Workshop at Romanian Steinbeis headquarters: 24 professors, cluster managers and representatives of ministries discussed how to combine work at university with successful entrepreneurship. The participants followed an invitation of Steinbeis Transfer Management S.R.L.
Steinbeis is one of the world’s most successful providers of know-how and technology transfer. Central to all projects we work on the success of our clients, co-workers and partners.
750 professors of German universities apply a proven model in transfering knowledge and technologies to the business sector. Becomming member of Steinbeis Network is profitable for the professors but also a win-win situation for the involved university and enterprise.
Jürgen Raizner, director of a Steinbeis Transfer Center since 1994, presented the business model of Steinbeis. An intensive discussion on detailes of how to benefit from this best practice followed.
A lot of Romanian professors and researchers act as entrepreneurs and sell services and technologies – additionally to their work at the university. Doing such business shows, that there is a demand. But why should every professor develop and establish his own business model, register a company, take care about administrating the legal entity instead of doing what a research likes to do best – to do research. Jürgen Raizner explained in detail how professors can enjoy the support and security offered by a centralized Steinbeis Framework. And this framework is available in Romania now.
Beside internal benefits regarding efficiency of doing business, participants understood that Steinbeis offers added values and synergies, such as
- being linked with experts and competences of more than 1,000 Steinbeis Transfer Centers
- better access to German enterprises as potential customers
- significantly better reputation when acting in name of Steinbeis
- availability of promotion tools and support in marketing
Several participants expressed their interest in joining the Steinbeis Network. Minimum three STC might be opened in nearest future. Jürgen Raizner works in Romania every month for at least some days. Individual meetings will follow soon. Now we thank the participants for the good and fruitful discussions.
The expansion of the Steinbeis Network in Romania is in line with the new work program that is agreed by the Mixed Governmental Commission Baden-Württemberg – Romania. Jürgen Raizner participated in the meeting (July 14th/15th).
Work Program 2016-2018 is agreed.
Jürgen Raizner, in his function as Director of Steinbeis Danube Center, participated at the meeting in Karlsruhe. Projects of Steinbeis Danube Center but also of Steinbeis Romania are accepted to put on the bilateral work program.
“The cooperation with Steinbeis Network in Baden-Wuerttemberg shall be continued, along the already-established and the new lines of action.”
(Protocol signed by Minister Costin Borc and Secretary of State Theresa Schopper)
Our projects in the work programme, developed together with strong partners in Romania:
- Developing excellence centres for competitive meassures in city and regional development in Romania
- Dynamic mapping of the entrepreneurial, industrial and innovative economic system in Romania
- Developing tools to promote inovative entrepreneurship
- Setting up and expanding Romanian training centres for technology transfer and innovation
- Expanding Network of Steinbeis Transfer Centres in Romania
Our Steinbeis Center is invited for collaboration in additional 4 top level projects which were presented by the Romanian Delegation. A follow up will take place end of July in Bucharest.
Competences | Networking | Action Focusing on Industry 4.0
The digital transformation of entire industry sectors is going on. Is the Romanian industry prepared? The progress in Germany towards Industry 4.0 is higly impressive. For Romanian enterprises this means, the collaboration with German enterprises will become more difficult in near future – for those who do not adapt their manufacturing processes and workflows according the chances given by Industry 4.0.
Top speakers from business and academia presented an insight into the new business world. Being member of Steinbeis Network, STM can make expertise on implementing ideas of Industry 4.0 available to those enterprises in Romania, who understood that significant changes of their business models are necessary.
STM joint Steinbeis Consulting Day 2016 and presented business opportunities from Romania and services as exhibitor. Promissing discussions took place. We thank the visitors to our booth and look forward to meet soon again.
Celebrating 35th anniversary of the first flight into space of the first Romanian cosmonaut – Dumitru-Dorin Prunariu.
Jürgen Raizner congratulates Dumitru-Dorin Prunariu: meeting an impressive personality. 12 cosmonauts and astronauts come together in Bucharest. Potential future scientists participate as well as Steinbeis Romania. Generating visions for the youth. Celebrating? Yes, of course. But the message behind is clear: knowledge is necessary. Tackling a grand societal challenge.
Young People need perspectives. They need to be involved in designing the future. And: they need to learn being responsible. Danube Youth Alliance becomes active. Conference in Bucharest, 26.11.2015.
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