StartUP fund

Saarland University unites knowledge, ideas and creativity. It is here that the technologies of tomorrow are born. To ensure that the available drive for innovation is put to use in the region, the university promotes entrepreneurial thinking and action. It invests in start-ups so as to transform forward-looking technologies into high-growth companies.

In the future, ‘entrepreneurship’ will be strengthened and integrated into research and teaching across the campus. The new Entrepreneurial Campus Saar will give rise to a sustainable culture of entrepreneurship, producing a greater potential for high-tech start-ups.

And we want you as a partner!

Saarland University’s students and academics are creative and develop business ideas that have great potential. Gaining funding for a company requires the business idea’s feasibility to be impressively demonstrated to potential investors and customers as early as the pre-foundation phase, generally in the form of a prototype.

Saarland University is offering the StartUP fund in order to finance the development of such prototypes. Once corporate financing has been secured, the founders who received the start-up funding (a maximum of €25,000 per project) will also contribute an incentive payment to enable the funds to be used for other young companies in a revolving system. We are seeking partners to provide the financial means for the StartUP fund. Support young company founders and help to strengthen Saarland’s economy by promoting knowledge and technology-based companies!