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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.

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Student Initiatives

You want to conquer #newmarkets, improve your #skillset and collaborate with other innovative entrepreneurs?
The Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs Programme might be what you are looking for!

Take part in the webinar on 14th of November 2022 at 17:00 CET and get to know how Martin, young tech entrepreneur from Austria and founder of DIVU, and Maxim, serial entrepreneur from Canada, have benefitted from their collaboration.

EYE and EYE Global offers young Entrepreneurs to start a business collaboration with a Mentor in another country while receiving a grant from the European Commission.

Discover how you can participate and benefit from this opportunity!

For registration write an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and receive the Webex link.

Your help is needed! Let's create open data together to make local public transport more accessible for everyone.

In the course of the research project "OD2Guide ScaleUp", contagt GmbH is developing an app prototype for digital wayfinding. The goal is to make public transport inclusive and barrier-free.

For this purpose, we want to enter barriers such as steps or narrow places into the map material together in "Mapathon" parties. This data will later be made available to users with the app. The first Mapathon will take place in Mannheim!

If you're curious, the best thing to do is sign up directly! All you need is a smartphone. Participation is free of charge and food is provided.


About the research project

The research project "OD2Guide ScaleUp" is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Digital Affairs and Transport (BMDV). In the project, we are testing how to digitally support people with disabilities while traveling. The aim is to develop a prototype app that displays location-based information on accessibility and orientation tips while traveling. The corresponding data is to be generated collaboratively in Mapathon events.


What is a Mapathon?

In a Mapathon, we come together to collectively capture barriers using images and satellite imagery and digitally add them to an OpenStreetMap map. The data collected in this way is then freely available to the general public. The data collection is done via our smartphones. In addition, people with and without handicaps meet here to exchange ideas and learn from each other.



The Mapathon will take place on Friday, 11/11/2022, at RNV in Dynamostraße 19 (Megaron) in Mannheim. Details on how to get there can be found here. In view of the current Corona case numbers, you can of course wear a medical mask at the event. Besides your smartphone, you should also bring an identification document for the check-in and of course a lot of good mood! We are looking forward to seeing you!


Course of the Mapathon

16:00 Check-in
16:15 Welcome by contagt and RNV
16:30 Presentation of the research project
16:45 Start of joint mapping
18:00 Dinner
19:00-20:00 Open End


Date: Friday, 11.11.2022 from 16:00 hrs.

Location: RNV Headquarters, Dynamostraße 19, 68165 Mannheim, Germany

Are scientist and designers able to collaborate? What about their opposing personalities? This panel discusses possibilities.

On October 26th an international panel of designers and scientists comes together at CUBEX ONE. They discuss possibilities on how scientists and designers can work together.

Drinks and food is taken care of. So join in for a special breakfast

30min Get-Together
Keynote #1: "Designers working with scientists at RMIT" by Dr. Judith Glover
Keynote #2: tbd
Dr. Judith Glover - Senior Design Lecturer at RMIT Melbourne
Sirarm Sharath - Engineering Professor at RMIT Melbourne
Kai Beiderwellen - Communication Professor at University of applied Science Mannheim
Markus Wilhelms - Entrepreneur and Alumni of d.Health Barcelona (Design Health Program)
Hannah Schlott - Project Manager at University Hospital Mannheim
Ryan Alicea - Founder and Researcher at University Heidelberg

Wed, October 26, 2022, 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM CEST

CUBEX ONE, Franz-Volhard-Straße 5, 68167 Mannheim Germany

More info and registration here 

The Startup BW Tourism Cup is coming up!

It is a super interesting opportunity for startups from the travel sector to present themselves. The winner will be granted a price and also receive a funding of 10.000 € to turn his idea into reality.

Some intriguing applicants are already listed on the page. Make sure you check out your potential competitors and receive more info on terms and competion!

Every semester, great projects are carried out and ideas are spun, then it's off to exam time and the idea fades into obscurity. With the Academic Seed Accelerator Program (short: ASAP BW we encourage and push you to go one step further and validate if you can make more out of the idea. Maybe even a start-up?!
No matter if you are at the very beginning or have already developed a first concept, ASAP BW can help you to make the most out of it! Designed as a state-wide competition between students and alumni of all universities and colleges from all over Baden-Württemberg.

You can work when you want, from anywhere, and get digital support from the ASAP BW team in the form of step-by-step guidance in the Academy with templates and explanatory videos, as well as events & mentoring to develop your idea into a validated business model in 5 challenges. If you complete all challenges and submit your documents, you can qualify for the big final on 15.02.2023, win great prizes and make valuable contacts. You will also receive a certificate of participation for your CV and can also get up to 3 ECTS credits for your studies.

You still have questions? You are welcome to join the kick-off for teams and interested parties on October 19th 2022 from 16:30-17:00.

More information & registration: // Watch the trailor

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