovative production methods in the urban environment (e.g., living labs), design thinking etc.), but also the role of standardization in the innovation life cycle. Moreover, this course demonstrates useful innovation production and management exemplars.

In the end of this course students will be able to:

  • Define the concepts of innovation, radical and social innovation, digital innovation, smart, sustainable city and sustainable city.
  • Classify innovation with different criteria.
  • Measure the ability of an organization to innovate.
  • Compare traditional with digital and urban innovation.
  • Describe a city system, with its infrastructure and productive components.
  • Analyze the local ecosystem and define the strategic requirements for a smart, sustainable, and resilient city.
  • Define the sources and value chains in a digital and urban environment for intelligence and resilience.
  • Analyze business cases in digital and urban environments.
  • Prioritize intelligent and resilience solutions for an organization, a city or a region.

General Skills

Taking into account the general skills that the graduate must have acquired (as they are listed in the Diploma Supplement and are listed below) which of the following is the aim of the course ?

Search, analysis and synthesis of data and information, using the necessary technologies

Adaptation to new situations

Decision making

Autonomous work

Teamwork

Working in an international environment

Work in an interdisciplinary environment

Production of new research ideas  

Project design and management

Respect for diversity and multiculturalism

Respect for the natural environment

Demonstration of social, professional and moral responsibility and sensitivity in gender issues

Exercise criticism and self-criticism

Promoting free, creative and inductive thinking

……

Other…

…….

The course aims at the following:

• Adaptation to new situations and specifically to the accounting standards applied at any given time

• Decision making based on the analysis and interpretation of the respective financial statements

• Autonomous work with the recording of accounting events and other accounting tasks

• Teamwork regarding the selection and adoption of appropriate accounting methods in each case

(3)    COURSE CONTENT

 

The content of the course is as follows:

  • Concepts and theoretical background
  • Innovation, types of innovation and metrics
  • The life cycle of innovation
  • Structured innovation management systems
  • Digital radical innovation
  • Emerging social digital innovation
  • Value sources, value chain and business models in an urban environment
  • Smart cities: concepts, architectures, and approaches
  • Technologies of smart and sustainable cities
  • Innovation production and management technologies in the urban environment (living labs, design thinking, co-creation, etc.)
  • The role of standardization in the innovation life cycle

 

(4)    TEACHING AND LEARNING METHODS - EVALUATION

TEACHING METHOD
Face to face, distance learning, etc..

Face to face

USE OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES
Use of ICT in Teaching, in Laboratory Education, in Communication with students

Use of ICT in communication with students

TEACHING ORGANIZATION

The teaching methodologies are described in detail.

Lectures, Seminars, Laboratory Exercise, Field Exercise, Bibliography study & analysis, Tutoring, Internship (Placement), Clinical Exercise, Art Workshop, Interactive teaching, Study visits, Study work, artwork, creatio, etc

 

Indicate the student's study hours for each learning activity as well as the non-guided study hours according to the ECTS principles

Activity

Semester Workload

Lectures

13 * 4=52

Practical Exercise

30

Publications study

11

Assignments

30

Exams’ Preparation

2

Final Examination

25*5=125

Course Total  Effort

13 * 4=52

STUDENT EVALUATION

Description of the evaluation process

 

Assessment Language, Assessment Methods, Formative or Concluding, Multiple Choice Test, Short Answer Questions, Essay Development Questions, Problem Solving, Written Assignment, Report / Report, Oral Examination, Public Presentation, Public Presentation, Others

 

Explicitly defined assessment criteria are stated and if and where they are accessible to students.

Written examination

(5)    BIBLIOGRAPHY

- Books:

  • Anthopoulos, L. (2017). Understanding Smart Cities - A tool for Smart Government or an Industrial Trick? Public Administration and Information Technology, Vol. 22, Springer Science+Business: New York.
  • Bibri, S. E. (2018). Smart Sustainable Cities of the Future: The Untapped Potential of Amalgamating Big Data Analytics and Context–Aware Computing for Advancing Sustainability. The Urban Book Series, Springer Science+Business: New York.
  • From Intelligent to Smart Cities by Mark Deakin (Editor), Husam Al Waer (Editor), Routledge London and New York, 2012.

- Indicative Journals:

  • Cities
  • City
  • Technological Forecasting and Social Change
  • Journal of Urban Technology
  • Urban Studies