Berlin, Germany

Managing Sustainable Innovation

when 20 July 2020 - 14 August 2020
language English
duration 4 weeks
credits 5 EC
fee EUR 1950

Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, this program has been cancelled for 2020. Please check our website for the new TU Berlin Summer University Online program.

The course “Managing Sustainable Innovation” engages in managing sustainable innovation in the context of start-ups. The class starts with a row of lectures on managing sustainable development processes, followed by starting to work on sustainable business models in groups as first assignment. In a second step, participants will analyze their lives and values and work on finding a fit with their team members in order to create a shared vision and values for the start-up. The results of the assignments will be presented in the third respectively fourth week of the course. In addition, during the courses students will get familiar with the Centre for Entrepreneurship (CfE) at TU and its sustainable strategy.

Course leader

Prof. Dr. Jan Kratzer is Chair of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management at TU Berlin.
Prof. Dr. Susanne Perner
Karina Cagarman
Paul Wolf
Marc Karahan
Nico Noak

Target group

The target group includes current university students who have completed at least one year of their studies (Bachelor's, Master's or PhD level). Working professionals with equivalent work experience are also welcome to apply.
This summer school is suited for those interested in social, political, technical, and economical aspects of climate change adaptation and mitigation and the consequences of social inequality for sustainable developments.

Course aim

Understanding the major challenges in managing sustainable innovations
Identifying the main social, political, technical, and economical obstacles in climate change mitigation and adaptation
Analysing your own sustainable footprint
Developing a sustainable business model
Working in a trans-disciplinary environment
Understanding the importance of the human side of start-up teams

Credits info

5 EC
5 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) for the academic course.

Fee info

EUR 1950: The fee covers public transportation for the duration of the course, excursions, course materials, and a cultural program.