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EXIST Transfer of Research

Studierende sitzen auf einer Bank am Campus Neues Palais und unterhalten sich. Eine Studentin hat einen Laptop auf dem Schoß.
Photo: Matthias Friel

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

Are you curious?
Simply contact us by email at Startupuni-potsdamde or use the contact form.

For more information about the EXIST funding programs, please visit the official website.​​​​​​​