Participants will get introduced to current major themes in innovation and entrepreneurship, including human-centred design and innovation eco-systems - specifically the dynamic startup eco-system in Berlin. This practical course will guide participants to create new valued products, services or experiences, from idea generation trough to business concept development and testing.
This course is suitable for undergraduate and graduate students as well as professionals from any discipline who wish to develop an entrepreneurial and user-centered mindset in multidisciplinary teams.
Learning Goals & Syllabus
By the end of the course, students will have:
- A good
understanding of the human-centered design and innovation process to
develop new products, services or experiences.
ability to systematically explore, create and modify business-driven
- The ability to validate assumptions and
- An understanding of the
innovation and business creation eco-system.
ability to transform new ideas into valuable solutions considering
- Leadership, team building, and
managerial creativity competencies to work in and lead
- The ability to present a concept in a pitch format.
Aug. 10-17: *Reading week* : flexible, 5 hours preparatory work to be done on-demand
Meeting Times: Mondays through Fridays, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm CET , August 17th - August 28th, 2020
Please note this is full-time, intensive course. Weeks 1 and 2 will involve 30 hours of workload.
A detailed syllabus with information on the schedule will be made available to registered participants.
You may find the syllabus useful when discussing with your home university whether the ECTS credits attainable for this course are accepted by them.
The key components of the course are:
- Overview of Berlin’s
innovation, start-up and entrepreneurship eco-system.
- Engagement with innovation & entrepreneurship experts
and exchange around key topics in entrepreneurship.
- Individual and Group coaching
projects and presentations
experimentation and feedback
- Lectures in form of short input sessions
This course is designed for current university students, working professionals and any individuals with an interest in furthering their knowledge and skills in organisational leadership and entrepreneurship.
Participants from all fields and disciplines are welcome.
Prerequisites and Technical Requirements
Participants of the TU Berlin Summer University must meet the following requirements: (i) B2 level English, or equivalent and (ii) at least one year of university experience. Working professionals are also welcome to take part in the program.
We will ask participants to fulfill the following technical requirements:
- Fully functional device (laptop, tablet, PC)
- Stable internet connection
- Software: Zoom (App installed on desktop or over browser. Participants are requested to use their real name as zoom account name)
- Recommended: external headset for better sound quality
Klaus G. Kammermeier creates and conducts immersive and collaborative learning and innovation experiences. He is a sought- after trainer, mentor, and speaker on innovation, entrepreneurship and digital transformation for organisations, teams, and leaders. He is the founder and managing director of Cyoneer GmbH and InnovationLabs.Berlin, where he is pioneering an evolutionary organisation to successfully build new ventures. Klaus develops new open innovation formats, one of which is NanoLabs®.
For more than 15 years, he led - in technical and commercial leadership positions for Corning Inc. - multi-functional global high-performance teams in the US, Europe, and Asia, to provide groundbreaking innovations. He lived for over 10 years in the UK and in the US and managed and led over 250 innovation initiatives and programs.
Klaus studied Engineering, Economics, and Management at Munich University of Applied Sciences, completed 'Global Leadership 2020' at Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, and executive education at Columbia University Business School, New York City, USA. During the last few years, he has coached over 150 founders and startups and supported various research programs including the Fraunhofer Institute. Klaus teaches master students in diverse fields including Space Engineering (TU Berlin), Innovation Management (Grenoble Ecole de Management), Creativity (Glion Higher Institute of Education) and StartupLabs for Creative Industries (SRH Berlin School of Popular Arts). He is an active mentor in various national and international mentorship programs like the Founder Institute and he develops mentorship programs and trains mentors.