Start-ups at Leibniz
Based on this definition, 164 innovative businesses have spun off from 49 Leibniz institutions since 1990, approximately 70 percent of them in the former GDR and Berlin.
Start-Up Advisory Service
The Start-Up Advisory Service in the Leibniz Transfer department acts as a central point of contact, supporting Leibniz researchers who want to set up a new company through every phase of the start-up process. The free advice includes ongoing, customised support throughout the start-up process. Working with the researchers, the advisors will check whether the idea is commercially viable or needs modification. The Start-Up Advisory Service offers support with drawing up a first draft business concept, suggests improvements and puts researchers in touch with relevant contacts. It also helps with detailed business and financial planning and with raising funds. Government funding programmes – including the EXIST Business Start-Up Grant and EXIST Transfer of Research programme – are also covered. Leibniz Transfer is a registered EXIST Entrepreneurial Network.
Leibniz Start-Up Prize
The Leibniz Start-Up Prize comes with 50,000 euros and is awarded to start-up projects that demonstrate outstanding achievements in terms of developing innovative, viable business ideas and setting up a new company.