Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management in Germany (EIM)

The German economy ranks highly on innovation indicators such as research & development spending and patenting activity. Innovations “made in Germany” are exported around the world. This programme analyses key issues related to innovation management and entrepreneurship from a German perspective and offers students a strong grounding in how to start and grow a business in a dynamic marketplace, using Berlin’s vibrant startup scene as an example.

In small projects students will participate in the development of innovative new business models for real startups from the for-profit and non-profit sector. As a result of their studies they will be able to identify the key success factors in entrepreneurship and apply models and tools of innovation & technology management.

  • Date: 30 June – 20 July 2024
  • Course content:
    Entrepreneurship in Berlin
    Design Thing in early stage startup development
  • The course programme also includes:
    Academic support programme: Study visits to companies and (political) institutions
    German Culture & Society: Intercultural Perspectives module
  • Course language: English
    Proof of English proficiency (TOEFL ibt 90 or equivalent) is required.
  • Target group: Advanced undergraduate students of all fields (after two years of study) and graduate students with good standing and interest in entrepreneurship and innovation management (this interest must be outlined in a letter of motivation submitted with the application).
  • Number of participants: approx. 20-25
  • Registration deadline: 1 April, 2024
    15 March, 2024 for nominated students from partner universities

Application starts 31 January 2024!


  • Student hostels with shared rooms and breakfast (former may be subject to change).
  • Arrival 30 June, 2024 (move in to accommodation), departure 20 July, 2024 (move out of accommodation)

Culture and Leisure Time Programme

The International Office team offers participants a wide variety of optional cultural and social events in Berlin and the surrounding area about twice a week. These may include visits to UNESCO World Heritage sites (e.g. the Museum Island in Berlin and castles and gardens in Potsdam), the Berlin Wall Museum and Holocaust Museum, or other leisure activities such as beach volleyball, a boat tour and a trip to a beer garden.


75 contact hours

  • 60 contact hours business course incl. academic support programme
  • 15 contact hours German Culture & Society: Intercultural Perspectives module

7 ECTS credits
One class hour is 45 minutes in length