Annual Report 2012 / 2013

Dirk.Hoppe

2012 / 2013

ANNUAL REPORT

10 YEARS OF SCE

A decade of Munich-style

Entrepreneurship.

NEWS, AWARDS, SUCCESSES

Focus on SCE start-ups.

REAL PROJECTS

Innovative theoretical and

practical studies.

ICE CONFERENCE

Top international research at

Munich University of Applied Sciences.


“HERE‘S TO

THE

NEXT TEN.”

Die Hochschule München ist EXIST-Gründerhochschule.

Ihr Präsident Prof. Dr. Michael Kortstock freut sich: Seine Hochschule wurde als eine der drei

besten Gründerhochschulen Deutschlands ausgezeichnet. Ihr Institut SCE macht Studierende

erfolgreich zu Unternehmern und entwickelt dafür interdisziplinäre Zukunftskonzepte.

Einer von vielen Machern an der Hochschule München.

10-Year Anniversary of the

Entrepreneurship Center

at Munich University

of Applied Sciences

www.hm.edu


Strascheg Center for

Entrepreneurship celebrates

its 10-Year Anniversary

SCE was established by the Falk F. Strascheg

Foundation in the autumn of 2002. In 2012 the Strascheg

Center celebrated its tenth anniversary. Munich

University of Applied Sciences and SCE have thus been

collaborating for a decade now. But how did ‘MUAS‘,

as the educational institution is known, first get involved

with entrepreneurship, start-ups and innovation?

What has made SCE an integral part of MUAS

ever since?

Quite simply, maintaining a culture of innovation and

entrepreneurship is critical for a modern university

to remain relevant long-term. Innovation has always

been a key driver of societal development. It has often

been seen how clinging to the status quo – or the past

– eventually turns out to be a grave error. A country‘s

innovative capability and economic growth are bound

up with the number of start-up firms launched and the

innovation skills passed on in the education sector.

Successful organisations – both businesses and academic

institutions – are thus the ones able to cultivate,

foster and grow an “entrepreneurial spirit”.

Founder Falk F. Strascheg‘s initiative to found the

Strascheg Center for Entrepreneurship at the University

of Munich has been an exemplary success in this

regard. One of the highlights in this partnership came

in the summer of 2011, when MUAS was recognised by

the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology as

one of Germany‘s first three EXIST start-up universities.

Now following the second and last round of selection

in January 2013, it is definite that MUAS will remain

one of the final six start-up universities representing

Germany‘s higher educational system, and the only applied

sciences university in that group.

WELCOME

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This status is in recognition of what we have already

done and accomplished, demonstrating that our approach

is the right one to raise awareness among both

students and staff of how entrepreneurship, teaching

and research can mutually benefit each other in a virtuous

cycle. This approach is true to the elegant MUAS

mission statement: “Turning knowledge into skills, and

furthering personal development.”

I am proud of the way we function as a beacon, and I

look forward to what‘s up ahead for us. Here‘s to the

next decade of entrepreneurship together.

Prof. Dr. Michael Kortstock,

MUAS Board of Directors Chairman


SCE

The Strascheg Center for Entrepreneurship

(SCE) has been working

to create a culture of innovation and

hone entrepreneurial skills for ten

years now. Several businesses have

been started, and many students

and professionals have received

education while analysing complex

innovation processes. The SCE

network has flourished, even as we

have remained focused on both corporate

responsibility issues and our

own social inter-networking, which

led to the Social Entrepreneurship

Academy being established in 2010,

now Germany‘s largest social entrepreneurship

community. In 2011

the SCE Entrepreneurship Center

at MUAS was recognised for these

achievements by being selected as

one of Germany‘s first three EXIST

start-up universities.

FOUNDER

SCE was established in 2002 by the

Falk F. Strascheg Foundation. One

may ask, who is Falk F. Strascheg?

There‘s a lot to that question, as

Falk F. Strascheg has done so many

things in his life. Focusing solely

on his professional roles, he has

been an engineer, entrepreneur,

businessman, venture capitalist,

supervisory board member, industry

association chairman, donor

and patron. The SCE is particularly

grateful and pleased at his involvement

as the latter.

To give you a better impression of

who Falk F. Strascheg is, in the section

following we have printed an

interview with our namesake, who

talks about the last ten years since

the founding of SCE.

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QUALIFICATION

SCE qualification offerings are

team and practice-oriented as well

as interdisciplinary, and require

participants‘ full commitment. These

include curricular seminars, real-life

projects and lectures which are integrated

into a wide variety of study

programmes ranging from international

summer schools and creative

compact workshops to the one-year

ape certificate programme based on

the design-thinking approach. Students

can also attend motivational

and networking events like our

lecture series “Entrepreneurs live”

and “Social Innovation”, where they

can meet and talk with the founders,

experts and innovators..

Students and Friends:

Visit us!

facebook.com/

StraschegCenterForEntrepreneurship


START-UP

SUPPORT

SCE Start-up Support is about

providing assistance to individuals

pursuing their own entrepreneurial

ventures. Experienced consultants

are provided along with work space

at the university incubator, a project

budget and access to outside experts

for addressing special issues.

Support is available for business

ideas of any type or in any industry:

products, services, high-tech or

low-tech, software or hardware.

The level of innovation and personal

commitment are what matters.

Alongside general start-up consulting,

a support programme is in place

for a number of entrepreneurial

teams comprising the SCE Start-up

League, who receive special assistance.

And events are regularly

held at the Innovation Café, where

students can talk with each other

and entrepreneurs, gathering information

and discussing their own

ideas.

RESEARCH NETWORK

The SCE conducts research in the

fields of innovation management

and entrepreneurship and realises

its own applied research projects.

The results of these efforts flow

directly into the Center‘s entrepreneurial

education offering.

Center staff members supervise

theses and dissertations, and hold

international conferences and training

seminars. The SCE and MUAS

are members of several regional,

national and international research

networks, and involve partners and

businesses in their research work.

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This inter-networking yields cocreation,

collaborative innovation

processes and solid projects and

concepts. The idea is to derive

models for successful collaboration,

now and in future, be it in the

area of learning, start-up support

or research. Accordingly, regional,

national and international partnerships

are of high priority at the SCE,

with universities, businesses and

institutions. Of particular importance

to the SCE are its partnerships

with entre preneurship Centers at

Munich‘s major universities

(4Entrepreneurship) and with players

in the Munich start-up scene.

Entrepreneurs, business

partners and other

interested parties:

Get networked!

XING.com/net/eship

CONTENTS


Dear students, partners, supporters

and friends of the SCE,

The SCE looks back on ten successful years of teaching

entrepreneurship and establishing a start-up culture at

Munich University of Applied Sciences. It was an exciting

and eventful anniversary year, as 2012 showed the

way forward into our next decade.

Having been one of three German institutions recognised

as start-up universities in the summer 2011, the

principal focus in 2012 was on pursuing and achieving

our ambitious goals in promoting start-ups. I am

extremely pleased at how many of our objectives we

were able to achieve this year.

In the area of qualification, we are now incorporating

several new and unprecedented teaching techniques

into our educational concept. Thus as of recently, real

projects are being systematically woven into curricula

and completion criteria, which provide networking

opportunities for professors, businesses and students.

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Students enrolled at MUAS are thus being forged

into entrepreneurial leaders by increasing the level

of practice-oriented, interdisciplinary teamwork and

solution-focused project work in seminars and internships.

Our new Innovation Camp compact course held

up in the mountains is a great success as well.

The year 2012 was a year of superlatives in terms of

recognition, successes and funding for our start-up

support programme. Three start-up teams received

EXIST start-up grants, and two received research

transfers. Two start-ups received co-financing from

the High-Tech Start-up Fund, while some teams found

private investors. In addition, all of our teams got a new

facility at our own university incubator at Lothstrasse

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In the area of research, SCE and MUAS jointly hosted

the 18th International Conference on Engineering,

Technology and Innovation, attended by more than

200 leading international researchers, practitioners and

decision makers.

And we look forward to many other exciting activities.

With EU support we established a Europe-wide ‘teachthe-teacher‘

programme for entrepreneurship professors,

in collaboration with five international partners.

Over the next few years we will thus be playing a role

in shaping European entrepreneurship teacher training

in specific ways. Our regional network is very important

to us. Accordingly, we will be expanding our joint

activities with the Social Entrepreneurship Academy,

which in 2012 was named “Location of the Year” in the

Germany – Land of Ideas competition, together with our

three Munich university partners.

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Our joint certificate programme and Global Entrepreneurship

Summer School are key drivers of innovation.

All these achievements, successes and awards would

not have been possible without you! All of you contributed

to our success, as course participants, corporate

partners, start-up founders, sponsors, professors and

donors. We thank you for your interest, support and

commitment, and look forward to working on many

more exciting projects with you.

Klaus Sailer

and the SCE team

FOREWORD


Our Founder

”Entrepreneurship

can be learned, like

playing the piano.”

Founder Falk F. Stascheg, in conversation

Falk F. Strascheg is one of the most experienced and successful venture

capitalists in Germany and Europe. He is a founding partner of EXTOREL

Private Equity Advisers, a leading venture capital firm. In 1971 Mr. Strascheg

started the company Laser Optronic in Munich. After growing the company

to become Europe‘s leading manufacturer of lasers and laser systems

within a period of ten years, he successfully sold the business to global

market leader Coherent Inc. of Palo Alto, California. Then in 1987 he founded

TECHNOLOGIEHOLDING, which he made into the leading venture capital

firm in Germany and German-speaking Europe within just a few years.

TECHNOLOGIEHOLDING has financed numerous innovative high-tech firms

as lead investor. In late December 2000, he sold the company to 3i Group

plc. Through that date, of the 156 early-stage investments made, 13 young

enterprises went public on growth-oriented international exchanges and

31 companies were sold. Mr. Strascheg is a supervisory or advisory board

member for several international technology firms. In 1998 he became chairman

of the European Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (EVCA).

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An interview

with founder

Falk F. Stascheg

Falk Strascheg established the SCE

at MUAS to demonstrate that entrepreneurship

can be learned. Ten

years later, in the year 2012, MUAS

is one of three German universities

bearing the title of ”EXIST Start-up

University”.

What does the organisation‘s

founder think of today‘s innovation

culture in Germany?

In 2012, two incubators at Munich universities celebrated their tenth anniversary,

the SCE at the MUAS and the entrepreneurial Center at Munich

Technical University (unternehmerTUM). Is that just coincidence?

The market craze for technology shares was just coming to its end at that

time, and undoubtedly there was still some internet-related start-up euphoria

in the air. The years following, 2003 and 2004, were semi-recessionary;

then growth resumed in 2005 until the Lehman Brothers collapse in 2008,

which changed the financial world. And now the crisis of confidence in the

euro is the chief problem. Start-ups require investors and money. But my

aim in 2002 was to do something more and different than fund individual

start-ups, so I chose MUAS, or rather its predecessor organisation,

because of its strong focus on technology.

Today you can look back on ten years of promoting entrepreneurship at

MUAS. What things have impressed you about SCE‘s development?

SCE started out with three people, so it was small and sometimes not everything

was 100% perfect. Since Klaus Sailer has been in charge, it has been

doing great. I‘m impressed by the collaboration with other university departments,

and at the awards and grants the Center has won. It‘s important that

the Center personnel are highly motivated, but also important to get other

professors on board for broader inter-departmental cooperation. Networking

outside the Center is critical for success.

What are the sceptics saying today; is it really possible to learn entrepreneurship?

At every foundation board meeting, which is twice a year, I am always surprised

at how many events, courses and competitions are offered at MUAS.

Events like ‘Entrepreneur live’ and ‘Social Innovation’ and ‘E‘ship Day‘ at

MUAS are all really great; my wife has become a real fan of these too. I

also admire the genuine excitement and professionalism with which the

programmes are conducted and the projects and business ideas presented.

It is possible to learn how to think like an entrepreneur, and necessary.

Anyone can learn to play the piano, right? But some are better than others,

not everyone turns out to be a Horowitz ... so the skills can be acquired,

though some individuals are more talented than others, and not everyone is

a manager.

The SCE triad approach of start-up support, education and research is to a

large degree anchored by the MUAS mission statement, with the development

of the entrepreneurial mindset at the Center. Are some of the elements

in this triad more a focus than others?

Research is a good thing in and of itself. But it needs to be put to use, which

is why I turned to MUAS, because of its focus on applied research. Using

the fruits of research in teaching and in providing start-up support is crucial.

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What would you study today if you were a student

again at MUAS?

I‘d study electrical engineering or electronics. Maybe

physics. Something with concrete application in the

field of technology. Perhaps industrial engineering.

I actually think it‘s easier for an engineer to learn business

administration than for business students to learn

engineering!

What does innovation culture mean to you?

To me it‘s very important to have one‘s eyes open all

the time and be aware of the possibilities out there; to

think in terms of opportunities, not just about a particular

product or service that is supposed to stay static

forever. Wanting to create new things is key, although

‘new‘ doesn‘t have to mean fundamentally new. Great

innovations are often achieved by combining existing

things and processes.

Entrepreneurship is a concept popular in the US, and

perhaps a typically American mentality. What differences

do you see between German and US-style

entrepreneurship?

In the US there is more of a risk-taking culture, and

there‘s more venture capital. Here you might secure 3-5

million in start-up funding, whereas in the US the same

endeavour might get 10-20 million to work with. There

is more private investment, so you really have to make

some money or else. Over here the stakes are not as

high. In Germany there are public-private players like

the HTGF (HighTech Gründerfonds), Bayernkapital and

the EXIST programme run by the Ministry of Economic

Affairs. Many venture capitalists have gone away

because they ran out of money – the pack has been

thinned out I believe.

What do you see as the main issues concerning entrepreneurship

at MUAS over the next ten years?

There are two things that pose a bit of a challenge, but

are very important to me. First is that our start-ups grow

faster. We live in a global economy, thus business ideas

should not have merely local relevance; instead these

should have the potential to quickly catch on in other

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countries. Second is ‘intrapreneurship‘ within large

firms, making better use of research. Siemens for example

has 8,000 personnel working in general research.

They have such a treasure trove of information that has

not been capitalised on because nobody has come up

with business models to do so. I see a need for action

there.

Mr. Strascheg, a lot of things have changed, but is

there something that has not changed over the course

of the last ten years?

Yes, and that would be the positive attitude of the

MUAS Board of Directors. If we didn‘t get the kind of

support we do from them, our accomplishments would

not be the same. Professor Schick, Professor Kortstock

the Board Chairman, Professor Fritz and many others

have always shown great dedication. There‘s no oneway

street here; everyone gives a lot, and gets a whole

lot in return.


SCE TÜV-certified

In December 2012, SCE became the first Entrepreneurship Center at a

German university to implement a quality management system, and in

December 2012 obtained DIN ISO 9001:2008 certification from TÜV Süd.

At a special ceremony attended by MUAS Board of Directors Chairman

Dr. Michael Kortstock and Vice Chairman Dr. Christiane Fritze, Dr. Peter

Schaff, CEO of TÜV SÜD Management Service GmbH, personally presented

the certification document to SCE Executive Director Dr. Klaus Sailer and

SCE‘s Quality Management Officer Michael Hack.

At the certificate presentation ceremony Mr. Hack commented: “Our dayto-day

work is supporting young start-up firms. Part of this is demonstrating

how important a quality management system is for the growth of an enterprise.

We pass this insight on to young and aspiring entrepreneurs. Clearly,

it is in our interest to practice what we preach.”

The SCE would like to particularly thank QM consultant Wolfgang

Beckhäuser for his professional assistance in developing the quality

management system.

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INNOVATIONS

FROM TEACHING

QUALIFICATION

Teamwork, interdisciplinary approach

and real-world application


Qualification

SCE qualification offerings are

team and practice-oriented as well

as interdisciplinary, and require

participants‘ full commitment. These

include curricular seminars, real-life

projects and lectures which are integrated

into a wide variety of study

programmes ranging from international

summer schools and creative

compact workshops to the one-year

ape certificate programme based on

the design-thinking approach. Students

can also attend motivational

and networking events like our

lecture series “Entrepreneurs live”

and “Social Innovation”, where they

can meet and talk with the founders,

experts and innovators...

Students and Friends:

Visit us!

QUALIFICATION

facebook.com/

StraschegCenterForEntrepreneurship


Real Projects Seminar

In 2012 some 350 students took part in Real Projects

seminars. About 20 teachers conducted the seminars

and supervised the project teams. The topics were very

diverse, including urban farming, the renewable energy

revolution, smart windows, Cool Down 2020 in cooperation

with Bosch and Siemens Home Appliances,

Urban Mobility 2020, Munich night-life and social

entrepreneurship.

Real Projects at the Munich University of Applied

Sciences are interdepartmental project seminars in

which students work in interdisciplinary teams on

exciting, future-relevant project topics, which they may

continue pursuing after the seminar, with a business

partner for example or by starting their own business.

The students learn about entrepreneurship first-hand

working on these Real Projects.

A semester-long seminar and block seminar are presented

below as examples of the seminars offered in

2012.

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Urban Farming

Urban gardens and farms on or in buildings were the

focus of the Urban Farming seminar. In the 2011/2012

winter semester, business managers, mechatronic engineers

and designers developed innovative business

ideas and product concepts for smaller, automated

farm operations for restaurants, office use or home use.

At the end of the seminar the prototypes were presented

to the more than 100 guests in attendance. One

team pursued its entrepreneurial idea further and won

a business plan competition shortly after conclusion of

the seminar.

In addition to students from the aforementioned disciplines,

architecture students took part in the summer

semester 2012 course to contribute their own insights

regarding large-scale urban farming operations for

corporate customers. The six teams, comprised of

representatives of four separate disciplines, developed

fascinating concepts ranging from in-office hanging

gardens to automated flower window boxes for elder

care facilities on down to roof gardens for occupational

therapy at hospitals. Several students again investigated

options for concrete project implementation.


Social X-Factor “Munich Nightlife”

More than 50 students were given one week to identify

social/societal problems connected with the topic of

“Munich Nightlife”, come up with solutions for these

and implement them accordingly. The unique Real

Projects seminar “Social X-Factor” is about putting interdisciplinary

student teams to work addressing social

problems to find innovative, open-ended solutions and

put these into practice. Students from the colleges of

Business Administration, Applied Social Sciences and

Design took part in the seminar in 2012.

The teams identified a range of issues in such areas as

culture, ecology, integration and public safety. These

included cycling without a light, the integration of

social welfare recipients and people with disabilities,

falling asleep on public transport, volunteering, annoying

mobile phone fiddling, trash along the Isar river and

the disappearance of arthouse cinemas.

The projects all showed considerable potential, and

some students are mulling further development of their

prototypes.

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Real Projects Internship

QUALIFICATION

In the winter semester the first Real Projects internship

started at HypoVereinsbank. Students knowledgeable

in social science, business administration and

computer science developed a concept for implementing

“agile project management methods.” All parties

involved were satisfied with the experience, and the

internship‘s success was evident in that the students

were invited to present their excellent findings to the

HVB Management Board.

The Real Projects Internship is an unprecedented form

of internship. Firstly, because the students work on real

projects in interdisciplinary teams to learn about entrepreneurship.

And secondly because the host company

gets an innovation team sent to its offices.

During their internship semester, Real Projects interns

work independently under the supervision of a MUAS

teacher and an SCE entrepreneurship coach on an

actual task relevant to the host firm at its offices. The

results are then implemented after the end of the

semester.


Summer Semester 2012 Lectures & Seminars

FK 03 Innovation Management & Patents Sailer, Gillig,

FK 03 / 10 I2S – Idea to Solution: Products / Real Projects Poech, Sailer, Zanker

FK 04 Innovation Management & Business Start-up Huttenloher

FK 06 / 10 Entrepreneurship / Urban Farming / Real Projects Di Bella, Rackensperger, Schlüter

FK 11 MSI II Practical Project Franck

FK 11 MSI VI Social X-Factor / Real Sailer, Franck, Dürr

FK 12 Small Business Start-up: Design Thinking & E‘ship Huttenloher, Jennewein, Leonavicius

FK 13 EXIST – priME-Cup (Small Business Start-up Simulation) Stützle

FK 13 Developing a Business Idea Sailer

FK13 Basic Principles of Start-up Management Huttenloher

FK 13 Intensive Coaching Personal Effectiveness Training Maier

FK 13 Do You Have an Innovative, Entrepreneurial Mindset? Laux-Mali

FK 14 Innovation Management & Business Start-up Leonavicius, Nowak, Sailer

Winter Semester 2012/13 Lectures & Seminars

FK 03 / 10 Idea to Solution I2S / Real Projects Poech, Maurer, Sailer, Zanker

FK 04 Innovation Management and Starting a Business Gillig

FK 06 / 10 Entrepreneurship / Urban Farming / Real Projects Di Bella, Rackensperger, Schlüter

FK 07 Entrepreneurship and Service Development/Real Projects Hertle

FK 08 / 10 Entrepreneurship / Renewable Energy Revolution / Real Projects Isenmann, Kammerer, Franck

FK 10 Entrepreneurship Lecture Peisl, Poech, Schneider, Zollner

FK 10 / 11 Social Entrepreneurship / Real Projects Zollner, Franck

FK 11 Social Entrepreneurship / MSI 1 Franck, Sailer

FK 13 Basics of Start-up Management Hack

FK 13 Start-up Simulation (EXIST-priME-Cup national competition) Stützle

FK 13 Developing a Business Idea Sailer

FK 13 Intensive Coaching, Personal Effectiveness Training Maier

FK 13 Smart Window / Real Projects Wass

FK 14 Entrepreneurship Sailer

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Mountain Innovation Camp

In this new teaching format, 21 out-of-the-box thinkers

from various fields were brought together in a cabin

high up in the Alps from 5 to 8 March. The Camp is

designed for teaching entrepreneurship in theory and

practice. The five interdisciplinary teams at the Camp

developed business ideas themed “Outdoor Recreation

for Families.” Input and support were provided

by Professor Huttenloher, Professor Sailer of MUAS,

Professor Alistair Fee from Belfast, corporate partner

Deuter Sport and other faculty members. After four

days of intensive work, detailed analysis of case studies

at the cabin and market research on the slopes, five

promising business ideas were presented. A child seat

system providing mobility in all situations, new ways to

combine backpack safety, design and functionality and

an innovative idea lab much interested Deuter Sport.

The extensive experience gathered from numerous SCE

events flowed into devising this new format. In 2013 an

international Co-Creation Camp will be started, the outcome

of which we are awaiting with great anticipation.

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‘Entrepreneurs live‘

SCE invites prominent entrepreneurs to E‘live presentations,

which are followed by a round of discussion with

students and guests. Max Wittrock inspired guests

at the first event in 2012 by telling the story behind

“mymüsli”. The global economy will go on running without

Toyota, but not without DELO adhesives!

Guests found out why this is true in a presentation by

Sabine Herold, who together with her husband made

DELO into a “hidden champion” in the high-tech adhesives

market. It was a sensation when Philipp Karmires

of Google dropped in before summer break to talk about

the corporate culture at that innovative internet giant.

And in October, trendy restaurateur Michi Kern joined

us. “Party, Yoga and Philosophy – An Extraordinary

Success Story” was the title of the presentation held

by the successful, multi-faceted and likeable Michi

Kern, who has opened 35 clubs and stores in 12 years.

“Focus on Feminine Beauty – from Idea to Brand” was

the title of the presentation held by Helmut Baurecht,

CEO of ARTDECO cosmetic Group, which rounded out

the year‘s programme. Currently the companies Burda

Style Group and Forever Living Products are scheduled

to present as part of the 2013 programme.

QUALIFICATION


“ape” – Design Thinking

For 2012 the SCE‘s Academic Programme for Entrepreneurship

(ape) called for: Design Thinking about

clothes hangers. The ape certificate programme is a

one-year supplemental course devoted to “innovation

& entrepreneurship”. Over the course of a year attendees

of this in-study/executive ed programme learn

about the process of idea generation, which is the core

of innovation management. The first ‘ape‘ semester

thus involves exploring this process in detail in small,

independent teams. In the second and last semester

of the certificate programme the teams each work on

their own individual projects.

‘ape‘ certificate programme participants presented

highly creative and versatile solutions upon completion

of the group projects in the first programme semester in

2012. The 27 participants impressively demonstrated to

the numerous guests and project sponsor MAWA how

the Design Thinking method is employed at ‘ape‘, using

the example of the clothes hanger, an everyday item.

MAWA, based in Pfaffenhofen, is the world‘s leading

manufacturer of clothes hangers.

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An impressive set of ideas was presented involving

various innovative approaches to high-use everyday

objects. Each group exhibited its own uniquely creative

ideas and productions to the audience. Self-created

prototypes served to concretely demonstrate the array

of innovations. These included hangars with magnets,

‘winged‘ hangars, ‘beaked‘ hangars and objects

that merely function as hangars.

The project sponsor thus got to review a host of creative

hanger concepts and discuss these with ‘ape‘ participants.

The Design Thinking method was very broadly

applicable in these projects. As was seen, the method

can be employed in any industry for both products and

services; the varied results obtained open up new perspectives

for businesses that work with this method.

Having acquired the tools, the ‘ape‘ students then had

to make use of them in their individual projects in the

second semester.


23. oktober 2012

Gesellschaft

+ Film

“Social Innovation” Lecture Series

This year prominent figures from various businesses

and social organisations again provided insights into

the innovations and approaches they employ to add

value to society. This lecture series stimulates further

dialogue and raises questions like these concerning

social innovation and adding value to our society:

Where are innovations needed? What initiatives are

already underway to achieve what objectives? In what

way precisely is value being added to society?

The Social Innovation Network was established in the

summer of 2009 via an initiative by the Strascheg Center

for Entrepreneurship, MUAS and the Social Sciences

department‘s Social Innovation Management

programme, in cooperation with the foundation BMW

Stiftung Herbert Quandt. In 2012 these individuals

presented and shared ideas at MUAS:

öffentliche ringvorlesung 2012/13

6. november 2012

Recycling

+ Nachhaltigkeit

27. november 2012

Wirtschaft

neu denken

11. dezember 2012

Generationen

+ Inklusion

15. januar 2013

Utopie

+ Umwelt

jeweils dienstags, 18.30 Uhr

oskar-von-miller-saal, a104

Diana Iljine

Geschäftsführerin Filmwochen GmbH,

Leiterin Filmfest München

Robert Meyer

Projektleiter, Braungart Consulting, Hamburg

Helmut Lind

Vorstandsvorsitzender der Sparda-Bank München eG

Sophie Rosentreter und Horst Krumbach

Gründerin und Geschäftsführerin, Ilses weite Welt GmbH,

Lüneburg | Geschäftsführer, Generationsbrücke Deutschland;

Vorstand, Katholische Stiftung Marienheim Aachen-Brand

Alexa Weik von Mossner

Assistenzprofessorin für Amerikanistik an der Alpen-

Adria Universität Klagenfurt/Affiliate Rachel Carson

Center for Environment and Society, LMU

begleitende Ausstellung innovativer Projekte

anschließend Dialogforum mit Imbiss

hochschule münchen · lothstrasse 34 · 80335 münchen · www.sce-web.de/ringvorlesung

• Hourvash Pourkian, Board of Directors Chairman,

Kulturbrücke Hamburg e. V.

• Thorkil Sonne, Chairman and founder, Specialist People

Foundation; founder of “Specialisterne”

• Maja Göpel, Director Future Justice, World

Future Council

• Mathias Terheggen, Senior Advisor Philanthropy &

Values-Based Investing, UBS AG

• Julian Nida-Rümelin, professorial chair holder,

Department of Philosophy, LMU Munich

• Social Entrepreneurship Academy of the four Munich

universities

• Diana Iljine, Managing Director, Filmwochen GmbH,

Director of Filmfest München

• Robert Meyer, Project Manager, Braungart Consulting

• Helmut Lind, Management Board Chairman, Sparda-Bank

München eG

• Sophie Rosentreter: Founder and managing director,

Ilses weite Welt GmbH, Lüneburg & Horst Krumbach:

Managing Director, Generationsbrücke Deutschland;

Board of Directors member, Katholische Stiftung

Marienheim Aachen-Brand

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QUALIFICATION


HIGH-TECH OR

LOW-TECH?

For us what matters is personal commitment

and how novel the idea is!


Start-up support

START-UP SUPPORT

SCE Start-up Support is about

providing assistance to individuals

pursuing their own entrepreneurial

ventures. Experienced consultants

are provided along with work space

at the university incubator, a project

budget and access to outside experts

for addressing special issues.

Support is available for business

ideas of any type or in any industry:

products, services, high-tech or

low-tech, software or hardware.

The level of innovation and personal

commitment are what matters.

Alongside general start-up consulting,

a support programme is in place

for a number of entrepreneurial

teams comprising the SCE Start-up

League, who receive special assistance.

And events are regularly

held at the Innovation Café, where

students can talk with each other

and with entrepreneurs, gathering

information and discussing their

own ideas.


Innovation Café

Innovation Café

The Innovation Café is a series of admission-free

events held by SCE Start-up Support on the first Tuesday

of every month in Steelcase Creative Hall. The Café

brings together students, alumni, people with an interest

in entrepreneurship and individuals who are currently

in the midst of starting up a business to talk about

a range of related topics. Over snacks and drinks the

Innovation Café address a specific topic for an evening,

sometimes narrower in focus and sometimes more

broadly concerning innovation and start-ups in general.

One evening in 2012 was devoted to “Investor

Etiquette”. Monika Steger of Bayern Kapital, Christian

Maerzke of Venture Stars and Michael Streich

of Bamboo Ventures discussed from the podium how

start-up teams should conduct themselves with potential

investors, the factors that influence investment

decision-making and general dos and don‘ts for entrepreneurs

which are a must to observe when in contact

with potential investors.

The Innovation Café held 9 October was devoted to the

idea of ‘crowdfunding‘, with speakers Dr. Levin Brunner

of Mashup Finance, Konstantin von Keyserlingk

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and Maximilian Kloker of Munich Distillers. Providing

an overview of the concept, Dr. Brunner explained how

crowdfunding providers and entrepreneurs come into

contact. Konstantin von Keyserlingk and Maximilian

Kloker then spoke about “crowd” financing from the

perspective of the start-up firm and presented their

first very-own product: “Monaco Vodka by Munich

Distillers”.

The topic for November was law. Solicitor Simone

Schäfer and patent attorney Freiherr Schenck zu

Schweinsberg of Vossius & Partner gave an interesting

talk on patent and trademark law which was followed

by a lively evening of discussion.

The final Innovation Café of the year was a particularly

special event, when all teams in the SCE Start-Up

League presented their business ideas and discussed

these with each other and attending guests.

Upcoming event topics are posted at

www.sce.de/innovations-cafe


Speedpitch & Start-up Consulting

Start-up consulting and Proto-

Support programme

In 2012 SCE start-up consulting was provided in 175

initial and follow-up consulting sessions with prospective

entrepreneurs and start-up teams. The primary

objectives of start-up consulting are generating interest

and a desire to engage in entrepreneurship and to raise

awareness of entrepreneurship as an alternative to a

“regular” career as an employee.

We advise on assessing the innovative potential of

ideas and projects, analysing potential areas of application

and developing corresponding product and

marketing concepts. Our goal is to facilitate the launching

of enterprises by providing the benefits of our

experience in assessing business potential and during

the actual start-up phase.

In addition to start-up consulting, teams receive more

intensive coaching under the SCE Proto-Support programme,

and are inducted into the Start-up League. In

2012, 22 start-up teams received such intensive supervision.

These teams also have access to financial and

material resources, facilities and the infrastructure of

MUAS.

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START-UP SUPPORT

This six-month support programme features an intermediate

evaluation after three months as well

as a final evaluation.

Continuing education offerings are available as well

during the support phase in addition to consulting,

and entrepreneurs also get office space in downtown

Munich with the necessary infrastructure and projectrelated

resources (e.g. prototypes, patents, certifications),

approved on a case-by-case basis. The SCE

provides assistance to continue the project after the

support phase ends (for example by applying for government

grants).

All of these services are provided free of charge. This

programme receives support from the Federal Ministry

of Economics and Technology and the SCE, which is

funded by the Falk F. Strascheg Foundation.

Entrepreneurs, business partners

and other interested parties:

Get networked!

XING.com/net/eship


seiratherm signs a deal for earlystage

financing with the seed

investors High-Tech Gründerfonds

(HTGF), Bayern Kapital and another

strategic partner. The company develops

innovative medical devices

for regulating body temperature.

The financing makes it possible to

develop the first generation of products

up to market readiness and sell

them.

JANUARY

seiratherm attracts HTGF,

Bayern Kapital and

strategic partner

as investors

NEWS

AND

SUCCESSES

Together with kickboxing world

champion and fitness expert Daniel

Gärtner, body boom developed

the first video-fitness program for

frequent travellers. The BUSYPRO

app was specifically tailored to the

needs of “busy professionals”. The

software allows busy people on the

move to stay fit using an effective,

time-flexible training programme.

FEBRUARY

bodyboom develops

fitness video software

with kickboxing

world champ

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E-bike manufacturers Evation

and intramedullary nail developer

PolyAxNail were among the winners

in the first phase of MBPW 2012.

Deliance was also nominated for

its app OS, new software for SAP,

along with Snow & Alps, operator of

the online portal snowbon.de, which

markets, sells and provides income

management for winter tourism

products and services.

MARCH

Two winners, two

nominees – excellent

showing for SCE teams

at the Munich Business

Plan competition


Hailed on the radio as “the Holy

Grail for overworked women‘s

feet”, a shoe became the talk of the

town and a media sensation. The

‘Flexheel‘ is a height-adjustable

ladies high-heel shoe. A special

insole system with interchangeable

heels allows the shoe to change not

only its height, but its look as well.

This makes the Flexheel the perfect

high heel for every occasion. No

wonder the Flexheel is already being

eagerly awaited and garnering

media attention.

APRIL

Flexheel –

A shoe becomes the

talk of the town and a

media sensation

Snow & Alps wins the ‘Sprungbrett‘

innovation competition conducted

by internet travel sales association

VIR, in the category of ‘Start-ups‘.

The business idea of selling skiing

passes via the online platform

www.snowbon.com convinced the

expert judges panel, who awarded

a prize of over 20,000 euros.

JUNE

Snow&Alps

wins Sprungbrett

innovation prize

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The new interiors and living portal

www.MyRoomStyle.de goes online.

The portal allows people to pick out

and put together furniture and home

accessories to implement eclectic

interior design ideas. In addition to

sharing furnishing ideas via social

media, the site allows convenient

online shopping for home furnishing

items.

AUGUST

MyRoomStyle

home furnishing and

décor portal

goes online


Evation wins the Weconomy Award

with its bike, which in a few easy

steps can be converted from a

mountain bike into a ‘pedelec‘ ebike.

The Weconomy award is conferred

upon young entre preneurs

jointly by the Wissensfabrik corporate

network and Handelsblatt

newspaper. A panel of experts

from the start-up scene evaluates

business ideas, while top German

managers provide the entrepreneurs

valuable advice.

SEPTEMBER

Evation wins

Weconomy award

NEWS

AND

SUCCESSES

The world‘s most famous liquor is

now getting a Munich-style twist.

“Monaco by Munich Distillers

Vodka” is the name of the first vodka

to be made in Bavaria‘s capital city.

The product was launched jointly

by Munich Distillers and the Munich

label franzmünchinger. Made in the

heart of Munich in accordance with

purity laws, the vodka‘s ingredients

are high-quality organic wheat,

fresh spring water and top-quality

hops. A superior vodka with 40%

alcohol, both strong and mild at the

same time.

OCTOBER

Monaco Vodka

by Munich Distillers –

The first vodka made

in Munich

is served in bars

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Postcard and video in one – it‘s the

new fotovio video card. Picking up

on the QR code trend, fotovio links

product QR codes to postcards and

greeting cards. The fotovio video

card makes it is easy and convenient

to send a self-made personal

video message linked to a regular

postcard greeting.

OCTOBER

fotovio puts first-ever

video postcard

on the market


siqens earns second place at the

international trade fair F-Cell in the

‘Start-up‘ category for developing

a new fuel cell system. The

prestigious F-Cell industry award is

sponsored by the state of Baden-

Württemberg.

FTAPI Software GmbH wins the VDE

Award in the ‘Business‘ category for

its innovative managed file transfer

solution for highly secure business

file sharing.

NOVEMBER

FTAPI wins VDE Award,

siqens wins at F-Cell

Awards

pixories launches the individual

video postcard. Hidden in the

postcard picture is an identifier that

is recognized by an app, which then

conjures a video onto the postcard.

‘Augmented reality‘ is employed,

i.e. computer-based perceptional

enhancement, to blur the line

between the real and the virtual, so

the recipient feels like part of the

video, as if he or she were there on

holiday too, for example.

DECEMBER

Augmented reality

for everyone –

Made by pixories

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Snow & Alps receives substantial

funding from private investor and

SCE founder Falk F. Strascheg.

www.snowbon.com is the first

online portal for pre-booking ski lift

passes, and the largest provider

of its kind, now covering some 30

ski resorts. Making reservations by

internet can save customers up to

70% versus regular prices at lift ticket

counters. The financial support

provided will be used to progressively

expand the offering.

DECEMBER

Falk F. Strascheg

invests in

Snow&Alps


RESEARCH

APPLIED

“Whether applied research projects,

conferences, training seminars,

doctoral colloquia or networks –

today research is international.”


Research

The SCE conducts research in the

fields of innovation management

and entrepreneurship, and realises

its own applied research projects.

The results of these efforts flow

directly into the Center‘s entrepreneurial

education offering. Center

staff members supervise theses and

dissertations, and hold international

conferences and training seminars.

The SCE and MUAS are members

of several regional, national and

international research networks,

and involve partners and businesses

in their research work.

SCE research

publications

are available at

www.sce.de/en/

veroeffentlichungen

RESEARCH


International Innovation Research

at the ICE Conference

In June 2012 the 18th annual International Conference

on Engineering, Technology and Innovation was held

at MUAS. In addition to three days of sharing the latest

research on innovation and technology management,

the SCE entrepreneurship Center at MUAS announced

a new research partnership.

From 18 to 20 June 2012 MUAS hosted the 18th annual

ICE, the International Conference on Engineering,

Technology and Innovation. The slogan for the threeday

conference was “Innovation Through Collaboration

and Entrepreneurial Partnerships”, at which the latest

research findings in the fields of innovation and technology

management, engineering, entrepreneurship,

and virtual enterprises were presented to a multi-disciplinary

audience and discussed. International networks

and the signing of a partnership between Munich

universities were also on the agenda.

Over 200 leading researchers, practitioners and

decision-makers from around the world attended

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the conference, organised jointly by SCE, MUAS and

CeTIM, the Center for Technology and Innovation

Management. “We are very pleased at jointly hosting

this year‘s ICE conference, and that the theme,

“Innovation Through Entrepreneurial Collaboration

and Partnerships” was well-received,” said co-host

and SCE Executive Director Prof. Klaus Sailer. “ICE is a

terrific forum for sharing the latest research findings in

the fields of innovation and technology management.

It also offers international networking opportunities at

the highest level. Because of its design, the conference

represents another step in the process of internationally

anchoring our Munich research network”.

Dieter Reiter, Chief of the City of Munich‘s Bureau of

Commerce and Labour, welcomed guests in the historic

ballroom in the Old City Hall at the official reception

given by the City of Munich. Support for the conference

was also provided by the two major international

technology management associations IEEE and IAMOT,

whose chairmen Luke Maki and Dr. Tarek Khalil greeted

attendees as well.


Entrepreneurship – two-pronged:

Bundeswehr University and MUAS

sign cooperation agreement

On 19 June, Bundeswehr University (UniBW) and

MUAS – and their respective entrepreneurship Centers

SCE and the Center for Technology and Innovation

Management (CeTIM) – signed a cooperation agreement

at a networking dinner.

These four institutions agreed to further intensify

their already long-standing cooperation within the

framework of the 4Entrepreneurship initiative between

Munich‘s four universities. The cooperation is aimed

at improving mutual access to the institutions‘ respective

research and entrepreneurship networks and at

establishing a Center of Excellence for Innovation

Management and Entrepreneurship in the Munich

region.

SCE and CeTIM have already been working closely

together with the entrepreneurship Centers at

Ludwig-Maximilian University (LMU EC) and TUM

(UnternehmerTUM) under the 4Entrepreneurship initiative,

and jointly running the Social Entrepreneurship

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Academy (www.seakademie.de). UniBW / CeTIM and

MUAS / SCE are also research partners, and run the

NITIM joint doctoral programme.

The conference ended with a policy dialogue on the

topic of “Innovation Ecosystems and their Future”.

Attendees and prominent speakers from organisations

including the OECD and European Commission discussed

current issues and the future of innovation and

entrepreneurship.

The 19th annual ICE Conference 2013 will be held in

The Hague from 24 to 26 June, with MUAS and SCE

attending as guests this time.

RESEARCH


Project “Coneeect” – Educating

Entrepreneurship Educators

Coneeect is an international network of universities

whose members have a shared goal of establishing and

improving the teaching of entrepreneurship in Europe.

Coneeect thus offers an interactive training programme

for academic entrepreneurship teachers throughout

Europe. The programme is officially supported and

funded by the European Union. MUAS and the SCE

are the lead organisations charged with developing

and running the programme over a three-year period.

Participants benefit from easy access to the European

entrepreneurship community. Ideas are exchanged and

the network is establishment in open forums which are

tied in closely with the global entrepreneurship scene.

Best practice-based entrepreneurship teaching skills

are taught in interdisciplinary teams of prominent

international experts and trainers. The programme thus

provides a unique opportunity to develop and design

new teaching methods, materials and assessment and

performance measurement techniques in the interest of

maximising educational effectiveness.

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These one-week training courses are aimed at instructors

in any field at colleges and universities who are either

already teaching entrepreneurship or will be in the

following academic year. Attendees are encouraged

to pass on the insights and information they receive to

others, such as concerning new teaching formats and

methods. New partners are welcome as well who are

interested in contributing to the programme by designing

training courses of their own or attending a symposium.

We believe entrepreneurship education needs further

development. Our world is changing at an ever-faster

pace, as new work models and professions are emerging,

networks becoming increasingly important and

today‘s reality becoming rapidly more complex. Our

task is to prepare young people for these challenges

and exploit advancements achieved in the process.

We teach the entrepreneurship and leadership skills

required to effectively shape the future.

For more information visit: www.coneeect.eu


“Innovation Networks in Disaster

Management”

This research project, sponsored by the Hella Langer

Foundation, examines dynamic networks, looking at

the example of the 2004 tsunami in southern India.

The role of first-aid organisations is a particular focus.

Disaster management is a highly instructive field for

investigating the emergence and development of interorganisational

networks of global players and of dynamic

innovation processes. Even utilising cutting-edge

technologies, the coordination of players, long-term

orientation and the local anchoring of activities ranging

from disaster relief to rebuilding still pose major challenges

for all organisations involved.

Project data was gathered in India in 2012. Two other

project achievements from collaboration of doctoral

candidate Christina Weber with the European research

group NITIM are the approval of a major EU doctoral

programme (7th Framework Programme for Research)

and the conducting of a seminar at the Leibniz Center

for Computer Science. Plans are to further grow the

network and expand the research focus at MUAS.

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INNOSTART

RESEARCH

The INNOSTART project funded by the Federal Ministry

of Education and Research (BMBF) investigates cooperation

between start-ups and established businesses

in collaboration with private-sector partners including

BMW Group and Munich Network. Established

firms face the constant challenge of having to develop

innovative products in order to retain customers over

the long term. One way to address this challenge is

to involve start-ups in in-house innovation processes.

Little research has been conducted thus far on how

the targeted selection of innovation partners in view of

an enterprise‘s own competency profile can enhance

success in the area of innovation. Utilising Action

Research, doctoral candidate Thomas Holzmann is

working with the BMW Group to research matching

processes and develop a model for practical testing.

A major sub-project in 2012 was the scientific execution

of the BMW Group‘s EV Charging Forum, where

twelve innovative companies presented. The forum

concerned future-relevant strategy topics such as new

solutions and business scenarios for e-mobility charging

infrastructure.


GOOD PROJECTS

ARE DESIGNED

IN NETWORKS

That‘s why partnerships

are a major priority at SCE.


Network

NETWORK

Co-creation, collaborative innovation

processes and quality projects

and concepts arise in networks.

The idea is to derive models for

successful collaboration, now and

in future, be it in the area of learning,

start-up support or research.

Accordingly, regional, national and

international partnerships are a high

priority at the SCE, with universities,

businesses and institutions. Of

particular importance to the SCE

are its partnerships with entrepreneurship

Centers at Munich‘s major

universities (4Entrepreneurship) and

with players in the Munich start-up

scene.


“Key Locations in the Land of Ideas”:

Social Entrepreneurship Academy

The Social Entrepreneurship Academy has been named

a “Key Location in the Land of Ideas”.

The Social Entrepreneurship Academy (SEA) is thus

one of the winners in the nationwide competition “365

Locations in the Land of Ideas”, which is part of the

Germany – Land of Ideas initiative. The awards ceremony

was held in the Falk Strascheg lecture hall at

MUAS.

As a co-founder of the Academy, the SCE is thrilled

at the SEA‘s distinction. “The award affirms the

quality of cooperation in the SEA partnership”, said

SCE Executive Director Klaus Sailer of the recognition

given the joint social entrepreneurship activities

conducted by the four universities LMU Munich, TUM,

UniBW and MUAS.

The Germany – Land of Ideas initiative, sponsored by

Germany‘s Federal President, is a competition of innovative

ideas and projects aimed at raising visibility and

awareness of Germany‘s impressive diversity of ideas

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and innovative capability. As award winner, the Social

Entrepreneurship Academy is an ambassador for the

Land of Ideas, representing German innovative force.

The phrase “Key Locations” in the Land of Ideas is not

meant in a strictly geographic or political sense.

A “Key Location” in the Land of Ideas is anywhere

where pioneering ideas are developed, supported and

actively implemented. The judging criteria for the award

are forward thinking, innovation, quality of implementation

and the project‘s beacon effect and motivation.

The Social Entrepreneurship Academy offers an

educational programme, provides targeted support to

social entrepreneurship projects and works to broaden

the network of organisations that anchor social entrepreneurship

within society. Sponsors include

Falk F. Strascheg and Bernd Wendeln, BMW Stiftung

Herbert Quandt, BonVenture, Vodafone Stiftung and

Stifterverband der Deutschen Wissenschaft.

For additional information visit www.seakademie.de


Global Entrepreneurship

Summer School:

Global challenges for the future

The Global Entrepreneurship Summer School (GESS)

is held annually by 4Entrepreneurship and the Social

Entrepreneurship Academy. The Summer School was

held for the fifth time in September 2012, with substantial

international attendance. Over an eight-day period,

35 young people from over 20 different countries and

universities on every continent worked in mixed teams

at the SCE to develop business ideas that add value

to society, but also generate a scalable profit. This

year‘s theme, “People on our Planet – Challenges of the

Future”, outlined problems global society will be facing

over the decades ahead.

There were several new aspects to this year‘s summer

school, including the ability to conference in virtual

team members at any time, allowing the retrieval of

local-market knowledge from places like Uruguay and

India. Also, the judges panel was internationalised

through the addition of professors from the Netherlands,

Mexico, China and the US, and the concluding

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event was larger, reflecting the growing international

GESS community.

The judges named two award winners. The “Best

Business Model” award went to Mahile Mobile – a

project designed to give women in rural areas who

have many children access to education via smartphone,

and to reduce the birthrate on the lower part

of the socio-economic scale through education. The

award for “Most Innovative Idea” went to Early Birds –

a concept addressing the problem of “1 billion illiterate

people worldwide”. Mothers of young children up to

three years of age receive preparation as to how to

provide their preschool children optimum care through

focused conversations.

Coming after the exciting projects developed in 2012,

we cannot wait to see what solutions are developed

at GESS 2013, the theme of which will be “Rethinking

Education”.

GESS has received funding from Siemens Stiftung,

Vodafone Stiftung and Haniel Stiftung. For more

information visit www.globalsummerschool.org

NETWORK


StartUp Weekend 2012:

Business model ready in 48 hours

Munich StartUp Weekend is organised by the student

association called TEG – The entrepreneurial group

e.V., in close cooperation with the SCE. Participants in

the StartUp Weekend work on ideas of their own with

the aim of launching a start-up based on the business

models developed there. Professional coaches provide

input on idea generation, structuring a business model

and pitching ideas.

The Weekend from 4 to 6 May 2012 was attended by

100 participants, over 30 coaches and mentors, a highpowered

judges panel and several members of the

public interested in entrepreneurship. Sixteen business

ideas went head-to-head to convince the judges and

audience.

The winner in the category of Best Pitch was “The Rolling

Supermarket”, designed to make shopping easier

for older people in rural areas, while the Most Innovative

Idea category was won by “Hand & Fuss Handwerk

2.0”, a co-working space for both creatives and tradesmen;

the Overall winner was “Slash Cup” an innovative,

waste-reducing solution for making to-go coffee cups.

We congratulate the victors!

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For public speaking practice:

MUAS Toastmasters Club

Munich Media Speakers are the first Toastmasters

Club at a Munich university. In 2009 the Munich Toastmasters

and the SCE founded the new club for students

at MUAS to practise public speaking and leadership

skills. The club was organised to help students, entrepreneurs

and businesspeople better their speaking and

leadership skills in a supportive and friendly setting.

These skills are critical to hold top positions in business,

politics or the non-profit sector.

Members and guests meet twice a month to practise

public speaking. Both inexperienced and veterans

speakers receive feedback that can quickly improve

their skills in a jovial atmosphere. All members in attendance

play an active role, either as toastmaster,

speaker, feedback provider, counter of ‘um‘-s and ‘uh‘-s

or timekeeper.

Munich Media Speakers meet every second and fourth

Wednesday at 19:00 at Steelcase Creative Hall.


Network Partners

Adecco Stiftung für die Erforschung

neuer Wege für Arbeit und soziales

Leben

BMW Stiftung Herbert Quandt

Bürgerstiftung

Ethica Rationalis

Evobis

Existenzgründerpakt Bayern

EXIST (BMWi)

FGF (Förderkreis Gründungsforschung

e.V.)

BonVenture

Vodafone Stiftung

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur

Förderung der angewandten

Forschung e.V.

Fraunhofer Venture

Gemeinde Gräfelfing

gravity GmbH

Green City e.V.

GründerRegio M

High-Tech Gründerfonds

Hella-Langer-Stiftung

IFB Institut für Freie Berufe

Kammeroper München

Klinik Clowns

Mindglobe Studios GmbH

Munich Network – Netzwerk

München e.V.

Philip Morris Stiftung

Philipp Lahm-Stiftung

SIT Systematic Inventive Thinking

Stadt München, Referat für Arbeit

und Wirtschaft

Utopia AG

Corporate partners

Bayern Kapital GmbH

BMW Group

B/S/H Bosch and Siemens Hausgeräte

GmbH

Design Offices GmbH

Deuter Sport GmbH & Co. KG

Electro Optical Systems GmbH (EOS)

Forever Living Products Germany

GmbH

FriendScout24 GmbH

HypoVereinsbank Member of Uni-

Credit Bank AG

MAWA GmbH

Michi Kern & Friends

SIGG AG

Steelcase Werndl AG

Schaeffler Gruppe

Vossius & Partner Patent Attorneys

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University and

research partners

NETWORK

4Entrepreneurship

CeTIM Center für Technologie und

Innovationsmanagement

The European Union

FOM Hochschule

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität

München (LMU)

Napier University of Edinburgh

Projektträger Jülich

REE Round Table on Entrepreneurship

Education

Strascheg Institute for Innovation an

Entrepreneurship (SIIE)

Steinbeis Institut

TU Berlin

TU Delft

TU Munich (TUM)

Università Degli Studi Di Modena E

Reggio Emilia (UNIMORE)

Universität der Bundeswehr

München (UniBW)

Universiteit Leiden

University of Glamorgan

University of Huddersfield


SCE START UPS 2012

bodyboom / www.bodyboom.de

Deliance / www.deliance.de

evation / www.evation-bike.com

firstmile / www.sce.de/en/startupleague

flexheel / www.projectflexheel.com

fotovio / www.fotovio.de

Freeletics / www.freeletics.com

joblifters / www.joblifters.de

Munich Distillers / www.munichdistillers.de

myroomstyle / www.myroomstyle.de

Pizza Innovazione / www.pizza-innovazione.de

PolyAxNail / www.polyaxnail.de

popularc / www.popularc.com

pixories / www.pixories.de

Rema Soft / www.remasoft.com

shop formation / www.shopformation.de

Siquens / www.siqens.de

sira munich / www.sira-munich.com

snowbon / www.snowbon.com

tixtip / www.tixtip.com

Vestoo / www.sce.de/en/startupleague

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