For the third time, from March 23rd to 27th, 2015, the spring school for soon-to-be founders and scientists interested in founding took place. As previously, the HECTOR School of Engineering & Management was a cooperational partner of the spring school.
As usual, the participants came from a wide array of areas: from toxicology through to genetics and ranging to robotics and interactive real-time systems. We were pleased that the spring school attracted some more female participants this time – nearly half of the 14 participants were female. Continue reading
Scientists discover the world of entrepreneurship and convince at the final pitch
Under the title “Entrepreneurship for Researchers”, the Institute for Entrepreneurship, Technology Management and Innovation organized the summer school of the KIT Founders Forge from September 22nd to 26th, 2014. The school took place again in cooperation with the HECTOR School of Engineering & Management.
A total of 16 participants from technical or scientific areas faced the entrepreneurial challenge and worked on specific business ideas based on technical inventions of the KIT in the five day school.
At the end of 2011, the Institute for Entrepreneurship, Technology Management and Innovation (EnTechnon) was established at KIT and Prof. Dr. Orestis Terzidis was appointed as chairholder. The goal was and is to expand research and teaching in the field of entrepreneurship. A well-founded entrepreneurship theory is also a central component in the project “KIT Founders Forge.” The teachings at EnTechnon are based on a four-stage concept:
- Awareness for the topic through informational events for the faculties,
- introduction to central concepts and facts,
- action-based learning and simulation, as well as
- support in the application.
Lehrkonzept für Entrepreneurship am KIT