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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 in a total of 27 departments in 8 faculties.
The Career Center and PIASTA courses are open for all registered students and doctoral candidates at the University of Hamburg and all graduates up to two years after graduation.

Advice

The Startup Service of the University of Hamburg in the Department for Knowledge and Technology Transfer (WTT) of the Presidential Administration of the UHH offers all students, graduates and researchers interested in startups competent advice and support for startups from science.

In initial and follow-up consultations, we provide advice on business startups and freelance work for innovative ideas from the university sector by telephone, e-mail or on-site.

Qualification

The Career Center of the University of Hamburg sees itself as your service facility to prepare and successfully shape your career entry. There are various workshops, events as well as a summer and winter school especially for business startups.
In addition, the Career Center offers individual counselling for those interested in starting a business in cooperation with Hamburg Innovation GmbH.

PIASTA - Intercultural Living and Studying, is a program of the International Affairs Department, which offers German and English seminars and workshops on the subject of business startups in cooperation with the Career Center.
Among other things, seminars and workshops are offered here which impart core competencies for a successful career start as well as for business startups.
The Career Center and PIASTA offers courses for all registered students and doctoral candidates at the University of Hamburg and for all graduates up to two years after graduation.
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Funding

As part of the EXIST funding programme, the WTT is responsible for the administrative management of EXIST project applications and approved EXIST projects. The support is provided in cooperation with Hamburg Innovation GmbH.
In our advisory discussions, we discuss further financing options if required, point out possible ways to public funding and support the application process.

Space

The UHH promotes business startups within the framework of EXIST by providing and using rooms, equipment and other infrastructure. The WTT provides support if required.

Your contact

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Nadine Weitendorf

Nadine Weitendorf

+49 40 42838 1812

nadine.weitendorf@verw.uni-hamburg.de

Coordination Gründungsservice Universität Hamburg

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Dr. Bettina Otto

Dr. Bettina Otto

+49 40 42838 6931

bettina.otto@verw.uni-hamburg.de

Startup Consultant

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Dr. Fokko Schütt

Dr. Fokko Schütt

+49 40 76629 3145

fokko.schuett@verw.uni-hamburg.de

Project Coordinator Universität Hamburg

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