At the following places, the University of Stuttgart gives advice on the topic of starting a business:
The startup consultants at the University of Stuttgart offer support throughout the stat-up process, for startups with a technical background from scientific institutes, as well as students and graduates with a startup idea.
The consultancy service includes initial advice, the development of a business model, funding applications, training courses and networking options. Together with the Division of Research and Transfer, we also offer advice in relation to the use of patents and licenses.
TTI offers advice and information on all topics relating to the planned startup:
- Planning and preparation of the startup
- well-founded, motivating support when writing a business plan
- Assistance in finding network partners as well as mentors and resources at the University of Stuttgart
- Renting out space for startups in the Technology Center
- Help with acquiring funds
Under the umbrella of TTI GmbH, students and academic staff can also establish transfer companies and launch startup projects. In the process, TTI takes on the legal, finance, and personnel management as well as the administrative contract review.
"Starting-up without an actual start-up"
The Transfer and Founding Company (TGU) offers all university members the opportunity to explore taking the first steps towards founding their own company.
As part of TTI GmbH, the TGU [de] is a unique feature that gives anyone wishing to found a company the opportunity to gain experience immediately. The TTI GmbH offers not only protection from risk, it also simultaneously functions as a marketing instrument.
Anyone wishing to develop their own start-up – preferably a member of the University of Stuttgart – has the opportunity to gain experience of being self-employed by getting involved in a Transfer and Founding Company (TGU) and working as a project manager within TTI GmbH. The TTI GmbH functions as a service provider [de], offering not only expert advice, but also financial and personnel management, and much more besides.
TTI GmbH provides free co-working spaces in an inspiring environment. Here, start-up teams can work on their idea and determine whether it is "start-up-ready".
The rooms are located in close proximity to the start-up coaches of TTI GmbH and the University of Stuttgart's Transfer Center, as well as the Institute of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Science (ENI) and numerous established start-ups. This makes it easier to forge contacts in the start-up scene and ensures that someone is always available.
- Free workstations for three months (with option to extend)
- Free use of internet, printers, and photocopiers
- Advice on start-up-related issues from start-up coaches
- Access to a network of like-minded people and experts
- Possibly access to further funding opportunities
If you are interested, simply send an email with your start-up idea and information about the people involved, with a maximum length of one DIN A4 page to Peter Heinke, the managing director of TTI GmbH.
A sampler of successful business startups incubated by TTI
- Boltzplatz - numerical plasma dynamics GmbH
Engineering and consultation services for high-tech companies with simulation know-how in vacuum surface coating and semiconductor manufacturing
- Charge IQ
Online platform for individual access management, invoicing, and operation of commercial and private charging infrastructure
Specialized engineering office for innovative lightweight and fiber composite solutions
- Coral Innovation
Monitoring software that monitors research, technology and market environment
- EKU Power Drives
Top-class German automotive technology transferred to mobile and industrial machines
Software solution for intralogistics automation
The next generation of optical design software
AI software for autonomous robotics