For more than 10 years now Mesopartner has been teaching Regional Competitiveness at Leipzig University but it is always fun and rewarding to work with the students again due to their high level of motivation. In this Master’s Course on Small Enterprise Development (SEPT) at the University of Leipzig, 30 students from 20 countries with work experience in different contexts get an introduction to regional competitiveness factors beyond the business level and to innovation economics. Many of the students then write essays with us as supervisors as well as their Master’s thesis.