Entrepreneurship courses as a foundation for your career

The entrepreneurship courses at Ulm University are aimed at all those interested in founding a company and those who are not quite sure about the topic. We offer students and scientists of all faculties the opportunity to gain a basic understanding of entrepreneurship, to think about founding a company as a career option and to learn important skills for your own career. You are studying e.g. biochemistry and you would like to work together with students from other faculties on future-relevant problems? Well then you've come to the right place. It doesn't matter if you want to establish a business case later on or if you want to bring in the learned solution design competence profitably with your technical expertise into a project team.

Our mission is to raise awareness and enthusiasm for entrepreneurship through interdisciplinary, modern and interactive teaching. In addition, we teach the basics of more sustainable business models in all our courses. Because we are convinced that our future living environment depends on how sustainably-innovatively we generate and shape our ideas today. And that starts with you, because in our volatile world (VUCA- Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, Ambiguity) the number of complex problems in industry and society is increasing! We enable you to think and act entrepreneurially and increase your enthusiasm to recognize, develop and implement entrepreneurial opportunities.

For this reason, we offer you different formats that you can attend depending on your interests.
In green: teaching courses with a focus on bachelor and master. Here you will learn new methods and your entrepreneurial mindset will be sharpened.
In red: We design these courses together with the YES network and they are mainly designed for PhDs.
In gray-blue: Of course, we not only offer teaching, but also great events.
In dark blue: You will find everything about life science.

Driving Sustainable Change through Entrepreneurship

Co-Creating Innovative Business Models for Real-World Challenges

The Entrepreneurs Campus offers together with the University of Twente a new international module for you: Driving Sustainable Change through Entrepreneurship: Co-Creating Innovative Business Models for Real-World Challenges.

During the event, you and your team will develop a business concept in the area of "The Future of Healthcare" (SDG #3). We will support you with information and methodology impulses in the plenary sessions, and you will also be accompanied by your personal coach throughout the semester. In addition, there will be input from relevant business partners with whom you will work together. Quasi an all-round package and at the same time a lot of time to independently push your idea. Even if you don't want to start your own business, this is the perfect course to prepare you for the working world! There will be students from Germany, Holland, Belgium and Israel, so you will have the opportunity to make international contacts. The language of instruction is in English.

Student Learning Objectives:

  • To learn and apply critical thinking to consciously formulate a reasonable conclusion.
  • Innovation and creativity: learning to systematically develop innovative ideas in a changing business environment.
  • Foster effective collaboration with diverse student and business stakeholders who may have different (cultural) backgrounds and/or areas of expertise to achieve agreed upon team goals.
  • Marketing & Sales: develop a solid business model to support value creation for international customers.
  • International Finance: Evaluate a company's financial performance from the perspective of multiple stakeholders and recommend financing options in a dynamic international environment.
  • Business Research: analyze a complex business problem in a business environment using an appropriate research design that leads to an evidence-based, workable solution.

Dates (All sessions will be held online):
19.10. | 16.11. | 14.12.
The sessions will be held from from 10 a.m. to 12 noon each day.
Individual coaching sessions by appointment
Want to learn more? 
Then come to the short information session on September 25 (6pm) via Zoom.

You can't make it, but have further questions about dates, schedule, ECTS, etc. or want to register right away?
Feel free to send an email to lena-3.schmid(at)uni-ulm.de.

Registrations to lena-3.schmid(at)uni-ulm.de
The number of participants is limited to 15 students.
Registration deadline: 02.10.23

This module, which is an elective one, is only open for master students of management & economics as well as sustainable corporate management (WiWi- & NUF)

Seminar: Quantum Technologies in Application with Business Case Development

How can applications of quantum technology be brought to market?
Together with Prof. Dr. Kai Bongs, we bring together two disciplines and take on the task: bringing high-level technologies to market.

Content: In this module the following technical content will be taught:

  • Functionality of quantum technologies, especially quantum sensors and quantum clocks (light-atom interaction, superposition, detection, environmental effects).
  • Functionality and requirements of applications in areas such as medicine, climate, communication, radar and transportation.
  • Introduction to entrepreneurship and sustainable business models.

Interdisciplinary and advanced content:

  • Solution design: methods and approaches to develop implementable solutions in a complex domain in interdisciplinary teams.
  • Interdisciplinary group work

Specific content for individual subject disciplines

  • Estimation of fundamental physical limits, as well as those practically achievable under environmental conditions, of the performance of a selected quantum technology.

Engineering or medicine:

  • In-depth understanding of the limitations of previous engineering solutions or practices and the requirements necessary to achieve improvement or new functionality.


  • Assessment of market potential and economic feasibility.

Learning Objectives:

Students who have completed this module will,

  • know the possibilities and limitations of quantum technologies.
  • understand the fundamental relationships between scientific parameter spaces, technical feasibility and economic feasibility.
  • Are able to combine independent literature analysis with critical discussion and mathematical estimation.
  • Have a basic understanding of entrepreneurship and can apply specific tools for solution design.
  • Are able to practically apply knowledge gained in their respective fields to a real-world application.
  • Have gained fundamental knowledge of multidisciplinary collaboration for goal-oriented solution finding and a cultural understanding of the values and scientific approaches of other disciplines

COLLAB – Collaboratory for Global Sustainability 2023

A five-day intensive virtual autumn school for Master students:

  • A Canadian-German cooperative programme of Toronto Metropolitan University and Ulm University
  • Small intercultural teams mentored by facilitators
  • Innovative concepts on the Potential of artificial intelligence in achieving Sustainable Developement Goals (SDGs)

The COLLAB Programme at a Glance ...

  • Time of programme:  9 October - 13 October 2023
  • Target group:  Master and PhD students of all disciplines
  • Application:  no later than 30 September 2023 (rolling admission)
  • Number of participants:  maximum of 20 students
  • Language:  English

How can you participate?

  • Who?  Master students from all disciplines from Toronto Metropolitan University and Ulm University can apply.
  • What is required to participate?  Please turn in the Application Form including contact information, field of study, motivation for and expectations of the programme.
  • Fees?  No, it is free of charge this year.
  • When?  Application can be turned in no later than Friday, 30 September 2023.  But please note that places might fill up earlier as we have a rolling admission on a first come first served basis.

Registration Link

Makers of Tomorrow

A masterclass for tomorrow's high flyers

You want to start a business, but don't know if it's really the right thing for you? Then we have the perfect offer for you with this online course. We combine the Masterclass "Makers of Tomorrow" (an initiative of the Federal Chancellery) with an online course. You can expect a total of 10 modules in which you will receive input from various successful founders from Germany. You will receive tips and tasks on the topics: Mindset, ideas, market, MVP, market adaptation, team, culture, business models, financing and growth.

Type of event: Online
Forms of learning: Masterclass and independent work
A certificate is issued upon successful completion of the online course

Makers of Tomorrow is available again for the winter semester 23/24 and will be accessible on 01.10.2023.

If you have any questions or need the access code, feel free to contact Lena

This module is open for all courses of study

ASQ Business Instinct

How your ideas can change the world

Here you will discover your creativity and learn how to transform your own knowledge into ideas. Create the future and learn how to design sustainable business models; guided by experienced coaches, encouraged by partners from the network and inspiring role models such as investors and founders.
Click here for registration.

This ASQ is open for all courses of study

Introduction (Presence)
15.11.23: Team (Online)
29.11.23: Sustainable Design Thinking (Online)
13.12.23: Sustainable Business Models (Online)​​​​​​​
17.01.24: Pitch Training (Online)
31.01.24: Fails & Stumbling Blocks (Presence)

All dates will take place from 2pm - 6pm.

ASQ: Change Management in Companies

A guide to drive change in organizations

This course takes a closer look at the principles and practices of change management, which plays a critical role in today's dynamic business landscape. Our exploration ranges from theoretical concepts to practical applications in real-world scenarios.

This course will provide not only the knowledge, but also the practical skills needed to manage and promote change. Through a combination of case studies, group discussions, and project-based assignments, students will be challenged and encouraged to apply theory to practice and prepare to effectively manage change in their future careers.

Whether aspiring to be a future leadership position, seeking a change management consultant, or simply exercising those all-important business acumen, this course provides the solid foundation needed.

The ASQ seminar "Change Management in Companies" in brief:

  • Fundamentals of change management
  • Understanding the status quo: systems theory and culture
  • Change in the context of companies: business model innovation
  • A good approach is half the battle: Identify and implement the right innovation strategy
  • Case studies from companies and startups
  • Conversations with guests from different companies

Lecturer: Dr. Dominik Bayerl
Learning form: Seminar in English

This ASQ is open for all courses of study

Friday, 27.10.23:
1-5 p.m. (presence)
Friday, 17.11.23: 1-5 p.m. (online)
Friday, 01.12.23: 1-5 p.m. (presence)
Friday, 12.01.24: 1-5 p.m. (online)
Friday, 26.01.24: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (presence)

Solving is better than knowing - become a FLö

Go from being a technical expert (Fachexperte) to a solution designer (sungsdesigner) and master real challenges with your new methodological skills. It doesn't matter if you want to become a CEO or if you want to learn a competitive skill for your career. We uniquely combine your professional world with entrepreneurship and that's what the workshop results look like.


08.12. from 9 - 13 o'clock

Future World

Save the Date: 22.11.2023

Life Science MeetUp

Unlocking the Power of Science: Bridging the Gap between Complexity and Impact

You don't want your scientific results to end up in a drawer?
With the Entrepreneurs Campus you can develop your research further - towards a product with social impact. 
You are now asking yourself: how do I do that and how do I find a suitable team?
Our Life Science MeetUp is exactly for that:

  • We are scientists, students, startup teams or even experienced professors or industry guests.
  • You can just drop by and get to know the community.
  • You can come to us with a specific request or simply listen to the impulse of our guests.

You can find more information about us and our work here: https://www.uni-ulm.de/einrichtungen/startup-beratung/ or on LinkedIn.
Questions or comments: melanie.kamrath(at)uni-ulm.de

Dates in overview:

27.10.2023 at 13 o'clock

Speaker: Dr. Christian Kuechenthal, Head of Business Unit Bioanalytics & Member of the Executive Board, Berthold Technologies

Perspective Shift: Transforming Science Ideas into Startup Impact in Life Sciences, 

Registration over at eeveno https://eveeno.com/334906039

Place: Albert-Einstein-Allee 11, 89081 Ulm, Raum N25, 2402, Campus Süd, Ulm University

Contact: Melanie.kamrath(at)uni-ulm.de


17.11.2023 at 14 o'clock

Speaker: Dr. Julia Mohrbacher, Strategic Management and Research in NFDI-MatWerk, Lecturer in Innovation.

Teamwork opens up endless possibilities: From researcher to efficient startup team, 

Registration over at eeveno https://eveeno.com/334906039

Place: Albert-Einstein-Allee 11, 89081 Ulm, Raum N25, 2402, Campus Süd, Ulm University

Contact: Melanie.kamrath(at)uni-ulm.de

08.12.2023 at 14 o'clock 

Speaker: Dr. Julia Mohrbacher, Strategic Management and Research in NFDI-MatWerk, Lecturer in Innovation.

From idea to reality: how to assemble the startup team and work efficiently, 

Registration over at eeveno https://eveeno.com/334906039

Place: Albert-Einstein-Allee 11, 89081 Ulm, Raum N25, 2402, Campus Süd, Ulm University

Contact: Melanie.kamrath(at)uni-ulm.de