Startup from University

Universities have developed into start-up springboards. The number of start-up and entrepreneurship professorships shows that the topic of entrepreneurship is being taken up in research, teaching and transfer at more and more universities. In the meantime, the Förderkreis Gründungs-Forschung e.V. has identified more than 150, six of them in Berlin alone.

Berlin Startup Scholarship
The Berlin Startup Scholarship supports innovative start-ups in the context of
"Founder Workshops" and similar formats. Funding is provided, for example, for the acquisition of skills in the use of modern information and communication technologies or digitalization, climate protection, energy efficiency and the use of renewable energies.

EXIST – Existenzgründungen aus der Wissenschaft

The funding program "EXIST – Existenzgründungen aus der Wissenschaft" of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy supports students, graduates and scientists in the preparation of innovative technology-oriented and knowledge-based start-up projects. The funding programsEXIST-Gründerstipendium andEXIST-Forschungstransfer serve this purpose.

Many universities offer personal advice and qualification to prospective founders via transfer centers or similar institutions. In Berlin, these are:

Beuth Hochschule für Technik Berlin

Luxemburger Straße 10, 13353 Berlin
Phone (030) 45 04 41 30

Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin

Research Division
- Technology Transfer -
Contact: Marcus Luther
Charitéplatz 1, 10117 Berlin
Visitors’ address: Reinhardtstr. 58, 10117 Berlin
Phone (030) 450 570 348
E-Mail: technologietransfer(at)

Freie Universität Berlin

contact: Steffen Terberl
Altensteinstraße 40, 14195 Berlin
Phone (030) 83 87 36 30
E-Mail: profund(at)

Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin

Start up-Kompetenzzentrum Berlin
Contact: Dr. Angela Höhle
Treskowallee 8, 10313 Berlin
Phone (030) 50 19 27 42
E-Mail: angela.hoehle(at)

Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht (HWR)

Startup Incubator Berlin | HWR Start-Up Centre
Contact: Christian Gurol
Babelsberger Straße 40/41, 10715 Berlin
Phone (030) 5367-1399

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

contact: Thomas Wagner
Luisenstr. 35, 10117 Berlin
Phone (030) 20 93 70765

Kunsthochschule Weißensee

Design-in-tech Accelerator at the Weißensee Kunsthochschule Berlin
Contact: Anastasia Zagorni
Bühringstraße 20, 13086 Berlin
Phone (030) 47705 410
E-Mail: anastasia.zagorni(at)

Technische Universität Berlin

Start-Up Service
Contactt: Dr. Florian Hoos
Hardenbergstr. 36a, 10623 Berlin
Phone (030) 314 21456
E-Mail: info.gruendung(at)

Universität der Künste Berlin

Career & Transfer Service Center
Contact: Venessa Tanovic
Einsteinufer 43-53, 10587 Berlin
Phone (030) 31 85 20 64
E-Mail: career(at)

Science & Startups: Network of Startup-Services

Science & Startups
Start-up-Services of "Freie Universität Berlin", "Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin", "Technische Universität Berlin" and "Charité – Universitätsmedizin"

Science & Startups
Christina Lüdtke
E-Mail: info(at)