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Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Summer University On-Campus: August 14th - August 25th 2023

3 ECTS credit points, max. 24 participants

Registration Deadline: July 17th 2023



Getting introduced to current major themes in innovation and entrepreneurship, including human-centered design and innovation eco-systems, this practical course will guide and accompany participants to create new valued products, services, or experiences, from idea generation through to business concept development and testing as well as pitching the developed business concept.

Learning Goals & Syllabus

Learning Goals:

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.
  • The ability to systematically explore, create and modify business-driven ideas.
  • The ability to validate assumptions and test prototypes.
  • An understanding of the innovation and business creation eco-system.
  • The ability to transform new ideas into valuable solutions considering their impact.
  • Leadership, team building, and managerial creativity competencies to work in and lead interdisciplinary teams.
  • The ability to present a concept in a pitch format.

Course components:

    The key components of the course are:

    • Lectures in form of short input sessions
    • Hands-on experimentation, feedback & feedforward
    • Team projects and presentations
    • Individual and group coaching
    • Engagement with local innovation & entrepreneurship eco-system players, experts, and startups
    • Pitch preparation and training
    • Visits to key innovation spots in Berlin - could be technology centers, startups, hubs/co-working spaces


    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.

    Please note this is a full-time, intensive course and participants will be expected to attend lectures (22 hours of class per week) and complete independent study Monday through Friday. Additional study may also be required on weekends. The activities of the cultural program are also shown in the syllabus.

    Target Audience

    This course is designed for current university students, working professionals, and any individuals interested in innovation and/or entrepreneurship and Berlin's startup and innovation eco-system or considering a related career or developing her/his own startup.

    Participants from all fields and disciplines are welcome.


    Participants of the TU Berlin Summer & Winter 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.

    It is recommended for students to bring their own laptop to fully participate in the course.


    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 organizations, teams, and leaders. He is the founder and managing director of Cyoneer GmbH and InnovationLabs.Berlin, where he is pioneering an evolutionary organization 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 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.

    Course fees

    Course fees for Innovation and Entrepreneurship are as follows:

    Student: 950 Euro

    Working professional/Non-student: 1120 Euro

    The early bird discount is available for all participants until March 1st 2023.

    Please note that students will be required to upload proof of their student status (student card/ enrollment information) during the registration process.

    Summer University On-Campus: August 14th - August 25th 2023

    3 ECTS credit points

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