Are you studying and interested in advising a social business?

Then our SEA:lab is just the thing for you. It’s a win-win concept – both for our students and our social businesses. SEA:lab stands for “SEA:laboratory” and for turning good ideas into even better ones.




Every semester, we match social businesses with qualified students who work as a team to advise the client. We make sure to place our consulting students in interdisciplinary teams so that a wide variety of skills can be represented. This also means that you’ll have the opportunity to learn a great deal from your fellow students. Throughout the semester, you’ll be given methods and tools that will empower you to support your clients effectively.



Our SEA:lab is a cooperation combining the extensive practical experience of the Social Entrepreneurship Akademie with the expert knowledge of Munich’s two universities – the University of Applied Sciences (HM) (Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Gehra)  and the Technical University of Munich (TUM) (Prof. Oliver Alexy) –  with whom the SEA:lab was jointly developed. Worth 5/6 ECTS credits, the seminar takes place every semester. 



As a general rule, the seminar is on a first-come, first-served basis. It’s therefore best to apply early! Spots are limited to ensure that we can match you with a social enterprise. Applications may be submitted through participating professors. Students at the Technical University of Munich may only apply via the centralized seminar registration tool. We will inform you here as soon as details on the next SEA:lab are available.

We have been very impressed with the collaboration within the SEA:lab so far. It's great to be able to work with such expertise – it's simply a lot of fun! A big thanks to SEA for this opportunity!

Veit Cornelis & Pia SenftlebenBildung für alle e.V.

Our consultants at SEA:lab brought tremendous value to our project and conducted their work with an utmost professional attitude and a great deal of passion and granularity. The team was dedicated, reliable and showed commitment from start to finish. We could not be happier about the results which laid the foundation of our efforts to lift a new business venture, especially in terms of a distinctive market positioning, of the ground. The team did an excellent job, their work was highly appreciated by the top management of Green City AG.

Martin BetzoldGREEN CITY

So far we have participated twice in the SEA:lab as clients. The teams were always very motivated and really did a fantastic job. The results are very practical for us and are directly incorporated into our new business development projects.

David Siekaczeksira Munich

With attending the SEA:lab, my team and I analyzed how voice assistants can create social impact. Adding to this experience, I gained elementary knowledge on what it is like to be a social entrepreneur.

Philipp ChristovTU München

Working with the students from the SEA:lab provided us with brand-new perspectives. We came to the first event with a rough idea for a new product and left the closing event with a finished concept for a cooking app. The students went far above and beyond our expectations.

Gedi DeckersFeierabendglück

Thank you for the support. The SEA:lab was by far the best team of students we’ve worked with. The results are amazing!

Max FelsnerSocial-Bee

Social enterprises we have already worked with