Start up now @Uni Bonn

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.

To turn researchers into sciencepreneurs

The Transfer Center enaCom assists scientists with its specific start-up support services. Among other things, the "Research2UseCase-Canvas" helps to bridge the gap between research projects and potential use cases. For this continuous focus on sciencepreneurship, i.e. the start-up spirit in science and research, the Transfer Center has once again been awarded the "Young Entrepreneurs in Science Campus" certificate.

Detecting diseases more precisely with lysosome analysis

The lysosome is a part of human cells and has been linked to a variety of diseases, including cancer. Proteins derived from lysosomes have a high potential to serve as biomarkers, which allow to detect diseases in the human body. A research team led by Dr. Dominic Winter (Institute of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and University Hospital Bonn) has developed an innovative assay to analyze these lysosomal proteins and, therefore, to detect potential new biomarkers. With this assay, diseases could be tracked down more efficiently in the future. The project is now being funded with a prototyping grant to further develop the method to commercialization. The grants with a funding amount of up to €50,000 are regularly awarded by the Transfer Center enaCom. Applications for prototype development in 2024 can currently be submitted until 31.05.2024.

OSE meets industry: Comma Soft AG: 'Pay & Pray...'
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'Pay & Pray - How to Measure the Performance of Offline Marketing' (Dr. Andrej Fischer, Dr. Lukas Kießling, Dr. Daniel Lenz) Registration required via ...
OSE meets Industry: AXA Konzern AG
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'The Joy of Pricing - Creating Value from Data' (Dr. Felix Schrank, Dr. Heiko Wagner) Registration required via – first come, ...
OSE meets Industry: Deutsche Bank
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'Risk in Banking - Automated Decision-Making' (Martin Slowik) Registration required via – first come, first served! Restricted ...


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Alexander Küsshauer

Start-up Coach


Brühler Straße 7

53119 Bonn

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Anna Müller

Start-up Coach


Brühler Str. 7

53119 Bonn

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Alexander von Pidoll

Start-up Coach

Brühler Straße 7

53119 Bonn

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Marcus Wille

Start-up Coach


Brühler Straße 7

53119 Bonn

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