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Fakultät für Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik


The Institute’s mission is also to support the economic development in the region. On the one hand this is done by close cooperation with regional companies, and on the other hand by encouraging and supporting scientists and students to pursue innovative ideas and set up own businesses.

Students are introduced to the idea of starting own businesses through a range of various offers at the Institute e.p. case studies (e.p. 5G case study within the master lecture "Mobile Communication Networks“ or the development of own business plans in the course of the bachelor lecture "Betriebswirtschaftliche Grundlagen der IKT“). Beyond that Prof. Wietfeld is actively involve in the advisory board of TU-Dortmund’s Center of Entrepreneurship and Transfer.

On the basis of the Institute’s research successes already three start-ups came into being: