Yesterday I had to opportunity to give a small course on Markets & Competition to 27 international scientists with excellent entrepreneurial ideas and the intention to startup a business. It was really great to interact with the participants after the session. What an inspiring crowd!

The course was in the context of the IECT international Summer School on Entrepreneurship in Tirol.  The program is a perfect blend of lectures, courses, workshops, and mentoring sessions to help the participants turning their ideas into reality. The IECT Summer School shows that when different actors in the regional eco-system play together and use international linkages great impact can be achieved.

The Summer School is developed in partnership with the University of Cambridge  and the European Forum Alpbach. It is hosted by the Werkstätte Wattens  and sponsored by the Standortagentur Tirol  and the regional chamber of commerce. National and international cooperation partners support the Summer School: Falling Walls Lab (, TEC Alpbach Technology Symposion, Global Incubator Network, ICONS , Spectrum, Management Center Innsbruck.