Award for Sebastian Schlücker

Founder Competition of the sbm

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Prof. Sebastian Schlücker from the Faculty of Chemistry is keen to promote MINT subjects as early as primary school. Together with colleagues, he therefore distributes specially developed experiments with appropriate teaching/learning material. His idea won him 3rd place in the UDE's small business management (sbm) start-up competition. The 2nd place went to doctoral students of Prof. Angelika Heinzel.

28 business plans were submitted to the 20th round of the orientation course entrepreneurship from the small business management offer at the UDE. Chemistry professor Sebastian Schlücker together with Roland Grzeschick and Vi Tran were able to convince with the nano workshops for primary schools. For its excellent placement, the team now receives a virtual membership in sbm and six months of free office space in Tectrum.

Second place went to Nicolas Witte-Humperdinck, PhD student in the working group of Prof. Angelika Heinzel. Together with his colleagues Florian Nigbur and Christian Thommessen, he plans to found a consulting company in the energy sector. They want to make an active contribution to energy system transformation through a coordinated interplay of possible generation technologies and strategy development.

First place went to the two students Christopher Kremzow-Tennie and Dennis Pohl: They are planning to develop their own VR-based game that will ensure the survival of the village population in a post-apocalyptic Middle Ages.

In May 1999, the small business management (sbm) project was launched at the University of Duisburg-Essen on the Duisburg campus. Since then, it has coordinated and organized all activities aimed at promoting entrepreneurship and self-employment. The focus of the support measures is on training and support for people of all ages and professions interested in starting a business.

 Editor: Birte Vierjahn, 0203 37-9 8176,