Mobility is essential in modern societies, but the way we move around in our everyday lives is changing more and more. In the EY Creator Lab, young talents present how they understand “mobility” and how they want to solve future problems.
In an all-day workshop, they develop concepts and present them on the Silent Stage at the Handelsblatt Automotive Summit 2018. The exchange between them and the audience is appreciated and welcomed. The audience votes on the best concept.
Three students of the Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences face the challenge:
At the age of 24, Alexander Vogel is about to embark on a master degree in the field of entrepreneurship. After graduating from secondary school in 2012, by means of internships he gained initial insight into the management of smaller medium sized companies in the advertising and automotive industries. While studying business administration at the Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences Wolfsburg, Mr. Vogel gained his first international experience. During a semester abroad at the University of Massachusetts he became acquainted with the startup landscape of New England through projects for the associated Entrepreneurship Center. The work on the concept of establishing a cross-divisional business unit was the subject of his subsequent final project at Volkswagen.
Niklas Heinecke, 26 years old, is in the third semester of the master degree “Strategic management – with a focus on automotive industry” at the Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences Wolfsburg. After completing his university entrance qualification, he then began vocational training as an “automotive salesman” at Volkswagen AG. Additionally, he supported the Marketing strategy, pricing and planning department of Bentley Motors in Crewe, UK, for six months prior to his bachelor degree in automotive engineering in Geislingen an der Steige.
Robert Hartmann, 23 years old, is about to complete his master degree in Strategic management with a focus on the automotive industry at the Ostfalia University. After graduating from secondary school at the age of 16 and completing a year of voluntary social service, he completed a dual study course at the Czychy car dealership. He finished both the apprenticeship as an automotive salesman and a bachelor degree in business administration at the Lüneburg vocational college and was the best student of his year. Before and during his master studies, he gained his first professional experience in accounting at the dealership, in the Germany sales department of Volkswagen AG and in environmental management at Autostadt GmbH.
About the Ostfalia
With more than 13,000 students, the Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences is one of the largest universities of applied sciences in Lower Saxony. At the Wolfenbüttel, Wolfsburg, Suderburg and Salzgitter locations, it offers a total of around 80 degree programs in the fields of law, economics, social and health care as well as technology and computer science. Practical relevance and interdisciplinarity are the focus here.
EY Creator Lab – apply now
You and your university team would also like to take part in the EY Creator Lab and present your mobility concepts at the Handelsblatt Auto Summit 2018?
Then apply by e-mail to Leonie Harmal under the keyword “EY Creator Lab”. We look forward to hearing from you.
The EY Creator Lab takes place on the initiative and with the support of Peter Fuß, Senior Advisory Partner Automotive at EY.