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Angelika Daniel
Start-Up Service
Leibniz Association
Chausseestraße 111
10115 Berlin
Tel.: +49 30 / 20 60 49 - 16


One pathway to professional marketing of research outcomes is founding a new business, a so-called start-up, for which the Leibniz Association applies the following criteria:

  • The start-up must be based on science or technology.
  • At least one member of staff at a Leibniz institution must be involved in the start-up.

Based on this definition, 149 innovative businesses have spun off from 44 Leibniz institutions since 1990, approximately 70 percent of them in the former GDR and Berlin. These companies have created some 1,600 new jobs and generate an estimated sales volume of more than 150 million euros annually.

The great innovative potential and sustainable development of the businesses that emerge from the Leibniz Association is reflected in their low bankruptcy rate of less than five percent.

The tables on the right show the distribution of start-ups according to Leibniz Association Sections and year of foundation.

List of start-ups

Please click on categories

Ausgründungen alphabetisch

Ausgründungen chronologisch


Ausgründungen nach Einrichtungen