The Extended Studies on Innovation is the only sensible way at TU Wien to learn and practice entrepreneurship. Its combination of theory, exercises and hands-on projects was highly valuable for me - I recommend it to anybody having interest in implementing own ideas.
The i²c has been a great challenger and enabler for my project to develop and implement an idea management program within a large enterprise. A hobby turned into a profession. I enjoyed the connections to industry and innovation experts and would recommend the curriculum to ambitious pioneers - both entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs.
The main reason I got so interested in entrepreneurship was the i²c Founder & Investor Talk Series. What makes it so interesting is the international speakers with different backgrounds and the diverse and valuable topics they speak about. This gives you first hand insights into the scene.
The Extended Studies on Innovation is for people who want more than day-to-day university life. It is for people who have a vision and are crazy enough to follow it.
Upon joining the Extended Studies on Innovation, I had a vague idea that I wanted to work at a startup, but wasn't sure how to make that dream a reality. Fast forward one year, and startup insanity is now my bread and butter: I'm a part of a group of wonderful, inspiring people who are like a family to me, I've become a pro at pitching my vision, I'm planning my next ventures with confidence and excitement and I crossed renting a castle off my bucket list 😉
The Extended Studies on Innovation offered a lot of new content that complemented my studies very well - from hands-on business model canvas creation to excursions with in-depth design thinking methodology application. The small group provided enough diversity to foster discussions while still allowing befriending the fellow students. At the time of the curriculum I was both a student as well as a startup founder - back then it provided me with a well needed "wider view" of entrepreneurial thinking. Years later I'm teaching design thinking courses at Google. I would recommend the curriculum to anyone who has an urge to create and collaborate. It might help you on the "how", the "what", the "why" and the "who".
Extended Studies on Innovation Alumnus 2013, Technical Program Manager at Youtube Music