Apply now for EXIST start up funds!
Application deadline 31 July 2012
Get support from TUM´s start-up services and apply now for the EXIST Transfer of Research of the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology. The program promotes technology-based business start-up projects in the pre-start-up and the start-up stage. EXIST Transfer of Research complements the broadly targeted EXIST Business Start-Up Grants with an excellence-oriented measure for high-tech start-ups. The purpose of the first funding phase is to support research teams at universities or research institutes so as to enable them to provide proof for the technological feasibility of their product idea and to prepare the business start-up. The funding includes staff expenses for up to three staff members and 60,000 euro for materials and equipment. After one year, funding is available for another person with managerial skills to become a member of the start-up team later. The maximum funding period is 18 months in the pre-start-up phase. During the second funding phase, the newly founded technology-oriented companies can be supported with up to 150,000 euro to continue the product design, for instance up to the prototype realization and to be able to solicit external funding for their company.
The German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi) supports the entrepreneurial environment at universities and research institutions and helps increasing the number of technology and knowledge based business start-ups. The EXIST program is part of the German government's "Hightech Strategy for Germany" and is co-financed by funding of the European Social Fund (ESF).
Get professional help for the application process from TUM at gruenderberatung(at)zv.tum.de or just call the Gründungsberatung of the TUM under 089 32 46 130. More information is avalaible at www.exist.de/exist-forschungstransfer/.