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.
“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, www.innovation.kit.edu/english/index.php / www.kit-gruenderschmiede.de (in German only)