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Graduate School of the KIT
Gründerschmeide KIT

Kaiserstr. 12

76131 Karlsruhe, Germany


E-Mail: gruenderschmiedeXtm9∂kit edu


Rintheimer Str. 15

76131 Karlsruhe, Germany


E-Mail: infoDgx9∂pioniergarage de


Fritz-Erler-Str. 1-3 c/o KIT EnTechnon

76133 Karlsruhe, Germany


E-Mail: vorstand karlsruheTan5∂r2b-student org

Start-up Culture at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

KIT Founders Forge - Gründerschmeide KIT

Since April 2013, the KIT introduced the KIT Founders Forge as initiative for students and employees to deal eith the topics of founding and entrepreneurship.

The activities of the KIT Founders Forge includes teaching and advanced education formats, an imporved consultation offering, and a KIT financing platform for young start-up projects.


Text from KIT Founders Forge website



Pioniergarage is a place where students become founders. Students develop ideas and learn the skills of making contacts which lead to the success of founding a start-up. 

More information (only in German) found here.


Text from Pioniergarage website.



r2b-student is founded with the main goal of promoting innovation and sustainability. They get to know research projects and the researchers. By using their interdisciplinarity approach, they aim to continuously develop themselves and their work on solutions for the future.

More information (only in German) found here.


Text from r2b website.