As the official startup network of the University of Potsdam, we are here to support you in the application and implementation of the EXIST Transfer of Research program. Outstanding research-based startup projects involving complex and high-risk development work can receive funding of up to €250,000 for up to 18 months. This funding enables you to carry out development work to be able to prove technical feasibility, to develop prototypes, to create a business plan, and ultimately to found the company.
We support you in:
✓ Validating the innovative business idea
✓ Composing your team
✓ Assisting with the application, including a 25-page project outline and a work plan
✓ Organizing the project’s implementation
✓ Addressing questions regarding intellectual property rights
✓ Identifying and selection of follow-up funding opportunitie (bspw. Gründung innovativ, Brandenburger Innovationsfachkräfte)
✓ Facilitating participation in trade fairs in Germany and Europe
The Startup Service offers you additional benefits:
✓ Office and meeting space at the Griebnitzsee or Golm location
✓ Personal support
✓ Networking with industry partners and investors
For more information about the EXIST funding programs, please visit the official website.