Startups:

Step by step to the perfect start

Are you thinking about independence? Do you have an innovative idea for starting your own company? Are you looking for a co-founder or a startup team that you can join?

Talk to us about your projects, plans and problems - confidentially of course - and develop a suitable strategy together with us! Benefit from our expertise in important start-up issues such as financing, production and sales as well as from our extensive partner network! The research association offers founders comprehensive services that support them in establishing their own company.

Services for your startup

Talk to us and we will accompany you on your way in a spirit of partnership and at eye level. If you come from a university or research institute in the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania or if you were last connected to it no longer than 5 years ago, our advisory services are free of charge for you until the establishment:

Idea development and business organization

 

We support you in generating and developing innovative ideas and start-up projects! We mediate possible sources of ideas and introduce you to our network of partners in science and business. If you already have a product or service idea, we will work with you to develop it further, assess cost-effectiveness and feasibility. We are happy to support you with questions about founding, company management and organization.

Team building and co-founder matching

 

We support you in developing and building a strong team by helping you to find team members and co-founders and by bringing you together with competent partners.

Product development and business model development

 

We work with you to develop possible business models and business plans, including those based on the CANVAS model. Our experience extends across industries from medical technology, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and IT to the life sciences as well as the nutrition and health industries. Benefit from it in the development and marketing of your product!

Marketing and Sales

 

We support you with market analyzes, customer identification and acquisition. Get to know your target customers and learn how to address them in the best possible way!

Funding and Financing

 

We will show you which sources of finance are suitable for you, support you with the preparation of documents for investors and with the application for subsidies. We address our financing network with professionally prepared documents and train with you in advance for your presentation to investors.

 

Our SPiNOFF incubation project focuses primarily on the generation of ideas and the early phase of an idea implementation.

A new SPiNOFF event series therefore focuses on the process from defining a problem to finding possible solutions to implementing a business idea. Find out more about our range of events and workshops.

Your contact persons

 

Martin Priesel
Dipl.-Wirtsch.-Ing., MBA
Managing Director & Project Manager

phone: +49 381 260 5789 2
priesel@forschungsverbund.com

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Martin Priesel is a graduate industrial engineer and works since 2006 in the transfer- and realization business. Since then he coached more than 1.500 researchers as part of several projects. It could be solicited 32 EXIST-promoted projects (60%) and were founded more than 51 innovative and technology-oriented companies. Further Martin Priesel is founding-experienced by his own with the founding of several clubs. As board member of the founder network "Gründerflair e.V." he represents the interests of the universities and research institutes nationwide and across the country.

Frank Büttner
Dipl.-Kfm., MBA
Project Manager

phone: +49 381 260 5789 3
buettner@forschungsverbund.com

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Frank Büttner deals since his studies with the factors of being successfully with productinnovations. As a founder and shareholder of a foodcompany, as well as a technology-consultant since 2002 at Forschungsverbund M-V, he cooperates very close with researchers and companies in the areas technology transfer, innovation management and product developement.

Funding opportunities for founders

EXIST - start-up grant

 

The EXIST start-up grant supports students, graduates and scientists from universities and non-university research institutions who want to realize their start-up idea and implement it in a business plan. The start-up projects should be innovative technology-oriented or knowledge-based projects with significant unique selling points and good economic prospects for success.

Who is funded?

  • Scientists from universities and research institutions
  • University graduates or former research assistants (1/2 of the degree)
  • A team member with professional training

What is funded?

  • Innovative technology-oriented start-up projects
  • Innovative knowledge-based services based on scientific knowledge

How is it funded?

  • Founders with a doctorate: 3,000 euros / month
  • Graduates with a university degree: 2,500 euros / month
  • Technical employee: 2,000 euros / month
  • Students: 1,000 euros / month
  • Child surcharge: 100 euros / month per child
  • Material expenses: 30,000 euros
  • Coaching funds: 5,000 euros
  • Funding period: 1 year

 

More informations at the EXIST-Website.

What should I do?

Arrange a non-binding and free consultation with us. We would be happy to advise you!

EXIST research transfer

 

The EXIST research transfer program supports outstanding research-based start-up projects that are associated with complex and high-risk development work.

Who is funded?

Funding phase I:

  • Research teams at universities and non-university research institutions (a maximum of three scientists and technical assistants) and one person with business management skills.

Funding phase II:

  • Applicants are small, technology-oriented corporations with a capital contribution of at least € 25,000 that were founded in the course of funding phase I, with the main know-how carriers from funding phase I contributing their knowledge and manpower to the new company and at least one person in the management are represented. Well over 50% of the shares must be owned by the founders working in the company.

What is funded?

Funding phase I:

  • The aim of the first funding phase of EXIST research transfer is to carry out development work to prove the technical feasibility, to develop prototypes, to work out the business plan and finally to found the company.

Funding phase II:

  • The subject of the funding is further development work, measures to commence business activities in the newly founded technology company and the creation of the conditions for external corporate financing.

How it is funded?

Funding phase I:

  • Personnel expenses / costs for a maximum of four personnel positions
  • Material expenses / costs (e.g. commodities, consumables, capital goods, property rights, market research as well as the award of contracts and coaching measures). Student assistants can also be financed.
  • Material expenses: max. 250,000 euros
  • Phase I funding period: 18 months

Funding phase II:

  • In funding phase II, a non-repayable grant of up to 180,000 euros, but no more than 75 percent of the specific costs of the project, can be granted. As a prerequisite for funding, the company provides its own funds and, if necessary, equity capital in a ratio of 1: 3 (up to 60,000 euros).
  • Phase II funding period: 18 months

 

What should I do?

Arrange a non-binding and free consultation with us. We would be happy to advise you!

Start-up grant from the state of MV

 

With the support of the European Structural Funds, the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania promotes the development of innovative, internationally competitive products, processes and services based on new scientific and technical knowledge. The aim is to stabilize and increase the competitiveness of commercial companies as well as employment and growth in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania over the long term.

Who is funded?

  • University graduates or academic employees who want to set up a new company or who have become self-employed within the last year. The university degree or the last employment relationship subject to compulsory insurance at a university or research institution must not date back more than 5 years.
  • People who have completed vocational training and want to start their own business with the establishment of a new company or who have become self-employed within the last year. In addition to the completed vocational training, relevant professional practice of at least three years is required.

What is funded?

  • Subsistence allowance of 1,200 euros per month for a maximum of 18 months
  • Doctoral graduates receive 1,400 euros per month
  • Child surcharge of 100 euros / child

Requirements?

  • The founder's main residence is in MV
  • Innovation content of the business idea
  • technical product or process innovation or new type of technology-based service
  • sustainable economic full existence
  • Company formation must be completed within 12 months

The decision on the possibility of submitting an application is made after a positive vote by a jury on the project idea and the corporate concept.

What should I do?

Arrange a non-binding and free consultation with us. We would be happy to advise you!

GO-Bio initial

 
Logo von GO-Bio

With the biotechnology start-up offensive, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) supports researchers from the life sciences who want to start a business and who want to make research ideas commercially viable.

Who is funded?

The GO-Bio funding initiative is aimed at research teams willing to set up a business with:

  • younger scientists who are already experienced in research
  • People with many years of experience in corporate research and development
  • Doctors with several years of clinical experience

How is it funded?

 

TWO FUNDING PHASES
GO-Bio funding takes place in two phases, each lasting a maximum of three years:

In the first funding phase, the teams work out and evaluate the application potential. This phase is part of the academic sector, but preparatory measures for setting up a business are already taking place. At the same time, specific commercialization strategies for further implementation based on the scientific results are to be developed.
In the second funding phase, which is decided on after an interim evaluation, these strategies are transferred to commercial exploitation. Funding recipients are the founded companies, which have to raise a private co-financing as an important requirement for funding.


DELIVERY VOLUME
The BMBF generally provides between 15 and 30 million euros for each funding round. The amount of funding per project is individually dependent on the project content. In addition, the spin-off universities and research institutions can receive up to 350,000 euros for measures to strengthen technology transfer if a GO-Bio project has been successfully transferred to the second funding phase.

 

Requirements?

The project ideas should include research approaches from the life sciences with high commercial or clinical innovation potential and be geared towards economic use. The range of topics is deliberately broad.

The electronic application system "easy-Online" must be used to create project outlines and funding applications. A specialist jury then evaluates the submitted project ideas in a two-stage selection process.

 

What should I do?

Arrange a non-binding and free consultation with us. We would be happy to advise you!

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