Grønn teknologi og forretningsmuligheter

SAM23 Grønn teknologi og forretningsmuligheter

Spring 2024

Autumn 2024
  • Topics

    The course provides insight into how green technologies are introduced in some key industries and how this transition offers business opportunities for individual firms. Different parts will focus on specific industries and how they adopt new green technologies. Cases will be used to study the interaction of government regulations and subsidies and business opportunities.

    There will be extensive use of guest lectures from Norwegian business.  

  • Learning outcome

    The course will provide and introduction to how the green transition progresses in key industries and how individual firms adapt.

    Upon completion of the course, the student can:


    • Explain how the green transition spells out in key industries.
    • Discuss how firm competition can lead to reduced climate footprint. 
    •  Summarise trends within green technologies.


    • Assess how firms take strategic actions to benefit from green technologies and new environmental regulations.
    • Assess profitability of green projects.
    • Assess how profitability depends on political regulations. 

    General competence

    • Identify climate footprint of several industries.
    • Assess technology/market trends in key industries and how this will contribute to reduce climate footprint.
    • Assess how political regulations will change firms' incentives to invest in green technologies. 

  • Teaching

    The course consist of lectures, guest lectures and prepared discussions in class.

  • Restricted access

    The course is restricted to 70 students.

  • Compulsory Activity

    Approved draft of the oral presentation.

  • Assessment

    Group presentation (4-6 students): Equals 40% of the total grade.

    Individual term paper: Maximum 10 pagers. Equals 60% of the total grade. The topic for the paper will be distributed at least 2 weeks before the last lecture. The students will have 3-4 weeks to complete the paper before the submission deadline.

    Term paper may be in Norwegian or English.

    An assessment in SAM23 will not be organised in the the non-teaching semester. As of autumn 2023, only mandatory bachelor courses with an individual assessment will have an assessment in the non-teaching semester. This only applies to students with a valid course approval. The retake options that apply at all times are decided by the dean for the bachelor program and will be published in the course description.

  • Grading Scale



ECTS Credits
Teaching language

Spring. Will be offered spring 2024.

Course responsible

Professor Eirik Gaard Kristiansen, Department of Economics