EXIST – University-Based Business Start-Ups

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The FGF participates in EXIST – a support programme run by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi). The FGF’s role is to sustainably promote and support the information policy of the EXIST programme and High-Tech Gründerfonds through existing and – in the area of Entrepreneurship – recently launched communication channels. This allows the activities of the EXIST network to become firmly anchored in the science community of Entrepreneurship research and teaching. The FGF publishes general information about EXIST and activities in EXIST regions on their website and in the FGF newsletter. This information includes both new publications (e.g. discussion papers by EXIST working groups or other publications and studies) and event information or current job vacancies, to name but a few examples.

EXIST is a support programme run by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi). Its objective is to improve the entrepreneurial environment at universities and research institutes. Furthermore, it aims to increase the number and success of technology-oriented and knowledge-based business start-ups. To this end, the BMWi supports university graduates, scientists and students in preparing to launch their technology and knowledge based start-ups. EXIST also promotes a lively and lasting entrepreneurial culture at public and private universities.

EXIST Culture of Entrepreneurship supports universities in formulating and implementing a comprehensive and sustained university-wide strategy for increasing entrepreneurial culture and spirit.
EXIST Business Start-up Grant supports students, graduates and scientists in preparing innovative technology and knowledge-based start-up projects.
EXIST Transfer of Research funds both the resource development necessary to demonstrate the technical feasibility of start-up ideas based on research, as well as the preparation work necessary to launch a business.

We would be pleased to answer any questions you may have via email (info@fgf-ev.de) or phone (+49 2051-777508).