Who we are

About beyourpilot

“beyourpilot – Startup Port Hamburg” is pretty unusual: In Hamburg all the universities and research institutes cooperate and, in Hamburg Innovation, share a company that serves the whole of higher education and supports such cooperation.

„The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are: hard work, stick-to-itiveness, and common sense."

Thomas Alva Edison was an American inventor (over 1,000 patents) and entrepreneur who was particularly successful due to the marketability of his inventions.
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Here’s who we are

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Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron

High-Tech founder wanted!

DESY is one of the world's leading research centres for particle accelerators and investigates the structure and function of matter - from the interplay of minute elementary particles to the behaviour of novel nanomaterials and vital biomolecules to the great mysteries of the universe.

A modern infrastructure for high-tech start-ups is currently being created around DESY with its large-scale high-tech research facilities. This infrastructure will comprise offices, laboratories and workshops and will be built parallel to the expansion of the campus into the Bahre...

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Hamburg Innovation GmbH (Operator)

Hamburg Innovation is a private-sector knowledge and technology transfer institution of Hamburg's public universities. At the interface between universities, companies and the public sector, the team is active with the aim of profitably networking entrepreneurial and scientific potential and creating sustainable values for science, politics, business and society. For "beyourpilot", Hamburg Innovation acts both as project coordinator and operator of the digital platform, assisting universities and research institutions.

"beyourpilot" gives founders access to current research results, know-ho...

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Hamburg University of Applied Sciences

Developing sustainable solutions for the social challenges of the present and future: This is the goal of HAW Hamburg - Northern Germany's leading university when it comes to reflected practice. The focus is on the excellent quality of study and teaching. At the same time, HAW Hamburg is further developing its profile as a research university. People from more than 100 nations help to shape HAW Hamburg. Its diversity is its particular strength.
This is where the start-up service is at home. With 4 faculties, 17 departments and more than 70 courses of study, HAW Hamburg offers a wide variety ...

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Hamburg University of Technology / Startup Dock

As the Startup Dock, we have been supporting innovative startups from the university sector since 2013. Our headquarters are located in the Harburg inland port. Our origin lies at the Technical University of Hamburg.

Our mission: We advise and accompany students, scientists and alumni, universities and research institutions in the realisation of their technology-oriented and innovative business ideas.
Each start-up undergoes an individual consulting and qualification program. When teams are included in our programme, we call it "docking", we provide them with know-how, contacts, resources...

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University of Hamburg

As a partner of the Hamburg Startup Network, the University of Hamburg offers its founders and those interested in startups a wide range of support and services through its Startup Service.
As the largest research and education institution in Northern Germany and one of the largest universities in Germany, the University of Hamburg combines a diverse range of courses with excellent research and offers a broad spectrum of subjects with numerous interdisciplinary focuses. Those interested in starting their own business have the opportunity to obtain expertise from around 170 courses of study i...