TIE² International Lab

advance your tech project in China

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Are you a high-tech pioneer and thrilled about bringing your tech project to China? TIE² International Lab provides you with the necessary network, coaching and logistics to do it. Experts from industry and research as well as founders and venture capitalists will give you extensive feedback in order to bring your tech project to the next level. To ease your market or tech exploration in China, you will get support by the Chinese participants. Respectively, you will help a Chinese team with their challenges here in Munich.


Unique chance

explore the Chinese market and startup culture, collaborate with enthusiastic entrepreneurs from China’s top tech university

Intercultural collaboration

together with up to 20 students, scientists, and entrepreneurs from Tsinghua University in Beijing you will work on your project in intercultural and mixed settings

Munich – Beijing

during two exchange periods, you will experience the similarities and differences between the German and Chinese market conditions and startup cultures

Participation Requirements

Lodging costs for the stay in China are covered (including travel support).

SELECTION

UnternehmerTUM and X-Lab in China each select up to 8 teams à 2 people for a collaboration in intercultural and mixed settings.

COMMITMENT

You and your team mate are committed during both exchange periods (see flyer).

SHARE

Together with your team mate you hold >50% of the shares in your project or startup.

CURIOSITY

Your team wants to experience the Chinese market and startup culture.

BACKGROUND

You have a strong technical background.

CONCEPT

Your team may have been incorporated and already received funding or grants (no precondition) or is at least in an early concept phase (proof-of-concept done, prototype ready, hypotheses tested).

„TIE² truly was one of the accelerators for Shopeur! The exchange programme enabled us to validate Shopeur and to build the foundation of our growing business network in China. We are still receiving valuable support from x-Lab even months after our trip to China!“

STARTUP SHOPEUR

Seminar Content & Sequence

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WORKING IN INTERCULTURAL AND MIXED SETTINGS

You will connect with entrepreneurially minded students, scientists, founders and VCs from China and Germany which will help you to develop your skills on a personal, social and functional level.

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BOOSTING INTERNATIONALIZATION

You will learn to understand different customer needs in different markets which will open you the doors to become internationally successful with your project in times of globalization and digitalization.

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BUILDING A STRONG INTERNATIONAL NETWORK

Due to the close collaboration with the Chinese teams and the one week stay in Beijing, you will lay the foundation for future German-Chinese partnerships and network relations.

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DELIVERABLES DURING THE PROGRAM

The following submissions will be mandatory for a successful participation:

  1. Revision of your summary
  2. Pitches (in Beijing and Munich) online
  3. Revised 2 minute video
  4. Final presentation of progress
  5. Learnings, results, pivots

Note

This seminar is usually accredited up to 6 ECTS, please check with your study advisor!

All course communication happens on Slack. Join us here.

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Application

Application period will start when next course is possible

Success of Startup Caala

„We as Caala provide a cloud-based software which offers real-time calculations of the energy demands of buildings during the design process. Through TIE² we met potential investors, secured a financing offer as well as new pilot customers. We also established solid business relationships with attorneys at law and tax. The TIE²-community has significantly accelerated our development by providing an excellent environment for likeminded entrepreneurs ready to share both insights and networks.“

Dominik is Head of Entrepreneurship & Tech Education at UnternehmerTUM. He is responsible for the entrepreneurial and technology-oriented teaching activities for students. This includes curricular courses (techTALENTS) and personal development programs (Manage&More) at TUM and beyond. Focal fields are personality development, design thinking, technology development, and business modeling. Dominik and his team put emphasis on developing new methods in teaching and delivering prototypes in a flipped classroom setting. He received a diploma in business administration and a PhD in information systems from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU).

DR. DOMINIK BÖHLER 

Head of Entrepreneurship & Tech Education

techtalents@unternehmertum.de