At Science & Startups, we support startups across the whole range of research. We can help you to translate your idea and your research into an impact-driven, sustainably developed and highly scaleable startup. You have not yet founded your idea? Then check out our programs to support you.

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Please note: Being incubated at one of our network partners always means having your own startup advisor to guide you. And everything starts with your first appointment. They will advise you which program is best suited for your needs. Feel free to contact them and start your journey today.

Berliner Startup Stipendium – provides you with funding, startup knowledge, networking opportunities and everything else you will need. For an initial consultation appointment, please contact bss(at)

EXIST grants – After a Berliner Startup Stipendium or from the very beginning, an EXIST grant can help your idea move from your brain(s) to market.

Something really new and really special is K.I.E.Z. – Künstliche Intelligenz Entrepreneurship Zentrum. This flagship project supported by the Federal Ministry of Economy and the state of Berlin helps startups working with artificial intelligence from the very beginning until their successful market entry and beyond.

Berliner Startup Stipendium - Science & Startups for Future

With the Berliner Startup Stipendium, Science & Startups supports founders planning to implement their innovative, knowledge-driven, science- and/or technology-based business ideas in a team and develop solutions for the pressing challenges of our time: To foster exchange and strengthen the innovative power of our startups, in these clusters we bundle access to specific expertise, know-how, […]

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Fostering female* founders. With EXIST-Women by Science & Startups, a total of 30 women interested in entrepreneurship have the opportunity to become familiar with the topics of founding and professional independence. The program is designed for graduates, female scientists, students, and women with professional qualifications who aspire to start solo or in a team. 🚀👩‍🎓👩‍🔬👩‍💼  […]

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EXIST Startup Grant

Our startup support facilities advise teams about funding opportunities and assist them in applying for the EXIST Business Start-up Grant by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. The EXIST Business Start-up Grant supports students, graduates and scientists from universities and research institutes who want to turn their business idea into a business […]

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K.I.E.Z. – Artificial Intelligence Entrepreneurship Center

Since 2021, Science & Startups has been specifically strengthening research transfer in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI). The Artificial Intelligence Entrepreneurship Center (K.I.E.Z.) is dedicated to support the founding of science-based startups in the field of artificial intelligence. The range of services is geared to the specific needs of AI startups and covers the […]

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