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Spin-Offs and Founding

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The KIT (formerly University of Karlsruhe) has a long and fundamental culture of founding new companies based on excellent intelectual capital which is being raised at its research facilities.
It has always been a tremendous concern of the organization to support research projects to spin off in order to create capable high technology start ups.

Since the foundation of the graduate school, the KSOP expedited 8 major spin-off projects:                       











You are interested in founding and would like to learn more about it?

KIT Gründerschmiede was established in 2013 as a project to support founders.

They offer advisory services for several steps of a founding process, such as:

  • Initial consulting and continued monitoring
  • Further development of business models
  • Funding advice
  • Offers of further training and qualification
  • Networking
  • Interim management
  • Matching of investors

Their newsblog KIT-Gründernews presents the stories behind successfully founded start-ups.