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Innovation incubator with all-round service

Scientists today, entrepreneurs tomorrow? In reality, it is a long way before an innovative idea results in a successful company. For this, the inventors need the right environment to develop. As an innovation incubator, HZDR Innovation offers this all-round service together with their partners: from advice and coaching, financing, prototype development, the development of sales channels and marketing to the brokerage of equity capital.


From the HZDR Exploitation Guideline

Establishing spin-offs is a suitable means of exploitation. The HZDR supports spin-offs in the pre- and early post-start phase in accordance with the guidelines of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). In screenings, the HZDR selects potential-rich ideas that get transferred to an early spin-off phase by active business development. In the next development phases, the possibilities for the development of new business areas in association with the HZDR Innovation GmbH are exploited. The scope of the support provided by the HZDR depends on the strategic importance of the spin-off for the HZDR, as well as on the economic potential of the spin-off. In the case of spin-offs, the possibility of taking shares – parallel to licensing – is examined on a case by case basis.

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Support offers

  • First market test
  • Sales and Marketing support
  • Help with financing (public funding, venture capital, loans)
  • IP licensing
  • Provision of a profit center mode
  • Administrative support: legal issues, procurement, pre-financing of orders, export controls and much more
  • Cooperation with partners such as Dresden exists and Hightech-Startbahn

What motivates a spin-off?

Dr. Tobias Kosub (picture left side) about his Spin-off project Tensormeter:

“The HZDR Innovation team supports me very well in my start-up project. I am convinced that I am doing something useful with the measuring device I have developed and the spin-off.”

Christian Christesen about his involvement in the spin-off project TheiaX:

“It is great to work in a very motivated and dedicated team. It is also exciting to build something from scratch.”


Your contact person

Dr. Björn Wolf
Managing Director
Phone: +49 351 260-3348