Chemnitz University of Technology/SAXEED Center for Entrepreneurship

SAXEED Center for Entrepreneurship nurtures an entrepreneurial climate in academia and supports the creation of new ventures by scientists, alumni and students. We offer entrepreneurship education and tangible advice for start-ups at four universities in south-western Saxony: Chemnitz University of Technology, TU Bergakademie Freiberg as well as the two Universities of Applied Sciences in Mittweida and Zwickau. In the last five years more than 2,500 students and staff attended a variety of academic courses. More than 110 start-up companies grew out of 240 business ideas, creating more than 350 new jobs in the process. Since all of the represented universities have strong ties in natural science, engineering and IT, SAXEED focuses strongly on the creation of technology-based firms. This also makes very much sense economically: with technology based start-ups being a third of all the new ventures assisted by SAXEED, they created about half of the new jobs.


A video about CERIM..
...was produced by the CENTRAL EUROPE Programme.

CERIM presented innovations for algal biomass
IRI UL attended the traditional 5th Slovene Innovation Forum 2010. Within CERIM project, the top innovations in the field of algal technology were presented.

CERIM to be presented at Slovene Innovation Forum
IRI UL will attend the traditional 5th Slovene Innovation Forum 2010. CERIM project and the top innovations will be presented among other innovations created by Slovene companies and individuals. The entry is free.

Internal innovation workshop
The CERIM partners met in Vienna for an internal workshop where a method for the ranking and selection of high-potential innovations was developed and applied.

Study tour to the US
The CERIM partners visited tech transfer organisations in Detroit and Boston.

5th Technology Platform conf. “Open Innovation”
What can companies benefit from open innovation? That was one of the topics of 5th Slovenian Technology Platform conference which took place in Ljubljana on the 26. November 2009.

CERIM Innovation Symposium
When, if not now, is the opportunity to be innovative? This was the theme of the CERIM Innovation Symposium 09 held in Salzburg, 21-23 October.

Study tour to the UK
The CERIM partners visited technology transfer organisations in London and in Oxford in order to receive input for the development of a new technology transfer model suitable for Central Europe.

CERIM presentation overseas
Dr. Slavko DolinŠek (IRI UL) presented the CERIM project at the PICMET conference "Technology Management in the Age of Fundamental Change" in Portland, USA.

CERIM at the MOTSP conference in Croatia
CERIM partner IRI UL presented the results of CERIM starting phase at the MOTSP-conference in Sibenik, Croatia, on 10 June 2009.

CERIM-presentation in Berlin
The 30th of June did Prof. Dr. Peter Heydebreck (inno AG) present the CERIM-project at a conference in Berlin.