SEPNET - Small Enterprise Promotion and Training

Members of the network are young experts from developing and transitional countries, who have studied in Germany and are specialized in such areas as SME promotion, SME management and vocational training.

The main goal of the network is to facilitate and strengthen information and experience exchange of the members by representing a forum for joint research and discussion. Additionally the network offers its members training opportunities.

Given the study focus of its members changing approaches towards SME promotion in developing and transitional countries will be one of the major research topics. The network, in a longer run, aims to enhance international co-operation and regional development through joint projects and knowledge sharing between network members.

Our main sponsor is the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).



Mr.Luis Bernal
Universität Leipzig
Beethovenstrasse 15, 04107 Leipzig
Phone: +49 341-9737145
E-Mail: bernal(at)

University of Applied Sciences Brandenburg
Prof. Jürgen Schwill
Magdeburger Str. 50, 14770 Brandenburg an der Havel
Phone: +49 338 135 5200
E-Mail: schwill(at)

Technische Universität Dresden
Dr. Steffen Kersten
Weberplatz 5, 01217 Dresden
Phone: +49 351 46336160
E-Mail: kersten(at)