International Summer School
Sustainable Entrepreneurship

Shape your Sustainable Business

Tackle global challenges and learn from
leading academics & sustainable founders

The TUM School of Management is taking precautionary measures to safeguard students´ security and health. As leading business University, we take up the current times challenge and offer our “International Summer School 2020 – Sustainable Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice” online.

The International Summer School 2020 – Sustainable Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice goes online!

July 20 to 31, 2020 – Interactive Online Seminar

Sustainable entrepreneurship, with its combination of economic, social and ecological goals, is a powerful tool for tackling grand societal challenges. The International Summer School 2020 goes Online and provides you with the theoretical and practical input you need to become a change-maker. 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 sustainable entrepreneurs from different industries, including fashion, food and energy. Participate in interactive online 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 online in small teams to develop your own business concept and become a change maker.

Apply now for a life-changing experience!


International Summer School

Dates: July 20 to 31, 2020
Location:Interactive Online Seminar
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: June 1, 2020
More information about application process here
Regular Submission Deadline: July 1, 2020
Program fee:


Early Birds Program Fee: € 690
(Application until June 1, 2020)
Regular Program Fee: € 790
(Application until July 1, 2020)
Program fee includes:
  • 2 weeks online classes (from July 20 to 31)
  • Lectures by excellent academics
  • Discussions with sustainable founders
  • Interactive activities and group work
  • 6 ECTS
  • Certificate from the TUM School of Management
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


The International Summer School 2020 goes online!

You will have the chance to meet leading academics and sustainable founders, and to work with inspiring, like-minded people from all over the world.

Online activities will take place from Monday to Friday from 2:00-5:30 p.m. CET (Central Europe Time).

We look forward to welcoming you in our International Summer School!

Summer School Program 2020


To apply for the International Summer School 2020, send your detailed résumé and your motivation letter to Ms. Esther Salvi ( 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: June 1, 2020
Regular Submission Deadline: July 1, 2020

Apply by June 1 to get a reduction on the regular program fee as Early Bird applicant!

Terms and Conditions
To secure their place in the program, all accepted students are requested to pay the program fee by 7 days after receipt of their confirmation letter.


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 from excellent academics of 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 start-up 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 online workshops at the interface of sustainability and entrepreneurship


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.


The Technical University of Munich (TUM) is one of Europe’s leading research universities. Its focus areas are 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 and profits from strong partnerships in science and industry. In 2006 and 2012 TUM won the recognition as 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.

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