Innovation, i.e. developing applications for industry from scientific findings, is one of the three core tasks of KIT besides research and teaching. To cope with the global challenges facing humankind, our trend-setting research activities in the areas of energy, mobility, and information are to give rise to concrete developments and products that contribute to general prosperity and benefit. Thanks to many good partnerships with industry and economy, we succeed in doing so quite often. At KIT, the way from the research finding to the product is shorter! As part of KIT’s sense of community, we particularly promote the entrepreneurial spirit of our researchers and students. 

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Innovation Highlights
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Technology Offers
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KIT Business Club

Starting a Business at KIT

Business start-ups and entrepreneurship is part of our spirit: Whether student start-up or scientific spin-off, there is hardly any other place where the path from research result to product is shorter than at KIT. This is due to the fact that we not only impart knowledge about entrepreneurship and technology management, but we also support and accompany founders in a very concrete way.

Founders' Forge

The KIT-Gründerschmiede offers KIT students and employees the opportunity to deal specifically with the topics of starting a business and entrepreneurship. Various teaching and training formats and a comprehensive range of consulting services prepare those willing to establish a business for a career as an entrepreneur. Support ist given to student start-ups as well as high-tech start-ups from the scientific field.


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Industry Experts
Shaping knowledge and technology transfer together - get connected in the network of Industry Experts at KIT!
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Entry Point Industry
Contact point for companies in case of questions about research or innovation
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Innovation and Relations Management
Central partner for business, alumni and sponsors
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