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Allianz SE
based in Unterföhring near Munich, is active in property and casualty insurance, life insurance, health insurance and banking. It helps its around 19 million customers to protect themselves against risks and to take advantage of financial opportunities. In order to expand the service to its customers - in the first step to students - the alliance is planning to increase the use of mobile services. The alliance supports the SCE as part of the interdisciplinary training program “Real Projects Practical Semester”.

Bayern Capital GmbH
Bayern Kapital has been financing young, innovative technology companies in Bavaria with equity capital since 1995. From the seed phase to expansion, we support Bavarian start-up teams and technology companies with our financing offers. Your ideas and our capital contribution - a strong connection for the realization of future-oriented innovations.

BMW Group 
As a leading provider of premium products and premium services, the BMW Group offers its customers unique experiences of individual mobility. Sustainable mobility is the social claim to which the company is committed. Our products and services stand for this and are a contribution to society as a whole. For the BMW Group, long-term thinking and responsible action are the basis of economic success. This can be seen in the consistent exercise of ecological and social responsibility along the entire value chain.



The dm-drogerie markt GmbH & Co. KG is a German drugstore group and with around 3,500 branches and 59,000 employees the largest drugstore group in Europe. The corporate culture is characterized by flat hierarchies with dialogical leadership and great freedom of decision-making for employees. According to company founder Götz Werner, the working atmosphere is more important than profit. In cooperation with the SCE, dm was looking forward to new suggestions for the future of the drugstore: Participants in the Academic Program for Entrepreneurship (APE) developed various business ideas for “drugstore 3.0” together with dm. "We would like to get impulses from a young generation who will advance us in future on topics related to digitization and innovative product developments", says dm managing director Kerstin Erbe, responsible for the product management department.



As a B2B matchmaker, D OPENER GmbH, based in Munich, brings together the right business partners at the right time and thus supports innovative companies and start-ups from the high-tech sector in entering and expanding the market. With their social selling concept, they enable companies and start-ups to win the right customers for themselves faster and more effectively. D OPENER has a network of experts who enable access to numerous companies and industries and the relevant decision-makers. The goal of all matchmaking activities is successful and trusting cooperation from which all parties benefit.

EOS GmbH Electro Optical Systems 

EOS GmbH, based in Krailling, is a global leader in the field of industrial laser sintering systems and, with e-Manufacturing ™, opens up completely new degrees of freedom in industrial production. In cooperation with the SCE, EOS is a partner of the Germany Scholarship at Munich University of Applied Sciences.


Falling Walls Foundation 

Falling Walls is a unique international platform for leaders from science, business, politics, art and society. The platform was created on the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Inspired by this historical event on November 9, 1989 in Germany, the challenging question that Falling Walls poses remains: Which are the next walls in our world that (have to) fall? Falling Walls encourages future debates in science and companies and promotes innovations by introducing them to a broader public from all parts of society. The Falling Walls Foundation, as a charity, is funded by the Ministry of Education and Science, the Robert Bosch Foundation, the Helmholtz Association, the Berlin Senate and many other institutions, foundations, companies, non-governmental organizations and prominent individuals. www.falling-walls.comForever Living Products GmbH 
FOREVER Living Products, founded in the USA in 1978, is the world's largest grower, manufacturer and distributor of exclusive aloe vera products. The international network marketing company with annual sales of over 2.5 billion US dollars offers a wide range of wellness and beauty products based on aloe vera. Around 10 million independent distributors in more than 150 countries sell over 200 products from FOREVER in direct business. In addition to body care, cosmetics and nutritional supplements, customers who are enthusiastic about sports and fitness will also find optimal complementary products here, which end customers can order directly from the FOREVER online shop. As part of the cooperation, we want to familiarize young people with the topic of network marketing and the way the industry works, ”explains Dr. Florian Kaufmann, Managing Director of FOREVER Germany, Austria, Switzerland. "FOREVER stands for excellence, ethics, transparency and opportunity in network marketing and thus serves as an excellent practical example for the students". The partnership with the Munich University of Applied Sciences, which is one of only three German universities that can call itself EXIST founding university, goes particularly well with FOREVER, the Managing Director explains the cooperation. More information about FOREVER at FOREVER online shop for end customers.


The goal of Google is to organize the world's information and make it accessible and useful for everyone at all times. Our company has seen a lot in the few years since it was founded in 1998. Today, Google is used by hundreds of thousands of users and customers around the world.

HypoVereinsbank, a subsidiary of UniCredit Bank AG, is one of Germany's leading financial institutions. The core competencies include business with private and business customers, companies and commercial real estate customers, private banking and international capital markets. UniCredit Bank AG supports the SCE in expanding the interdisciplinary SCE formats “Real Projects Practical Semester”.




IBM is one of the world's leading companies for hardware, software and services in the IT sector and one of the largest consulting firms. In terms of sales, the company is the world's second largest software manufacturer. Today, IBM is the IT company with the most diversified experience: Founded over 100 years ago, IBM has redefined itself over and over again and has become one of the strongest brands in the world through innovations that go far beyond technology. In 2013, IBM and SCE set up a joint extra-occupational doctoral program - DBA - Doctor of Business Administration for IBM employees. The program makes a decisive contribution to establishing a new form of knowledge generation in the company.  


KPIT Technologies is an IT services and consulting company based in Pune, India. The company offers solutions for medium-sized and large companies in the fields of automotive electronics, industrial automation and chip design, business IT (BPO / KPO), as well as IT services for banks and insurance companies. The company is active in the fields of automotive electronics and chip design, is a member of the AUTOSAR consortium and works with seven of the twenty largest semiconductor manufacturers in the world. Strategic partnerships with Cummins and Lehman Brothers have strengthened KPIT Cummins' position in the Indian IT landscape. The company has further development centers in Bengaluru (Bangalore) and Wroclaw. Sales offices are located in the USA, Japan, Great Britain, France as well as in Frankfurt and Munich.



In the digital age, IT is increasingly assuming the role of "business transformation enabler" and growth engine. As an interface between business and IT, the metafinanz consultants and IT experts help across the entire value chain to exploit innovative potential and generate sustainable added value. metafinanz, a subsidiary of Allianz SE, would like to support the non-profit work of the SCE through an institute partnership with the SCE. In various interdisciplinary and intercultural projects, innovation is generated together with students and young professionals.

Munich Re Foundation

Munich Re has been dealing with global risks since 1880. Those who have so much knowledge also bear responsibility, and those who act responsibly share their knowledge. With the Munich Re Foundation in Munich, Munich Re is assuming this responsibility. People are the focus of the foundation's work. The foundation's mission is to minimize human and thus social risks. The Munich Re Foundation provides information and support, e.g. with the Dialog Forum, a series of discussions on current challenges that brings top staff from science and politics together with citizens.


Schaeffler Group

With its main brands INA, FAG and LuK, the Schaeffler Group is a leading global rolling bearing manufacturer and supplier to all well-known automobile manufacturers. The group of companies, headquartered in Herzogenaurach, has 180 locations in around 50 countries around the world and achieved sales of around EUR 8.9 billion in the 2007 financial year with 66,000 employees. With around 1,100 patent applications annually and over 13,000 patents currently in force, the Schaeffler Group is one of the innovation leaders in the industry. As one of the largest family businesses in Germany, social responsibility and long-term thinking shape the company.


Sparda Bank Munich eG

Sparda-Bank München eG is the cooperative bank in Bavaria with the largest number of members and is one of the ten largest cooperative banks in Germany. The business area extends to Upper Bavaria. The bank emerged in 1930 from the Eisenbahn-Spar- und Kreditskasse München and currently has more than 299,000 members. Sparda-Bank München eG joined the Common Good Economy initiative in 2011. The initiative has set itself the goal of building an alternative economic system based on factors that promote the common good. The focus is not on monetary profit and profit, but on commitment and investments for employees, society and the environment. The Sparda-Bank München eG would like to support the charitable work of the SCE with a donation.



SPIE Germany & Central Europe offers multi-technical services for buildings, systems and infrastructures. The range of services includes system solutions in technical facility management, energy efficiency solutions, technical services for energy transmission and distribution, services for industrial customers and services in the fields of electrical and safety technology, heating, air conditioning and ventilation technology as well as information and communication -, network and media technology.

Steelcase Werndl AG 
Steelcase is one of the world's leading manufacturers of office furniture systems with a focus on architecture, interior design and technology. As part of Steelcase International, the subsidiary Steelcase Werndl AG, based in Rosenheim, is responsible for Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship are a philosophy at Steelcase. This can also be seen in the exceptional solutions from Steelcase. As a sponsor and institute partner, Steelcase supports the entrepreneurship work of the SCE and the Munich University of Applied Sciences by equipping the creative hall of the university incubator for the founding teams with furniture systems for inventing, communicating and relaxing. We invite those interested to get to know this worklab.  

SWM Stadtwerke Munich

Stadtwerke München GmbH (SWM) are one of the largest German municipal utility and service companies. The owner is the state capital Munich. SWM is active in the fields of electricity, natural gas, district heating and drinking water supply, local public transport, operation of the Munich pools and telecommunications. The municipal utility and service company offers electricity and natural gas products to private and business customers across Germany. SWM are the largest European municipal utility and are among the largest energy suppliers in Germany. The SWM support the charitable work of the SCE. “Innovation challenges” are proclaimed in interdisciplinary projects with students and startups.
Synnecta is the point of contact for the social management of companies - nationally and globally. Change, transformations, cultural development: the culturally diverse, 70-strong team successfully accompanies you through developments and the creation of new things. Agility, new work forms and structures, digital mindset determine the work, consistent learning in and outside of projects means: 'We can people.' Active participation of people is essential for the successful transformation of companies - in addition to experience, new ways of thinking are required an energy for what customers need today. Dialog processes expose buried, unrecognized skills and knowledge. Diverse and passionate, the entire Synnecta Group at 5 locations worldwide is a committed, challenging partner for customers in the necessary transformation processes.
www.synnecta.comTQ Group
As one of the largest electronics specialists in Germany, the TQ Group enables tailor-made and innovative solutions for a wide variety of industries - from the idea to the finished product. That means: Products and services with knowledge, experience and vision for the areas of E²MS, Embedded, Drives, Robotics, Automation, Medical and Aviation / Avionics. The product portfolio ranges from electronic assemblies, embedded systems, electric motors and e-bike drives, to smart home and building automation solutions, right up to radio devices and transponders. Further information on the TQ Group is available at:


The VDMA e.V. is the professional association of machine and plant manufacturers. The project “Industry 4.0 Bavaria - Production and Business Models of Tomorrow”, launched in 2016, is intended to support medium-sized companies in particular on their way to becoming digitized and networked companies and to take up the diverse approaches that digitization offers for faster, more efficient and better processes as well as new sources of income. An increasingly important topic is the cooperation between established companies and startups. Medium-sized companies in particular should be given the opportunity to access exciting startups. To this end, SCE and VDMA jointly organize a wide variety of innovative formats. www.vdma.orgMichel Internet + software
The Michel company, based in Unterthingau in the Allgäu, is a technology partner of many companies and agencies. The Michel company sees itself as a web agency with a technical focus. The mixture of software company and web agency in particular allows customers to offer cross-system and innovative solutions. As a supplier for modern and innovative web technologies, especially based on TYPO3, we are also supported by the Michel company in the field of web programming. With the development of the tool for RealProjects, as well as the connection to the overarching network calendar of the Hans Sauer Foundation and the support of our regular newsletter, Michel Internet & Software has made a valuable contribution with great solutions.