The University of Passau is a cooperation partner of theDanube Cups.
The aim of the pitch competition is to establish an international and sustainable network between the universities along the Danube. In this context, participation in the competition forms an important element for the international networking of the university in the areas of start-up support and entrepreneurship. As a university with a strong affinity for start-ups, the University of Passau is using this partnership to strengthen the network established within the framework of PATEC: Passau – The Entrepreneurial Campus the university is on its way to becoming a true entrepreneurial university.
A total of 16 different start-up teams from 8 universities in 4 countries are participating in the Danube Cup, including two student start-ups from the University of Passau. For the teams, the top-class international competition offers an extraordinary opportunity to gain entrepreneurship experience and to network with renowned entrepreneurs, investors and heads of incubation and accelerator programmes.
Passau and Regensburg were the "ports" of the international pitch competition in 2023
The University of Passau and the team of PATEC - Passau the Entrepreneurial Campus were pleased to host the Danube Cup together with the OTH Regensburg and the University of Regensburg and their team of O/HUB in the summer semester 2023 and thus bring the pitch competition to Bavarian "shores". Their cooperation in the Danube Cup, together with the Eastern European partners, strengthens their networking in the field of entrepreneurship. The further development in the area of start-up support at the Universities of Passau, Regensburg and at the OTH Regensburg is supported within the framework of the "EXIST-Potentials" program of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection in order to increase start-ups from science.
You can find the follow-up report on the Danube Cup 2023 here.
Next port of call in 2024: Linz
Next year Linz will host the Danube Cup, bringing the pitch competition to Austrian shores. In addition to the Johannes Kepler University, the University of Passau, OTH Regensburg and the University of Regensburg, as well as the the initiators of the competition - Budapest University of Technology and Economics and Corvinus University Budapest - the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration and the University of Belgrade will once again be on board as cooperating universities.
As a partner of the Danube Cup, the University of Passau is part of an international network of start-up-friendly universities and colleges. In addition to the University of Passau, Budapest University of Technology, Corvinus University of Budapest, University of Belgrad, Vienna University of Economics and Business Administrations, Johannes Kepler University of Linz, Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Regensburg, University of Regensburg and Izmail State University of Humanities (observer status) are cooperating universities in the Danube Cup talking place every year.
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