Innovation Discovery and Technology Transfer

ENT80032 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent 

Contact hours

  • 24 hours face to face + blended

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2024 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 1

Higher Ed. Semester 2

26 Feb 24 - 26 May 24

2 Jul 24

Last self enrolment:
10 Mar 24

31 Mar 24

Last withdraw without fail:
12 Apr 24

29 Jul 24 - 27 Oct 24

3 Dec 24

Last self enrolment:
11 Aug 24

31 Aug 24

Last withdraw without fail:
13 Sep 24


100 Credit Points  
Enrolment in either:
Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Master of Business Administration (Executive)/ Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation double degree

Aims and objectives

This unit concentrates on developing students' understanding of the innovation process in the technological context. The unit aims to develop, via the use of industry mentors, a deeper understanding of technological innovation and its adoption and diffusion and how to manage this process.
Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)
On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:
1. Critically evaluate the process frameworks for developing new products. 
2. Critically evaluate the generic New Product Development (NPD) Process. 
3. Apply entrepreneurship fundamentals to the analysis, design and operation of a customised NPD Process for the development of a new product idea in a particular firm contingency. 
4. Work collaboratively in teams to manage product development projects and report on milestone achievements. 
5. Reflect on problem solving and decision making among people with different disciplinary perspectives.