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.
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.
Tanja Hünniger works in the Transfer and Entrepreneurship Office at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg and is responsible for the conception of various event and qualification formats as well as workshops for international students, people interested in founding a company and startups. She is the head of the Academy and provides advice and support to those interested in founding a company.