Students at Saarland University can gain practical entrepreneurial experience as a jUNIt (short for ‘junge Unternehmer im Training’, or young entrepreneur in training). The KWT acquires orders from Saarland-based companies and the university itself, and then offers them to students or teams of students for processing.
The special feature of jUNIt projects is that the students process the orders by registering a business or undertaking freelance activity. This teaches the jUNIts about the key steps involved in setting up a business. The jUNIts are supported by the KWT through coaching before and during order processing, with other benefits including free tax advice.
Students can choose to process orders on their own or as a team. As jUNIts, they will conclude a contract with the client.