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MARC SEELBACH

contact person

+49 (0)234 32-22477 marc.seelbach@uv.rub.de

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WORLDFACTORY is one of the central transfer and founding projects of Ruhr-Universit├Ąt Bochum (RUB). Both academics and students receive competent advice, rooms and infrastructure for practical testing and networking opportunities. If you have a good idea and want to develop it further, you will find many forms of support here.

Your

IDEA

IDEA

IDEA

To be successful it takes more than just an innovative idea. We offer workspaces to develop your idea and advisory how to protect your intellectual property and products. Further to this, we will connect you to our network of specialists according to your needs.

Find a Team

Find a Team

You have a good idea and want to start your own business but you are still missing team partners? Or would you like to push an idea forward? Then you can place an ad in our team and project exchange or meet other founding teams in our co-working space. This also applies to teachers.
 

co-working

co-working

Working together in a team is fun and productive. In our Spaces there is enough space to meet several people.

Find Workspace

Find Workspace

You need a room to work on your idea or you already have a business meeting? In the UFO we have a lot of space to support you. Book one of our Team-Spaces, a desk in the Co-Working-Space or work in the MakerForum.

Protecting an idea

Protecting an idea

To make sure your idea stays your idea you can consult us concerning the patent protection of your idea. We work together with PROvendis and support you researching in patent databases.

To be successful it takes more than just an innovative idea. We offer workspaces to develop your idea and advisory how to protect your intellectual property and products. Further to this, we will connect you to our network of specialists according to your needs.

Consulting

Consulting

Consulting

It makes sense to evaluate your idea to different advisors. Our Starterbase can be one. We have competent employees who will guide you. Our doors are always open for consultation.

Develop concept

Develop concept

The further development of an idea requires a well thought-out structure. We have enough space so that you can develop a concept in peace, and are happy to support you at short notice.

business model

business model

An idea can quickly become a business model, but must be written down to get ahead and find investors. Book a room to work in, get advice or visit one of our seminars or events of our partners to learn all the essentials about the creation of your business model.

Invention

Invention

To make sure your idea stays your idea you can consult us concerning the patent protection of your idea. We work together with PROvendis and support you researching in patent databases.

It makes sense to evaluate your idea to different advisors. Our Starterbase can be one. We have competent employees who will guide you. Our doors are always open for consultation.

Practice

Practice

Practice

Self-employment needs to be managed well. The founding of a company can be quite complicated. To prevent that, we have noumerous practical teaching formats and seminars to help you get ahead.

Networking

Networking

In order to promote a good business model, it makes sense to establish contacts with other founders and companies. This is best done at one of our events or pitches. We also have an eye on current events in the region.

Presenting

Presenting

Three minutes time to convince potential investors of your idea - that's the usual process of a pitch. Present yourself and your idea in our consultation or at one of our events and test your "sales talent".

Prototyping

Prototyping

So that the idea does not remain an idea, we offer you not only meeting rooms in the UFO, but also our MakerForum - an open workshop. Here you can try out, design models and develop prototypes.

Self-employment needs to be managed well. The founding of a company can be quite complicated. To prevent that, we have noumerous practical teaching formats and seminars to help you get ahead.

Foundation

Foundation

Foundation

We are happy about any idea that leads to a company foundation through our support, and will gladly accompany you on your way there.

Funding / Seed capital

Funding / Seed capital

There are many different ways to get the small change you need to start a business. We can advise you on government support programmes, or you can pitch your idea to potential investors at our next event.

Businessplan

Businessplan

With your business plan you convince investors and potential partners of your business model. You will receive the necessary support in setting up your business model in one of our workshops or in consultation.

We are happy about any idea that leads to a company foundation through our support, and will gladly accompany you on your way there.

DATES & EVENTS

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Events


Would you like to learn more about RUB, its research and laboratories? Are you interested in a research cooperation or do you already have a specific problem for which you are looking for a solution? Or are you looking for contact and exchange with students? We will be happy to help you in your search for suitable contacts at RUB!