KIT’s Support of Startups is Exemplary

KIT in Second Place in "Gründungsradar" Ranking

The current 2016 “Gründungsradar” (Germany-wide ranking of startup support services) ranking by the “Stifterverband for Promoting Science and Education” reflects exemplary support of startups by Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). Of the 34 big German universities, KIT is in second place, thus confirming the good results of previous years.

Foto: KIT
Foto: KIT

“Parallel to research and education, innovation is one of the core tasks of KIT,” Professor Holger Hanselka, President of KIT, says. “At the interface of science and industry, KIT’s innovations contribute to benefit for society and added values. I am very happy about the good result and the recognition of our work by the Gründungsradar.”

“Support of startups is an important element of KIT’s innovation culture,” Professor Thomas Hirth, Vice President for Innovation and International Affairs of KIT, emphasizes. “All KIT members consider the transfer of findings to application their commitment to solving challenges facing society. The good Gründungsradar ranking, hence, is a high recognition of all founders and innovators at KIT.” (red)

Innovation at KIT: KIT attaches high importance to transferring research results to added values through startups, participations, licenses, and services for industry. Industry partners, students, and employees are offered customized services by KIT, such as the KIT Business Club, KIT Campus Transfer GmbH, and KIT Founders Forge, the first partner to be contacted in case of questions regarding startups and funding. At its high-tech incubator, KIT offers perfect conditions for the spinoffs to grow. KIT NEULAND, the annual innovation day, represents a platform for technologies and startups to present themselves,  (in German only)

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Anlaufstelle in Pune


Die Kooperation zwischen Karlsruhe und dem indischen Pune ist einen Schritt weiter: Im Januar 2014 wurde im "MCCIA Trade Tower", 403, Senapati Bapat Road, eine direkte Karlsruher Anlaufstelle mit den Repräsentantinnen Iris Becker und Winnie Kulkarni von "Let's Bridge IT" in Pune eröffnet.

Durch Erfolg und Ausbau der vielfältigen Aktivitäten - ob Infos rund um den Standort Karlsruhe, aktiv Kontakte zu indischen Firmen halten oder deutsche Firmen aus der TRK in und um Pune bekannter machen - erfolgte im März 2018 ein Umzug in neue Räumlichkeiten, auch durch die Erweiterung um die Repräsentanz des Landes Baden-Württembergs in Maharashtra sowie das Marketingbüro der „Hochschul Föderation Südwest“. 


Karlsruhe Cooperation & Marketing Office
Let's bridge IT, Ms. Iris Becker
9th Floor, Sunit Capital, Senapati Bapat Road, Pune 411016
Tel: +91 75 0782 7033