Sustainable future begins in the lab

We believe that your research has the potential to change society. That's why we support you in realizing your idea. Let your science make our world a more sustainable place.

The transition towards a sustainable economy and society is one of the greatest challenges of our time. Chemicals influence almost all areas of our everyday lives. Innovative processes, products and services in the field of chemistry and biochemistry make a significant contribution to the sustainable development of our society. Science and application-oriented research play an important role as drivers of innovation. Start4Chem serves as a catalyst to bring innovations from research to the market and make them economically viable. As an incubator for innovations and start-up projects Start4Chem helps to increase the transfer potential of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum in the field of chemistry and biochemistry.

The catalyst for your start-up project

At Start4Chem, we are an interdisciplinary, broad-based team. Our goal is to support scientists in the transfer of application-oriented research results. We see ourselves as a central interface between research, business and society. This is why we are docked to the Faculty of Chemistry and Biochemistry and are a part of the Worldfactory at Ruhr-Universität Bochum.

How we support you in unlocking your potential

We believe that your research has the potential to change society for the better. Like you, we want to bring good ideas out of the lab and into the world. That's why we support you in implementing innovative or improved solutions to problems.

Let's challenge the status quo - and break new ground together!

Our success so far

teams in the incubator
million euro in funding
successful events



Our team of interdisciplinary experts, together with the central WORLDFACTORY team, will be at your side when you start your business. We look forward to meeting you! Further information is also available on the website of the Start4Chem incubator.

Your contact persons

Portrait Kristina Tschulik
Prof. Dr. Kristina Tschulik

Scientific Direction Start4Chem

Portrait Annabelle Beyer
Annabelle Beyer

Project Staff

Portrait Frederik Lehmann
Frederik Lehmann

Start-up Coach

Potrait Kim Kirchhoff
Dr. Kim Kirchhoff

Start-up Coach

Portrait Simon Henske
Simon Henske

Laboratory Manager

Portrait Duc Viet Trieu
Duc Viet Trieu

Junior Lab Manager