Inauguration of our MELBU Project on More Entrepreneurial Life in Bangladeshi Universities

Our MELBU project on More Entrepreneurial Life in Bangladeshi Universities was inaugurated in May by the European Commission’s Erasmus Plus programme to encourage entrepreneurship among university level students in Bangladesh and to build the capacity of universities in the region to develop entrepreneurship.

The project puts emphasis on sustainability in entrepreneurship promotion in Khulna district. Overall goal of is to promote the culture of entrepreneurship at selected Bangladeshi Universities in order to provide students with proper skills and knowledge to prepare them for starting their own business as one of possible career paths as well as introduce entrepreneurial skills as a personal qualification.

Our international MELBU partners are Maritime University of Szczecin, Khulna University, Khulna University of Engineering & Technology, Jessore University of Science and Technology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Science and Technology University, North Western University, Northern University of Business and Technology Khulna. This project is funded by the European Union.

The International SEPT Program supports the African Centre for Career Enhancement & Skills Support (ACCESS)

The ACCESS project at the University of Leipzig seeks to address the paradox of a growing and improved formal education system in Africa which does not improve access to the labour market, but rather contributes to increasing unemployment rates among university graduates. ACCESS therefore aims to improve access to the labour market in African countries where graduate unemployment is usually very high – over 30 percent in some instances. Within the framework of ACCESS, new interdisciplinary concepts would be developed and piloted to contribute to increasing the employability of students and graduates of African universities. A consortium of six universities from Benin, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda and Tunisia, led by the University of Leipzig, Germany, will undertake the project.

ACCESS is funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) under the “Higher Education Excellence in Development Cooperation – exceed” programme. With “exceed”, DAAD supports the establishment of international university networks on three continents with funds from the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

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Our SMILE start-up team AfricaWorks joins business delegation for German President’s state visit to Republic of Kenya

The company has been invited to join a delegation of selected business representatives that is accompanying the President of Germany, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, for his state visit. Jörg Kleis will be representing AfricaWorks in Kenya.

AfricaWorks is a recruiting and employability agency and links African talents and experts with international companies.

The visit will take place from February 23 till 27, 2020. The purpose of the visit is to strengthen bilateral relations and deepen economic relations between Germany and Kenya.

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German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) supports major development cooperation project of SEPT

With the programme “exceed”, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) supports the establishment of international higher education networks on three continents with funds from the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

Our project of the African Centre for Career Enhancement & Skills Support (ACCESS) of the International SEPT Program has been selected and will received financial support.

The main goal in establishing and developing the African Centre for Career Enhancement & Skills Support is to strengthen existing cooperation among the partner universities in Africa and Leipzig University for Sustainable Development. The network acts as an interface for the universities of the African continent and partner organisations of development cooperation in the global South.

The Centre works in four thematic areas: Capacity building to promote employability at universities, the promotion of the university economy, employability research in the African context and the already established African German Entrepreneurship Academy.

Innovation Award and iN4iN Certified Innovation Management Training in Egypt

Great event at the first Industrial Innovation Day in Cairo. It is amazing to see the fruitful efforts of our Certified Innovation Management Training and the innovative projects planned by the participating companies and coaches. Congratulations to all coaches and manager getting their certificates today.

Additionally, the Innovation Award was handed out today to the 4 most innovative Egyptian companies out of 11 applicants, which have pitched their ideas. Prof. Dr. Utz Dornberger held a speech about our project, the achieved results and give insights to be considered for Innovation Strategy of Egypt.

iN4iN info-events on new ISO Innovation Management Standards

We have conducted today in Cairo one of the first info-events, probably worldwide, about the very new ISO Innovation Management Standards. It was great to discuss the new standards with experienced business consultants and innovation coaches in Egypt. We believe, it is vital to stay up-to-date regarding the new ISO standards to lead the market and we are looking forward to the issuance of the rest norms.