Risk - We care!
February 10, 2019

Steinbeis Center for Energy Technologies increased its visibility by achieving a milestone: The paper on "Evaluation of Electricity Generating System’s Technology Mix Using 3E Indicator" appeared in Journal of Thermal Science published by Springer. See more at https://rdcu.be/bjPQZ. It is also a great achievement for both Steinbeis  Novi Sad and for Steinbeis Advanced Risk Technologies Group (www.risk-technologies.com).

News of Steinbeis Advanced Risk Technologies Group
October 11, 2015

In connection that we obtained ISO 9001 certification, the re-certification audit on October 8-9, 2015, showed again that The Steinbeis Advanced Risk Technology Group duly improves the Quality Management System.

September 25, 2015

Steinbeis Advanced Risk Technologies Group was co-organizer of the 6th International Symposium on Industrial Engineering which took place on September 24-25, 2015 in Belgrade, Serbia.

September 18, 2015

On Sept. 16-19, 2015, Beijing Academy of Sciences, European Virtual Institute for Integrated Risk Management (EU-VRi) and Steinbeis Advanced Risk Technologies Group have organized the 5th China Europe Risk Forum. The Forum was devoted to: "Emerging risks and resilience of critical systems and infrastructures". 

July 24, 2015

Prof. Jovanovic explains the Steinbeis vision and approach in his keynote at The World Congress of Risk in Singapore (July 19-23, 2015)


Steinbeis Advanced Risk Technologies Institute doo

Company Description

STEINBEIS ADVANCED RISK TECHNOLOGIES INSTITUTE DOO was founded on March 2015 in Kragujevac, Serbia as the Franchisee of Steinbeis GmbH & Co. KG für Technologietransfer (StC), Stuttgart, Germany.

The Steinbeis Advanced Risk Technologies Institute doo Kragujevac is one of more than 1000 Steinbeis units present in 50+ countries in the world.

The Institute is a branch of the Steinbeis Transfer Institute Advanced Risk Technologies and is offering as part of the Steinbeis University Berlin professional certification and degree programs. The aim of these programs is to match the current needs of Industry, Research and Development and Regulators in the areas of Business Administration, Risk Engineering and Management, Safety and IT. 

In addition, the Steinbeis Advanced Risk Technologies Institute doo Kragujevac is offering consultancy in different areas by providing local expertise as well as international experts that are part of the Steinbeis network worldwide. The focus of their expertise and the professional education program is:

·         Process of safety in refinery and complex industrial systems

·         Asset/plant and Health/hazard oriented risk management

·        Environmental pollution problem

·        Statistical analysis

·        Scientific computing

·        Cloud computing, grid infrastructure

·        Virtual design and engineering

One major purpose of Steinbeis Advanced Risk Technologies Institute doo Kragujevac is to open, as a local company, the doors for Serbia to participate in the Steinbeis network and to benefit from this knowledge-transfer network between research, politics and industry.

Our main philosophy is to employ only the best among the best experts, using the latest technologies and with the target to become one of the leading institution in the field of interdisciplinary computational and biomedical engineering research as well as software development.

Contact details

Main office:

Kneza Miloša 25/1

34000 Kragujevac, Serbia

Phone: 034/313-994

E-Mail: nf@risk-technologies.com





  •  Master of Business Administration   

        MBA|2 years

  • Master of Risk Engineering and Management

          M.Eng|2 years

  • Master of International Business and Risk Engineering                             

          M.Eng|2 years


Being paid to study: an admission requirement

The Project Competence Concept, based on the German dual education system, is implemented in every degree offered by the SHB. In concrete terms, students willing to enroll must have a sponsoring company or organization. They shall work for two years on a project in their companies and gather every 4 months for 1 month courses.

Through the real-world projects mentored by industry experts and by providing tangible outcomes, the two-year project in the sponsoring company gives students the tools, competencies, network and confidence they need to boost their career as well as the support to finance their study.



All courses are organized within the corresponding modules which is in accordance with the Bologna system of study

Module I: Economics

This module introduces the economic framework needed for managerial decision-making. Therefore, different basic concepts in economics are presented such as consumer behaviour, production concepts and cost concepts. The module will further focus on the relation between input demands and output decisions in competitive markets. Macroeconomics as well as microeconomics will be presented and an insight will be given into alternative market structures and today’s pricing practices.

F1-1: Macroeconomics

This course focuses on the financial impacts of globalization. The course analyses potential risks and the extent of change in the global business environment. The macro level will be discussed and important theories presented. Additionally, stock market, booms and bursts will be analysed, as well as social aspects influencing the economy on a global level. The participants will be able to understand better how the financial crisis in 2008 started and how it impacted the global market.

F1-2: Microeconomics
The course in Microeconomics examines the micro-level of the economy (individuals, companies, industries). How are decisions made? Which motives are the bases for decision? Which theories and models are the bases to describe the process of decision-making? With this knowledge, it will be understandable for the participants how to describe and calculate the optimal decision, the role of supply and demand, the rationale behind pricing, production and the influence of the market structure itself.

F1-3: Managerial Economics
This course in Managerial Economics focuses on the practical implementation of economic principles and theories and educates students how to apply them in decision-making situations within organizations. Those decisions are always made under conditions of risk and uncertainty but can be improved through a sound understanding of the external environment and the use of appropriate tools and techniques.

Module II: Law
This module examines the legal controls on government regulations, in areas such as business registration, trade mark registration, taxation, labour-management relations, and more. The topics covered will provide answers to the questions related to business registration and business running, as well as the protection of business process from competition. Also, the module will provide answer about best business structure and business ownership.

F2-1: Principles of Law
The course provides necessary knowledge for understanding institutional surroundings influencing business processes. In order to start a business, the knowledge about different structures, taxes, trade agreements, contracts, export issues is needed.

F2-2: Legal Framework and Fields of Activity for Executives
The course focuses on necessary tools and instruments for executives to understand labour-related issues. The managers will need to have knowledge about current labour force, its obligation and rights. The knowledge will be useful in negotiation and managing process.

Module III: Project Management & Organization
This module provides techniques and instruments required for understanding the processes of project development, management and organization. The entrepreneurship process starts with an idea that needs to be turned into a business. During the process of transformation of an idea into a business, knowledge about project management and organization is needed. The module will provide knowledge about organizational, managing and strategic decision processes enabling the transformation of ideas into a commercial success.

F3-1: Interdisciplinary Scientific Work
The course provides knowledge related to the development of the ability to plan, conduct and write scientific work such as transfer work and documentation, feasibility studies and different reports. Also, the course provides knowledge about literature usage, acquisition of scientific argumentation, conclusion and making presentation of results.

F3-2: Methods of Project Planning and Management
The course ensures knowledge needed for the understanding of basic tools and instruments of project management. The processes of project management, monitoring and measuring project success are crucial in today’s modern business environment. The course presents tools and processes used in modern project management, along with techniques used in project organization and management control.

F3-3: Information Systems Management
The course focuses on strategic, tactical and operational information system needed for project organization and management. Also, it presents the importance of information systems for project management, by simplifying processes of control and monitoring.

F3-4: Organizational Management
The course provides basic tools and instruments for understanding the importance of organizational management in business establishment and successful business running. The organizational management helps in creating adequate organization for successful business development and earning profit in the market. The course will help participants to develop techniques needed for making organizational structures adjustable to dynamically changing environment by which an organization is able to react to market changes.

F3-5: Operations Management
The course presents methodologies and techniques necessary for understanding IT position in decision-making processes. The information technology is an important tool in creating successful structure that will influence business level of efficiency and profitability. Also, it will provide an adequate level of knowledge needed for understanding of e-business and modern IT surroundings.

Module IV: Entrepreneurship & Strategy
The module provides adequate methods and instruments needed for the understanding of entrepreneurial process, from the idea generation stage to the marketable business. It contributes to better understanding of the factors distinguishing successful form unsuccessful entrepreneurship projects. Also, it provides corporative governance models useful in entrepreneurial process along with strategic management process.

F4-1: Principles of Practical Corporate Management
This course analyses necessary expertise in the field of project’s challenge and project marketing. Also, it develops skills needed for understanding of all phases of business development. The students will acquire necessary techniques for defining clear strategic goals and factors influencing business future.

F4-2: Principles of Entrepreneurship
The course addresses theoretical and practical knowledge necessary for creating entrepreneurial activities. In order to do so, students need to understand differences between idea and business, steps to be taken and problems arising in the process of transforming an idea into a real business. Also, through case studies, different entrepreneurial challenges will be presented to understand how complicated it is to develop an entrepreneurial activity.

F4-3: Innovation Management
The course provides knowledge which will be useful in understanding innovation process and innovation management as a crucial tool in acquiring successful market position. In dynamic world, with constant changes, it is of the utmost importance to continually improve production process, product and services. The course will help in developing tools for creating innovative organization within business which will be oriented towards acquiring and developing new ideas and innovations.

F4-4: Management of Strategies
The course analyses tools and techniques necessary to understand different corporative and strategic analytical tools and methods for successful entrepreneurial activities. The participants will be able to make decisions based on different complex economic and strategic interrelations.

F4-5: Business Strategy
The course addresses techniques and instruments needed for defining adequate business strategy. The participants will be able to conduct analysis, collect information, make conclusions and create business strategy based on realistic information and true predictions. The course will help participants understand the complexity of the surroundings needed to acquire adequate business development strategy.

F4-6: Corporate Strategy
The course helps participants in understanding enterprise strategies in earning profit in a competitive market. The participants will be able to define different levels of strategies and different instruments used in obtaining defined goals and aims. The course also provides methodology for defining strategies at different levels of decision-making in the companies.

Module V: Marketing
The module focuses on techniques and instruments related to defining critical marketing strategies. The participants will be introduced to the marketing tool helpful in defining market, customers and post-sales process. The course will present quantitative and qualitative techniques related to market research, competition, loyalty and expanding market.

F5-1: Principles of Marketing
The course provides an overview of classical tools used in defining marketing strategy in a fast changing world. The participants will acquire methodology for practical use of the marketing mix. Also, it will help participants to better understand the purchasing process and customer decision-making process, which are presented though a number of case studies.

F5-2: Market Research
The course introduces techniques and methodology for acquiring information about market for developed production. In order to make adequate business decision, an entrepreneur needs information related to market structure, competition, level of technology, number of customers, post-sale procedures, etc.

F5-3: Marketing and Sales Management
The course provides participants with methodology related to consumer behaviour and knowledge about how to influence it using different instruments. The marketing goal is to make a product or service visible and recognizable in the market. The participants will be able to use different techniques for assessing current marketing position and possibilities for positioning in the future.

Module VI: Accounting & Corporate Finance
Successful businesses can be characterized by a comprehensive integration of the interrelation between money, information and operations. Every organization needs to find and manage resource today in order to produce added value for tomorrow. This module presents the financial scope from day to day operations in terms of accounting to the overall financial strategy of business development. It displays how financial information can be found, assessed, communicated and be used as a basis for forecasting and strategic decision-making.

F6-1: Principles of Accounting
This course aims to introduce attendees to the wonderful world of accounting. After gaining an overview of its principles, main methods and tools, a sheet full of numbers will not be able to hide any secret from them anymore. The understanding of balance sheets and profit and loss accounts will empower attendees to assess and appraise the financial situation of a company. Beyond the ability to find and understand this information, the course also aims to highlight how to produce it.

F6-2: Financial Analysis
This course complements and deepens the knowledge of attendees concerning the practical application of accounting principles. By putting them into position to use cases, the course will show how the methodology and the tools can be implemented to forecast future financial results, asses a company’s value and its impact on strategic decisions.

F6-3: Financial Reporting and Controlling
Financial reporting and controlling are seen as a practical implementation of the accounting and financial analysis principles learned in this module. This course puts emphasis on demonstrating how those principles and the related vocabulary can be used for communicating information and as a powerful tool to evaluate and monitor corporate performance.

F6-4: Principles of Corporate Finance
The purpose of this course is to make a bridge between financial principles and actual corporate business operations. Attendees will be introduced to investment calculation for specific projects as well as for over-all business development. They will understand the ins and outs of the different sources available for financing business and become able to assess the adequate capital structure for a given company.

F6-5: Models and Systems
This course focuses on the practical implementation of accounting and corporate finance concepts in an integrated system, taking into account the stakeholders using it. Attendees will be faced with actual tasks that controlling encompasses, they will learn the right processes of budget preparation and be able to use the obtained data to make sound decisions based on their forecast.

Module VII: International Management
The module examines the international business environment and its impact on management strategies. It focuses on the organization, operation, and management of multinational business ventures. It emphasizes cross-cultural communications, and issues of control and staffing for business operations in foreign countries.

F7-1: Principles of Foreign Trade
This course presents the specificities of cross-border economic activities. After providing attendees with the theoretical basis of international trade, it will present the evolution of the regulation and the current debates regarding trade agreements and international organizations. Macroeconomic aspects will be tackled as well as their practical consequences for companies engaged in foreign commitments.

F7-2: Principles of International Management
This course aims to introduce attendees to international business management. They will learn about the driving forces that shape the international environment, with a special focus on the globalization of information and communications techniques, which increase the importance of the Internet and the e-business. The course will then highlight the regulations and techniques to enter a foreign market and present the tools needed to face their specific challenges.

F7-3: Cross-Cultural Management
In times of ever-increasing globalization, cultural differences and multilingual issues play an important role in the area of business communication which can easily fail because of apparently banal issues. This could be of particular importance in collaborative international projects as well. A cognitive approach toward cultural and national differences will be used throughout the training.

Module VIII: Leadership & Competencies I
As an organizational environment is becoming more and more collaborative, future leaders have to rely on ‘soft skills’ to successfully lead their team or organization. In this module, attendees themselves will become the central topic. They will get acquainted with their own impact on others and learn concepts and techniques to improve it.

F8-1: Personality
The course analyses main theories and empirical findings related to social and emotional development. A significant part of topics will be covered including the self and social cognition, achievement, antisocial behaviour and differences in social and personality development. The impact of strong social contexts, such as business human environment, on individual development will be also reviewed.

F8-2: Development of Competencies
Being part of a holistic human resources approach, this competence management course will be relevant for attendees on two levels. On the one hand, they will be introduced to a framework aiming to assess and develop their own skills and competencies. On the other hand, they will learn how to use the gained knowledge to strengthen the human capital in their companies by developing and retaining talents.

Module IX: Leadership & Competencies II
The module will provide attendees with adequate methodologies and tools for understanding and developing leadership, organizational behaviour and human resource management. These tools are useful in dynamic business surroundings for achieving profit and running successful market game.

F9-1: Leadership
The purpose of this course is to raise attendees’ attention on their own leadership skills and give them a scientific basis as well as practical techniques. Based on state-of-the-art researches including social psychology, sociology, communication, neurosciences and philosophy, attendees are encouraged to think about their own behaviour and its impact. Through the gained knowledge, they will increase their ability to lead, even without formal authority and in an international environment. The developed skills will improve their daily work and prepare them for extraordinary situations such as crisis or organizational changes.

F9-2: Organizational Behaviour
The 21st century has witnessed structural transformations of working places and overall work organization. From the nowadays classical open-space to the table football and tennis facilities provided by some companies for their employees, the issue of organizational behaviour and the influence of the work environment became a central concern in a wide range of companies. This course aims to highlight this evolution, looking at those issues and present solutions. It will describe the individual or micro level but also present findings on the organization or macro level.

F9-3: Human Resource Management
In the collective psyche Human Resource Management (HR) is often associated with the basic tasks of hiring and releasing staff. The impact of an efficient HR strategy on the daily business activities is repeatedly overseen. This course highlights the broad scope covered by HR management, giving attendees the keys to integrate it into the overall organization’s strategy and making them understand how it can be a source of sustainable competitive advantage.

Module X: Business Continuity and Financial Risks
Fundamental theories of actuarial science in life insurance, health insurance, liability insurance and reinsurance are presented. It shows how to make business decisions and generate ‘reasonable’ solutions by applying the presented models and theories. The module enables participants to understand and use the mechanics and techniques of the assessment, quantification and management of credit risk in the banking, insurance, asset management and enterprise environment. The aim of the module is to understand and implement the basic concepts, methods, products and measurement techniques of financial risk. Practical examples with the state-of-the art tools are applied by each student in terms of self-study and independent work.

FRME1-1: Business Continuity Risks & Insurance
The course complements other courses devoted to technical and engineering issues of risk management in industrial plants (petrochemical plants, process industry, power plants, etc.). Technical risks in the above plants can be a cause or a contributing factor of the business continuity. The final outcome of the technical/engineering activities is practically always seen on the background of business implications and implications/impacts on the business activities of a company. The insurance aspects are the most relevant practical aspects linking the engineering and business side of the company operation and asset management: therefore, these will be tackled, too.

FRME1-2: Principles of Actuarial Theory
This course aims to present fundamental theories of actuarial science in life insurance, health insurance, liability insurance and reinsurance. It shows how to prepare business decisions applying the presented models and theories in order to generate ‘reasonable’ solutions.

FRME1-3: Measurement and Management of Credit Risk
After an introduction to credit assessment methods, the course will tackle several aspects of credit and credit risk by presenting the different approaches and their related concepts and tools. The course enables participants to understand and apply the mechanics and techniques of the assessment, quantification and management of credit risk in the banking, insurance, asset management and enterprise environment.

FRME1-4: Risk Management Strategies
This course focuses on the basic concepts, methods, products and measurement techniques of financial risk. The presentation of scenario analysis, simulation techniques, as well as the Value-at-Risk concept and calculation, will show the specificity of the financial field and the related risk management strategies.

FRME1-5: Practical Example: Workshop Business and Financial Risks
Practical examples with the state-of-art tools are applied by the student.

Module XI: Risk Management in Banking
The course first focuses on identifying promising industries in a developing country and their interrelation with the banking sector. At the end of the courses students will have a basic understanding of hedging currency risk and interest rate exposures. Moreover, the students will understand the mechanics of global financial markets, the basic principles of risk management in banking, insurance, asset management and real estate. In this context, we will focus on pricing for financial products (risk-return-relation), the role of rating agencies and the corresponding methods of a quantitative and qualitative risk management.

FRME2-1: Risk management and Fundamentals of Retail Banking
The course introduces the concepts of retail banking from a global perspective. We start with a description of traditional retail banks, card companies, social lending firms and microfinance banking firms. Then, an overview of the major retail banking products and differences of the retail banking practices in different regions around the world follows. The course closes with an introduction to rating techniques and quantitative risk measurement techniques.

FRME2-2: Ratings and Risk Management in Corporate Banking

Credit rating agencies play a critical role in capital markets, guiding the asset allocation of institutional investors as private capital moves freely around the world in search of the best trade-off between risk and return. This course aims to guide attendees through ratings, the ratings industry, mechanics and economics of obtaining a rating, as well as to ensure they are able to grab investment opportunities for corporations with regards to the consequences and risks.

FRME2-3: Tax Management

Whether for industry or for individuals, tax became a major director of indirect expense which gave tax management an increasing and significant role in the same time requiring skills to understand various exemptions and loopholes. This course aims to present the basics of tax management and the principles of tax strategy, but also to highlight the consequences for the success of business. This will enable the attendees to understand the basic administrative issues and at the same time be aware of the richness of the context in which tax factors operate.

FRME2-4: Risk Management in Real Estate

Applying conventional Risk Management procedures and techniques in Real Estate is not possible and adapting them to this industry can be quite challenging. Risk Management in the Real Estate industry does not solely concern the portfolio but also risks inherent to the structure and those embedded in the full investment value chain. In developing the Risk Management framework, best practice linked to the industry will need to be considered. This course presents those issues with a special attention to two pillars of Real Estate portfolio risk mitigation: a sound monitoring system and a rigorous investment policy.

Module XII: Risk Management in Practice
By the end of the courses, students will develop an understanding of the dynamics and interdependence of financial markets. They will understand to compute, apply and interpret different risk measures and compute efficient portfolios with and without short sales. The computations will be performed by MS-Excel, using the statistical standard functions as the solver.

FRME3-1: Valuation Techniques (Excel)

This course presents a number of tools in order to make the exercise more straightforward, since there is not a unique function in Excel to run a full discounted cash flow model.

FRME3-2: Scenario and Sensitivity Analysis 

This course aims to present Scenario and Sensitivity analyses as a means to (incompletely) anticipate the future. It will show their strengths and weaknesses as well as provide guidelines for their sound implementation.

FRME3-3: Value at Risk (Excel) 

This course presents the computation and interpretation of Value at Risk and expected shortfall.

FRME3-4: Practical example: Risk Management in Practice 

Computation of VaR, standard deviations, beta factors, and ES for a single asset, a portfolio and extension firms and countries will be performed by the students.



Module PK: Project

Throughout the course of the program, students shall work on an admitted project (basis: project specification, project criteria, project work) in their companies or organizations (project sponsor), which is supervised by certified project coaches. 

PK1: Transfer Papers (TA)

Transfer paper (TA) is an evidence of the students’ ability to specifically transfer and utilize the knowledge obtained in a course attended in their projects or companies. The TA shall be prepared after the course and shall be presented in coordination with the responsible lecturer. The assessment of the TA is carried out by the responsible lecturer and further by a SHB examiner. It complements to the final grade.

PK2: Transfer Documentation Reports (TDR)

The TDR are important elements of the project and transfer-oriented Project Competence Program at the SUB. They are a unique, didactic concept developed in the Steinbeis network which supports students in acquiring knowledge and specific application. These TDR help students orientate themselves in the basic knowledge in the preparation and follow-up of the contact-time and transfer phases and apply the acquired knowledge by transfer to the business/project practice. In doing so, students can flexibly determine their individual competence development pace.

PK3: Project Study Paper (PSA)

In the Project Study Paper (PSA), students transfer and utilize the methods and knowledge acquired within the scope of the programs. PSA has to have at least 20 pages in writing and it is submitted by a student as a rule. The PSA is presented and defended by the student in front of examiners.

PK4: Project Work (PA)

During studies, a student works on a project (project work, PA) in his/her company or organization (project client). This work is a basis for master’s thesis which the student has to submit at the end of the study program.

PK5: Thesis

The thesis is a practice-oriented, scientifically prepared document which reflects the knowledge and skills a student has acquired throughout the study program and applied to a project relevant for student’s occupational environment. The thesis shall prove the student’s ability to solve the specific problem in his/her company in an autonomous and methodical manner. As a rule, the project is defined and specified together with the student, the project client and the coach of the SHB upon the start of the study program (project specification).

Gender Equality Plan 2030 of Steinbeis Advanced Risk Technologies Institute doo Kragujevac


1. INTRODUCTION - Steinbeis Advanced Risk Technologies Institute doo Kragujevac as an  organisation

Steinbeis Advanced Risk Technologies Institute doo Kragujevac (SARTIK) was founded on March 2015 in Kragujevac, Serbia as the Franchisee of Steinbeis GmbH & Co. KG für Technologietransfer (StC), Stuttgart, Germany.

The Steinbeis Advanced Risk Technologies Institute doo Kragujevac is part of the Steinbeis network presented in 50+ countries in the world. The central transfer instrument of the Steinbeis network consists of approximately 1,100 Steinbeis companies, each led by Steinbeis entrepreneurs (SUN) with different areas of focus.

The SARTIK is a branch of the Steinbeis Transfer Institute Advanced Risk Technologies and is offering as part of the Steinbeis University Berlin professional certification and degree programs. The aim of these programs is to match the current needs of Industry, Research and Development and Regulators in the areas of Business Administration, Risk Engineering and Management, Safety and IT. 

The Steinbeis Innovation gGmbH (SIG) forms the legal framework for the Steinbeis Innovation Centers (SIZ). It is a non-profit private research institution that does not receive state basic financing and is primarily funded through public project support. Within the SIG, the SIZ primarily carries out projects with a non-profit character that align with the statutory purpose of promoting applied research.

SIG has Gender Equality Plan 2025 which is given in this link




The following principles and guidelines apply to all levels of the organization, decision-making, and stakeholders at SARTIK, and are valid for everyone working in administration at headquarters and elsewhere.

The principles of equal opportunity extend to everyone at SARTIK, not only with respect to gender identity, but also in terms of social differences and inequalities based on age, sexual identity, social standing, disability or chronic illness, nationality, ethnicity, and religious affiliation. Accordingly, the aim in all areas is to safeguard a work environment based on equal opportunities for people of all genders, in all areas, and at all levels of the university.

Should different treatment be necessary in individual cases (e.g. due to professional requirements or for hazard prevention), this is only permissible if there is an underlying objective reason and only if different treatment is objective, appropriate, and justified by a legitimate aim.

The compatibility of work and private life for our employees at the Steinbeis headquarters is facilitated through regulations that provide comprehensive options for work arrangements. Flexible working hours and absences, various part-time models, as well as remote work, are common practices.

Job advertisements and recruitment at the SARTIK are conducted in a gender-neutral manner. Personnel decisions are made based on qualifications rather than gender. Equal opportunity in personnel development ensures equal advancement opportunities, resulting in representation of all genders in leadership positions. This extends from project, team, and departmental management to executive leadership.



To develop the Equal Opportunity Plan, personnel data from SARTIK as of 2018 was analyzed. The analysis takes into account various criteria such as position, employment relationship, and the two fields of activity: organization/administration and science/technology.



Male and female managing directors









Steinbeis male and female entrepreneurs


















Employees in the area of organization/administration









Employees in the area of science/technology









Employed students and trainees








In the majority of areas, it can be observed that the genders are significantly unevenly represented. In the field of science/technology, there are more men than women, with the majority of both men and women employed part-time. On the other hand, in the field of organization/administration, the proportion of women is predominant.

The goals described below were developed based on the analysis of the presented data and aim to contribute to a greater balance and gender equality across roles and fields of activity. Progress will be measured through an annual report, including evaluation. Additional criteria will be collected and analyzed in the future for this purpose. Based on this, the Equal Opportunity Plan and individual measures will be continuously adjusted and aligned according to identified needs.



Gender equality is already an integral part of the activities and projects of individual SARTIK. In the course of the Gender Equality Plan 2030, the main focus of the strategy will be on raising awareness among all stakeholders within the SARTIK and achieving stronger organizational anchoring. To this end, awareness-raising measures must be implemented, for which the following starting points, in particular, have been defined:

- Integration of the topic into the SARTIK foundation process;

- Creation of specific guidelines and handouts and dissemination via the SIS, among others;

- Direct communication and support of the SARTIK by the personal contact at the Steinbeis head office.


Establishment of an equal opportunity team

The topic of equality has been institutionally established within SARTIK.

To implement the topics in projects and broaden technical expertise, this central function was complemented by decentralized key players in the SARTIK. They support the integration of a gender perspective into research. The existing team structure is continuously evolving to comprehensively anchor the topic within SARTIK.


Establishment of the equality plan

To establish the equality plan, it should be embedded in guidelines and handouts. The employees of the Steinbeis head office who oversee SARTIK are trained by the equal opportunities team. For new employees in this role, the equality plan is included as part of onboarding on the topic of funding projects.


Integrating a gender perspective in research

The awareness-raising of SARTIK regarding the integration of a gender perspective into research is carried out primarily through regular direct contact with the personal contact person at the Steinbeis headquarters. A guide or handout containing relevant information and examples will be developed to illustrate the benefits and relevance of the topic. Lighthouse projects will be identified and actively communicated for orientation. Integration into the Website SARTIK homepage is to be expanded to include a section on the topic of equality, where the current equality plan will also be placed. In addition to mentioning the Equal Opportunities Officer, relevant activities and publications of the SARTIK will be featured. It is also important to provide information on the topic as an additional channel for raising awareness.


Protection against Sexual and Gender-Specific Harassment

A guide or handout on the topic of protection against sexual and gender-specific harassment is to be developed. This document aims to educate and raise awareness of the topic. All stakeholders at SARTIK should be addressed and informed through the integration of the topic into introductory discussions during the founding process of an SARTIK. All employees and SUN have access to relevant information through the internal SIS.

The necessary structures are already in place to take action if necessary. Contact persons for employees in the SARTIK in this regard are the respective SUNs. Additionally, the managing director and the executive director of SARTIK can be contacted.


Creating Incentives for Female Steinbeis Entrepreneurs

As part of the analysis of the current gender equality figures within SARTIK, it was found that SIZs are mainly managed by Steinbeis entrepreneurs and that female entrepreneurs are clearly underrepresented. In the coming years, it will be necessary to investigate the reasons behind this and to consider which incentives can be sensibly created to increase the proportion of SIZ start-ups led by women. Among other things, this will involve examining external factors that have an influence and seeking insights from the experiences of female Steinbeis entrepreneurs.


Kragujevac, 24.10.2023.


Milos Rakonjac

Director, SARTIK


Your contact person / Equal Opportunities Officer:

Milica Kaplarevic

E-Mail: mkaplarevic@risk-technologies.com

Website: http://www.kg.risk-technologies.com/

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