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The Manchot Graduate School of the Faculty of Economic Sciences offers PhD and Postdoc Scholarships in the field of Sustainable/Social/Hybrid Business/Entrepreneurship

The Manchot Graduate School of the Faculty of Economics of the Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf awards ten PhD scholarships and two post-doctoral positions in the period from 01. 04. 2019 - 31. 03. 2022. The intensive supervision of the scholarship holders, the specific course programme, the regular research colloquia as well as in particular the three-month stay abroad are decisive factors for a successful career.
excellent professional and personal development of the scholarship holders and post-docs. Applications for the scholarships to be awarded are now possible. Information on this is can be found at www. mg-weju. hhu. de/aktuelles/aktuelles. html .


ScaleUp4Sustainability - Innovative Programmes of Student-Business-Collaboration in Green Venturing

On November 7, 11 German, Swedish and Dutch partners "met" during a web conference to start a three-year intensive cooperation in the project "ScaleUp4Sustainability". The aim of the project is to test new forms of cooperation between students, companies and start-ups in promoting green innovations and to improve existing courses. The focus is on joint learning - both among the project partners and between students, company founders and innovation managers of established companies. The Eco-Venturing module offered jointly by the Endowed Chair of Entrepreneurship and PIN at the University of Oldenburg will be a central component of the project activities.

The EU's Erasmus+ programme is providing around one million euros over three years to support research and development projects in the Knowledge Alliances priority area. The partners include Linköping University (S) , Avans University of Aplied Sciences in Breda (NL)  and several companies close to the participating universities - for Oldenburg EWE, CEWE and BÜFA . The team of  Prof. Klaus Fichter is the Coordinator of the project.


New: Certificate Programme "Research and Innovation Management"

In the winter semester 2018/2019 the Center for Lifelong Learning (C3L) of the University starts its extra occupational program "Research and Innovation Management". The certificate study course, of which Klaus Fichter is the scientific director, was developed in cooperation with the Frauenhofer Academy and is also carried out jointly. It is aimed at specialists and managers in (non-)university research and in transfer offices who work in research as scientists or managers.

The certificate programme includes modules on research management, entrepreneurship, innovation management and project management and thus imparts competencies in the following areas

  • the management of R&D facilities and the evaluation of research,
  • the coordination, communication and cooperation between research actors,
  • the the design of innovation and start-up processes,
  • the transfer of research results.

Successful students graduate with the university certificate "Diploma of Advanced Studies" (DAS).

Further information on the C3L website.

Latest Publications

Tiemann, I.; Fichter, K. & Geier, J. (2018). University support systems for sustainable entrepreneurship: insights from explorative case studies. in: International Journal of Entrepreneurial Venturing.  Vol. 10, No. 2, 2018; DOI: 10.1504/IJEV.2018.090983

Breuer, H.; Fichter, K.; Lüdeke-Freund, F. & Tiemann, I. (2018). Sustainability-oriented Business Model Development: Principles, Criteria, and Tools. in: International Journal of Entrepreneurial Venturing.  Vol. 10, No. 2, 2018; DOI: 10.1504/IJEV.2018.10008388

K. Fichter & I. Tiemann (2017): Factors influencing university support for sustainable entrepreneurship: Insights from explorative case studies. in: Journal of Cleaner Production, 175 (2018), 512 - 524.

N. Bank, K. Fichter & M. Klofsten (2017): Sustainability-profiled incubators and securing the inflow of tenants - the case of Green Garage Berlin. in: Journal of Cleaner Production, 157 (2017), 76-83.

Further publications

Practice-oriented Publications

Tiemann, I. and Fichter, K. (2016). Developing business models with the Sustainable Business Canvas: Manual for Conducting Workshops. (Download)

Flyer Sustainable Business Canvas (Download)


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