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Event invitation: Funding possibilities for Start-up preparations and applied research projects and Life Science FDays® Demo Day

The university department “Start-Up Support” is inviting to two events related to funding possibilities and start-ups:

Funding possibilities for Start-up preparations and applied research projects

How to spin-off a project and how to implement applied projects – on December 5 at 1 p.m. (UMG HS 55, Robert-Koch-Str. 40) experts will report on financing possibilities for the spin-off of research projects. They will talk about the EXIST Transfer of Research (approx. 1 M€), the Life Science Factory in Göttingen, initiated by Sartorius AG, MBM ScienceBridge GmbH will report on intellectual property rights and the Start-up support of the university will introduce applied research funds.

This is an opportunity to have a 30-minutes discussion with the expert from the EXIST Transfer of Research, about your project ideas. If you are interested in coming or discussing your project draft, please apply via email: until 30.11.2018.

If you know someone who might be interested, please forward this invitation.

Life Science FDays® Demo Day on 6 December at 4 p.m. (Alte Mensa, University of Goettingen, Wilhelmsplatz 3)

7 start-up teams from the Accelerator program present their projects in different fields e.g. radiology and medicine. Afterwards there will be time for networking. The event is a cooperation between Fraunhofer Venture, Sartorius and the University of Goettingen.

The presentations will be in German. Free admission.

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Funding possibilities for Start-up preparations and applied research projects

In this information event, we will present third-party funding specifically aimed at application-oriented research. In addition, funding opportunities for spin-offs will be presented.

Alexander Damaschun from Project Management Jülich (PtJ) will present the conditions and benefits of EXIST Transfer of Research (average funding 1 million Euro). EXIST Transfer of Research is a nationwide program which supports outstanding research oriented projects that involve expensive and high-risk resource development. In two phases high technology startup projects from teams of researchers with intense development periods, which have already been demonstrated, to be feasible from a technical point of view can be promoted. In phase 1 in the university staff costs and material expenses can be funded.  Startups founded out of the project can receive a start-up grant up to 180.000 Euro in stage 2 to demonstrate how the product will be brought to market as well as for preparation for the launch of business activities.
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30-minute consultations with the Expert from EXIST will be offered after the presentations, please contact to register for the event and if you are interested in one of the consultation slots.

In the second presentation, Dr. Sven Wagner (Vice-President Business Development Sartorius and Director Life Science Factory) and Marco Janezic (founder and director Life Science Factory) will introduce the listeners to the concept and support of the Life Science Factory for entrepreneurs.

In Addition, Dr. Jens-Peter Horst from MBM ScienceBridge GmbH will inform of their support for scientists information regarding reporting inventions, filing patents, initiating patent-based startups and other topics around academic innovations.

Moreover, Martin Stammann will give an overview about start-up support from University of Goettingen and other funding programs.