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Export-Akademie Baden-Württemberg is a training and consulting organization with focus on green technologies and digitization.

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“Technology Transfer according to the IMLead® Heptathlon Concept“


GreenMLA® Green Management & Leadership Award 2023


Carbon Management, ESG-Screening
Green Hydrogen, Waste to Energy
IMLead® Technology Transfer

Steinbeis Day on September 2023, Stuttgart

40 years Export-Akademie Baden-Württemberg and Steinbeis Stiftung für Technologie Transfer

At Steinbeis Day 2023, the respective founders Professor Rolf Pfeiffer (Export-Akademie) and Professor Johann Löhn (Steinbeis) met again. The two organizations were founded in the year 1983 by the State Government of Baden-Württemberg to support companies in their international business activities and technology transfer. This year, both organizations joined their forces and founded the Steinbeis School for Sustainable Technology & Management (SUTM) to support sustainable technology transfer globally.

Green Hydrogen Conference on June 12 and 13, 2023, Frankfurt

Building up Large-scale International Hydrogen Hubs Requires New Technologies and a New Integrated Approach for Implementation

Export-Akademie hosted the Green Hydrogen Conference in the framework of Digisustain in Frankfurt. The conference looked into the future key enablers of green hydrogen production and its benefits for the global economy. EABW created a conference program that included topics ranging from supply chain, green hydrogen hubs, carbon markets, R&D, to training and education. The key players in sustainable industrialization and a global transition towards decarbonization could join the impactful discussions and network together in Kap Europa.




Beijing, 28 May 2023

Signing ceremony for strategic cooperation between Steinbeis SGIT & Municipality Beijing and official launch of the DSE China Representative Office at the ZGC Forum 2023

The signing ceremony for establishing the Steinbeis China Technology Transfer Center Beijing was hold at a high level event at the Zhongguancun Forum 2023. The co-operation agreement between Steinbeis SGIT and Beijing Science & Technology Committee was signed by Mr. Bertram Lohmüller and Vice Director Ms. Yulei Chang.

One further milestone was the strengthening of the strategic green hydrogen alliance between Hebei Province and DSE. In an official ceremony the lauch of the DSE China Representative Office was announced. Dr. Peter Mercker (representant of DSE China) and Helen Ma (representant Steinbeis SGIT China) unveiled the new company sign of the DSE representative office.

JUNE 12 and 13 2023 , KAP EUROPA in Frankfurt am Main

Green Hydrogen Conference as a part of Digisustain

DSE Green Technologies consortium with a leading role of Export-Akademie Baden-Württemberg is launching a conference on Green Hydrogen and the exhibition room DSE Village. As a part of the conference and exhibition event DIGISUSTAIN 2023, this conference provides a broad discussion platform for how hydrogen can be one of the key enablers for a sustainable transition. In cooperation with the foundation Inglosus, DSE shapes the DIGISUSTAIN, which takes place on June 12 and 13 2023 in KAP EUROPA in Frankfurt am Main. How digitalization and new technologies can lead the world to a sustainable future? This global question stands behind all 15 conferences, with top-notch speakers from business and politics. DSE consortium members and many other companies from start-ups to worldwide corporations are glad to present their green projects, show their products and network for sustainable world of tomorrow.


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February, March, April 2023, Namibia & Addis Ababa

SDG Projects in Africa

DSE Green Technologies consortium is currently conducting high impact projects in several African countries as Egypt, Namibia, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Zambia.

The projects touch on rain forest protection, sustainable industrialization, green technologies, green hydrogen and waste to energy. Together with international partners DSE is working on the establishment of a stock exchange for the carbon credit market as well as on integrity standards for the carbon credits. Scientific partner as well as partner for job-integrated training and education is the Pan African Technology Transfer University which is running under the umbrella of Export-Akademie Baden-Württemberg and Steinbeis University.

It was a great pleasure to meet her excellence Ève Bazaiba, Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development of the Democratic Republic of the Congo during the Africa Business Forum. At the forum in February 2023 in Addis Ababa also the Acting Executive Secretary of UNECA United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Mr. Antiono Pedro, was met. With both partners it was agreed to lift the DSE projects to the next level of implementation. Framework for all projects on the African continent is our concept “Policy, Legal and Regulatory and Institutional Framework conditions for Green Special Economic Zones” which is successfully approved by UNECA.

march and april 2023 in Tangshan, Beijing and Shanghai​

New Steinbeis Centres for Green Technology Transfer and Digitisation in Tangshan, Beijing and Shanghai

After negotiations with delegations from Beijing and Tangshan at the Steinbeis headquarters in Stuttgart in March 2023 and follow-up meetings in China in April 2023 we are proud to announce the establishment of three Steinbeis centres for green technology transfer. The centres are stablished in co-operation with Export-Akademie Baden-Württemberg and are located in Tangshan, Beijing and Shanghai and are aimed to support the green industrial energy transformation in China.


With the government of Caofeidian district of Tangshan the kick-off for the joint technical commission on decarbonizing of the heavy industry of the region took place. This expert group is moderated by UNFCC Innovation Hub, DSE Green Technologies consortium and DEWINA.


It was also agreed to deepen partnerships on green hydrogen with Torch High Technology Industry Development Centre. Setting up of joint green hydrogen projects was the meeting topic with the BAIC Group and Daxing International Hydrogen Energy Demonstration Zone.


Green Steinbeis Centre in Shanghai will be directly linked with joint programs with Tongji University and the Science and Technology Committee of the Shanghai Government. Partner for industry integrated trainings and degree programs (MBA, MEM, MPA) is the TongjiSEM Tongji School of Economics and Management.

February 2023, Tübingen

GIZ Group from Ukraine 2023

Medical technology companies and leading university clinics of the southern Germany were the main focus of interest for the Ukrainian chief physicians.

February 2023, Tübingen

Leadership Group from Kazakhstan 2023

Architects, engineers and civil planners visited various construction companies, chambers and related organisations to get familiarized with the latest European building regulations

January 2023, Davos

World Economic Forum Davos 2023

The SDG Night on 17th January in Davos with about 250 participants was a great event for networking

The event was organiszed by Maleki Group in cooperation with DSE Green Technology. The high level panels showing the importance of the SDGs in finance, digitisation, food security and energy security. Also, thanks to Björn Noack from Bosch und François van Schalkwyk from Namibia Investment Promotion and Development Board (NIPDB) for participating at the event. With joint forces we are able to realize the DSE green hydrogen initiative on the African continent!

It was great to meet our friend JD Bindenagel at the SDG Lab 2023 of the United Nations Global SDG Index Institute (UNGSII). We are looking forward to link up the Kinshasa Process with our DSE Green Hydrogen projects on the African continent.


Together we make the impossible happen!

11. NOVEMBER 2022, sharm el sheikh (Climate Change Conference)

Start of the Pan African Technology Transfer University at COP27

Start of the “Pan African Technology Transfer University” at COP27

The Export-Akademie Baden-Württemberg is a co-initiator of the new “Pan African Technology Transfer University” for green technologies and green transformation with a main focus on the green hydrogen value chain. The declaration on the foundation of the new university was announced on 11 November 2022 at COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh during an official event at the United Nations Climate Change ‘Global Innovation Hub’ (UGIH) pavilion with ministers and representatives from Egypt, Namibia and Mauritania. University campuses will be established in key green hydrogen centers in Africa. The main campus will be built in Windhoek. Here, major green hydrogen projects will be implemented in the coming years. Further locations are planned in Egypt and Mauritania. Other countries are welcome to join this pan-African initiative.

The university is supported by UGIH of United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the United Nations Industry Development Organization (UNIDO). Steinbeis University and the Export-Akademie Baden-Württemberg are leading the establishment of the new PAN African Technology Transfer University in cooperation with African partner universities.

The programs will be in the areas of education, training and skills development. Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs as well as certified short-term training courses will be offered. In addition, training courses for professionals are offered together with German partners such as TÜV and German training centers. The uniqueness of this university is the direct linkage of all training and education programs with “real-life” green industry localization projects on the African continent.

Mr. Massamba Thioye, Project lead Executive of UGIH for the UNFCCC, and Prof. Dr. Bertram Lohmüller are looking forward to launching the first job-integrated education and training programs along the green hydrogen value chain in the first quarter of 2023.

Supported by

UNFCCC United Nations Climate Change Innovation Hub

UNIDO United Nations Industry Development Organization

24. November 2022, Stuttgart

This is DSE!

22 European Technology Companies with one goal: Becoming the leading Global Player in Green Hydrogen! DSE Green Technology. The DSE consortium is following an integrated technology approach for realizing large scaled GH2 projects. The partners have joined forces to work together for a green world of tomorrow.

A total of 32 partners came to our consortium meeting at Bosch in Stuttgart. And some of them had a long journey. Tor and Jarle came from Norway, Rudi and Gerald travelled from Austria, Roland came from Switzerland, and Koen and Joachim toured from Belgium to Stuttgart. Other project partners came from the South, North, East and West of Germany. In four workshops we coordinated and determined the next project steps for setting up manufacturing plants in Southern Africa for photovoltaics, electrolysis and air capturing to supply our large scaled green hydrogen projects on the African continent.

19. October.2022, Stuttgart

Indo-German Green Technology Alliance with Andhra Pradesh

Export-Akademie and Steinbeis Global Institute Tübingen welcomed the Academic Alliance Mission from Andhra Pradesh. Under the leadership of Prof. Reddy, Chairman of the State Council for Higher Education Andhra Pradesh (APSCHE), a delegation of 20 university rectors and industry leaders visited the campus of Steinbeis University in Stuttgart.

Student admission requirements for employment linked master applicants from Andhra Pradesh were specified. Besides, both parties agreed to collaborate on green technology and to promote research in hydrogen energy. Therefore, a MoU with the DSE consortium (DGNI, SGIT, EABW) was signed to establish the production of green hydrogen in the technical universities of Andhra Pradesh.

The DSE consortium and Steinbeis India are very looking forward to working together on establishing a green hydrogen ecosystem for Andhra Pradesh.

22. MAY 2022, DAVOS (World Economic Forum)

“Education & Skilling”

Round table with the government of Andhra Pradesh

At the invitation of the Andhra Pradesh Finance Minister, Mr. Jagan Mohan Reddy, experts from the Export Academy participated in an Andhra Pradesh government roundtable at the World Economic Forum 2022. Prof. Dr. Bertram Lohmüller, Mr. Thomas Wu and Mr. Raj Venkat discussed the actual challenges in education and skill development in India with the minister. There was agreement that new ways of knowledge transfer are needed for the transfer of theoretical topics from schools and universities to industry. One option is the Project Competence Program at Steinbeis University, where students implement a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree programme in a company or organisation. In order to bring this model to India it is planned to establish a “German-India Center for Sustainability and Entrepreneurship Development” where students have the possibility to work on “real” projects with Indian and German companies/organisations.

April 22nd, 2022, Lubumbashi ((Democratic Republic of Congo)

Centre of Excellence for Advanced Battery Research

Export-Akademie Baden-Württemberg is foundation partner

The new African center of excellence for advanced battery research between Steinbeis University and University of Lubumbashi is now launched officially. The signing ceremony was held on 22th April 2022 in Lubumbashi with participation of four minsters from DRC (minister of industry, minister of mining, minister of research & innovation, minister of higher education). As a new non-profit organization, the new institute is also the first official nominated national leading research institute of DRC. Further partners are University of Zambia, Copperbelt University Zambia, Export-Akademie Baden-Württemberg, DGNI and further universities and research centers from Japan. The center will be located in a special economic zone for battery production at the border between DRC and Zambia. In the center industry-related research and education is conducted and the framework for a new high-performance battery is under development. Also, new business models in line with a circular economy approach are investigated and implemented. For this, local and international partners from financial sector and industry are involved.

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Our focus is on trainings of top management and junior executives for international business. The aim is to research, absorb and communicate new future-oriented developments in foreign business. Our aim is to conduct contents and seminars in a scientific and practice-oriented manner. In all our activities we strive for constant topicality and highest quality.

Export-Akademie Baden-Württemberg is a training and consulting organization with focus on green technologies and digitization. For this, the GreenIMLead® concept for integrated green technology management & leadership was developed. Together with partners world-wide green projects are developed and competence centers for green technologies and digitisation are established. The focus regions are Africa, India, South America as well as Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

“Innovation in green technologies and digitisation are the key to successfully mastering the challenges of the future. With new green and digital technologies and a new management approach with our GreenIMLead® concept, new solutions and ways can be created to slow down climate change and to raise living standards in emerging countries.”

Prof. Bertram Lohmueller PhD, Managing Director & Partner Export-Akademie Baden-Württemberg

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