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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, 164 innovative businesses have spun off from 49 Leibniz institutions since 1990, approximately 70 percent of them in the former GDR and Berlin.

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