BMBF project involving university start-up Escarda

Large-scale farming without herbicides, yet without small-scale manual labor. The University of Bonn spin-off Escarda Technologies is working on environmentally friendly weed control in the recently launched joint project "Photonic weed control in sugar beet cultivation - laser-based weed management" (LMU), funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

Bundled start-up know-how at one click

Gruenderspot.de is the new internet platform for founders in Bonn-Rhein-Sieg an part of a joint start-up project by the University of Bonn, University of Applied Sciences Bonn-Rhein-Sieg and DIGITALHUB.DE. The information and communication platform provides expertise on offers for those interested in founding and serves as a virtual exchange and meeting place for the regional startup scene. "Gruenderspot.de establishes uncomplicated access to our network with the goal of bringing together the region's bright minds and making their startup ideas known," says Benita Schuba, deputy department head of the Transfer Center enaCom, whose startup consultants manage the platform for the university.

Two start-up teams from the University of Bonn win the NUK business plan competition

A successful evening for start-up projects from science. These are the words to describe the 26th NUK Business Plan Competition, which took place in Cologne at the beginning of May 2021. The two teams ClingTechBionics and RecaPen, with members from the University of Bonn and closely supervised by the advisors from the Transfer Center enaCom, won first and second prize. Their business plans and highly competent teams convinced the jury. RecaPen also won the audience award for the best pitch.

750,000 euros for start-up project at the University of Bonn

How can modern components such as electric motors, rechargeable batteries or cell phones be manufactured ever faster, more energy-efficiently and with higher quality? One key tool from physics is high-power lasers, which help to process various materials. With their innovative technology to individually adjust the beam shape of the laser to the respective process, physicists from the University of Bonn have now won a highly endowed competition: The start-up project "Midel Photonics" by Dr. David Dung, Dr. Christian Wahl, Dr. Christopher Grossert and Frederik Wolf was selected for the "EXIST Research Transfer" funding program of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy and the European Social Fund. The funding of around 750,000 euros is intended to help the founders transfer their promising approach from research to industrial application.

NRW State government supports start-up activities with around 3.2 million euros

On April 1, the University of Bonn will launch the "U BO GROW" project, which is funded by the Ministry for Economic Affairs, Innovation, Digitalization and Energy with 3.2 million euros. The project, funded until the end of 2024, is intended to significantly advance start-up activities from within the university.

Is my password still secure?

Someone else orders expensive things on the Internet in someone else's name - and at someone else's expense. An unknown person has access to private photos in a cloud. Digital identity crime has many faces and causes not only financial but also psychological and social damage to those affected. It is often based on a leak, i.e. the publication of stolen data. Two worldwide action days will soon be drawing attention to the problem: "Check your Password Day" on February 1 and "Safer Internet Day" on February 9. Researchers at the University of Bonn are also working intensively on the issue: a team from the computer science department has developed a "leak checker" that allows users to protect themselves and easily check whether personal data is contained in a stolen record.

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