He works as a lecturer and consultant for the SEPT Competence Center (SME Promotion and Training) at the Leipzig University and develops various qualification formats for international students, people interested in founding a company and start-ups. In particular, he is the contact person for the market exploration trips to Vietnam as well as EMAT.
Utz Dornberger is Professor of Development Economics with a special focus on small and medium-sized enterprises and Director of the International SEPT Competence Center (SME Promotion and Training) at the University of Leipzig. His professional focus is on innovation management in small and medium-sized enterprises, promotion of entrepreneurship and the internationalization processes of companies.
Gunnar Kaßberg is responsible for the coordination of the project in Leipzig and works as a lecturer and consultant. He has many years of experience in various international projects, including cooperation with China and Vietnam, as well as experience in start-up consulting and technology transfer. He has worked for international organizations such as the GIZ, the start-up initiative SMILE or the UFZ.
Susanne Hübner heads the MLU ISC project and has been active in technology transfer and start-up consulting for over 15 years. Since 2017, she has been head of the Transfer and Start-Up Service at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg and serves on the board of the Technology Alliance.
Ede Möser works as a consultant in the start-up service of the University of Jena and is responsible for various event and qualification formats as well as workshops for international students, people interested in founding a company and start-ups. In particular, he is the contact person for the area of the Academy and startup ecosystems, but also provides advice and assistance to those interested in market exploration trips.
Kerstin Zippel has a wide range of international experience and works for both the international office and the start-up service of the University of Jena. In particular, she is the contact person for international partner universities and for start-up awareness.
Valerie Daldrup has many years of experience in various international projects, especially in cooperation with Asia, and has worked for various associations, international companies and research institutions. She is responsible for the coordination of the subproject at the University of Jena and is the contact person for people interested in founding a company and startups with an interest in internationalization, especially Japan.
Dr. Oliver Pänke is head of Transfer at the University of Jena's Service Center for Research and Transfer and manages the University of Jena's subproject. He holds a doctorate in chemistry, has many years of experience in the field of start-ups and advises on issues including intellectual property rights.
Kristin Hesche is an employee in the start-up department of the University of Jena and has many years of professional experience in various international companies and has herself founded a co-working space in Jena. She is happy to advise and support people interested in founding a company and startups.
Steffen Ahrens is an experienced advisor at the Transfer and Founder Service of Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, advises people interested in founding a company and startups, and conducts various event and qualification formats.
Jazmín is an entrepreneur, PhD candidate and works as a project manager for SEPT Competence Center (SME Promotion and Training) at the University of Leipzig. She develops various qualification formats for international students, people interested in founding a company, and entrepreneurs. In particular, she is the contact person for international students and researchers who want to start a business in Germany. She has worked for international organizations such as the GIZ and United Nations.
Moritz Bradler, trained in business administration and industrial engineering, is dedicated to supporting scientists at MLU with their research transfer and start-up projects with a focus on commercial, financial and administrative issues, science-business collaborations and technology commercialisation.
Katharina Cyrankek ist CFO der Aircom Group und wird in ihrem Vortrag von den Pannen und Risiken des Foreign Direct Investments in China berichten.
Prof. Dr. Erik Wende ist CEO der EWERK Group und wird über Beschaffung in Vietnam & Lieferantenentwicklung sprechen.
Toan Nguyen is the Sourcing & Project Manager of EWERK Group and talked about Sourcing in Vietnam & Supplier Development.
Frank Winzerling ist der Gründer der WMU GmbH und wird über die Gründung von Unternehmen in China sprechen.
Herr Winzerling studierte ab 1997 Verwaltungswissenschaften (FH) an der Hochschule Harz. Im Anschluss studierte er Internationales Management an der Otto-von-Guericke Universität in Magdeburg. Er gründete während seines Studiums im Jahr 2006 die WMU GmbH mit dem Schwerpunkt der Durchführung internationaler Berufsbildungsprojekte.
Die WMU GmbH trainiert überwiegend Fach- und Führungskräfte der beruflichen Bildung in unterschiedlichen Fachrichtungen und Pädagogik mit dem Schwerpunkt Fachdidaktik im In- und Ausland. Er besitzt langjährige weltweite Auslandserfahrung in unterschiedlichen Projekten in Südostasien (u. a. China, Indonesien, Kasachstan, Mongolei, Myanmar, Vietnam), in Afrika (u. a. Äthiopien, Ghana, Nigeria und Somalia), und Südosteuropa (u. a. Bosnien, Moldau, Kosovo).
Seit 2021 haben die Projektpartner Porsche AG und WMU GmbH einen Kooperationsvertrag zur Realisierung des Vorhabens „Gemeinsame Gestaltung beruflicher Bildung und Aufbau neuer Projekte im Rahmen von PAVE (Porsche Aftersales Vocational Education) und der Porsche Strategie 2030“ geschlossen.
Dr. Karl Rackette LL.M. talked about importance of IP protection in Southeast Asia with focus on Vietnamese market.
After graduating from high school in the USA, he studied at RWTH Aachen, INSA in Lyon, and the University of Strasbourg. Following further training in a patent law firm in Esslingen, as well as the German Patent Office and patent courts in Munich, he was admitted as a patent attorney and trademark attorney. He represents domestic and foreign clients before the German Patent and Trademark Office, the European Patent Office, the Office of the European Union for Intellectual Property, the World Intellectual Property Organization, and in nullity suits before the Federal Court of Justice. He also participates in infringement proceedings before district courts and higher regional courts. As a result of his professional activities involving numerous trips abroad, he maintains contacts with foreign colleagues, particularly in Southeast Asia.
Christian is a startup coach at SMILE, the startup support service at Leipzig University. With a strong background in developing business models and plans, Christian assists students and researchers in creating their initial ventures. Having lived and worked in Egypt and Yemen for several years, Christian is particularly enthusiastic about supporting international students in their entrepreneurial endeavors.
Johannes holds two M.A. degrees in Educational Studies and Communication & Media Studies, as well as Music & Music Business. With extensive experience as a freelancer in the creative industries, Johannes specializes in education, business coaching, event promotion, music composition, and lyric writing.
Christian is a Startup Coach in the SMILE program at Leipzig University, specializing in supporting the development of knowledge-intensive startups and promoting small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Leipzig, Germany. With a strong academic and professional background in Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Market Research, Business Plan Creation/Development, Financing, and Startup Team Building, Christian brings a wealth of expertise to his role. He has successfully coached over 80 startups, both nationally and internationally.
Luana is co-founder and CEO of Brasilheroe continuing a long family tradition of handmade and ecologically manufactured products from her native Brazil in Leipzig. She completed the International Training Course (ITK) at Leipzig University and is currently doing her doctorate in the field of sports managements.
Pratush is the co-founder and CEO of Ideatarmac since 2013. His company works on developing various E-commerce infraestructures, the integration of plugins to different shop systems and real-time data analysis. Currently, his company has two branches in Jena and Bangalore.