Many personalities. Two campuses. One University.

About us

The founders service team: Lenka, Lisa, Judith, Katharina, Anil (f.l.t.r)
The founders service team: Lenka, Lisa, Judith, Katharina, Anil (f.l.t.r)

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Our Mission

Our goal is to enable all people in the university community to become creative and to try things out away from familiar paths and structures. This can lead to start-up projects, new products and services, or a more precise idea of what one would like to do after graduation, for example. In any case, they gain experience about themselves, about working in projects and in a team.

The following values are important to us:


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We handle your idea with confidence.

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Value neutrality

We are unbiased towards your ideas

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We give you honest feedback and our honest assessment

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We respond to your needs and offer you solutions that are right for you

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We communicate clearly and directly

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We respect the diversity of opinions, backgrounds and cultures

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We value the uniqueness of each individual person

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We encourage and support you to realise your idea and find your way

Our Vision

We actively work towards making our university an innovative, start-up-friendly and creative place. We  shape this place by opening up spaces that promote creativity, are inclusive and inspiring. As contact persons, we support people who want to try out new things, develop their skills or create something new.

We promote the start-up potential of Bochum University of Applied Sciences and the transfer of research and development results into entrepreneurial projects. In particular, we support social and sustainable innovations as well as technology-oriented and knowledge-intensive start-ups.

Our government-funded projects

Our figures

364 Consultations

Initial and follow-up consultationss

125 Events

Workshops & Networking events

1.391 Participants

(Aspiring) founders

23 Startups

University spin-offs

3 Kickstart-Teams