The 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.

enlarge the image: 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 the SEPT Competence Center revolve around SMEs, as it can be seen in the following overview of activities.

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

SEPT Competence Center

Ritterstraße 9-13
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-39761

 Sandy Adam

Sandy Adam

SEPT International Education

Ritterstr. 9-13
04109 Leipzig

Telephone: +49 341 97-39765

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Scott Agyemang

SEPT International Education

Ritterstraße 9-13
04109 Leipzig

Telephone: +49 341 97-39765

Dr. Alireza Ansari Vaghef

Dr. Alireza Ansari Vaghef

SEPT International Education

Ritterstraße 9-13
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-33761

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Rudy Christian Apostu

SEPT Business Development

Ritterstraße 12
04109 Leipzig

Telephone: +49 341 97-33754

 Enrica Audano

Enrica Audano

SEPT International Education

Ritterstraße 9-13
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-39765

Dr. Pablo Barriga

Dr. Pablo Barriga

SEPT International Education

Ritterstraße 9-13
04109 Leipzig

Telephone: +49 341 97-39762

 Christopher Boafo

Christopher Boafo

SEPT International Education

Ritterstraße 9-13
04109 Leipzig

Telephone: +49 341 97-39764

 Katherine Bolanos Jaramillo

Katherine Bolanos Jaramillo

SEPT International Education

Ritterstraße 9-13
04109 Leipzig

Telephone: +49 341 97-39762

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Stephan Busch

SEPT Business Development

Ritterstraße 12
04109 Leipzig

Telephone: +49 341 97-33753

 Christoph Büttner

Christoph Büttner

SEPT Business Development

Philipp-Rosenthal-Straße 55
04103 Leipzig

Telephone: +49 341 97-39623

 Wyatt Constantine

Wyatt Constantine

SEPT International Education

Ritterstraße 9-13
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-39764

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Sebastian Czok

SEPT Business Development

Ritterstr. 9-13
04109 Leipzig

Telephone: +49 341 97-33761

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Lucina Diehl

SEPT International Education

Ritterstraße 9-13
04109 Leipzig

Telephone: +49 341 97-39764

 Johannes Göckeritz

Johannes Göckeritz

SEPT Business Development

Ritterstraße 12
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-33754

 Matthias Grahl

Matthias Grahl

SEPT International Education

Ritterstr. 9-13
04109 Leipzig

Telephone: +49 341 97-39764

 Christian Hauke

Christian Hauke

SEPT Business Development

Ritterstr. 12
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-33755

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Jean Kafichoni

SEPT International Education

Ritterstr. 9-13
04109 Leipzig

Telephone: +49 341 97-39762

 Gunnar Kaßberg

Gunnar Kaßberg

SEPT Business Development

Ritterstraße 9-13
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-33760

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Danny Knorre

SEPT Administration

Ritterstraße 9-13
04109 Leipzig

Telephone: +49 341 97-37043

 Gerlind Kounlavong

Gerlind Kounlavong

SEPT Administration

Ritterstraße 9-13
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-37043

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Marcel Liebich

SEPT International Education

Ritterstraße 9-13
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-39765

 Janka Linke

Janka Linke

Coordinator

Ritterstraße 9-13
04109 Leipzig

Telephone: +49 341 97-39762

 Sören Lohse

Sören Lohse

SEPT Business Development

Ritterstraße 12
04109 Leipzig

Telephone: +49 341 97-33753

 Markus Maier

Markus Maier

SEPT Business Development

Ritterstraße 9-13
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-33761

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Dolly Mavuta

SEPT International Education

Ritterstr. 9-13
04109 Leipzig

Telephone: +49 341 97-39764

 Markus Meier

Markus Meier

SEPT Business Development

Philipp-Rosenthal-Straße 55
04103 Leipzig

Telephone: +49 341 97-39623

 Robert Simon Meyer

Robert Simon Meyer

SEPT International Education

Ritterstraße 9-13
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-39764

 Wojciech Muras

Wojciech Muras

SEPT Business Development

Ritterstraße 9-13
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-33760

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Hien Nguyen

SEPT Business Development

German House, Ho Chi Minh City
Vietnam

Telephone: +84 906 748 239

 Phuong Nguyen

Phuong Nguyen

SEPT International Education

German House, Ho Chi Minh City
Vietnam

Telephone: +84 28 3622 2812

Dr. Toan Nguyen

Dr. Toan Nguyen

SEPT Business Development

Ritterstraße 9-13
04109 Leipzig

Telephone: +49 341 97-39763

 Sarah Nicol

Sarah Nicol

SEPT International Education

Ritterstraße 9-13
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-39762

 Thomas Osterburg

Thomas Osterburg

SEPT Business Development

Ritterstraße 9-13
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-39766

 John-Henning Peper

John-Henning Peper

SEPT Business Development

Ritterstraße 12
04109 Leipzig

Telephone: +49 341 97-33753

 Jazmin Ponce

Jazmin Ponce

SEPT Business Development

Ritterstraße 9-13
04109 Leipzig

Telephone: +49 341 97-33765

Dr. Ana Beatritz Ribeiro

Dr. Ana Beatritz Ribeiro

SEPT International Education

Ritterstr. 9-13
04109 Leipzig

Telephone: +49 341 97-39763

 Wojciech Rośkiewicz

Wojciech Rośkiewicz

SEPT Business Development

Ritterstr. 9-13
04109 Leipzig

Telephone: +49 341 97-39763

 Christian Scheffler

Christian Scheffler

SEPT Business Development

Philipp-Rosenthal-Straße 55
04103 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-39635

 Diana Schmidt

Diana Schmidt

SEPT Business Development

Nikolaistraße 10
04109 Leipzig

Telephone: +49 341 97-37842

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Gunnar Schulze

SEPT Business Development

Ritterstr. 9-13
04109 Leipzig

Telephone: +49 341 97-33761

 Hermine Sossouhounto

Hermine Sossouhounto

SEPT International Education

Ritterstraße 9-13
04109 Leipzig

Telephone: +49 341 97-39762

Dr. Christian Splith

Dr. Christian Splith

SEPT Business Development

Philipp-Rosenthal-Straße 55
04103 Leipzig

Telephone: +49 341 97-39623

 Thanh Nguyen Tuan

Thanh Nguyen Tuan

SEPT Business Development

Phenikaa University, Hanoi
Vietnam

Telephone: +84 971 623 130

 Elisa Türpe

Elisa Türpe

SEPT Business Development

Ritterstr. 12
04109 Leipzig

Telephone: +49 341 97-33755

Prof. Dr. Noor Un Nabi

Prof. Dr. Noor Un Nabi

SEPT International Education

Ritterstraße 9-13
04109 Leipzig

Telephone: +49 341 97-39762

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Justus Wenke

SEPT Business Development

Nikolaistraße 10
04109 Leipzig

Telephone: +49 341 97-37899

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Emma Wittbrodt

SEPT International Education

Ritterstraße 9-13
04109 Leipzig

Telephone: +49 341 97-39764

 Bismark Yeboah

Bismark Yeboah

SEPT International Education

Ritterstraße 9-13
04109 Leipzig

Telephone: +49 341 97-39765

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