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Munich Global Impact Hub (MGI Hub)

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 (MGI Hub).

Why? MGI Hub reasons & goals

The three Munich universities Technische Universität München (TUM), Hochschule München University of Applied Sciences (HM) and Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU) have been awarded the contract to design and implement the Munich Global Impact Hub (MGI Hub) as part of the EXIST-Potentiale program of the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection (BMWK).

The aim of the "EXIST-Potentiale" program is to implement a visible and activating start-up culture at universities and to create necessary framework conditions for innovative and high-growth start-ups from science in order to create sustainable jobs in the region in the medium term.

We want to use all our strengths to advance Munich on its way to becoming a globally visible, start-up-driven and impact-oriented ecosystem. That is why we are committed to the sustainable and ambitious further development of Munich's ecosystem together with long-standing partners.

MGI Hub supports entrepreneurial, international talents on their way through the Munich Ecosystem in a six-month program and serves as an important interface for innovation and entrepreneurship in the Munich region. Based on Munich Innovation Ecosystem's experience in managing the Munich Innovation Ecosystem, Munich Innovation Ecosystem was selected as the ecosystem integrator to coordinate the activities of the three universities.

Who is behind MGI Hub


The three major colleges and universities in Munich:

- Hochscule 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.

MGI Hub & Start for Future Initiative emerged from EXIST Potentials

Both the Munich Global Impact Hub (MGI Hub) as well as the Start for Future Alliance are funded and supported by the EXIST Potentials program of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection (BMWK).

MGIH was conceived together with LMU and TUM as part of the eBridge application for the EXIST Potentials funding line of the BMWK and is implemented by the joint ecosystem integrator Munich Innovation Ecosystem.

Start for Future is an initiative of HM, SCE and their joint international partner network to connect international talents, ideas and startups with the regional ecosystem and to further internationalize Munich within the MGI Hub on its way to becoming a global Tech & Impact Hub.

With the support of our ecosystem integrator Munich Innovation Ecosystem, we are building and continuously developing a shared ecosystem in Munich. In this way, impact-oriented ideas and international teams and startups can flourish to create a more global impact with a strong regional network of partners, experts and coaches. To achieve this, MGI Hub is 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.

A joint Advisory Board provides advice and support to the MGI Hub. The Advisory Board can be found here on the MGI Hub page of our Ecosystem Integrators Munich Innovation Ecosystem. As part of the

Together we make Munich the fastest growing imapct & tech hub in Europe.

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

SCE CEO Prof. Dr. Klaus Sailer explains the collaboration and activities of SCE & HM and our partner universities in the joint regional & international ecosystem - MGI Hub & Start for Future.




Prof. Dr. Klaus Sailer CEO

T: 089 1265 3211


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.