So far, all three universities have their own offers to promote start-up projects from research. These are to be bundled in the future in order to jointly support and network start-up teams from Central Germany and also start-ups from abroad. For this purpose, the establishment of an international start-up academy is planned, in which experts from the university start-up networks will pass on their knowledge of competence and strategy development to start-ups and researchers interested in start-ups in the form of online courses and workshops.
In addition, the universities want to work together to attract more international founders to the region of Central Germany. This includes the targeted recruitment and preparation of international business start-ups, but also the initiation of new international research collaborations and networking with the local start-up scene.
The group's third focus is on facilitating German startups' access to Asian markets. Start-ups are to be supported with the market launch of their own products and services, the acquisition of investors, the identification of suitable suppliers and the establishment of cooperation in the field of research and development.
The "International Startup Campus" is a joint project of the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, the Friedrich Schiller University Jena and the University of Leipzig. It is headed by the Leipzig economist Prof. Dr. Utz Dornberger.
Further information on the International Startup Campus at: