Rolf Schrömgens Chair of Entrepreneurship and
Technology Transfer



  • Rolf Schrömgens
  • Association of Friends of HHL


Prof. Dr. Vivek Velamuri

Research Associate

  • Felix Toepler

Research Areas

  • Business models
  • Business model innovation
  • Managerial cognition
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Open innovation


  • Business Design & Business Plan Seminar
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Scientific Writing and Publishing
  • Social Entrepreneurship


  • Chair of Information Systems I – Innovation & Value Creation, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
  • Dr. Bernhard Doll, Orange Hills
  • German Biomass Research Center (DBFZ)
  • European Academy of Management (EURAM)
  • Fraunhofer Center for International Management and Knowledge Economy
  • HTWK Leipzig (University of Applied Sciences)
  • Leibniz Institute of Surface Modification (IOM)
  • Leipzig Foundation for Innovation and Technology Transfer
  • Peter Pribilla Foundation
  • Translational Centre for Regenerative Medicine (TRM)
Rolf Schrömgens
Sponsor of the Chair of Entrepreneurship and Technology Transfer, Co-Founder trivago and Co-Founder leadership.sprouts, HHL alumnus,

My success story as an entrepreneur started at HHL, where I met people with the same passion for bringing ideas into life.


What we do

The overriding goal of the Rolf Schrömgens Chair of Entrepreneurship and Technology Transfer is to promote entrepreneurship in the region of Leipzig and beyond. The philosophy of the Chair aims at three distinct goals:

Provide interactive and dynamic lectures where the necessary tools are presented so students can further develop their interests in the areas of entrepreneurship and innovation

Conduct and publish research on topics that are relevant to industry

Act as an enabler and promoter of entrepreneurship and technology transfer in the region and beyond


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