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Consulting and support

Are you thinking about taking your idea forward and would like professional support?

We have various consulting and supporting programmes that you can use at any time. In the consulting sessions, we discuss together how you can best move forward. Individual, tailored to your needs.

Individual consulting

In the individual start-up consulting, we discuss your idea confidentially, support you in implementing the idea step by step, connect you with interesting cooperation partners and by that accompany you from the final brainstorming, via different methods of design thinking, to the launch of the business.

  •     Prerequisite: none! You can make an appointment with us before you have a finished business model or business plan. We will jointly discuss the next steps.
  •     Appointments can be made at short notice
  •     Consultations are possible both digitally and on site

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Consultation for financing and public funding

EXIST Start-up Grant, EXIST Research Transfer, Start-up Grant NRW, KUER.NRW - the funding landscape for start-ups is broad.

And since knowledge and technology transfer are of great importance for industry and science, the start-up culture at universities of applied sciences and universities is strongly promoted and supported.

Together with you, we assess which funding is suitable for you and your idea or concept and guide and support you throughout the application process.

  •    Individual overview of funding and financing resources
  •    Support in applying for and accounting for funding and grants

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Support for writing your business plan

Anyone who wants to start a business has to consider and prepare many things simultaneously in advance. The development of a business concept and writing a business plan are just some of the steps that need to be taken.

In regular workshops and our start-up consultancy, we show you how it is best to approach this and share with you our best practices from our own start-up and business experience.


Consultancy about inventions, property rights and patents

The Bochum University of Applied Sciences regularly offers free consultation hours for inventors.
To get more information, please contact Getrud Hötten.

Consultancy for inventions and property rights