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APE - Academic Programme for Entrepreneurship

APE is a programme that focuses on Innovation & Entrepreneurial Spirit, by teaching the key competencies required for entrepreneurial thought and action, with a human-centered approach. Real needs, wishes and desires are the inspiration for innovative developments in products, services, customer services, processing, or brand development.

Teams of students will learn theoretical innovation methods by practical application of creative techniques and entrepreneurial tools.

APE has the aim to provide all the participants with skills, self-confidence and decisiveness, to choose independently and critically in the fields of innovation, enterprise and business development.

APE is a one year programme (2 semesters). In the first semester the various theoretical and practical methods are learned and consolidated. During the APE week, held in the semester holidays, participants practice thoroughly the innovation methods, in the context of a virtual project. In the second semester participants work in groups on genuine innovation projects for real customers. At the end of the course, each participant will be provided with a Certificate that proves the attendance to APE programme and lets him to become a member of the Entrepreneurship Community at SCE.

Detect the potential for innovation
Quick development of new ideas
Goal-oriented and innovative solutions

Directed and supported by:

Strascheg Centre for Entrepreneurship

Founded in 2002, as an institute associated with the University of Applied Science Munich. The Center offers courses and research projects in the field of entrepreneurship, to support progress from an initial idea to successful innovation and implementation.

Gravity GmbH

A young agency working in the areas of innovation and design. Gravity assists businesses to approach problem solving creatively and to generate a culture of innovation. The agency has extensive experience of international projects in product development, service and brand development, and in teaching "Human-Centered Innovation".

University of Applied Science Munich

One of the largest universities of applied sciences in Germany. The university consists of 14 faculties in the fields of technology, economics, social sciences and design. Through the introduction of a qualification in entrepreneurship an excellent basis has been created for training qualified, dedicated, responsible, young people with Entrepreneurial Spirit.