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Business Club


Ms Gabriele Müller

Technische Universität Berlin

Straße des 17. Juni 135

10623 Berlin




Business is one of the crucial topics in World Cities and therefore a focus area for research within universities. 

Three major fields for further development have been identified in the business related areas:

  • Management in World Cities (e.g. managing ageing population in big cities, management/retention of talent in big cities,
  • Entrepreneurship (e.g. development and support of small businesses, role of entrepreneurship  in big cities, business innovation, intellectual property rights, spin-offs from universities and the role of investment and venture capital)
  • Economic aspects of the research field of the other thematic areas (transport, health and culture).

The activities of the Business Club will initially focus on joint research projects. A common interest has been expressed in developing the exchange of best practice in business incubation which could include participation in workshops, summer schools, exchange of faculty, and joint programmes.