Access Summer School Kick-Off

The Access Summer School Kick-Off is over and it was such an enjoyable event. We thank our more than 30 lectures for joining in and their eager participation.

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Winners of the FIT4Export Online Marketing Challenge 2021 - International students support Saxon companies in digital sales

Over a period of three months, nine teams of international students enrolled at the University of Leipzig and other Saxon universities worked together with companies from Saxony's SME sector and experts from the creative industries on online marketing campaigns for foreign markets. The aim was to...

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Congratulations! SMILE-supported innovation project was awarded with the 1st Prize of the idea competition “Innovationszentren der ZUKUNFT” within the Saxon Innovation Conference under the motto "Idea. Transfer. Innovation."

On July 14, 2021, the best Saxon start-up ideas, transfer projects and innovations were awarded the State Prizes for Entrepreneurship, Transfer and Innovation. An exciting supporting program with impulses, networking, interactive online exhibition as well as satellite events completed the ceremony.

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Next edition of our International Innovators Award 2021 is starting soon

The International Innovators Award (IIA) is an annual activity of International SEPT Competence Center, the City of Leipzig and our partners in Vietnam. For more than 5 years the competition has created the opportunities for young enterprises and start-ups in Vietnam to connect and explore the new...

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Leipzig Founder's Night 2021: Call for Proposals

The goal of Leipzig Founder's Night is to award innovative ideas and growth-oriented startup business within the region of Leipzig. The target group of our competition includes students, scientists, entrepreneurs and businesses.

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First batch of AGEA Training Course on “Entrepreneurship Promotion and Education at African Higher Education Institutions” completed

The two modules of the AGEA training on Entrepreneurship Promotion and Education at African Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) was successfully completed for the first batch of participants. The AGEA training sessions were held as follows: Module 1 (Developing Entrepreneurial Courses) – 28 April...

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Much praise for the first part of the SEPT summer school on "Project Development for Knowledge Transfer"

“Really, the training was enjoyable, including this moment.” Such was the overwhelmingly positive feedback after the first intensive phase (7th–18th June) of the DAAD-funded digital summer school “Project Development for Knowledge Transfer” this year. 19 participants from Benin, Congo, Ethiopia,...

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This year’s IQ Innovation Award Leipzig goes to the SMILE-supported medical startup eCovery

The IQ Innovation Award Leipzig of the IQ Innovation Award Central Germany competition goes to the SMILE-supported therapy startup eCovery.

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Industrial Innovation Award | Ebtaker 2020

With the participation of Prof. Dr. Utz Dornberger (Leipzig University) in the Jury of the Industrial Innovation Award, eight Egyptian companies presented their inspiring industrial innovations to compete for this year’s industrial innovation award in Egypt. Mr. Ahmed Reda, Associate Minister for...

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New Publication on Investment Motives in Africa

Most recently, a research article in the field of foreign direct investment (FDI) has been published by Prof. Amar Anwar, Prof. Ichiro Iwasaki, and Prof. Utz Dornberger (Director, International SEPT Competence Center, Leipzig University). The topic is about: "Investment Motives in Africa: What Does...

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New deadline for our ACCESS Ideas Competition 2021!

Dear participants and interested parties of the Ideas Competition, the deadline for this year’s Ideas Competition „University of Ideas 2021“ has been postponed until 22.08.2021.

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SMILE Startup Team DRS receives EXIST start-up grant

The SMILE startup team "Disaster Relief System", based at the SEPT Competence Center of Leipzig University, together with four other startup projects from other cities, receives the 2500th EXIST startup grant. EXIST is a funding program of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy...

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