Munich Global Impact Hub (MGIH)

Imagine the expertise and experience of three leading international universities based in Munich...

...working together with their innovation and entrepreneurship centers, bring international teams and talent to Munich.

...In Munich, they connect talent and teams with their strong regional and international networks to form a shared impact-driven ecosystem where disruptive innovations of tomorrow can grow.

This is the Munich Global Impact Hub (MGIH).

Why? Reasons & Goals of MGIH

We want to turn the SDGs( into reality - both regionally and internationally. To do this, we support the most talented students and entrepreneurs with everything they need to grow successfully so that their impact-driven ideas and startups can become reality.

For this reason, we have linked our international activities of the eBridge Alliance (clickhere for a more detailed read) with the strong regional network of the three major renowned universities in Munich. In this way, we not only connect incubators, partner networks, coaches and topic-oriented experts on an international level, but also on a regional level.

We achieve this through three steps:

1. we train student teams and university talent worldwide in SDG-driven, themed seminars.

2. we scout the best teams and talents and aim to attract them to our incubator program in Munich.

3. we bring them to Munich and then not only network them with our experts, coaches and incubator partners, but also connect them to the powerful networks of two other world-class universities and entrepreneurship centers. In this way, we leverage the synergies of a shared eco-system to provide the best startup and idea support network in the city.

Who is behind MGIH


The three major colleges and universities in Munich:

- Hochschule München University of Applied Sciences (HM)

- Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) and

- Technical University of Munich (TUM)

work together with their innovation and entrepreneurship centers

- Strascheg Center for Entrepreneurship (SCE)

- LMU Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center (LMU IEC) and

- UnternehmerTUM

and together create a strong, regional and impact-driven network to enable disruptive innovation.

Our Common Ecosystem

Together with our ecosystem integrator MUC Summit, we are building and continuously developing a shared ecosystem in Munich. In this way, impact-oriented ideas and international teams and startups can thrive to achieve a more global impact with a strong regional network of partners, experts and coaches.

The Munich Global Impact Sprint thus not only provides tailored support for the current needs of each team in our incubator program, but also creates so-called Target Labs for different SDG-driven topics (Batch #1: FOOD, HEALTHCARE, CITIES & COMMUNITIES, CONSUMPTION & PRODUCTION). We are opening up the events, formats and programs of all three universities and entrepreneurship centers to provide even more support to teams looking to build and drive an impact-driven startup in Munich.

Together, we are making Munich the fastest growing tech hub in Europe.

The three universities and entrepreneurship centers of the Munich Global Impact Sprint are committed to working with other higher education institutions, civil society organizations, government organizations, and industry partners to strengthen Munich's position as a startup and innovation hub and key hub in the international entrepreneurial ecosystem, and to jointly create a holistic, connected, and unique ecosystem to make the SDGs a reality.

Both the Start for Future Alliance and the Munich Global Impact Sprint are funded and supported by the EXIST-Potentiale program of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWK).

Munich Global Impact Hub (MGIH) & Start for Future (SFF)

SCE Managing Director Prof. Dr. Klaus Sailer explains the cooperation and activities of SCE & HM in the joint regional & international ecosystem.




Prof. Dr. Klaus Sailer CEO

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Prof. Dr. Klaus Sailer is professor for Entrepreneurship at the Munich University of Applied Sciences and CEO of the Strascheg Center for Entrepreneurship (SCE). He is a co-founder and on the board of the Social Entrepreneurship Akademie and is also on the board of Munich Network. Klaus Sailer is spokesman for the think tank "Denkfabrik Gründerhochschulen"as well as part of the think tank HEInnovate.

Klaus Sailer holds a Ph.D. in physics from Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, and did his Ph.D. at the Research Center for Environment and Health. At Infineon AG, he was responsible for project management and marketing of new semiconductor technologies. In 2000, he co-founded a communication technologies company with partners in the area as its chairman. He successfully established this company as a major market player, and was able to realize his innovative ideas further with various start-up teams.

His main research topics are in innovation process, business modelling, networking, co-creation and societal innovations.