Founded in 1995/1996, the MCI Management Center Innsbruck is a higher education institution, owned by the University of Innsbruck and other public stakeholders. MCI bridges university and business in a unique concept of an international Entrepreneurial School©, and has been accredited and ranked by various institutions for its outstanding quality. Furthermore, it is a fully accredited member of AACSB International.

MCI Management Center Innsbruck currently offers 29 programs on the undergraduate, graduate and post graduate level, including executive education programs in the fields of Management & Social Sciences as well as Technology and Life Sciences. With more than 3200 students, some 1000 faculty, 240 partner universities, and more than 8000 graduates, MCI has consistently achieved top class scores in national and international polls and rankings. MCI is an internationally valued partner for research, teaching and management training.

Embedded in a broad network of patrons, sponsors and partners, MCI is an important hub for academic and international encounters.

Following the concept of an Entrepreneurial School®, MCI is committed to fostering entrepreneurial thinking and action in every aspect not only among students and researches, but also among its management and administration.

As Entrepreneurial School®, MCI supports faculty, students, and graduates in their entrepreneurial activities. MCI’s Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Services provide assistance with the generation, protection and commercial exploitation of research results and business ideas of students and MCI faculty. It services include initial information about launching a start-up, entrepreneurship, and commercial exploitation of research findings.

MCI Management Center Innsbruck
The Entrepreneurial School®

Universitaetsstrasse 15, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria

Role of the MCI in the Project

In line with MCI’s mission the EEE project aims to build and strengthen the links between academia, business, government, private and public sector.

In the EEE project MCI acts as an experienced provider of entrepreneurial education and training in that it supports innovative thinkers and start-ups that pursue the acquisition of entrepreneurial skills.

During the EEE project, MCI will – together with the EEE project partners – develop the Entrepreneurial Teaching Toolkits. The objective of the entrepreneurship teaching program is to develop, test and compare innovative teaching methodologies, in order to widen the knowledge and improve the skills of graduates and academic staff. The course materials will be transferred to openly available course material enabling external lecturers to implement the course in their classroom.

Project Management Team

Prof. Bernd Ebersberger, Head of Research, Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Tel: +43 512 2070-1810

Desiree Wieser, Assistant Research, Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Tel: +43 512 2070-1801

Christine Pirhofer, Assistant Research, Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Tel: +43 512 2070-1821

Mario Gantioler, Cost Accounting & Planning

Tel: +43 512 2070-1226