Projects

We develop, accompany and evaluate innovative projects. Since 1990, in addition to programme accompaniment and evaluation studies, we have formulated more than 50 project ideas eligible for funding and provided action research support in our ideas workshop. In the following projects we dealt with the topic:

Entrepreneurship

The changes in the world of work and the consequences of the Corona crisis present women with great challenges. Competence-based counselling and mutual support in networks can help to recognise and communicate personal strengths. The project develops the award-winning approach of competence-oriented counselling and uses the principles of the largest network of working and entrepreneurial women in Europe.

Small businesses need solid and actionable knowledge on how to put their organisation on a sound financial footing. At the same time, micro-enterprises can only be sustainably successful if they also operate internationally. For this, it is necessary to develop digital communication and marketing strategies. The project develops a concept and materials that shape the cooperation between universities, SMEs and supporting organisations.

Women start up their own businesses less often, and often, the businesses are smaller and less ambitious. The project has identified and described good practices and success stories of entrepreneurially successful women and developed a learning programme for women based on the lessons learned. It aims to empower and encourage women in the start-up process, provides assistance in managing individual risks and provides key information on legal and financial issues.

Entrepreneurship is an essential source of social and economic innovation. The project has developed a practical programme to support people who want to become entrepreneurs. The focus is on a digital support system and a profile for coaches as well as a proposal for a seminar programme to support young entrepreneurs.

Rural areas have a high potential for entrepreneurial activity. The project has shown how family businesses in traditional crafts and agro-tourism can develop their businesses through modern entrepreneurial training, manage generational change and thus enrich rural areas and prevent migration.

University graduates in the natural sciences have high entrepreneurial potential. Nevertheless, they often first consider starting a business or the transition from an academic to an entrepreneurial career relatively late. The project has developed a compact learning programme that teaches advanced science students entrepreneurial thinking and the most important methodologies for developing business ideas.

IT students are in an ideal position to start digital-based businesses. The project has developed a programme that teaches IT students the key techniques of developing business ideas and basic principles of entrepreneurial thinking.