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The EXIST-Funding-Programs

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The University of Potsdam runs various EXIST programmes funded by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection (BMWK) to promote business start-ups:

EXIST Business Start-up Grant

Find out more about the EXIST Business Start-up Grant: Financial support, individual coaching, and a strong network for your startup success.

EXIST Transfer of Research

Find out more about EXIST Transfer of Research: Financial support, practical implementation of your research results, and valuable industry contacts.


Successful examples from practice:


memodio is a health app based on a multimodal therapy concept for people with MCI.

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Valupa develops ingredients for textiles made from biopolymers. The all-in-one service offers fully customisable textile ingredients for customers.


Savvi offers an app that employees can use to train for around 20 minutes a week. Part of this training is the assessment of specific behaviours.



VlyFoods is developing the first plant-based milk alternative with the help of a new combination of raw materials and an innovative production process.



Carmino's mobile application recognises traffic accidents using sensor data from the smartphone. An emergency call is then made automatically.

Laori Drinks

Laori Drinks

Using an innovative production process, Laori is able to produce gin from natural distillates and extracts and without alcohol.



TeneTRIO develops dog snacks made from edible insects (a sustainable food alternative) and thus wants to contribute to a secure food future.


koppla is planning to develop a digital platform on which the construction site and office will be networked across the entire process chain.

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Children and young people are increasingly losing access to natural food production. Acker is counteracting this with its education programme.