International Summer School
at TUM School of Management

Become a changemaker

Tackle global challenges and
experience the Bavarian way of life

International Summer School 2020: Sustainable Entrepreneurship – Theory and Practice

July 20 to 31, 2020 in Munich

Sustainable entrepreneurship, with its combination of economic, social and ecological goals, is a powerful tool for tackling grand societal challenges. The International Summer School provides you with the theoretical and practical input you need to become a changemaker. Our objectives: Inform – Inspire – Interact!

Benefit from cutting-edge research at a triple crown accredited business school and the rich experience of sustainable entrepreneurs. Get to grips with the theory and practice of founding a new sustainable business.

Work with dedicated academics and a diverse group of sustainable entrepreneurs from different industries, including fashion, food and energy. Participate in interactive workshops and learn to see societal challenges as entrepreneurial opportunities.

Collaborate with people from all over the world and generate creative entrepreneurial ideas for tackling the grand societal challenges of the 21st century. Work in small teams to develop your own business concept and become a changemaker.

Apply now for a life-changing experience at the Summer School of TUM School of Management.


International Summer School

Dates: July 20 to 31, 2020
Target group:International Master’s students and young professionals with an interest in sustainability and entrepreneurship
Number of participants:Max. 25
Application deadlines:Early Birds Submission Deadline: April 30, 2020
More information about application process hereRegular Submission Deadline: May 31, 2020
Program fee:Early Birds Program Fee: € 1,790
(Application until April 30, 2020)Regular Program Fee: € 1,990
(Application until May 31, 2020)
Program fee includes:Workshops, lectures, tour at three TUM campuses, lunch, extensive cultural program in the evenings and at the weekend
Credits:6 ECTS (Equivalent to 3 Credits in the Anglo-Saxon context)
Examination:Oral group presentation and short written paper on a sustainable business model
Accommodation:Students can opt for our accommodation package or decide to organize their housing individually. Our accommodation package consists of a hotel room to be shared with other participants of the International Summer School 2020. The hotel is in the city centre of Munich and allows the students to easily reach the TUM School of Management.


The International Summer School 2020 includes an extensive supporting program. Together we will explore the vibrant entrepreneurial scene in Munich. You will have the opportunity to visit leading institutions in the field of sustainable entrepreneurship and meet the founders of purpose-driven companies and experience their innovative products first hand.

You can enjoy a true Bavarian experience in Munich and its stunning surroundings. The cultural program includes a visit to a beer garden, hiking in the Alps, a barbecue by the Isar river, an alternative bike tour of local hotspots and a great farewell party.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Summer School in Munich!

Summer School Program 2020


To apply for the International Summer School 2020, send your detailed résumé and your motivation letter to In your motivation letter please outline your prior experience in the fields of sustainability and entrepreneurship. (By sending this email, you agree that we might store your personal data in order to provide you with relevant information.)

Application deadlines
Early Birds Submission Deadline: April 30, 2020
Regular Submission Deadline: May 31, 2020

Please, ensure to apply by April 30 to get a reduction on the regular program fee as Early Bird applicant!

Information for students that require Visa

Early applications are encouraged! Please plan ahead to allow enough time for visa and travel arrangements. We strongly advise you to apply at least three months in advance. (April 30, 2020 is the recommended deadline for students that need to apply for a visa)

After registration in the program we will provide you with an official invitation letter to support your visa application.

Terms and Conditions
All accepted students are requested to pay 30 per cent of the total program fee, after receiving the confirmation letter, as registration fee to secure a place in the program.


International Summer School

  • Meet and work with inspiring, like-minded people from all over the world
  • Acquire a sound knowledge of Sustainable Development Goals and the grand societal challenges of the 21st century
  • Benefit from the cutting-edge research and excellent infrastructure of the Technical University of Munich and the triple crown accredited TUM School of Management
  • Gain insights into the work of sustainable entrepreneurs from various industries, who will share their personal stories with you
  • Familiarize yourself with a wide range of startup tools, including the Sustainable Business Model Canvas, Rapid Prototyping and Storytelling
  • Develop your own sustainable business concept in small teams guided by highly dedicated academics, entrepreneurs and coaches
  • Attend various workshops and side events on the interface of sustainability and entrepreneurship
  • Enjoy a varied cultural program in the evenings and at the weekend – a true Bavarian experience, including hiking in the Alps and a visit to a beer garden


Prof. Dr. Frank Martin Belz

Chair of Corporate Sustainabilly
TUM School of Management

Dr. Frank-Martin Belz received his PhD in Business Administration from the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland). Since 2003 he has been full professor and holder of the Chair for Corporate Sustainability at TUM School of Management. He focusses his research on sustainable entrepreneurship in industrialized and developing countries.

Dr. Rebecca Preller

Entrepreneurship Research Institute
TUM School of Management

Dr. Rebecca Preller is researcher at the TUM Entrepreneurship Research Institute. Her research focuses on how entrepreneurial teams develop ideas into businesses over time. She teaches courses on business idea development at the Bachelor, Master, and PhD level as well as for corporate clients. Before starting her PhD program she worked as a strategy consultant serving clients with an innovation focus.

Dr. Dominik Domnik

Social Entrepreneurship Academy

Dr. Dominik Domnik holds a PhD in Economics from the University of St. Gallen. He is a serial social entrepreneur and Chief Financial Officer of the Social Entrepreneurship Akademie, a cooperation of the leading Munich universities. The Social Entrepreneurship Academy provides education for societal change.

Dr. Sebastian Planck

Social Entrepreneurship Academy

Dr. Sebastian Planck has worked as a campaigner and storyteller for a sustainable consultancy. He founded a social project  and he is head of qualification at the Social Entrepreneurship Academy, responsible for all learning formats. The Social Entrepreneurship Academy is a cooperation of the leading Munich Universities and provides education for societal change.

Dr. Aline Menden


Dr. Aline Menden received her PhD from the TUM School of Management. She is co-founder and managing director of Endeva, a global network of thought leaders and brokers, who accelerate inclusive business innovations. Over the past ten years, Dr. Menden has led and implemented a variety of research and consulting projects for a broad range of organizations, including large companies, NGOs, international organizations, and foundations.

Torsten Schreiber

Co-founder and Managing Director
Africa GreenTech

Torsten Schreiber is a self-made man and serial entrepreneur. Since 2000, he founded several internet-based new ventures and was engaged in a political party driving the digital agenda. For example, he (co-)founded the sustainable investment platform ’bettervest’, the start-up incubator ’Gründertaxi’ and ‚’RockmyStartup’, a consultancy for social businesses. Now, he is the co-founder and Managing Director of ’Africa GreenTech’.

Jona Christians

Co-Founder und Chief Executive Officer
Sono Motors

Jona Christians is co-founder and managing director of the mobility provider Sono Motors. Sono Motors GmbH was founded in 2016 as a result of a project started with his friend Laurin Hahn after graduating from high school. The project took root in their common vision of a sustainable mobility concept that is independent from fossil fuels.

Fabian Eckert


Fabian Eckert cofounded the startup Recup in 2016 with Florian Pachaly. Their mission is to fight unnecessary waste from to-go coffee by implementing a reusable coffee cup (bento) deposit system. Recup is rising in popularity and quickly becoming available in more and more German cities today.


Students participants of the International Summer School 2020 have the possibility to organize their housing individually or to take our accommodation package (check in on July 19, check out on July 31). Our accommodation package consists of a hotel room to be shared with other participants of the International Summer School 2020. The hotel is in the city centre of Munich and allows the students to easily reach the TUM School of Management. For additional information regarding our accommodation package and pricing, please do not hesitate to contact Esther Salvi – Program Manager of the ISS 2020 (


Technical University of Munich (TUM) is one of Europe’s leading research universities. Its focus areas are the engineering sciences, natural sciences, life sciences and medicine, reinforced by schools of management and education. TUM acts as an entrepreneurial university that promotes talents and creates value for society. In that it profits from having strong partners in science and industry. In 2006 and 2012 it won recognition as a German “Excellence University.” In international rankings, TUM regularly places among the best universities in Germany.

At TUM School of Management, we carry out teaching and research at the intersection of management, engineering, natural und life sciences. After its foundation in 2002, TUM School of Management has quickly established itself as one of the leading business schools in Germany. Our research focuses on future trends and real-world solutions that advance innovation-based businesses and benefit society at large. Since 2017, TUM School of Management is part of a select international group of business schools to hold the Triple Crown Accreditation.

Experience Munich’s unique combination of a cosmopolitan lifestyle and cordial atmosphere. TUM School of Management is located in the center of Munich, the capital of the federal stateof Bavaria–an area known as the powerhouse of the German economy. Munich is a financial,  technological and entrepreneurial hub and the city of choice for many global companies such as BMW and an ever increasing number of start-ups. Munich was recently ranked fourth as one of the cities with the highest quality of living worldwide. The city offers stunning architecture, wide expanses of green and, on a clear day,a fabulous view of the Alps. In Munich, people from all over the world make for a vibrant city life, while native Bavarians ensure that German “Gemütlichkeit” still has a firm place in everyday life

Summer School 2019 Highlights

Summer School 2019 Highlights

Summer School 2019 Highlights

Summer School 2019 Highlights

Summer School 2018 Highlights

Summer School 2018 Highlights

Summer School 2018 Highlights

Summer School 2018 Highlights

“Thinking back to all the like-minded people from around the world I met and actually became friends with put a smile on my lips and reminds me how grateful I am for all the wonderful opportunities I have. Thank you, TUM! “

Charlotte Piller
Alumni Summer School 2018


  • Prof. Dr. Frank-Martin Belz
    Academic Director Summer School