If you have any questions, would like to make an appointment or are looking for an office, we support you in your startup and look forward to getting in touch with you. Just get in touch!
Innovations- und Forschungs-Centrum Tuttlingen (IFC)
Meet Our Team
Startup at HFU
Prof. Dr. jur. Bernhard Plum
Room G 2.03
Phone: 07723 920-2148
Innovations- und Forschungs- Centrum (IFC)
Room D 3.06
Phone 07461 1502-6710
Innovations- und Forschungs-Centrum (IFC)
Room D 3.06
Phone 07461 1502-6711
Prof. Dr. Martin Haimerl
Faculty of Industrial Technologies
Room: A 2.15
Phone: 07461 1502-6630
Project Assistant KTUR
IFC – Innovation and Research Center Tuttlingen of HFU
Room: D 3.05
Phone: 07461 1502-6787
Prof. Dr. Eva Kirner
Faculty of Economics
Room: F 2.10
Phone: 07720 307-4744
Project ready-study-go: Learn to found, experience start-up, IFC
Room: D 3.05
Phone: 07461 1502-6785
Frequently Asked Questions
What does the HFU offer for founders and those who want to become one?
- Courses on the topic of entrepreneurship
- Lectures and workshops on topics relevant to startups
- Free advice and individual support methods
- Cost-effective offices, co-working and seminar rooms
- Contact mediation and network integration
Who can use the services of HFU for founders?
Can I apply for an EXIST-Gründerstipendium via HFU?
Yes, applications for the EXIST-Gründerstipendium can be made through Furtwangen University. In addition, we support you in the preparation of the idea paper and arrange for suitable mentors and coaches who can accompany you during the implementation of your project and provide competent advice.
I do not have an idea or a very rough idea yet. Will I still get support?
Yes, in addition to the courses, we also organize with our cooperation partners every semester various workshops on selected creativity techniques such as Design Thinking or Lean Start-up. Via these methods, you can develop ideas, concretize them and enhance their tangibility.
Is there a specific industry focus at HFU?
No, at HFU, founding projects and startups from all industries are supported. So you can always contact us with your questions. However, the university context generally pays special attention to knowledge- and technology-based startups that have potential for economic development in the region and beyond.
I am currently alone and looking for a team partner. Can the HFU help me with this?
Yes, we value team constellations with complementary skills and therefore regularly try to bring together, for example, the “technicians” with the “business people”. Just contact us, we will support you in your search for suitable team members.