The focus of a broad understanding of "Entrepreneurship" is an exploration of people, processes, structure and conditions that create something new or bring changes, in particular to make a (responsible) contribution to solutions of economic and social relevance. Entrepreneurship is therefore a key competency: the ability to set your own goals and/or to develop ideas on the basis of an analysis of the existing situation and realise them actively in a discussion with others. This can take place with the establishment of businesses (including social or sustainable businesses), but it can also occur within an existing business or through the entrepreneurial definition of your personal career and life planning as an "individual entrepreneur". The initiative looks at entrepreneurship on the basis of an interdisciplinary approach, which also considers intrapreneurship, social and sustainable entrepreneurship, female and cultural entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship education. A multi-level approach explores not just the person of the entrepreneur but also the type of business organisation and the influence of the business on macro-developments in business and society.

Coordinator and contact person

  • Prof. Dr. Michael Gielnik