UiB Innovation

Student innovation

Eivind Senneset

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Here you will find an overview of what studies are available, extracurricular innovation possibilities, available support schemes, and who you can contact if you want more information. UiB aims for all interested students to be able to learn more about innovation and entrepreneurship, either through the study you follow or through other activities.

Apply for support

UiB offers support to students who want to apply for funding to test new ideas or business concepts:

  • Up to 1,000,000 for student ideas through Stud-Ent: UiB provides assistance to students who wish to apply for up to NOK 1,000,000 from the Stud-Ent scheme with the Research Council of Norway. Students who want to apply and who have a project that is considered mature enough, are offered advice from business developers at VIS. An initial conversation with an innovation advisor is required before you contact VIS. Read more about Stud-Ent here.

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Meeting places

UiB has several meeting places for students who are interested in innovation and entrepreneurship:

  • There are several student associations and organizations for students with an interest in innovation and entrepreneurship. Below you will find a non-exhaustive list. Have we forgotten an organization? Contact us and we will get it on the list.
  • Start Bergen (for all students at UiB and HVL)
  • Innorett (law students' innovation association)


  • UiB collaborates with HVL and NHH on Bergen Entrepreneurship Academy (BEA). Here we gather all relevant information about courses and events on innovation and entrepreneurship where our three institutions are responsible or involved. Through BEA, we want to make innovation activities and study offers visible so that you as students can get an overview of what is happening. Together we offer a great range of activities for UiB students in our region. Stay updated by clicking on the pages.

Study offers

UiB has a wide range of study options, and in the list below you will find examples of courses that either have innovation and entrepreneurship as part of the learning objectives, that provide an academic benefit that is relevant to pursuing innovation and entrepreneurship or that give you the opportunity to get work experience.

The Faculty of Law

Subject code
Privacy and Data Protection - GDPRJUS294-2-A
Copyright lawJUS260-2-B
Design and patent lawJUS260-2-A
Legal Technology: Artificial Intelligence and Law (in collaboration with UiO)JUS295-2-A

The Faculty of Medicine

Innovation and entrepreneurshipELMED223

The Faculty of Social Sciences

Sustainable innovationCET201
Introduction to innovation and entrepreneurship in Media City BergenMCB201
Design for media useMIX202
Media technology: theory and developmentMIX301
Research topics in human-machine interaction (HCI)INFO361
Research Topics in Artificial IntelligenceINFO381
Data JournalismJOU204
Investment and financing IECON261
Business Administration for Social EconomistsECON263
Business Economics and Competition PolicyECON260
Strategic business behavior and market powerECON360
Corporate FinanceECON364
Practice-based project workECON381
Internship in information technology and economicsITØK281
Experts in teamITØK381
Internship in comparative politicsSAMPOL290
Internship in comparative politics - out of townSAMPOL291
Design for media productionMIX203
Working life practice for media studentsMEVI390

The Faculty of Psychology

Creativity, diversity and innovationPED649 (planned)

The Faculty of Humanities

Internship in working lifeAHKR201
Practical information workPRAKTINF
Language students in internshipSAP100

The Faculty of Humanities

Internship in working lifeAHKR201
Practical information workPRAKTINF
Language students in internshipSAP100

The Faculty of Humanities

Basic Measurement Science and Experimental PhysicsPHYS114
Signal and System AnalysisPHYS116
Project in PhysicsPHYS117
Experimental Methods in Nuclear and Particle PhysicsPHYS232
Experimental Methods in Space PhysicsPHYS252
Design of Complex Electronical SystemsPHYS321
Internship in working lifeAHKR201
Practical information workPRAKTINF
Language students in internshipSAP100
Internship in working lifeAHKR201
Practical information workPRAKTINF
Language students in internshipSAP100



Det matematisk-naturvitenskapelige fakultet

Datasystem for eksperimentalfysikkPHYS391 

Informatikkprosjekt IINF219 

Innføring i systemutviklingINF112

Innovasjon i industriell bioteknologiMOL232 

Strøyming i porøse mediaMAT254 



Tools and methodology

Some selected and widely used innovation methodologies and tools (external sources). UiB offers several courses where students can acquire knowledge and skills based on some of the methods below. Examples are CET201 Sustainable Innovation, an interdisciplinary innovation course that is open to all students, and MCB201 Introduction to Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Media City Bergen.

Let us help you

Contact an innovation advisor at the Division for Research and Innovation, Section Innovation, if you do not find answers to your questions, see contact information in the box to the right of the page.

You can also contact the student board in Innovation Hub UiB if you want to talk to fellow students about innovation and entrepreneurship, or if you have ideas for events you miss in Innovation Hub UiB.