As an industrial powerhouse, Baden-Württemberg exerts a strong attraction on innovators and inventive talent. The state is among Europe's most active regions in this respect, with a large startup scene. Startups from top research are important for this innovative strength. One aim of the University of Stuttgart is to strengthen this potential, and in doing so support and promote knowledge and technology transfer in science, economy and society.
Institut for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
The focus of the institute, which was founded in January 2020, is on representing entrepreneurship in research and teaching by working across different faculties and closely linking theory and practice. Internally, the institute defines itself as an interdisciplinary interface, uniting engineering, natural science and economics, a position that is also reflected externally to partners from the fields of science and industry.
The focus of its research is on technology-based innovations and entrepreneurship, taking aspects of the digital transformation into particular consideration. These include, for example, the research topics of digital and knowledge-based entrepreneurship, regional ecosystems for innovation and entrepreneurship, business model innovations as well as technology and science transfer.