In the world of academia and science, ideas are born every day. They are the foundation for creating something new and shaping the world of tomorrow. The only question is:
How does an idea become a marketable product or service? How will the transfer of research results into practice succeed? How do people from academia and science become entrepreneurs?
The answer to all these questions is the WORLDFACTORY Transfer and Start-up Center (WSC). It is the central hub at Ruhr-Universität Bochum for all issues concerning start-ups and transfer. With its services, the WORLDFACTORY taps creative potential and prepares individual paths to entrepreneurship for clever minds.
Young. Creative. Self-employed?
Why should you set up your own business?
Do you find the start-up scene somehow exciting, but don’t have a precise idea of start-ups, business plans & Co.? At the WORLDFACTORY, you have the opportunity to explore the world of start-ups without any strings attached. Check it out and find out if the path to self-employment could also be your path.
Unleash your potential
Get your idea on track
Every start-up begins with an innovation: an exciting insight, an invention, an idea for a product or a service. The WORLDFACTORY supports you in transforming your innovation into a business model. We provide individual advice on all questions of founding and financing. Unleash your potential and start your own business!
Get in and get started
Kick-starting your start-up
You already know exactly where you want to go. What you need now is space for research and testing, expert feedback and financial support? The WORLDFACTORY offers you Incubators with expertise and infrastructure to develop your start-up. We help you to get the right funding so that your idea conquers the world.
Networks for transfer
Doing business with ideas
Success is based on experience and creativity – and innovation requires a sound foundation. At the WORLDFACTORY, young business models meet interested partners to transfer ideas into practice. Companies benefit from impulses from current research and from customised services. This is how proven concepts can be optimised and new markets opened up.
More than 85 start-ups are currently being looked after in the WORLDFACTORY.
The founding ideas come from different departments and subject areas.
In over 45 events per year, we provide you with exciting insights into all aspects of entrepreneurship and start-ups.
More than 35 teams have successfully founded their company in the last 18 months.