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  • Steinbeis Institute

    The Institute for Global Consulting and Government (IGCG) was founded in 2003 by Prof. Dr. Friedhelm Gehrmann and is working under his direction as an international and multi-disciplinary team in 7 locations and in 7 countries. The IGCG is organised as a part of Steinbeis Foundation and University Berlin. For more details see and

    Main Objectives

    The most important objectives of the IGCG are:

    Knowledge and Technology Transfer
    Management and Leadership
    Sustainability and environmental issues
    Waste industry; water and wastewater; landfill issues
    Assessment of innovations and technologies
    Innovation-Check of companies/ teams/ employees
    Early detection of technology trends/ leap-frogging
    Technology-scouting and trading with used technologies
    Technology Centers: From educational provider to enabler of economic growth
    Smart Factory/ Industry 4.0
    Qualification of workforce in emerging countries towards digital age
    From Entrepreneur via Digipreneur and Technopreneur towards DigiTechnoPreneurship
    Smart and online-driven interactive teaching, learning, training, coaching, supervising...
    Smart and (predominantly) audio-visual qualification of unskilled and illiterate employees
    Vocational training courses
    Bachelor and Master Study Programmes


    The IGCG serves the following clients:

    Companies in Industry and Commerce
    Service provider
    Public sector on national, regional and local level
    International organisations (e.g. EU, OECD, UN Geneva, NGOs)

    Regional Focus

    The IGCG focuses mainly on the following regions:

    EU and East Europe
    MENA (Middle East and North Africa)
    Far East
    South Africa

    Thematic Focusses

    The main focus of the IGCG is on:

    Training and education
    (Inter)national technology trends
    On the "Go" to Digital Age
    Online-based, interactive and smart qualification
  • Steinbeis Institute Team


    Prof. Dr. Friedhelm Gehrmann (Director) Download CV

    Team of the Institute(in alphabetical order)

    Adel, Elbaset-Mohammed Prof. Dr. (Egypt)
    Allalouf, Raoul L.L.M. (Germany)
    Arinaitwe, Raphael Wakabwa Prof. Dr. (Morocco)
    Azizimehr, Kayam MBA (Iran and Germany)
    Brinkmann, Peter L.L.M. (Germany)
    Buescher, Bernd Dipl.-chem. (Germany)
    Denisow, Karin Dr. (Germany)
    Du, Yiaonan MBA (China)
    Eglitis, Rolf Dipl.-eng. (Germany)
    Fouly, Kamal El Prof. Dr. (Egypt)
    Garcia, Joao M., Dir. (Angola)
    Goepfert, Hartmut, Eng. (Switzerland)
    Goyal, Vineet Kumar, Dir. (India)
    Jeutter, Peter Dr. (Germany)
    Kowalczuk, Jan Eng. (Poland and Germany)
    Lapke, Gerd Dr. (Germany)
    Lee, Hyand Soo, Dir. (Korea)
    Lohmueller, Bertram Prof. Dr. (Germany)
    Malama, Albert Dr. L.L.M. (Zambia)
    Mueller, Urs, Dir. (Switzerland)
    Nan, Song Dr. (Singapore and Germany)
    Omarov, Manen Prof. Dr. (Kazakhstan)
    Reezal, Abdulk Dr. (Malaysia)
    Reich, Uwe Dipl.-eng. (Russia and Germany)
    Scholze, Benno MBA, Eur-Ing. (Germany)
    Schulte, Burkart Dipl.-eng. (Germany)
    Shalbak, Omar Dr. (Libya)
    Shoaar, Amir Hassan Dipl.-eng. (Germany and Iran)
    Siebert, Gunnar Dr. (Dubai and Germany)
    Strunz, Herbert Prof. Dr. (Slovakia and Austria)
    Tathiri, Akbar Moghadan, Dir. (Iran)
    Trondsen, Eilif Prof. Dr. (USA)
    Tutar, Berkant, Eng. (Turkey and Germany)
    Villinger, Georg, Eng. (Germany)
    Weinig, Johannes Prof. Dr. (Germany)

    External Partners of the Institute

    Furthermore, the Institute runs long lasting cooperation with renowned institutions and experts both in Germany and abroad. The cooperation is carried out from case to case, if subject-specific and country-specific knowledge is required for a project.
  • Steinbeis Foundation

    Steinbeis Foundation was founded in 1971 due to the initiative of the former Prime Minister of the Federal State of Baden-Wuerttemberg. The headquarters are located in Stuttgart. The foundation is named after Ferdinand von Steinbeis (1807 – 1893), who was a leading initiator and promoter of industrialisation and vocational training/ education. The most important objectives of the Steinbeis Foundation is the initiating and promoting of international technology transfer.

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  • Steinbeis University Berlin

    Steinbeis University Berlin is a 100 % affiliate of the Steinbeis Foundation and was founded in 1989 with the headquarters in Berlin. Steinbeis University Berlin is a private and state-acknowledged University. The study programmes possess the international accreditation and it’s academic degrees are internationally acknowledged.

    Steinbeis University Berlin has almost 120 institutes which offer in the framework of the university the following services:

    Bachelor Study Programmes
    Master Study Programmes
    PhD Programmes
    Academic Certificates
    Vocational and academic refresher courses
    Consulting and expertises

    Selected Thematic Topics of the Study Programmes

    Management and Leadership
    Technology and Innovation
    Information and Communication Technology
    Entrepreneuership / Digi-and Technopreneuership
    Energy and Renewable Energy
    Globalisation and Growth
    Small and Medium enterprises (SME)
    New Media
    Testing engineering
    Governance, Risks & Frauds

    More details are provided on the official website of the Steinbeis University
  • Steinbeis Conglomerate

    Steinbeis Conglomerate consists of three pillars or main business lines:

    Steinbeis Foundation
    Steinbeins Technology Transfer
    Steinbeis University Berlin

    This conglomerate can also be named or considered as an alliance-system or as a holding. Several units of the holding are working under the same roof. While the Steinbeis Foundation is a non-profit organisation, the residual two other pillars are private entities and profit-oriented.

    More than 6.800 experts – thereof approx. 800 professors – are working under the joint “roof” of Steinbeis Conglomerate in almost 90 countries of the world. In more than 50 countries Steinbeis has regional offices or Steinbeis is closely working with permanent cooperation-partners. The most important topics covered by the institutes under the roof of Steinbeis Conglomerate are:

    Applied Research and Development
    Technology Transfer
    Analysis and expertise
    Investment and Equity
    Steinbeis University

    The Steinbeis Foundation is quasi the nucleus of both Steinbeis Technology Transfer and of the Steinbeis University Berlin. The following graphic provides a short overview of the Steinbeis Conglomerate.
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