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Forschungszentrum Jülich supports spin-offs based on technologies developed at the Forschungszentrum. A number of funding instruments are available, such as Helmholtz Enterprise funding, the Life Science Inkubator and the EXIST programme of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi). We also closely work together with our regional partners of the Gründerregion Aachen to create good founding conditions and to guarantee comprehensive advice to founders. Together with the Technologiezentrum Jülich we operate an incubator for early stage spin-offs. We are partner of the RWTH Aachen University in the programme “EXIST-Culture of Entrepreneurship”. Finally, we offer participation in events on spin-off creation such as the Start-up Days and the Innovation Days.

Our services for founders:

  • We advise researchers interested in founding a spin-off company
  • We support spin-offs from the first business idea to foundation and beyond
  • We arrange business training
  • We assist in the development of business models and drafting business plans
  • We make contacts to industry experts and enable first meetings for example at trade fairs
  • We provide assistance in seeking funding and investors
  • We conclude licensing agreements with the spin-off companies for the technologies developed in the Forschungszentrum Jülich
  • We offer a time-limited participation of the Forschungszentrum Jülich in spin-offs

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Dr. Andrea Mahr
Team leader Business Development
Phone: +49 2461 61-9282