Who and what is the funding for?


  • Graduates with specialist technical knowledge and who are resident in Berlin
  • Teams have to consist of two to four members
  • Startup team members must demonstrate commitment to the realization of their idea (at least 24 hours per week) and be present at the work station assigned to them
  • Teams may not have already submitted their idea to another university
  • Parallel funding from other programs, whether currently or in the past, is not possible (EXIST business startup grants or in combination with startup grants provided by employment agencies)
  • The project may not already be functioning as a business and may not be commercially active