One of the concepts of Transnational Entrepreneurship that is currently being pursued by xLab at the HKA is the equivalent cooperation between at least two start-ups from different countries. The objective of such cooperation is to leverage the market potential of each start-up and therefore it is crucial to find complementary partners based on the core competences and abilities of each start-up. The framework conditions and success factors of such a composition are topics of our current research.
The first pilot for validating this concept is currently being pursued by G-Lab. Therefore, we are promoting a collaboration between a founding team from HsKA with an Indian start-up.
Xlab is currently piloting an approach to a cooperation of start-ups across national borders in the university context. After one semester studying at HsKA and receiving entrepreneurial training, students from the Queensland University of Technology pursuit a challenging project internship at SAP, where they develop an IoT solution with a team of company employees. Upon the end of the program the solution and the respective business model are exported to Australia and introduced to the local market it in a start-up-like manner. The teams in Germany and Australia continue to share resources and experience while establishing independent businesses that are adapted to the needs of local customers.