12 December 2019 | Münster
Repairing the bicycle, feeding the dog, including shopping, borrowing umbrellas - such a service station is missing in Münster's city centre. To build on an unused area on Roggenmarkt was the idea of students in the Master International Marketing and Sales at the Münster School of Business and students with a focus on architecture at Gulf University Bahrain. The mobile space concept "Wonderwall" was the winning one among other four in the project "Moving the City", an international project conceived and led by the Vice President for Transfer, Cooperation and Innovation, Carsten Schröder, and Prof. Dr Thorsten Kliewe, Deputy Managing Director & Research Director of the Science-to-Business Marketing Research Centre. The project took place within the framework of the lecture taught by Prof. Dr Kliewe, "Innovation and Entrepreneurship", in which students developed innovative and environmentally conscious business ideas for an open space and have now pitched them.
"Our goal was to train entrepreneurial thinking and acting in international interdisciplinary teams, especially against the background of current social challenges, to impart methodological know-how and to further develop social and intercultural skills", said Carsten Schröder. The topic was an idea of Dr Ansgar Buschmann from the Buschmann office supplies. "I am fascinated by the good concepts from the work phase, which only lasted four days," Buschmann said happily. And even if the ideas are only digital and fictitious at first - the approach of thinking about free spaces beyond the usual paths is very inspiring
The seminar was already the second edition of "Designing the future - an international student week for entrepreneurship". In November, also under the motto "Moving the City", students from Münster University of Applied Sciences, Cologne Technical University, Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos (Unisinos) and Universidad de Santiago de Chile (Usach) worked together with the city of São Leopoldo, Brazil.