International training course on innovative entrepreneurship 4InnoPipe course

International training course on innovative entrepreneurship 4InnoPipe course

02 February 2023

We are now accepting applications for our unique 4InnoPipe course in innovative entrepreneurship! Students, postgraduates and researchers of KAU have the opportunity to gain knowledge on the commercialization of innovative projects under the mentorship of leading professors from Germany, Finland, Croatia and Ukraine. The course is implemented online at the Kyiv Academic University. 

Period of the training course: 02.03.2023 — 27.05.2023

The course program (syllabus) can be found here

The language of the course is English. 

During the course, students will gain valuable knowledge of the basics of modern innovation in the EU and acquire skills in implementing scientific and technical projects according to European principles. The course is open to both beginners and participants with previous business experience. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive an international certificate.

The course was developed under the guidance of Lubomir Maciech, PhD, a leading lecturer at ESB Business School, University of Reutlingen, an expert in social entrepreneurship, leadership, networking and social innovation, who conducts corporate trainings for such global brands as Daimler AG, Bosch Global, Panasonic Deutschland, Infineon Technologies AG. The discipline has a strong practical focus: participants work on ideas in teams, starting with the study of social or environmental issues, identifying the problem that a particular innovation can solve, continuing with the development of a value proposition and business model, and ending with mastering the art of pitch presentation, effectively presenting their project to potential investors. The best teachers and trainers from Germany, England, Spain, Ukraine, Greece, the USA, Switzerland, and Denmark are involved in the course.    

The course will be especially interesting for participants who already have a startup business idea or have already started working on their startup. Over the course of the course, participants will make significant progress in its promotion, in particular in the aspects of team building; time and workload management; and quick decision-making. 

The course culminates in an international pitch competition (final exam) with competitions in several categories: best sustainable business, best women's participation model, best digital business model. The winners will receive prizes.

Technical details of the training course

 Participants have a choice of two training models:

1) 3-credit (3 ECTS - 30 hours of classroom training/group work + 40 hours of independent work + 20 hours of diary (writing reflections)/final exam) 

2) 5-credit (5 ECTS - 150 hours (50 hours of classroom training and preparation/group work + 70 hours of independent work + 30 hours of diary (writing reflections)/final exam).

Completion of the course provides for the receipt of a certificate from the Entrepreneurship Center of the University of Reutlingen upon fulfillment of certain requirements - mandatory attendance of the first and second blocks of the course with writing a mini-essay based on the materials of each lesson (reflection paper), preparation of a presentation and a final exam (participation in a pitching session). 

Participation is free of charge upon registration via the link.

Enrollment for the spring semester is limited to 40 participants from Ukraine! So, do not hesitate and register now. Registration will last until February 24, 2023. 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us:

Lubomyr Macekh, e-mail: Lyubomyr.Matsekh-Ukrayinskyy@Reutlingen-University.DE 

This is the second enrollment for the 4InnoPipe course. You can read about the results of the first course here. 

As part of the educational program, UCA is implementing the project "Strengthening Innovation Communication for Impactful Universities" (4INNOPIPE), an initiative of the European Institute of Technology for Higher Education Institutions (EIT HEI). This project aims to promote the development of innovations based on STEM fields, in particular those designed to improve human health and preserve the environment: food technology, environmental innovation, and sustainable pharmaceuticals. KAU's partners in the project are the University of Reutlingen (Germany), the University of Helsinki (Finland), and Zagreb Business School (Croatia). Together, these leading universities have developed a unique course for students who have innovative ideas and want to learn how to commercialize them - to create and develop startups.