Category Archives: Veranstaltungen

ifempower. Iceland.

20./21.03.2019, Bifröst, Iceland: 2nd Transnational meeting for ifempower project

Partnering other 8 well-reputed institutions from 6 EU countries, STC EAST-WEST Joint-Ventures from Germany is deeply involved in supporting female empowerment in the field of entrepreneurship. Thus, ifempower project which is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union is aimed to implement this concept at the academic level. An innovative module on entrepreneurship will be accredited and launched at partner universities for 2 semesters. The module is addressed to female students who will benefit also from practical guidance and knowledge though the mentorship component of this module.

Project started in September 2018 and it is designed for 3 years during which the research-based module will be piloted between March 2020 -July 2021.

STC director Jurgen Raizner participated together with project manager Roxana Boboruta at the meeting organized by the Icelandic partner in this project. Bifröst University is an active member of the Icelandic and European research communities, hosting many independent research centres.

Priority of the discussions in Bifröst were the curriculum of entrepreneurship studies and the teaching material. Main responsibility of Steinbeis in this project is to design and pilot the mentorship program.

Results of the preparatory research study conducted by HÉTFA Research Institute were presented to partners as primary basis for the 2 days of debates. Steinbeis contributed to this research with interview-based knowledge from 7 German female entrepreneurs and 3 experts from which some are very interested in playing an active role in the future mentorship program.

Mentorship program is one course in ifempower curriculum and it is recommended to be understood as an “organic part of the module”. Mentors will take students to their enterprises and they provide professional tasks or show-up during courses. Thus in terms of practice (internship), students will get opportunity to work with mentors, assist their work, and get familiar with the general way of leading an enterprise. Mentorship program in the international curricula contributes also to promote successful education models, in this case – dual education. Innovative model is to combine mentorship and internship in a project competence study what is to be understood as basis for dual education.

A mentorship handbook serving especially universities but also Entrepreneurship Support Points (as component of current project), describing the complete mentorship program will be elaborated in English language and translated into Icelandic, German, Hungarian and Romanian by February 2020.

Mentorship program will be designed on best practice examples from Steinbeis university and other already existing successful female mentorship German programs which were analyzed by our Steinbeis center in advance.

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DSPF Networking: Vienna

The purpose of the networking event was to present the projects funded from DSPF to more stakeholders, and to enable exchange between EUSDR & EUSAIR actors.

Ana Turcan and Jürgen Raizner represented European Early Innovators Initiative at DSPF Networking event.

12 projects are supported by DSPF. The 12 projects were at the center of attention throughout the day. Representatives of various institutions emphasized the importance of the projects for the whole Danube region:

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Steinbeis representative at the EEII project stand answered questions related progress of EEII and discussed synergies with other projects. Furthermore, future partnership which aims to design European Early Innovators Program was put on high emphasis.

Qualitative networking was supported also through the presence of Mr. Eric Bartha in his quality as representative of Council of Danube Cities and Regions and possible future project partner.

Session “Empowering the Youth”, moderated by Claudia Singer (PAC 10)

DSPF fosters integration and reconciliation of Danube countries, with a particular focus on the training of young people. Main question of this session was, what support youth in Danube Region needs. But also: how to get in touch with “the” youth. Six projects, funded by DSPF, address exactly to the societal challenges of youth and EUSDR: EEII, SECCo2, The Bridge, RONNI, I-VET, DIY-ACCEL (DSPF projects on web). Synergies were discussed. Solutions are under construction.

Die Rolle von Wissenschafts- und Technologieparks

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Zur Buchpräsentation „Königsjahr“ wurde STZ-Leiter Jürgen Raizner gebeten, über rumänisch-deutsche Beziehungen in den letzten 150 Jahren zu reden. Die Buchpräsentation wurde vom Deutschsprachigen Wirtschaftsclub Nordtransilvanien im Rahmen seines Herbstfestes in Cluj-Napoca (Klausenburg) ausgerichtet. Für Jürgen Raizner der passende Anlass, zwei Persönlichkeiten des 19. Jahrhunderts hervorzuheben.

Am 28.07.1866 wurde Ion Ghica zum Ministerpräsidenten Rumäniens ernannt – von Karl von Hohenzollern, dem neuen Fürsten von Rumänien. Im Vordergrund steht für Jürgen Raizner aber weniger die politische Verbindung der damaligen Zeit. Ion Ghica war Mathematiker. Er hat Wissen geschaffen und als Präsidenten der Akademie der Wissenschaften dazu beigetragen, dass Rumänien eine wissensbasierte Gesellschaft entwickelt. Etwa zeitgleich hat Ferdinand von Steinbeis in Württemberg durch den Aufbau von Gewerbeschulen, die Entwicklung der dualen Ausbildung und das Bereitstellen von technischem Wissen aus England zur Industrialisierung des Landes beigetragen. Beide Persönlichkeiten haben sich vermutlich nie getroffen. Ihre Visionen sind für den zukünftigen Erfolg der Zusammenarbeit von Rumänien und Deutschland entscheidend. Denn das für 15-20 Jahre der jüngsten Vergangenheit erfolgreiche Kooperationsmodell auf Basis Rumäniens als Billiglohnland hat keine Zukunft. Die Ansprüche an die Zusammenarbeit steigen und erfordern hoch qualifizierte Fachkräfte. Auch wichtig: Unternehmen brauchen Zugang zur Kompetenz von Hochschulen. Dazu entwickelt Jürgen Raizner in Rumänien ein Netzwerk von Zentren für Technologietransfer – und wie in Deutschland ist der Namensgeber Steinbeis. Die Steinbeis-Zentrale in Bukarest ist im Hause von Ion Ghica angesiedelt.

Weitere Redner:

  • Prof. Tompea, Rektor der Universität Petre Andrei, Iasi
  • Prof. Sandru, Staatsekretär in der rumänischen Regierung
  • Prof. Horvath, Universität Babes-Bolyai, Cluj-Napoca
“Being Professor – Doing Business”

“Being Professor – Doing Business”

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).

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Triple-Helix-Conference on Bio-based Economy

Triple-Helix-Conference on Bio-based Economy

The conference, brokerage event and 4th clustering workshop was one of the major events of Danube-INCO.NET. Its main objective was to support the university-business-government cooperation (triple-helix model) to enhance the establishment and development of bio-based economy partnerships in the target countries, tackling societal challenges in the field of food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, water research, bio-based economy and bio-energy.

The event was organised by Regional Centre for Information and Scientific Development (RCISD, Hungary), in cooperation with the Central European Initiative (CEI, Italy) and the Steinbeis-Donau-Zentrum (Germany).

The conference gathered about 130 representatives of the academia, industry and government sectors. Participants represented more than 90 organisations from 16 countries.

More information and the links to download the presentations of the event you can get here.

“The Danube Region potential towards the development of bio-based economy partnerships” was discussed in three paralell sessions at Triple-Helix-Conference. Jürgen Raizner modereated the session on Energy while Lucian Cuibus, STC Cluj-Napoca, moderated the session “Food & Feed – The challenges of sustainable agriculture”.

“How to get funding” was the key topic that Jürgen Raizner presented at Clustering Workshop. Additionally he moderated the Elevator Pitch with presentations of 18 selected researchers and technology oriented entrepreneurs from all Danube Region.


Presentation “How to get funding”

Contacts, information and latest news on bio-based economy are available for Steinbeis Romania. With pleasure we discuss with you projects, networks and any initiative towards bio-based economy. Please do not hesitate to contact us.

Mixed Governmental Commission Baden-Württemberg – Romania

Mixed Governmental Commission Baden-Württemberg – Romania

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)

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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.


STM at Steinbeis Consulting Day

STM at Steinbeis Consulting Day

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.

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Space – Science – Steinbeis

Space – Science – Steinbeis

Celebrating 35th anniversary of the first flight into space of the first Romanian cosmonaut – Dumitru-Dorin Prunariu.

Prunariu - Raiznerrgen 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.