Support excellence

The transfer and start-up concept of the WORLDFACTORY

The WORLDFACTORY team is working towards a common goal: We want to strengthen the start-up culture at Ruhr-Universität Bochum and facilitate more spin-offs from the university! The potential is great, but knowledge and technology-based start-ups require special skills and customised consulting approaches.


This is at the core
of our concept:

individual consultancy

with modular services geared to the respective level of expertise


expert support

with five Incubators, connected to excellent
research fields


teaching entrepreneurship

with a comprehensive education programme


encouragement and guidance

in all phases of the start-up process, with a special programme for women academics and researchers


practical support

with experimental facilities and seminar rooms, technical equipment and workshops


accelerating transfer

with prototyping and business networks


With these measures, we create a start-up-friendly infrastructure, offer well-founded know-how from academia and industry and provide support with funding applications.


founder is excited about great news


Our transfer and start-up concept has been awarded by the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Innovation, Digitalisation and Energy of North Rhine-Westphalia: The WORLDFACTORY will receive a project budget of 22 million euros from 2019 to 2024 and is entitled to the title “Excellent Start-up Center.NRW”. The funds will flow directly into the services and infrastructure for people interested in starting a business.