The Center of Entrepreneurship (CoE) at THI Business School is the competence center of the Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt (THI) for entrepreneurial training programs and entrepreneurship research. By bundling all activities of the various courses of study, we promote a culture that encourages start-ups throughout the university and throughout the region.The key objectives of the CoE are the promotion of the technology transfer as well as the support of competitive start-ups at THI through:

  • the development or entrepreneurial expertise as a success factor for competitive start-ups in all target groups (students, graduates and academics)
  • the promotion of contacts within the start-up network and the encouragement of start-ups
  • support for start-up entrepreneurs in acquiring capital as part of sponsorship programs

Activities and support

Start-up support activities are sustainably anchored within the university by sensitizing all target groups for the topics of entrepreneurship and offering a broad level of support for each entrepreneurial activity in all faculties and courses.

Through the CoE and the other programs offered by the university, start-up entrepreneurs will receive comprehensive training to develop their entrepreneurial skills. The CoE establishes contacts between the start-up scene and the economy. Besides the transfer of technology, this exchange between research and practice also anchors and promotes start-up in the region. Furthermore the CoE offers assistance in procuring capital for start-ups.

Current areas of research

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Innovation and Technology Management
  • Intellectual Property Management
  • Strategic Management
  • Business Model Innovation
  • Business Design Innovation

Entrepreneurship programs at THI

Team Center of Entrepreneurship

Oliver Horwath
Managing Director Center of Entrepreneurship
Marcus Reszat, M. A.
Managing Director Entrepreneurship Education
Sabrina List
Manager Science & Transfer / Idea- and Innovation Scouting
Simon Stapf, M. Sc.
Innovation Manager FORTEC
Franz Wenzel
Entrepreneurship Manager Faculty M/WI
Peter Boruth
Entrepreneurship Manager THI EI

Contact at THI Business School

Program director Entrepreneurship & Digital Business, Business Start-Up Mentor THI Business School
Prof. Dr. oec. HSG Martin Bader
Phone: +49 841 9348-3344
Room: A233
Dean of Education
Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Robert G. Wittmann
Phone: +49 841 9348-3900
Room: F224

Contact at Faculty Computer Science

Vizepräsident für Hochschulausbau und Sonderaufgaben
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hans-Joachim Hof
Phone: +49 841 9348-2526
Room: D021

Contact at Faculty Mechanical Engineering

Business Start-Up Mentor Faculty WI
Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Gerd Schwandner
Phone: +49 841 9348-6030
Room: A226

Contact at Research Centre

Head of the Graduate Center, Head of SAFIR-Cluster 3
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Christian Facchi
Phone: +49 841 9348-7410
Room: P207

Contact Executive Education

Academic Director Institute for Executive Education
Prof. Dr. rer. pol., Dipl-Kfm., Speech Trainer (DGSS) Alfred Quenzler
Phone: +49 841 9348-4710
Room: I101

Contact funding programs EXIST/FLÜGGE

EU Referent, Start-up Support, Bavarian Joint Research Programme
Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Christian Duft
Phone: +49 841 9348-6140
Room: P203

Contact and Address

Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt

Center of Entrepreneurship
Esplanade 10
85049 Ingolstadt
Raum Z 451 (Building Z)

Postal address
Postfach 21 04 54
85019 Ingolstadt

Visitor's Address

THI Business School
Esplanade 10
85049 Ingolstadt
Room Z 451

Postal Address
PO Box 21 04 54
85019 Ingolstadt

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