Product Development

Food and Health Sciences, Medical engineering

About this course

General aspects of food innovation management. Identification stage of the generation of new products ideas: introduction to product development. Prefeasibility and teasability stage: from ideas to products concepts and prototype. Product and process development stage: from prototype to pilot production; planning experiments for product development; market and economical aspects. Industrialization stage: management of new food products industrialization. Launching stage – going to market. Monitoring the launch. Innovation management During this course students will plan, execute, create prototype, and analyze product development project.

NB! This course will take place in autumn semester 2024/2025 which starts on 2nd of September and ends 26th of January (you can find that information under Start date section). The real course start and end dates will be announced at the beginning of September at the latest.

Learning outcomes

Student: Knows and is able to use innovation methods for developing food products. Implements food composition, food technology, food safety, food quality, and food science knowledge in product development. Is able to carry out consumer studies. Plans and creates new products. Evaluates the success of product development.


Final assessment can consist of one test/assignment or several smaller assignments completed during the whole course. After declaring a course the student can re-sit the exam/assessment once. Assessment can be graded or non-graded. For specific information about the assessment process please get in touch with the contact person of this course. For specific information about grade transfer please contact your home university

Course requirements

Inglise keel B2 on vajalik


lectures, exercises

Additional information

  • Credits
    ECTS 6
  • Level
  • Contact hours per week
  • Instructors
    Kristel Vene
  • Mode of instruction
    Online - time-independent
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  • Start date

    2 September 2024

    • Ends
      26 January 2025
    • Term *
      Fall semester 2024
    • Instruction language
    • Register between
      14 May - 29 Jul 2024
    Only 8 days to enrol
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These offerings are valid for students of DTU (Denmark)