KIT has developed a number of instruments and activities for supporting young entrepreneurs. Since 2013, all these tools have been pooled in the KIT Founders Forge. It coordinates the education, training, and advice offers of KIT and its student initiatives and supports both startups of students as well as spinoffs established by scientists.
Students and employees of KIT are informed about the aspects associated with establishing enterprises. Assistance is provided when startups and spinoffs are founded. Moreover, the KIT Founders Forge provides access to the startup network of Karlsruhe. Cooperation projects and events are organized to foster exchange of information with entrepreneurs in the region. In addition, the KIT Founders Forge offers a large range of interesting and promising cooperation options to investors and entrepreneurs.