957324 Pilot case 3

Project course
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Offered in
Wintersemester 2022/23
Languages of instruction


The pilot case is a case study to apply the project management tools to a breeding program. First students by group o choose a species to be ameliorated. Then, find a character or several as goal for the breeding strategy. After, they check that there is a potential market for this new variety and verify that farmers will want to cultivate it and consumers too (1-week work) To be accomplished during all the first year. Secondly students are going to define the potential market for their product (seeds), but also the market for the new variety (consumers). Thirdly they need to create a structure who is going to breed the new variety, and define the role of each student on the group in this structure (company, association...)

Previous knowledge expected

Participation in the emPLANT+ MSc study program

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

Students will be able to fully plan a plant breeding program for a specific topic and target
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.