Choosing an optional module can be confusing. And after choosing a programming-related module in my first semester, I decided to choose something a little beyond my current academic scope. Hence, I choose BS12008.
My experience with BS12008 – Introduction to Scientific enterprise has been interesting. I took this module to understand the evaluation process that an entrepreneur might go through in order to execute his/ her ideas. Although though I started this module with no clue regarding what my ‘big idea’ might be, I left this module with a deep found interest in the use of robotic technology for patient rehabilitation.
This module helped me understand the importance of a foundation required by an enterprise (through activities conducted on ideation, teamwork and Business model canvas). In addition to that, it introduced me to bio-entrepreneurs who have tried to execute their big ideas at a commercial level without being restricted to their field of study. Even though there is a lot more to learn about execution of such ideas, I at least have a foundation on which I can build.
While working on the report and presentation, I prominently noticed a few changes in myself. I being an introvert, prefer working individually and in an extremely organized manner, but this experience forced me to work in a group and accommodate everyone’s timelines. It allowed to grow out of my fear of being around different people.
Overall, this module will help you work on your people skills, it will train you to have an organised thought process that beings to account for different parameters associated with an idea and most importantly it will help you to explore beyond the usual science/ technology modules available.
I hope you enjoy this module!