InGenious - Cross Disciplinary Project, 8 credits

InGenious - tvärdisciplinärt utvecklingsprojekt, 8 hp


Main field of study

No main field of study

Course level

First cycle

Course type

Single subject course


Charlotte Norrman

Course coordinator

Charlotte Norrman

Director of studies or equivalent

Dzamila Bienkowska

Available for exchange students



ECV = Elective / Compulsory / Voluntary
Course offered for Semester Weeks Language Campus ECV
Single subject course (One-quarter-time, Afternoon-time) Autumn 2024 202434-202503 English Linköping, Valla
Single subject course (One-quarter-time, Afternoon-time) Autumn 2024 202434-202503 English Linköping, Valla

Main field of study

No main field of study

Course level

First cycle

Advancement level


Entry requirements

  • 90 ECTS credits passed from undergraduate studies, or equivalent
  • English corresponding to the level of English in Swedish upper secondary education (Engelska 6)
  • Please note that an applicant can only be accepted to the course if he or she have been given a project by InGenious. Before a project is provided the acceptance is conditional.
    Exemption from Swedish

Intended learning outcomes

After completed course the student should be able to: 

  • in group conduct a complex cross-disciplinary project based on a real life, actual challenge
  • in group develop and present a sustainable and value creating solution on a challenge
  • independently formulate research questions and contribute with relevant domain knowledge and skills
  • orally and in writing communicate solutions to parties with different backgrounds and domain knowledge 
  • account for and apply different frameworks to handle ethical and sustainability related aspects of the innovation process
  • discuss and reflect on group processes and group dynamics in open innovation processes where individuals from different professions collaborate in a cross disciplinary way
  • reflect on the innovation process from business-, sustainability- and ethical perspectives
  • reflect over learning processes, dynamics and the own role in the group process

Course content

During the course, the students work in teams that are expected to independently develop a cross disciplinary project that meets a challenge posed by an external client (usually a company or an organisation). 

The work is interdisciplinary and the framework of the challenges leaves room for interpretation, this requires that the students are inquisitive and show initiative. The opportunities and challenges that this entail are an important part of the course as well as a big part of the learning experience. Both oral and written communication is an important part of the course, both in the team as well as to external parties. One part of this communication is through organized presentations where the teams pitch to an auditorium of varying size. The pitches follow an inclining learning curve where the participants are able to develop their pitches successively in a safe environment leading up to a final pitch where the project is presented in front of a larger audience.

Teaching and working methods

This course is a cooperation between Linköping University and InGenious East Sweden. The course is organized in lectures, workshops as well as self-reliant interdisciplinary group work – as well as writing an individual reflection. Furthermore, the students are expected to conduct self-studies, both individually and in the teams.


The course is examined through hand-in group assignments, i.e. a project plan and a final individual report, active participation in seminars and pitches, as well as an individual reflection. Detailed information can be found in the course PM at Lisam. 

If special circumstances prevail, and if it is possible with consideration of the nature of the compulsory component, the examiner may decide to replace the compulsory component with another equivalent component.

If the LiU coordinator for students with disabilities has granted a student the right to an adapted examination for a written examination in an examination hall, the student has the right to it.

If the coordinator has recommended for the student an adapted examination or alternative form of examination, the examiner may grant this if the examiner assesses that it is possible, based on consideration of the course objectives.

An examiner may also decide that an adapted examination or alternative form of examination if the examiner assessed that special circumstances prevail, and the examiner assesses that it is possible while maintaining the objectives of the course.

Students failing an exam covering either the entire course or part of the course twice are entitled to have a new examiner appointed for the reexamination.

Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.


Three-grade scale, U, G, VG

Other information

Planning and implementation of a course must take its starting point in the wording of the syllabus. The course evaluation included in each course must therefore take up the question how well the course agrees with the syllabus. 

The course is conducted in such a way that there are equal opportunities with regard to sex, transgender identity or expression, ethnicity, religion or other belief, disability, sexual orientation and age.

If special circumstances prevail, the vice-chancellor may in a special decision specify the preconditions for temporary deviations from this course syllabus, and delegate the right to take such decisions.


Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling
Code Name Scope Grading scale
EXA1 Examination 8 credits U, G, VG

Additional literature


Pijl, Patrick van der, Lokitz, Justin, Solomon, Lisa Kay, Van Lieshout, Maarten, Van der Pluijm, Erik, (2016) Design a better business : new tools, skills and mindset for strategy and innovation. Hoboken, New Jersey : Wiley, 2016.

ISBN: 9781119272113, 9781119272120

Tonnquist, Bo, (2016) Project management : [a guide to the theory and practice of project methodology and agile methods] 3. ed. Stockholm : Sanoma utbildning, 2016

ISBN: 9789152341148

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