For whom?

Master students of Electrical Engineering, Economics Engineering, Economics Science, Information Technology, Mechatronics, Informatics and Computer Science.
Note: Mechanical Engineers can account SIL in combination with the lecture Appliance and Power Tool Design (IPEK). They apply for SIL like students of other disciplines (see end of this page).


Start of the course is in the first week of winter term 21/22 with the lecture Entrepreneurship (ENTECHNON). The module extends over 2 semesters with an expenditure of 15 ECTS (18 ECTS for economics students, who are pointed to their specific module handbook for detailed information).


The lecture Entrepreneurship conveys theoretical foundations as well as application-oriented competences of innovation management and agile system development methods.

Practical Application

Theoretical foundations are applied in a practice-oriented seminar and in different labs. After choosing one of four labs you develop an idea based on the provided technologies as a team. Your journey will end in a final pitch in front of a jury.

Choose your Lab!



Drones for innovative automation solutions exploiting the potential of cooperating units


Industry 4.0

Mobile robot platforms for innovations in the realm of the next industrial revolution


Interconnected Intelligent Systems

Robotics and AI toolkit for assisted living and smart housing solutions


Computer Vision for Health

Innovative camera-based applications for medicine and healthcare

Lab Equipment

You will have access to the electronic workshops at KIT equipped with numerous tools including multimeters, oscilloscopes, equipment for circuit design, power supplies and rapid prototyping facilities such as 3D printers. Your creative work is set at a space above the roofs of Karlsruhe.

3D Printing
Creative Space
Electronic Workshop


The course starts in the first week of winter term 21/22 with the lecture Entrepreneurship and extends over 2 semesters. Invitations to the general Kickoff event (in the second week of the winter term) will be sent to the selected participants. The (extended) application period lasts until October 24.

During the first semester you will attend the lectures Entrepreneurship and Agile System Development. A seminar and the practical applications in the innovation lab will take place during both semesters. The course finally concludes in a pitch at the end of the summer term.

The current preliminary schedule can be downloaded below, only few dates need to be finalized.


The application period for SIL 2021/2022 is closed.

The next application period starts summer 2022.

In case of questions, contact Sean Kille (sean.kille@kit.edu).

Required documents:

  • Letter of motivation: maximum of 100 words
  • Highlights of your CV
  • Transcript of records