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Scuola di Agraria e Medicina Veterinaria
FOREST SCIENCE - SCIENZE FORESTALI
Insegnamento
ECOSYSTEM SERVICES ENTREPRENEURSHIP: FROM IDEAS TO BUSINESS
AVP7078817, A.A. 2019/20

Informazioni valide per gli studenti immatricolati nell'A.A. 2019/20

Principali informazioni sull'insegnamento
Corso di studio Corso di laurea magistrale in
FOREST SCIENCE - SCIENZE FORESTALI
AV2091, ordinamento 2017/18, A.A. 2019/20
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Curriculum FOREST AND LAND MANAGEMENT [001LE]
Crediti formativi 6.0
Tipo di valutazione Voto
Denominazione inglese ECOSYSTEM SERVICES ENTREPRENEURSHIP: FROM IDEAS TO BUSINESS
Sito della struttura didattica https://www.agrariamedicinaveterinaria.unipd.it/
Dipartimento di riferimento Dipartimento di Territorio e Sistemi Agro-Forestali (TeSAF)
Sito E-Learning https://elearning.unipd.it/scuolaamv/course/view.php?idnumber=2019-AV2091-001LE-2019-AVP7078817-N0
Obbligo di frequenza No
Lingua di erogazione INGLESE
Sede LEGNARO (PD)
Corso singolo È possibile iscriversi all'insegnamento come corso singolo
Corso a libera scelta È possibile utilizzare l'insegnamento come corso a libera scelta

Docenti
Responsabile ENRICO VIDALE
Altri docenti ELEONORA DI MARIA SECS-P/08

Dettaglio crediti formativi
Tipologia Ambito Disciplinare Settore Scientifico-Disciplinare Crediti
CARATTERIZZANTE Discipline economiche e giuridiche AGR/01 6.0

Organizzazione dell'insegnamento
Periodo di erogazione Primo semestre
Anno di corso I Anno
Modalità di erogazione teledidattica

Tipo ore Crediti Ore di
didattica
assistita
Ore Studio
Individuale
ESERCITAZIONE 3.0 24 51.0
LEZIONE 3.0 24 51.0

Calendario
Inizio attività didattiche 30/09/2019
Fine attività didattiche 18/01/2020
Visualizza il calendario delle lezioni Lezioni 2019/20 Ord.2017

Commissioni d'esame
Commissione Dal Al Membri
3 Commissione a.a. 2019/20 01/12/2019 30/11/2020 VIDALE ENRICO (Presidente)
DI MARIA ELEONORA (Membro Effettivo)
GATTO PAOLA (Supplente)
MASIERO MAURO (Supplente)
PETTENELLA DAVIDE MATTEO (Supplente)
SECCO LAURA (Supplente)
2 Commissione a.a. 2018/19 01/12/2018 30/11/2019 SECCO LAURA (Presidente)
PETTENELLA DAVIDE MATTEO (Membro Effettivo)
GATTO PAOLA (Supplente)
MASIERO MAURO (Supplente)

Syllabus
Prerequisiti: Students are required to have basic knowledge about economics and accounting.
Conoscenze e abilita' da acquisire: The course aims to guide students to acquire key concepts and entrepreneurial skills by learning through the analysis of some real case studies and the design of business model. The course should stimulate the students to convert innovative ideas into successful business plans and activities, in the field of production and marketing of ecosystem services and biodiversity.

As a result of the course, students should be able to improve:

Knowledge and Understanding:
(i) basic understandings of entrepreneurial environment in which the companies have to design and implement their business model in order to create profit;
(ii) basic understandings of product and service innovation of forest sector with a special focus of marketing and economics of ecosystem services;
(iii) overview of voluntary, regional and domestic initiatives for marketing ecosystem services;
(iv) basic understanding of a business plan design on ecosystem services.

Intellectual skills: Through the study of various successful business case studies, students will be able to identify areas of action and develop their own business ideas.

Practical skills: Students will be able to acquire essential entrepreneurship skills to develop viable and innovative business ideas.

Transferable skills and personal qualities: Analytical and writing skills, engaging group discussions.

The course is an improved version of the edition 2018/19. A part of the material that was designed and carried out by ECOSTAR project funded by Erasmus+ funded Knowledge Alliance in which the University of Padova and ETIFOR (a spin-off of Padova University) were the main contributors.
Modalita' di esame: To be defined
Criteri di valutazione: The course is made up of various compulsory e-modules, and each e-module is composed of several e-lessons ranging from 2 to 4.
In order to pass the course, the student must complete at least 80% of the e-modules.
An e-module is completed when at least 75% of the e-lessons are completed (e.g. at least 3 out of 4 e-lessons completed).

An e-lesson is completed when ALL the following conditions are met: a) the student posts at least one message, which addresses the task within the defined deadlines; b) the student adds new contents/perspectives to the discussion; c) the student’s posts contribute and stimulate a dynamic discussion (hence the students are expected to address contributions of e-fellows concerning the posts).

The student has also to gain a positive evaluation on the overall quality of posts, regularity of e-lessons attendance, quality of contents and compliance with deadlines of midterm assignments.

Moreover, the student must get a positive evaluation on the final written assignment. A part from respecting deadlines and other possible requirements, the student's ability to correctly express concepts, to be coherent with the assigned contents, issues and objectives, to be original in ideas, to be accurate in references reporting and citations, to be able to critically analyse key-issues and to be synthetic in writing are all evaluated.

The course is made up of various compulsory e-modules, and each e-module is composed of several e-lessons ranging from 2 to 4.
In order to pass the course, the student must complete at least 80% of the e-modules.
An e-module is completed when at least 75% of the e-lessons are completed (e.g. at least 3 out of 4 e-lessons completed).

An e-lesson is completed when ALL the following conditions are met: a) the student posts at least one message, which addresses the task within the defined deadlines; b) the student adds new contents/perspectives to the discussion; c) the student’s posts contribute and stimulate a dynamic discussion (hence the students are expected to address contributions of e-fellows concerning the posts).

The student has also to gain a positive evaluation on the overall quality of posts, regularity of e-lessons attendance, quality of contents and compliance with deadlines of midterm assignments.

Moreover, the student must get a positive evaluation on the final written assignment. A part from respecting deadlines and other possible requirements, the student's ability to correctly express concepts, to be coherent with the assigned contents, issues and objectives, to be original in ideas, to be accurate in references reporting and citations, to be able to critically analyse key-issues and to be synthetic in writing are all evaluated.

The completion of e-modules and quality of posts/attendance/respect of deadlines counts for 25% of final score; the quality of the midterm assignment counts for 25% of the final score; the final assignment (individually presented by each student) counts for the remaining 50% of the final score.

Scores are assigned according to the grading scale and scoring system of the University of Padova (where 18/30 is passed = E on the international scale A-E; and 30/30 with honours is excellent = A on the international scale) and converted into local grading systems by each partner University.
Contenuti: The course is delivered as an e-learning course, where all students will interact on Moodle platform. The E-lessons will be enriched by with the analysis of case studies deriving from the ECOSTAR project.

Course content emphasizes that social innovation and entrepreneurship play an essential role in the creation of markets for ecosystem services and biodiversity.
Central themes are: (i) theory on innovation, social innovation and entrepreneurship, (ii) country entrepreneurship legal, social, taxation and constitution framework; (iii) driving forces for market creation and market outlooks for water investments, carbon markets and biodiversity conservation schemes; (iv) business models, business plans, best practices of innovation, entrepreneurship projects, case studies of innovation and entrepreneurship in the field of ecosystem services and biodiversity; (v) special focus on ecotourism, natural capital, economic evaluation, marketing of payment for ecosystem services, forest certification, wild forest products, payment for ecosystem services, carbon markets.

The contents are organized in various e-lessons, which include:
• practice of Moodle e-learning platform
• understand course structure and socialize with e-fellows
• understand legal frameworks
• comprehend basic concepts about innovation, social innovation, entrepreneurship
• comprehend driving forces of market creation
• learn key concepts and trends of ecosystem services markets
• overview of voluntary, regional and domestic initiatives for marketing ecosystem services
• get familiar with business plan
• learn from best European business plan examples (factsheets)
• examine two selected topics from the 8 purposed:
a. ecotourism (Romania)
b. natural capital (UK)
c. economic evaluation (UK)
d. carbon markets (Spain)
e. forest certification (Spain)
f. sustainable and responsible investments (Italy)
g. wild forest products (Italy)
h. payment for ecosystem services (Italy)
• develop business plan concept.
Attivita' di apprendimento previste e metodologie di insegnamento: The e-modules run for varying periods, from a minimum of 1 week up to a maximum of 4 weeks, depending on the number and complexity of e-lessons. Each e-module is divided into 2-4 e-lessons, where specific issues are described and discussed. Objectives, tasks, useful documents and sources of information, suggested organization of working activity (in group of students or individually, for example), as well as midterm and final deadlines are defined for each single e-module. Students are required to start by firstly reading the e-lesson's introduction, contents and structure and secondly posting comments and/or uploading required documents in a draft or final version (as specified in each e-lesson). E-moderators (course teachers and some experts eventually invited to participate) participate continuously by commenting on students' posts, stimulating the on-line discussion forums launched for each e-lesson and providing clarifications if necessary. At the end of each e-module, a technical sum-up is made available (where appropriate); students are expected to read through it before moving to the next e-module.
Eventuali indicazioni sui materiali di studio: Preparatory compulsory readings include:
ECOSTAR (2016) European State of Forest Carbon Finance 2016. Washington.
ECOSTAR (2017) European State of Payments for Watershed Services. Washington
ECOSTAR (2017) European State of Biodiversity Conservation Finance 2016. Washington.
Ecosystem Marketplace (2016) Raising Ambition, State of the Voluntary Carbon Markets 2016. Washington.
Kotler P., Armstrong G. (2011) Principles of Marketing 14th ed. Pearson Prentice Hall.

Other material will be suggested and eventually provided online inside each single e-lesson, when appropriate.
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