Start a Business at Uni Bonn

Do you want to put your idea into operation and become self-employed? Whether you have a concrete idea for a start-up or you are completely new to the start-up and entrepreneurship scene, the Transfer Center is the right place to be. We help University of Bonn students, researchers, employees and alumni to turn their ideas into successful start-ups.

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Idea Check

From the first flash of inspiration, we help you to develop your idea and prepare for the next necessary steps. 

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Consulting and Coaching

We provide personal individualized consulting on the way to start a business, such as applying for funding.

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Start-Up Stories

Our start-up stories let you read about relevant and interesting areas in the start-up scene and inspiring stories of our founders.

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Our start-ups come from a variety of areas and range from newly funded projects to upcoming enterprises.

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Start-up Events

We offer qualification workshops and networking events for exchanging information with other founders.

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Our co-working spaces are places where knowledge transfer and entrepreneurship are lived and made practically possible.

Which services does the Transfer Center enaCom
offer to start-ups?



We provide easily understandable, fun-filled and relevant information about start-ups, both current affairs and sound background information.



We provide personal, individualized consulting. We support high-tech or social projects, and your idea will be handled strictly confidential. We speak both languages, the language of research and the language of business. Contact us for any important or less important questions you have about your start-up.



Our co-working space offers start-up teams the opportunity to exchange information among each other. And our extensive network in the start-up scene offers a wide range of support from Digital Hub Region Bonn AG, the Bonn/Rhein-Sieg Chamber of Industry and Commerce, City of Bonn and many other partners.


Our Funding

The University of Bonn will receive around €1.4 million in start-up financing over the next four years to expand and consolidate its services, consulting and networking. enaCom was one of the award winners in the EXIST “Raising Potential” competition organized by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi).

Funding lines and competitions

Check out our overview of important start-up competitions and funding opportunities. Here you will find information about application deadlines, competition's foci and eligibilities.

Prototyping grants #3: AI for research infrastructures, sustainable robots and antiviral nasal spray

Innovations in AI-assisted social sciences, sustainable agriculture and medicine are being funded in the third round of prototyping grants by the Transfer Center enaCom at the University of Bonn. Whether an AI solution for better understanding of scientific communities, a robot that treats weeds differently depending on the species, or a preventive nasal spray - scientists from the University of Bonn and the University Hospital Bonn are developing innovative prototypes for practical challenges of our time. With the prototyping grants, their research findings are prepared for a planned commercialization. The grants with a funding amount of up to €50,000 are regularly awarded by the Transfer Center.

First EXIST Women participants start at the University of Bonn

16 participants have started the first EXIST Women program at the University of Bonn. Funded by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection (BMWK), the Transfer Center enaCom is supporting the women from four faculties (Mathematics, Philosophy, Medicine and Agriculture) with a one-year program of workshops, mentoring and networking on their way to setting up a business. Ten of the participants will receive a grant of up to a total of 9,000 euros for three months as well as a lump sum of 2,000 euros for material costs to advance their start-up idea. The University of Bonn is one of the first universities in Germany to launch the EXIST Women program.

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Alexander Küsshauer

Start-up Coach


Brühler Straße 7

53119 Bonn

+49 228 73-62026

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Anna Müller

Start-up Coach


Brühler Str. 7

53119 Bonn

+49 228 73-62003

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Alexander von Pidoll

Start-up Coach

Brühler Straße 7

53119 Bonn

+49 228 73-62028

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Marcus Wille

Start-up Coach


Brühler Straße 7

53119 Bonn

+49 228 73-5703

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