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Start for Future: Match & Start Programme - Apply Now until December 23th. 2022!

The Open Call for the Match & Start Phase has officially launched! Match with other teams, talents and entrepreneurs and START Your Future Your Way. Calling all early-stage startup teams and individuals interested in joining or forming a startup team in the fields of: 

  • Health
  • Food
  • Urban mobility
  • Circular economy
  • Energy
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System Innovation Hands-on Workshop at IEES 2022

Dr. Sebastian Planck & Johanna Kobilke took part in the International Entrepreneurship Education Summit (IEES) in Stuttgart and presented a System Innovation Hands-on Workshop at IEES 2022 around the thought provoking question "When do you feel that you are part of a system?" Find out more about conference and program here:

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News, Events, Start-up News

Strascheg Award 2022: The winners are...

On November 23, the winners of the Strascheg Award 2022, the ideas competition for students, alumni and employees of the HM Hochschule München University of Applied Sciences, were awarded during the Start for Future Summit 2022 "New Deal of Innovation in Europe". As a special feature this year, in addition to the ideas from the university, international project teams and start-ups from the Start for Future Alliance were also honored. Many thanks to all participants for their exciting submissions and congratulations to the winners and nominees of the evening! The 15 inter-/national winners from 5 categories can look forward to a prize money of 40.000€. The Strascheg Award is sponsored by the Renate and Falk Strascheg Foundation! You can watch the award ceremony here.

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Energy washing wins Dachau Energy Saving Award 2022!

In 2022, the Dachau District Office once again awarded prizes to projects that save energy, use renewable energies or reduce CO2 emissions. The four most exemplary and innovative projects have now been recognized with the "Energy Award 2022" totaling 3,000 euros. We are happy to congratulate our start-up certificate Batch #6 Alumni "Energie Wäsche" for the first place. With his project "Conversion of a washing machine to heat pump technology", Dr. Alexander Mlynek was able to save 57 percent energy in the operation of the washing machine, and thus fully convinced the jury.

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New alliance for sustainable innovation in Europe

Start for Future Summit 2022: „New Deal of Innovation in Europe“

At the Start for Future Summit 2022 on 23 and 24 November, leading decision-makers from the worlds of politics, science and business gathered under the motto “New Deal of Innovation in Europe” to shape the future of European innovation ecosystems, start-ups and co-creation. European Union Commissioner Mariya Gabriel presented the EU's New European Innovation Agenda.

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Book launch "Zukünfte gestalten: Speculation. Criticism. Innovation."

In the context of the presentation of her book "Zukünfte gestalten: Speculation. Critique. Innovation." Prof. Dr. Eileen Mandir and Prof. Benedikt Groß will give an insight into the concept of Design Futuring on 30.11.22, 6.30 pm.

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Real Time Innovation - Card of the week "Innovation means transforming"

"Real Time Innovation" is an innovation approach that illuminates implicit knowledge and success patterns for innovation processes in the social and corporate environment and makes them usable through a set of cards and a canvas. Today we present the next card: "Innovation means transforming". Each card represents a success pattern for one dimension in the innovation process. More info here.

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News, Events, Dates & Deadlines, Start-up News

Live Streaming of the Start for Future Summit Nov. 23 from 3.00 PM with European Commissioner Mariya Gabriel

Under the title "New Deal of Innovation in Europe", HM and SCE, together with the international Start for Future Consortium (SFF), are organizing the "Start for Future Summit" at the HM - Hochschule München University of Applied Sciences on November 23 and 24. 

Live-Streaming Nov. 23rd from 3.00 PM - 06.30 PM with the keynote of EU Commissioner Marija Gabriel, Panel Talk and Strascheg Award presentation incl. Idea Pitches.

Program of the Live Streaming:

15:00 – 15:05 Welcome by the Vice President for Economy of HM - Hochschule München University of Applied Sciences, Prof. Dr. Thomas Stumpp

15:05 – 15:10 Welcome by Roland Weigert, Vice Minister of the Bavarian ministry of Economic Affairs

15:10 – 15:25 Concept Europe by Prof. Dr. Klaus Sailer, CEO of Strascheg Center for Entrepreneurship

15:25 – 15:40 Key Note on the New European Innovation Agenda, European Commissioner Mariya Gabriel

15:45 – 16:30 Panel ‘New Deal of Innovation in Europe; Our Future - Our Way!’

16:30 – 16:45 Introducing the agenda for Day II

16:45 – 17:00 Break

17:00 – 18:30 Strascheg Award Ceremony incl. Idea Pitches


The Summit addresses representatives of innovation ecosystems, universities, industry, start-ups as well as the politicy makers and innovation enthusiasts in general. You are cordially invited to attend one or both days of the Summit to exchange, network and co-create around the topics of co-creation and innovative ecosystems.

Start for Future (SFF) is the fastest growing European alliance of entrepreneurial universities, university linked incubators, international industry and public organizations operating as an open entrepreneurship hub that drives the systemic innovation. Start for Future connects talents and early-stage startups with its assets and broad network of industry partners, addressing United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and combining it with highly impactful, profitable and scalable business models. 

You can find all the information about the SFF Summit on the website: In the flyer you will also find a summary of the SFF Summit Agenda & Invitation. Please send individual inquiries to

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Podcast, News

fIVE: Talk with Michaela Stauch about the Deep Dive Master and her start-up journey

In this episode of fIVE our host Franziska Mattner talks with Michaela Stauch about her entrepreneurial journey at the HM Hochschule München University of Applied Sciences and the Strascheg Center for Entrepreneurship. 

fIVE is your monthly university podcast on female entrepreneurship offered by SCE and HM - Hochschule München University of Applied Sciences. Learn more about our new podcast format and enjoy the episode here or on Spotify, Apple podcast or your favorite podcast app.

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News, Investment News, Start-up News

HEALYXZ receives EXIST founder grant

After successfully passing Batch #5 of the SCE Start-up Certificate Accelerator and a strong third place at the Strascheg Award 2020, in the category "Best Business Idea from Science and Practice", HEALYXZ could now announce another highlight. Since October 2022, the team has been funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection and the European Social Fund as part of EXIST.

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Dates & Deadlines, Start-up News

Your personal accelerator: Looking for Batch #9 of the Start-up Zertifikat!

If you have an innovative project and are looking for competent and individual support for the realization of your own start-up and would like to acquire a university certificate free of charge, then apply by January 16, 2023 for our start-up certificate support program and become part of the Start-up League.

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Munich Global Impact Hub Co-Creation-Conference#3!

Invitation to join the Munich Global Impact Hub Co-Creation-Conference#3 on Friday, November 25th, 2022 from 8.30 am to 2.00 pm at the Munich Business School, Elsenheimerstraße 61, 80687 Munich.

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News, Events

The nominees of the Strascheg Award 2022 have been determined!

At the Start for Future Summit of the HM Hochschule München University of Applied Sciences on November 23rd, the participants of the Strascheg Award 2022 will be celebrated and 15 inter/national winners from 5 categories will be chosen. They can look forward to prize money totaling €40,000! As a special feature this year, in addition to the ideas from the university, international project teams and start-ups from the Start for Future Alliance will also be honored.

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Female Founders Monitor 2022 published

The Startup Association has published the Female Founders Monitor 2022. The Female Founders Monitor (FFM) is the central study on the importance of female founders for the startup ecosystem. Based on facts and figures, the FFM raises awareness for the conditions of female startup founders, identifies current challenges and thus makes an important contribution to more diversity. Below you will find the link to the report and an overview of the most important points.

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Multiple use: find your space with SHQUARED

One of the biggest challenges for startups is the search for a suitable space. Once a potential location has finally been found, high investment costs, long-term leases and expensive rents represent further major hurdles that often delay or even completely prevent a start-up. The start-up SHQUARED has developed and implemented an innovative approach to this problem, which is particularly important in the test and start-up phase of start-ups in urban areas:

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Innovations Café, Events

Innovations-Café X Christmas Edition: Homecoming of the SCE Founder

Christmas is coming ... and so is the Christmas edition of the Innovations-Café. In December, we invite you to the Homecoming Party with our alumni founders from various industries at the SCE. There you will have the opportunity to meet the personalities behind exciting start-ups from our community and to ask the founders personally the questions you always wanted to have answered. You can expect an interactive evening with exciting conversations and networking with the founders in the Creative Hall of the SCE. Participation online via Zoom is also possible, so you have the chance to exchange ideas with the virtually participating Table Captains. Register now!

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SCE Investorentag 2022

Startups with capital needs from pre-seed to Series A pay attention! Take part in SCE's Investor Day on 08.12.2022 and pitch your startup in front of over 50 invited investors! Application until 16.11.2022 here.

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Start?Zuschuss! - These are the winners of the 14th round of the competition

With the Start?Zuschuss! funding program, the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs is continuing its support for startup projects in the field of digitization. The goal is to provide uncomplicated support to founders in the early stages. The winners of the 14th round of the funding program have now been announced! A total of 36 start-ups from all over Bavaria were able to secure funding. Among them are again some start-ups from the SCE.

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