Sustainable Entrepreneurship

   Awaken the MacGyver in you!

For the MacGyver Sustainable Entrepreneurship course, we are looking for creative problem solvers and tinkerers.

You will be provided with an e-scooter from the start-up Moovi. During the course, you will develop this scooter further and work out new solutions through teamwork. Screw, solder, saw and hammer… there are ( almost ) no limits to your creativity. The knowledge base will be provided by workshops of the Protohaus on well-known manufacturing processes for prototypes.

Finally, your prototype and the corresponding business model will be presented at the closing event and the best idea will be publicly awarded.

More information regarding the assignment and the schedule will follow in the introductory event.

Core Task

Develop a prototype as an advancement of the e-scooter provided by Moovi.

Task Description

First, familiarize yourself with the e-scooter from Moovi (e.g. driving experience, technical specifications). In the next step, identify several social-economic problems from which you will develop technical optimization proposals, taking into account entrepreneurship approaches and social-economic aspects, and then implement them in the form of a prototype. The basic requirement is that the implemented idea is innovative and satisfies a certain customer benefit.

The teams have the following resources at their disposal:

  • An e-scooter from Moovi
  • Material resources are provided by the Entrepreneurship Hub
  • Own materials (reimbursement of costs is not possible)
  • The infrastructure of the Protohaus
  • Knowledge (Entrepreneurship Hub + external coach).

The jury will pay attention to the following criteria, among others:

  • Added value
  • Technical implementation possibility
  • Economic feasibility of implementation
  • Degree of innovation
  • Inventiveness


Organisation and Coordination:

Moritz Birkelbach


Matthias Liedtke



Target group: Bachelor and Master students at the Technical University of Braunschweig and Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences.

Credit points: 3 LP

Examination: Presentation and prototype

     Organizational procedure

Kick-off event:
27.04.2023, 6:30 to 8 pm

Aula im Haus der Wissenschaft
Pockelsstraße 11, 3. Stock,
38102 Braunschweig

Business Models Workshop:
04.05.2023, 6:30 – 8 pm

Hörsaal RR 58.4 im Rebenring 58
38106 Braunschweig

Canvas Presentation:
25.05.2023, 6:30 – 8 pm

Aula im Haus der Wissenschaft
Pockelsstraße 11, 3. Stock
38102 Braunschweig

Workshop Sustainability and Business Models:
6.06.2023 from 13:00 to 16:00 hrs

Conducted by the Institute for Machine Tools and Manufacturing Technology (IWF) Sustainable Production & Life Cycle Engineering


Midway presentation:
15.06.2023, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Hörsaal RR 58.4 im Rebenring 58
38106 Braunschweig

Afterwards, there are a few minutes left for questions and discussion.


Final presentation with award ceremony:
13.07.2023, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Aula im Haus der Wissenschaft
Pockelsstraße 11, 3. Stock,
38102 Braunschweig