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The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), with financial support provided by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), supports academic qualification measures for individuals from developing countries who participate in the In-Country/In-Region Programme.

The programme aims to enable trained professionals to address and deal with diverse societal, economic, and ecological issues in developing countries. A further objective is to sustainably improve the teaching and research conditions in the partner regions and to strengthen their higher education profile.

As an additional offer for scholarship holders of the In-Country/In-Region Programme, the DAAD cooperates with German universities in organizing a range of summer schools in Germany. One of these is the IDEA Summer School offered in cooperation with the SEPT Competence Center (Small Enterprise Promotion and Training) located at Leipzig University, Germany.

The IDEA Summer School aims to enable you to plan and implement your projects for knowledge transfer. Therefore, the project ideas are at the heart of the Summer School. We will focus on three channels of knowledge transfer: Innovation, Entrepreneurship (business idea development) and Teaching. Based on the three channels, the Summer School allows you to emphasize one of those tracks by submitting a respective project idea with the application. One intensive Coaching Day per week in Leipzig supports you to advance the project based on the input of the respective week. Each of the tracks aims to empower you to develop your own project idea further as a direct output of the Summer School.

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