Institute for Entrepreneurship, Technology Management, and Innovation

Joint Entrepreneurship School

Since 2017, an annual two-week exchange has been taking place within the framework of the Joint Entrepreneurship School (JES) between students of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) in China.

During the Summer School in Shanghai and Karlsruhe, students develop a business model of technologies and patents developed at KIT in workshops in German-Chinese tandems over the period of two weeks.

During the first week, which takes place at KIT in Karlsruhe, Prof. Terzidis will conduct the workshops "Technology Application Selection (TAS)" and "Team Core Values" developed at the EnTechnon Institute. The week will be enriched in terms of content by lectures and workshops on the topic of company formation.

In addition to imparting specialist knowledge on the topic of company foundation and the corresponding skills, the focus is on breaking down cultural and language barriers between German and Chinese students and getting to know the start-up ecosystem of the other country. First contacts between young, prospective entrepreneurs from different countries make this event particularly valuable. In addition, the JES serves as an "action research" platform where the EnTechnon Institute conducts research on "International Entrepreneurship and Cooperation".

The second week of the JES will take place in Shanghai, China. There will be further lectures on topics such as "Business Start-Up", "Financial Planning", "Marketing", "Leadership" and "Intellectual Property". At the end of the course, the participants will have the task of presenting the developed business model in a five-minute short lecture ("pitch").

The curricular program of both weeks will be enriched by joint visits to the local start-up ecosystem, lectures by company founders followed by room for discussion, as well as cultural highlights such as the welcome dinner and visits to local sights.

As a study achievement to be evaluated, German-Chinese teams submit their business models in a final report based on an EXIST application and are rewarded with ECTS points in addition to their experiences and expertise.

Joint Entrepreneurship School 2020

Our Joint Entrepreneurship School in cooperation with the Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) will take place again in 2020!

06.07.2020 - 10.07.2020 in Karlsruhe
31.08.2020 - 04.09.2020 in Shanghai

Master students of KIT and SJTU are eligible to participate.

Applications are possible until 31.01.2020 in the WIWI-Portal or by email to coship∂entechnon kit edu.

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