Stiftungsfonds Deutsche Bank
Chair of Innovation Management
and Entrepreneurship

Overview

Supporter

  • Stiftungsfonds Deutsche Bank im Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft
  • Stifterverband (Donors’ Association for the Promotion of Sciences and Humanities in Germany)

HHL Academic Group

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Chairholder

  • Prof. Dr. Andreas Pinkwart (on leave)
  • Dr. Dorian Proksch (Interim Deputy Chairholder)

Research Associates

  • Simone Haubner
  • Carolin Wilde

Research Areas

  • Digitilization of innovation management
  • National innovation systems
  • Innovation management in the health care industry
  • Entrepreneurial innovation in the bioeconomy sector
  • Social entrepreneurship
  • Venture capital and private equity financing

Network

  • Coworking Space Basislager, Leipzig
  • Digital Hub Leipzig
  • FGF – Association for Entrepreneurship Research, Education and Policy (Förderkreis Gründungs-Forschung e.V.)
  • German Academic Association for Business Research (VHB)
  • German Biomass Research Centre (DBFZ), Leipzig
  • Leipzig University
  • Leipzig University of Applied Sciences (HTWK)
  • Self-Management Initiative Leipzig (SMILE)
  • Social Impact Lab (Incubator for social innovation), Leipzig
  • SpinLab – The HHL Accelerator, Leipzig
  • Technische Universität Dresden

Courses

  • Advanced Intra-/Entrepreneurship
  • Corporate Innovation Seminar
  • Innovation Management
  • Executive Education

Success happens when luck meets preparation.

Prof. Dr. Andreas Pinkwart
Holder of the Stiftungsfonds Deutsche Bank Chair of Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship
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With an increasing digitization, we can make better
entrepreneurial decisions.

Dr. Dorian Proksch
Interim Deputy Chairholder Stiftungsfonds Deutsche Bank Chair of Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship
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What we do

Entrepreneurship has been a cornerstone of the educational program at HHL for many years. With over 250 startups founded by HHL graduates so far we are one of the premier breeding grounds for future entrepreneurs.

Our work centers on entrepreneurship and innovation management in big and medium-sized companies as well as for startup businesses. The focus is on innovative venturing and the transfer of created knowledge between academia and businesses. The Chair’s goal is to realize an intensive theory-practice transfer both in research and teaching.

The teaching programs are interactive and practical; our lectures are supported by our wide network of entrepreneurs and innovators in the market who are engaged in interesting co-teaching with our professors.