Up to € 50,000 funding for product validations from research findings

Up to € 50,000 funds are available for young scientists at the University of Bonn for product validations from their research. For the first time the Transfer Center enaCom is offering prototyping grants which support innovative research results to be further developed for commercialisation. Application deadline is May 19, 2022 for the current year. Applications for 2023 can be submitted starting August 15, 2022 until October 15, 2022.

"Go for it!" - Ideas Competition @Uni Bonn

Our University is buzzing with ideas. Let’s demonstrate, how our knowledge contributes to change within the region and across the globe. Do you have a big or small idea within you? Do you want to find solutions to relevant problems? Now is the time to "do" and take part in the Ideas Competition organized by the Transfer Center enaCom at the University of Bonn. Because we not only give you applause and individual advice for your idea, but also up to 1,000 euros.

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.

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