Network for startUPs
Institutions and Projects of HFU
Innovations- und Forschungs-Centrum Tuttlingen – IFC
The topic of entrepreneurship at Furtwangen University is anchored at IFC – Tuttlingen Innovation and Research Centre . In the “ready-study-go” project, those interested in founding their own business and founders from all university locations are supported from here and accompanied on their way to building up their business with individual supporting measures.
You are interested in starting a business, but do not know how to face the challenges yourself alone? Then turn to us! The HFU’s Innovation and Research Center Tuttlingen is the right place for your business idea. We present financing possibilities, support in developing business plans and integrate you into our extensive network, which is relevant for you as a future entrepreneur and much more…
The CoHMed project promotes medical technology research at the HFU. The aim is to support regional companies in the development of sustainable products and to strengthen the research and science location.
KTUR – Knowledge Transfer Upper Rhine
The trinational project on the Upper Rhine promotes technology transfer between universities and industry. In the area of start-ups, KTUR ensures more exchange among start-ups in the region and creates joint trinational offers for founders.
Accelerators and Startup Initiatives
Gründergarage IHK Schwarzwald-Baar-Heuberg
The Industrie- und Handelskammer IHK Schwarzwald-Baar-Heuberg accompanies those interested in starting their own business on the way to being self-employment with guidance. Events and seminars as well as information material. In the start-up workshop, you will work on your foundations for self-employment together with other people, who are interested in starting their business, using the expertise of the IHK.
The Neckar-Eschach EGON start-up-offensive accompanies start-ups, companies and new settlements. The joint economic development of the 3 communities Niedereschach, Dauchingen and Deißlingen coaches founders and imparts business management know-how. It networks the local trade with adequate partners. It also shows ways to subsidies and financing.
The Steinbeis-Beratungszentrum Unternehmenscoaching supports and advises companies in the development and implementation of corporate strategies in all technological and business areas.
The St. Georgener Technologiezentrum GmbH (short: TZ) supports people interested in and willing to set up their own company, right up to founders in the realization of their innovative product, process or service ideas. In the course of so-called “innovation labs” in TC, students from the regional universities who are interested in setting up their own companies are given the tools to develop their own innovations. With its infrastructure, TZ offers those interested in setting up a business the opportunity to turn their business idea into a finished business concept.
The economic initiative “Baden-Württemberg: Connected” (bwcon) connects companies, research and experts. The bwcon GmbH offers founders guidance and support in the innovation process. Offers include regular innovation labs in cooperation with the St. Georgen Technology Center. With the annual announcement of the renowned high-tech award CyberOne, young companies are reached that set new impulses and standards with innovative business concepts.
From the idea over the conversion up to growth: the technology workshop supports founders in the Zollernalbkreis on the way into the independence up to the successful enterprise.
Gründerbüro of Freiburg University
The University of Freiburg supports spin-offs and promotes further education and teaching in the field of start-up-relevant qualifications. The goal is to establish a sustainable start-up culture. The “Founders’ Office” provides support on the way to independence.
In cooperation with universities and schools, a broad-based start-up initiative is coordinated in the region. By means of sensitization through concrete offers, people willing to set up a company, those interested in start-up and existing founders are encouraged and supported in their plans.
The MedicalMountains – Medical Technology Cluster networking the regional players in the medical technology sector around Tuttlingen. Exchange and cooperation between the members promote innovation and the international competitive position. Via the offer of qualification measures, knowledge remains up-to-date and expertise is accumulated.
For the members of the network in the fields of medical technology, microtechnology, plastics technology and machining, Technology Mountains offers information, consulting and support in the areas of industrial property rights, financing of innovative projects through state subsidies as well as future technological developments. One focus is bringing business and science together for the development and implementation of innovative concepts and technologies.
Banks and Credit Institutions
The State Bank of Baden-Württemberg supports start-ups and companies in their new business start-ups, investment projects and energy-saving measures. A wide range of support programs offer founders opportunities for financial assistance.