The International SEPT Competence Center is a research and training center at the Faculty of Economics and Management Science of Leipzig University dedicated to providing theoretical insight as well as practical experience in the management and promotion of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) worldwide.

Central Campus at Leipzig University. Photo: Leipzig University
International SEPT Competence Center, Photo: Leipzig University

About

Because of location in Germany, we have permanently the opportunity to learn from successful German SMEs and to analyze in detail their best practices and winning experiences, as well as those of the institutions that foster and promote them.

These exceptional 'Mittelstand' Firms, as they are labeled in Germany, are known worldwide for their dynamism and constant innovation. Additionally, many of them have managed to achieve leadership positions in many different countries and markets, basically with high-value-added products and services.

For these reasons, all programs that are offered by SEPT are based on the patterns of the outstanding German 'Mittelstand' and the measures that have been successfuly applied to promote them. Our main goal is to transmit this knowledge to institutions and firms from all over the world that are looking forward to implementing successful strategies in the promotion of SMEs.

All activities of International SEPT Competence Center revolve around SMEs, as it can be seen in the following overview of activities.

Spectrum of activities at the International SEPT Competence Center, Photo: Leipzig University
Activities of the International SEPT Competence Center, Photo: SEPT

Activities

The MBA Program in SME Development is a practice oriented postgraduate program. The aim of the MBA Program is to convey theoretical knowledge, as well as application-oriented findings and practice-relevant experience surrounding the promotion and development of SMEs. [learn more...]

 

Our research activities focus on International Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and University Business Linkages. The research activities carried out within the International SEPT Competence center are conducted by an interdisciplinary team of scientists, PhD and master's students with background in economics, social and natural sciences. [learn more...]

 

The start-up initiative SMILE of Leipzig University is a program to support entrepreneurship, start-ups and spin-off companies at regional, national and international level. [learn more...]

iN4iN Intelligence For Innovation offers specialized training and consultancy services for SMEs and institutions worldwide in the fields of innovation management, business incubator development and the strengthening of university-business linkages. [learn more...]

Internationalization is both a challenge and an opportunity for SME. The FIT4export program offers advanced trainings, coaching and consulting for firms who are interested in exploring foreign markets. [learn more...]

Team

Prof. Dr. Utz Dornberger

Prof. Dr. Utz Dornberger

Director

Ritterstraße 9-13
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-39761

 Alireza Ansari Vaghef

Alireza Ansari Vaghef

iN4iN

Ritterstraße 9-13
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-33761

 Enrica Audano

Enrica Audano

iN4iN

Ritterstraße 9-13
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-39765

 Anne Bastian

Anne Bastian

iN4iN

Ritterstraße 9-13
04109 Leipzig

Telephone +49 341 97-39762

 Wyatt Constantine

Wyatt Constantine

iN4iN

Ritterstraße 9-13
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-39764

 Gundula von Fintel

Gundula von Fintel

SMILE

Philipp-Rosenthal-Straße 55
04103 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-39633

 Philip Friebel

Philip Friebel

iN4iN

Ritterstraße 9-13
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-39765

 Martin Gothe

Martin Gothe

FIT4export

Ritterstraße 9-13
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-33762

 Johannes Göckeritz

Johannes Göckeritz

SMILE

Ritterstraße 12
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-33754

 Maricruz Bermudez

Maricruz Bermudez

SMILE

Ritterstraße 9-13
04109 Leipzig

Telephone +49 341 97-39604

 Christian Hauke

Christian Hauke

SMILE

Ritterstraße 12
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-33755

 Alexander Jaworski

Alexander Jaworski

SMILE

Philipp-Rosenthal-Straße 55
04103 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-39631

 Finn Trygve Jessen

Finn Trygve Jessen

iN4iN

Grimmaische Straße 12
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-33611

 Raoul Jochum

Raoul Jochum

iN4iN

Ritterstraße 9-13
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-39764

 Gunnar Kaßberg

Gunnar Kaßberg

FIT4export

Ritterstraße 9-13
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-33760

 Friederike Kislinger

Friederike Kislinger

SMILE

Grimmaische Straße 12
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-33754

 Gerlind Kounlavong

Gerlind Kounlavong

SMILE

Ritterstraße 9-13
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-37043

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Marcel Liebich

iN4iN

Ritterstraße 9-13
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-39765

 Markus Maier

Markus Maier

SMILE

Ritterstraße 9-13
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-33755

 Robert Simon Meyer

Robert Simon Meyer

iN4iN

Ritterstraße 9-13
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-39764

 Wojciech Muras

Wojciech Muras

FIT4export

Ritterstraße 9-13
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-33760

 Phuong Nguyen

Phuong Nguyen

FIT4export

German House, Ho Chi Minh City
Vietnam

Telephone +84 28 3622 2812

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Thanh Nguyen Tuan

FIT4Export

Phenikaa University, Hanoi
Vietnam

Telephone +84 971 623 130

 Sarah Nicol

Sarah Nicol

MBA

Ritterstraße 9-13
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-39762

 Thomas Osterburg

Thomas Osterburg

SMILE

Ritterstraße 9-13
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-39766

 Kay Benjamin Plat

Kay Benjamin Plat

SMILE

Philipp-Rosenthal-Straße 55
04103 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-39623

 Petra Riedinger

Petra Riedinger

iN4iN

Ritterstraße 9-13
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-39765

 Akeel Sandouk

Akeel Sandouk

iN4iN

Ritterstraße 9-13
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-39763

 Christian Scheffler

Christian Scheffler

SMILE

Philipp-Rosenthal-Straße 55
04103 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-39635

 Sabine Tuch

Sabine Tuch

FIT4export

Ritterstraße 9-13
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-37043

 Steve Uhlig

Steve Uhlig

FIT4export

Ritterstraße 9-13
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-39761

Prof. Dr. Noor Un Nabi

Prof. Dr. Noor Un Nabi

MBA

Ritterstraße 9-13
04109 Leipzig

Telephone +49 341 97-39762

 Alba Valenciano-Mané

Alba Valenciano-Mané

MBA

Ritterstraße 9-13
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-39762

 Yi Zhang

Yi Zhang

MBA

Ritterstraße 9-13
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-39765

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