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A small step towards

MELBU facilitates students to transform their bold ideas
into successful startups.

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Promoting university level

MELBU prepares students to create, launch and grow their businesses;
from ideation to initiation, we got it covered.

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What is MELBU?

Co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union, the project MELBU is a transnational cooperation project, based on multilateral partnerships between eight Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) from Germany, Poland and Bangladesh. This project is coordinated by Leipzig University, Germany. The Bangladeshi Consortium is lead by Khulna University, Bangladesh.

What is our aim?

We seek to create an entrepreneurial ecosystem that facilitates the growth and sustainability of start-ups in Khulna.

What do we address?

The project seeks to mitigate the issues faced by students and entrepreneurs in Khulna region as they embark on their entrepreneurial journey.

What is Erasmus+?

The Erasmus+ Programme is designed to support Programme Countries efforts to efficiently use the potential of Europe’s talent and social assets in a lifelong learning perspective, linking support to formal, non-formal and informal learning throughout the education, training and youth fields. The Programme also enhances the opportunities for cooperation and mobility with Partner Countries, notably in the fields of higher education and youth. Erasmus+ aims to promote the sustainable development of its partners in the field of higher education, and contribute to achieving the objectives of the EU Youth Strategy.
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From Erasmus to Erasmus+
a story of 30 years.

Words From The Coordinator

''At MELBU, we believe in the power of entrepreneurship — the basic notion that if you’ve got an idea and if you really work hard and you’re able to pick yourself up if you stumble a couple of times, you can eventually turn that idea into a reality.''
Dr. Utz Dornberger Project Coordinator
MELBU Project Coordinator - Dr. Utz Dornberger

Project Partners

We believe that mutually respectful partnerships can bring about new approaches to entrepreneurship.
Leipzig University
Maritime University of Szczecin
Khulna University
Khulna University of Engineering & Technology
Jashore University of Science and Technology
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Science & Technology University
North Western University
Northern University of Business & Technology Khulna