Startup course

Enterprise in practice: Project (INOV290)

INOV290 is a unique course enabling students to undertake a project for a startup venture (this can be yours, or someone else's) such as a business, social enterprise or student club.

An any time course, it can be taken in any semester or over the summer.

This course is ideal for people wanting to develop entrepreneurial and innovation skills. It is taught by staff from Centre for Entrepreneurship (UCE) in their dedicated space.

We support all types of ventures from just about any industry. Ventures can be at any stage from conception to bringing in revenue.

If you are a member of the executive of a club that is a business or social enterprise you can undertake a project that is associated with your role.

Who is this course for?

You will benefit if you:

  • Have a great idea.
  • Have an existing business or social enterprise.
  • Want to experience working in a startup.
  • Want to solve real problems.
  • Want to be an entrepreneur.
  • Want to be part of an innovative team.


You must have completed 120 points at 100-level.

Course structure

The core component of this course is a 105-hour project. During Semester 1 and Semester 2 there is a weekly lecture along with a weekly tutorial. During summer school INOV290 students are integrated with the UCE Summer Startup Programme. Topics covered include:

  • Business models
  • Market validation
  • Ethics
  • Designing a survey
  • Minimal viable product
  • Intellectual property
  • Professional development
  • How to think creatively
  • Social responsibility
  • Sales and marketing

For all enquiries

get in touch with UCE