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Partners

MCEI is only as good as our partners. Here you can find all our partners sorted according to the services they can offer to you.

Advisory & Support

Advisory & Support

Angel Investors & VCs

Angel Investors & VCs

Competitions

Competitions

Design and Development

Design and Development

Legal Advisors

Legal Advisors

Startup Centers

Startup Centers

Student Initiatives

Student Initiatives

Mannheim University of Applied Science is looking for a Research Assitant in the field of virtual reality for their Department Virtual Engineering Rhine-Neckar.

Tasks will be:

  • development of scientific and practical applications in the field of VR/AR and product visualisation
  • Administration of partners of industry cooperations
  • Building-up and maintenance of innovative learning and research environment in using VR/AR-technologies
  • Identification and implementation of new methods in the field of VR/AR in education and research
  • Consulting and support for the use of VR/AR at Mannheim University of Applied Science
  • Maintenance and repair of all installations from KVE, PC- and network infrastructure

Requirements are:

  • university degree or university of applied science degree with relevant practical experience
  • Broad knowledge in the field of virtual and augmented reality
  • Coding experience in the field of virtual and augmented reality and 3D-data
  • Experience in object coding, particularly C++
  • Software knowledge with VR software products COVISE or IC.IDO are an asset
  • Knowledge in the field of 3D-data converting, CAD/CAE/PLM, product visualising and scene graphs
  • Fast analytical skills and understanding as well as broad interdisciplinary technical understanding
  • Very good English skills, written and oral
  • Logical thinking and communication and teamwork capacities
  • Knowledge in IT-support and basic administrative skills as Windows, Linux, Client and server skills are another asset, but explicitly not required

For more info follow the link or write an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Would you like to get out of the lab and solve real-world challenges? Stop imagining – START UP and realise your ideas! Join Uni Heidelberg´s STARTUP SCHOOL by heiINNOVATION. Join on a six-week innovation journey and develop innovative, actionable solutions for meaningful challenges on the issue of „Healthcare in a Digital World“. Our STARTUP SCHOOL leads you through the whole cycle of innovation from the idea to a viable business product. Guided by professional coaches and mentors, interdisciplinary teams will qualify themselves using state of the art innovation methods and will get the chance to deep dive in digital technologies that will shape the future.

Programme

5 October – 12 November 2020 (part-time)
Live online workshop sessions on Thursdays and Fridays
Online talks by innovators
Online self-learning sessions
Hackathon-Weekend
Topics: Design Thinking, Rapid Prototyping, Business Model Innovation, Story Telling, Pitching, Networking, Digital Transformation in Healthcare.

About the Startup School

The STARTUP SCHOOL is conceptualised to motivate young researchers to develop new skills and methods, to think outside the box, and to solve challenges with innovative ideas.

You will work in interdisciplinary teams on real-world challenges from different stakeholders in healthcare. While qualifying yourselves using state-of-the-art innovation methods like Design Thinking, Rapid Prototyping, Business Model Innovation, you will also gain hands on experience in digital technologies that will shape our future.

Professional coaches and mentors will guide you through the full cycle of innovation in six weeks: The first week will be all about onboarding and understanding the challenges, choosing the one you will work on for the duration of this programme and getting to know your new team. In the second week, we will introduce you to Design Thinking methods and how to use them to test human desirability and understanding the user’s needs. The third week will be about exploring solutions and creating low-fidelity prototypes to test your ideas. In week four we will deep dive into digital technologies and you will get the chance to earn hands-on experience in coding and hacking. At the end of week four we are planning a Hackathon, so you can use your new skills and concepts to wrap a prototype with the help of IT experts. In week five we want to generate a business product out of your solutions, test the financial viability and create a viable business model. In the final week you will learn how to pitch the solutions you developed and to present your ideas at the final pitch night in front of a jury and the other teams.

During the programme you will have the exclusive opportunity to participate in a series of exciting talks from healthcare professionals and innovators..

More info on program and application here.

 

Female entrepreneur on stage! Entrepreneurs and start-ups with minimum 50 % female founders from all over Baden-Württemberg are now able to present their ideas on stage for the Female Founders Cup 2020. Application is open until 20 November! Until then also votes can be collected to boost your application and to secure a spot for the final online pitch on 30 November 2020.

The Female Founders Cup forms part of the founding competition “Start-up BW Elevator Pitch”, looking for the most innovative business ideas and founders in the region. The pitch will be hold in front of a jury of renown experts. Winners will be awarded with a price from the public L-Bank.

For more info see startupbw.de/women or startupbw.de/elevatorpitch oder sent an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

You want to build your own success, create your own story and start up your own idea? You are motivated, curious and want to change something? Then we have something for you: 4 weeks of working on your already existing or new idea. 4 weeks of team building with your existing or new team members. 4 weeks of self-learning sessions with videos, live online panels, mentoring sessions and support from role models and successful founders. 1 final pitch night with a jury and audience!

Programme

• 3 August – 28 August 2020
• Online self-learning sessions
• Applied exercises for each topic
• Live online panels on Mondays
• Pitch events on Fridays
• Consulting hours and one-on-one sessions upon agreement
• Topics: Design Thinking, Lean Startup, Revenue Model, Pricing, Marketing, Business Planning & Financing, Story Telling & Pitching

About the Startup Lab

Heidelberg University presents the first round of the STARTUP LAB by heiINNOVATION. We want you to learn new methods, think outside the box and startup your own idea! You do not need a final startup idea or team. We are looking for motivated, enthusiastic students or alumni who would like to get out of the lecture hall. We are, however, also happy to welcome established ideas, startups and teams who are working on their case but need more input, mentoring sessions and support from startup experts.

The programme starts on Monday, 3 August 2020, with an online kickoff event, virtual get together and team building. Every Tuesday we upload learning videos and materials which are the basis for your exercises and the pitches. At the end of each week you will send us the exercises of your team, especially if you would like to gain your ECTS Certificate at the end of the programme. Every Wednesday you have the possibility to book consulting hours with heiINNOVATION team members who will help you with your challenges and answer questions. On Mondays we go live. We will organise online panels with great founders, investors and role models who will give you insights, tips and answer your questions. You will also have one-on-one online mentoring sessions on Mondays or Fridays. At the end of each week we will have a virtual get together, pitch preparations and a regular discussion with all teams. The highlight of the STARTUP LAB, however, will be the final pitch night. Every team will pitch in front of a jury and present their startup or project and will have the opportunity to win a special prize.

Frequent Questions

You can apply, if you…
• … are a student or alumni (5 years after graduation) from a university in Baden-Württemberg.
• … speak and understand English (at least B2).
• … are motivated to gain traction in the Heidelberg startup ecosystem.
• … want to learn how to build a startup.
• … already have an idea/team or a looking for team members/an idea.

What technical requirements do you need?

You need a stable Internet connection, a laptop or computer, which can be used for video calls. We will provide you with accesses for platforms like Moodle or Mural.

How much time do you need?

You should be available from 3 – 28 August 2020. During the week we will have live online activities on Mondays and Fridays. On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays most of the programme will be organised in self-learning sessions. You and your team members are free to book appointments during heiINNOVATION’s consulting hours on Wednesdays and to meet, either online or in person, in order to work on your project/startup. You will get tasks which build on the content of the videos and needed to be submitted until the respective deadlines.

Will you get ECTS credits, if you participate in the programme?

After successfully participating the Startup Lab you you will get a certificate with ECTS credits. It depends on your faculty and study course, however, if they accept this certificate. Please check with your department or faculty to make sure of that in advance. An active participation during the programme, especially during the live sessions, is a requirement. It is also necessary that you submit the tasks within the deadlines.

Will the winner of the final pitch event be rewarded?

Yes, we will award prizes to all team members of the top 3 teams.

Apply Now!

This week Cafe L3 is opening its bar again for you! Come to the Cafe L3 this Thursday (16.07) and Friday (17.07) and support our startup cafe. It's gonna be a test to see how we can have offline events again and of course the cocktails are going to be as good as you're used to!

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Sponsors

  • University of Mannheim
  • Institut für Mittelstandsforschung
  • Gründerverbund
  • ESF
  • Europäische Union
  • Baden-Württemberg - Ministerium für Finanzen und Wirtschaft
  • Absolventum