The University of Passau wants to realize the great founder potential of Passau's students and develop into a real entrepreneurial university. Therefore, on September 1, 2020 the project: Passau - The Entrepreneurial Campus (PATEC) launched, supported by the BMWi program EXIST-Potentiale for over five years with almost two million Euros. The project aims to raise awareness, connect, and consult students about starting their own business in order to establish an active and vivid start-up culture at the University of Passau, especially targeting students of the humanities, social and cultural sciences as well as female students.
In addition to a sustainable and digital start-up hub, an intercultural start-up hub will be established under the direction of the Chair of Intercultural Communication and the research assistant and PhD student Constanze Ruesga Rath. Through the Intercultural start-up hub, aspects of culture, internationality and interculturality will be integrated into traditional elements of entrepreneurship, which nowadays are also indispensable for start-ups.
Next to the Chair for Intercultural Communication, the Transfer Center and various chairs/institutes of all faculties of the University of Passau are involved in PATEC. Furthermore, a network consisting of alumni founders, the INN.KUBATOR Passau, the BayStartUP, the Hans Lindner Foundation, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Niederbayern, the HWK Niederbayern-Oberpfalz, experienced coaches and mentors as well as seed-investors will be established to support the students in their start-up projects.
Under the following link you will find further information: https://www.uni-passau.de/bereiche/presse/pressemeldungen/meldung/detail/bund-foerdert-gruendungskultur-projekt-der-universitaet-passau/