4609102: CF_Pro bono: Social innovation - in Liechtenstein and beyond

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Semester:WS 18/19
Semester Hours per Week / Contact Hours:30.0 L / 22.5 h
Self-directed study time:67.5 h

Module coordination/Lecturers


Bachelor's degree programme in Business Administration (01.09.2012)
Master's degree programme in Architecture (01.09.2014)
Bachelor's degree programme in Architecture (01.09.2014)
Master's degree programme in Information Systems (01.09.2015)
Master's degree programme in Finance (01.09.2015)
Master's degree programme in Entrepreneurship (01.09.2015)
Master's degree programme in Entrepreneurship and Management (01.09.2018)


Social innovation is about the various ways in which people are creating new and more effective answers to the biggest challenges of our times such as climate change, poverty, migration and food security. Social innovations can be defined as concepts and ideas that meet societal needs through re-thinking social relationships and collaborations. These innovations can be products, services or models. Co-working spaces, (skill-, tool-) sharing platforms, repair cafés and community-supported agriculture projects are some examples of existing social innovations. Generally, social innovations contribute to a more just and sustainable society. This course examines the potentials of social innovation in Liechtenstein. Based on a theoretical foundation, new impulses for selected local initiatives will be developed.

Learning Outcomes

During this interactive module, students will learn about social innovation and apply this knowledge directly in the field. Students get the opportunity to work concretely with projects in Liechtenstein. Moreover, peer-to-peer lectures will provide a diverse programme and the chance to improve presentation skills.

  • Lean about social innovation
  • Foster social innovation(s) in Liechtenstein
  • Work with local stakeholders
  • Develop presenting skills
  • Improve feedback and reflexion skills


Lectures Method

  • Interactive learning sessions
  • Working in groups on a local case study with local stakeholders
  • Organising learning sessions for each other/peer to peer lectures


Reading material will be provided

"Open Book of Social Innovation". http://youngfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/The-Open-Book-of-Social-Innovationg.pdf

Exam Modalities

Part A: (25%) Fulfillment of personal learning goals (3-5)
Part B: (25%) Peer lecture and peer feedback
Part C: (25%) Report case study
Part D: (25%) Presentation for the local stakeholders

Compulsory attendance (min. 80%)


Passed / Failed

  • Course based on continuous assessment, details see under "assessment".
  • Meeting attendance obligations and active participation are an essential pre-requisite for successfully completing a course based on continuous assessment.
  • Attendance must be proven for at least 80% of the stipulated contact time. Responsibility for checking and providing written proof of this obligatory attendance lies with the course lecturer who is required to store this information at least until the end of the semester.
  • In the case of absenteeism that exceeds the specified limits of absence, a medical certificate is required. Responsibility lies with the head of the Coordination Office for Cross-Faculty Elective Subjects to approve the reason for the student's failure to attend.
  • Participation in other activities of the university are not recognized as an excused absence.


Fakultätsübergreifendes Wahlfach:
Es gelten spezielle Anmeldemodalitäten.


12.09.201816:30 - 19:45H5 (Fabrikweg)
12.09.201817:30 - 19:45S7
19.09.201816:30 - 19:45H5 (Fabrikweg)