Are good ideas due to talent or technique? Are entrepreneurs successful due to strategy or personality? Do we need inspiration or qualifications in the 21st century?
What is ape?
ape is a programme that focuses on “Innovation and Entrepreneurial Spirit”. Over the course of a year the part-time programme teaches key skills for entrepreneurial thinking and action: How do you detect the potential for innovation? How are new ideas born? How can these ideas be developed effectively and quickly into relevant and innovative solutions? And how can they be applied in the long term?
The certification programme ape combines know-how and personal development with interdisciplinary practical work in the fields of innovation and company development. Multidisciplinary teamwork is our main working method. Theoretical learning is always followed by practical application. Creative techniques are just as much an integral part of the ape course as entrepreneurial tools.
Programm (starts every year in the winter semester)
In the first semester the various theoretical and practical methods are learned and consolidated. During the “ape week”, held in the semester holidays, participants practice thoroughly the innovation methods which they have learned in the context of a short fictitious project. In the second semester participants work in groups on genuine innovative projects for real customers. Throughout the academic year additional relevant areas concerning innovation and commercial and social development are discussed in six topic workshops. A weekend workshop focusing on personal development is held at the beginning of each semester.
Innovation process, entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship, personal development, creative techniques, method & organisation competence.
Students and professionals who wish to acquire additional skills in innovation and company development.
ape offers you the opportunity to:
- Acquire an additional qualification with a recognised certificate
- Develop skills on the topics of innovation, entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship
- Gain practical experience
- Strengthen personal skills
- Get to know companies, entrepreneurs and their projects
- Network with other participants and participating partner companies
- Enhance your career prospects
- Become a member of the E’ship Community at SCE
Applications are invited from June to end of August. Please send your application with an accompanying letter, stating your reasons for applying, and a CV to Florian Huber.