Christiane Jonietz


+49 (0)234 32-29538 christiane.jonietz@uv.rub.de


The good news

You and your team have set up a rough business model or even a business plan, but you still lack capital? 

The good news first: There are many support programmes for start-ups. The state provides subsidies in different ways. The challenge is to find the right support programme.

Here you will find brief information on support programmes for innovative university founders:


12-month scholarship for a team of maximum three members + material costs


EXIST Transfer of Research

18 months support for a team of four members for a start-up idea with high development requirements


Start-up Transfer.NRW

NRW funding programme, up to 24 months - max. 320,000 € Grant funding for personnel and material costs


Beyond the classical support programmes for university founders, there are other possibilities such as the start-up scholarship.NRW. You can apply for this via the regional StarterCenter or also from Venture Capital either directly via VC-Fonds like the High-Tech Gründerfonds or the Gründerfonds Ruhr, but also via corresponding programs of the NRW.BANK.

There are many ways to finance a company. Talk to us and we will give you a first overview.

direct contact

Christiane Jonietz

funding consultancy

+49 (0)234 32-29 538 Christiane.Jonietz@uv.rub.de