SUMMER SCHOOL GERMANY

CREATING NEW STARTUPS IDEAS FOR SMART CITIES

How technologies as sensors can impact our cities and improve our lives

BWCON GMBH
TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION FOR
BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG

location
Ludwigshafen, GERMANY

period
23rd July – 3rd August 2018

working language
ENGLISH

PROFILE

Would you like to develop new business ideas for smart sustainable cities? Do you want to experience how technologies as sensors are shaping the city of the future? Enroll now in the Summer Academy in Germany to gain entrepreneurial skills and solid knowledge on how to develop a startup idea in the smart cities field. Within an intensive two weeks program, you will get to know many of the methodologies used by the startups community to develop new products and services, spanning from design thinking to business model generation. You will work following a lean startup approach and apply immediately what you learn on a concrete business case that you will develop with an inter-disciplinary team.

Furthermore, in the Summer Academy in Germany, you will get in touch with many companies who are developing technologies for Smart Cities. You will have the chance to visit their facilities and discover how they work and expand your network of contacts.

During the last day of the school, you will pitch your business idea in front of an expert jury. Thanks to our cooperation with the Freischwimmer Accelerator, the best team might be selected to win a 50.000 Euro worth Acceleration program in Ludwigshafen.

For the Summer Academy in Germany, up to 5 scholarship covering the tuition fee will be assigned to the best candidates.


fee
€ 600 Course + course materials
€ 950 Course + course materials + housing

credits
Certificate of Attendance

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EXPERTISE

Technology-driven startups ideas for Smart Cities

INNOVATION THEMES

Lean Innovation, Smart Cities, Business Model Generation, Agile

CREATIVITY

• Design Thinking
• Pitching

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

• Business Modeling
• Lean start-up: market research, customer development, MVP
• Marketing and Communication
• Product Development
• Finance

TECHNOLOGY

• Prototyping
• Agile
• Technology trends: Smart Cities / Blockchain / Industry 4.0 / Green Tech

The summer academy will only start if a minimum number of 15 participants will be reached.

PARTNERS

Freischwimmer Accelerator

Heidelberg Innovation Lab

INES – Institute for Enterprise Systems, University of Mannheim

Urban Innovation – Stadt neu denken! e.V

FACULTY MEMBERS

Simona Pede

Innovation Programme Manager,
bwcon

LinkedIn

Guido Baltes

Professor for Strategic
Management & Innovation,
Constance University of Applied
Science & CeTIM Munich

LinkedIn

Christoph Selig

Researcher on Corporate Entrepreneurship at Constance University of Applied Science

Location

Freischwimmer Accelerator
Pettenkoferstraße 9
67063 Ludwigshafen, Germany