UIF Brings Innovation and Entrepreneurship to Your Campus
UIF Brings Innovation and Entrepreneurship to Your Campus

About UIF at TUHH

Whether you are a student, employee or professor at TUHH, we are here for you when it comes to innovation and entrepreneurship. We work for a creative and productive cooperation, in which your own ideas find acceptance and support.

About the Program

The University Innovation Fellows program empowers students to become leaders of change in higher education. We are leading a global movement to ensure that all students gain the attitudes, skills and knowledge required to navigate a complex world. All the fellows from schools around the world create new opportunities that help their peers develop an entrepreneurial mindset, build creative confidence, seize opportunities, define problems and address global challenges.

Further Information: https://universityinnovationfellows.org/

For Candidates

We as Fellows are boldly proclaiming that all peers across campus should engage in innovation, entrepreneurship, design thinking and creativity as a means to make a difference in the world and enhance every individual’s potential leadership abilities. We are declaring this to be a movement. Inspired by a deeper calling to advance their campus innovation ecosystem and strengthen the future economic prospects for our peers on campus, We have put forth this Manifesto (Link) as rallying cry for others, across organizations and academic disciplines, to join us in our cause.

Do you have the same vision or just a similar feeling in the gut? Join us! This is why you should do so:

  • Follow a design thinking & lean startup training from Stanford University's d.school
  • Attend international meetups to get inspired by other fellows
  • Get first-hand experience as an innovation consultant and startup coach
  • Join an interdisciplinary UIF team at TUHH and inmprove our innovation ecosystem
  • Be part of or international family and network to essential stakeholders at TUHH

What happens after application?

Stanford d.school will provide a six-week online training, starting in September. Each week, together with the other UIF x TUHH candidates, you will do assignments related to design thinking, innovation, and entrepreneurship. In the process, you will be supported by Faculty Champions of TUHH and a trained fellow by an international partner school. Throughout the training, you reflect on opportunities to improve TUHH's innovation ecosystem and establish a project idea on what to change.

With your fellow candidates, you will work on the project and try to make an impact at TUHH. Therefore, talking with relevant stakeholders is a must. The importance of stakeholders is highlighted near the end of your training by organizing and hosting a stakeholder meeting. You will invite and set-up an exciting and informative event for your stakeholders. As last element of your UIF training, you will receive a startup coaching workshop provided by Startup Dock. As soon as you have completed the training you will become an official Fellow, by being pinned with the official UIF pin in the pinning ceremony.

Then you pursue realizing your own project idea within the timeframe you have set with your team. The workload always depends on your ambitions as a team, but as a minimum you should be able to contribute about 10 hours/week. Afterwards you can take on further projects or support other fellows in their development. Once a fellow, always a fellow!

For Partners

Be part of an inspiring movement that nurtures young talents and fresh ideas! Become a valuable partner for the success of the UIF x TUHH program. Support the teams in implementing their projects and together with talented innovators, strengthen the innovation ecosystem of TUHH and the city of Hamburg. Through your engagement, you will become part of an inspiring network of creative minds who are shaping a sustainable future together. Let's take action and drive progress forward. Contact us today and become a significant part of this dynamic initiative!