Entrepreneurship Hub

     Who and for what is the Entrepreneurship Hub standing for?

The Entrepreneurship Hub is a joint institution of the Technische Universität Braunschweig and the Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences. We have played a decisive role in establishing a successful and sustainable start-up culture at these two universities. In order to maintain and further develop this, we offer various teaching, learning and research opportunities that cover almost all aspects of founding innovative and technology-based companies. Our extensive offer is aimed at students, doctoral candidates as well as research assistants of both universities. From the introduction to entrepreneurship through our schools, to the deepening of their knowledge in the context of the master’s specialization, to student research projects and theses, as well as doctoral workshops in the high-tech sector, we offer the entire spectrum of start-up-supporting formats and measures. In addition, we regularly organize casual networking and community events in conjunction with our MBA program “Entrepreneurship & Innovation Management” to keep the exchange between experienced founders, entrepreneurs and students active and lively. In order to further accompany a technology-based spin-off project with competent partners, we also work closely with the Technology Transfer Office of the TU Braunschweig. Our goal is to communicate entrepreneurship to people as an attractive and fulfilling career path to solve the major problems and challenges of our time.

     Locations of the Entrepreneurship Hub

The Entrepreneurships Hub team has two locations. You will meet the staff at the Technical University of Braunschweig as well as at the Ostfalia Wolfenbüttel.

     History of the Entrepreneurship Hub


Cooperation agreement between Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences and Braunschweig University of Technology


Business information scientist and entrepreneur Prof. Dr. Reza Asghari appointed to the endowed professorship


Award of the Federal Ministry of Economics as one of the ten universities of excellence


Endowed professorship is installed as a permanent professorship


Reestablished as a new institute of its own at the TU Braunschweig

The history of the Entrepreneurship Hub goes back to the cooperation agreement of August 30, 2007 between the Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences and the Technical University of Braunschweig. This cooperation agreement aims to promote startups from both universities, and to establish a sustainable startup culture in the region. As the cornerstone of this new cooperation, a joint “Endowed Chair for Entrepreneurship” was established in order to inspire as many students, alumni and academic staff as possible with the idea of founding a company and to provide them with the necessary knowledge to do so. The two universities have succeeded in attracting partners from the region to contribute financially to the professorship.

On March 1, 2009, the business information scientist and entrepreneur Prof. Dr. Reza Asghari was appointed to the endowed professorship. With great commitment, he and his team drove forward the establishment of the Entrepreneurship Center at Ostfalia and the Chair of Entrepreneurship at the TU Braunschweig to develop a start-up culture at universities. With success: In 2011, the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology recognized Ostfalia University in cooperation with TU Braunschweig as one of the ten universities of excellence in the field of entrepreneurship and granted a considerable amount of funding to further improve support for startups at the two universities. In 2014, the endowed professorship was made permanent and permanently installed as a professorship.

In March 2018, the next milestone was reached with the reestablishment as a separate institute at the TU Braunschweig. We are aware that we must constantly develop ourselves further in order to remain attractive for students, alumni, scientists and people interested in founding a company. The legal and organizational changes were taken as an opportunity to standardize the naming and external appearance: In April 2018, the Entrepreneurship Center and the Chair of Entrepreneurship became the joint Entrepreneurship Hub of Ostfalia University and TU Braunschweig.

The mission remains the same: We are committed to strengthening and promoting a vibrant and cross-disciplinary start-up culture in the region. The research profile will be expanded and the scientific sector will be more involved in promoting spin-offs from the universities. Furthermore, by imparting the professional know-how and techniques related to business model development and the founding of innovative companies, the Entrepreneurship Hub provides students with the knowledge they need to become active themselves. The extracurricular events and workshops provide the necessary networking of the company with the regional and national start-up community.

This is very important for the region, as start-ups and university spin-offs create important links between science and business, which in turn generate regional employment effects, further strengthen innovative power and contribute to overall economic and societal improvements.

     Courses, research and workshops at the Entrepreneurship Hub

Events, Workshops and Lectures
Events, Workshops and Lectures