Deggendorf Institute of Technology

Pioneering & Vibrant

Silicon Valley Program.

Centre for Academic Further Education

Turning Innovation into Business

"Germany is the land of ideas. Countless innovations and business ideas are stored virtually hidden in German heads or cellars and are just waiting to be implemented. However, only very few of them have the know-how and a suitable concept to bring their idea to the market", explains Professor Peter Schmieder, responsible head of this unique pioneer program at the THD. "In the past, this has led to German developments such as video recorders and mp3 players only finding their way from the American market into living rooms and trouser pockets around the globe," Schmieder continues.

In this part-time certificate program, German inventive talent meets American market management.

Target Group

Prospective founders and people interested in founding a company who want to implement their innovative ideas and go to market. True to the motto: "Science to money".

Specialists and managers from companies who want to promote the internal spirit of innovation and who want to put their existing ideas into practice for their company.

Managers and entrepreneurs who want to professionalize the market and brand management of their company.

The Career Concept

The Silicon Valley Program takes place in cooperation with the elite University of Santa Clara in Silicon Valley, the global center for start-up culture, innovation and brand development.

They work closely with lecturers from the Deggendorf University of Technology and brand experts from the SCU.

Throughout the entire program, you will systematically develop a concept for implementing your business idea or innovation.

During a one-week stay in the USA, you will present your idea as a business plan directly to financial investors in Silicon Valley.

After completing the program by successfully presenting your business plan, you will receive an official certificate from Santa Clara University.

The Silicon Valley program can be completed as part of the part-time MBA Business Start-up and Management. Furthermore, you can also participate in the SVP separately and have the services rendered optionally credited to your MBA later on.

Venues and Procedure

The "Silicon Valley Program" is a special part of the MBA company foundation and management.

Presence events take place at the TH Deggendorf and in online workshops ("webinars"). You will present your results during a two-week stay at Santa Clara University in Silicon Valley (California).

The total duration is eight months.

The program starts in June 2019.

The total cost is 11,990 € plus flight and hotel costs for your stay in the USA


Detailed information on the contents can be found here.

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