Course code LauZ6116

Credit points 5

Innovations in Agriculture

Total Hours in Course200

Number of hours for lectures48

Number of hours for seminars and practical classes32

Date of course confirmation18.10.2011

Responsible UnitInstitute of Soil and Plant Science

Course developer

author Augsnes un augu zinātņu institūts

Antra Balode

Dr. agr.

Course abstract

The goal of this course is to understand the importance of innovations in the development of knowledge-based economy. Students acquire knowledge on the role of innovation in business and competitiveness, globalization. Creates awareness of the innovation system and get acquainted with the Latvian innovation support structure - the technological parks, technology and innovation centres and business incubators. Students develop innovative ideas that benefit the understanding of the innovative business creation.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

After completing the course student will have: 1) knowledge of innovation systems, new product development and implementation of market; 2) skills to practice the knowledge in designing cooperation in agricultural companies, farms and research institutions;
3) competence about the protection of innovation and the use.

Compulsory reading

1. Dimza V. Inovācijas: pasaulē, Eiropā, Latvijā. Rīga: LZA Ekonomikas institūts, 2003. 205 lpp.
2. Inovatīvās darbības pamatelementi. Rokasgrāmata maziem un vidējiem uzņēmumiem. Rīga: LR Ekonomikas ministrija, 2005. 248 lpp.
3. Intelektuālais īpašums kā kvalitatīvas attīstības avots. Rīga: LR Patentu valde, Latvijas Tirdzniecības un rūpniecības kamera, Pasaules intelektuālā īpašuma organizācija, 2002. 134 lpp

Further reading

1. Formica P., Stabulnieks J. Knowledge Based Entrepreneurship. Baltic Dynamic 2004. Global Print, Italy: Gongonzola, 2005. 378 p.
2. Gelauff G., Klomp L., Raes St., Roelandt Th. Fostering Productivity. Patterns, Ministry of Economic Affairs, The Hague, The Netherlands : Elsevier, 2004. 327 p.
3. Stabulnieks J., et.all. Innovative Companies in Latvia, Latvian Technological Center. Rīga: SIA Tipogrāfija Pērse, 2005. 164 p.