Project Description

From researcher to entrepreneur

Scientific knowledge gained in research is an excellent basis for founding innovative startups. What has had a long tradition in Georgia Tech, MIT and Stanford is gradually being established at German universities. Combining scientific knowledge gained during a doctorate and sufficient venture capital can lead to rapidly growing technology companies that offer young academics exciting prospects in life.

In addition to imparting strategic foundation knowledge, the workshop will discuss operative steps that can lead the foundation process to success. The necessary business management instruments and options for capital mobilization will also be taught.

Contents of the 1st day:

  • From Researcher to Entrepreneur: Entrepreneurship as a Life Attitude
  • Innovation Management and Knowledge Utilization
  • Startup Process/Spin-Off Companies
  • Business model
  • Business plan

Contents of the 2nd day:

  • Entrepreneurship Marketing
  • Venture Capital
  • HighTech founders fund
  • Entrepreneurship grants
  • Founding support at TU Braunschweig
  • Entrepreneurship Case Study

  • Goals – To impart knowledge and skills for the implementation of one’s own technology-oriented foundation.
  • Methodology – Lectures and impulses, conversations and discussions, small group work.

The organisational procedure can be found in the menu items on this page. After the event, doctoral candidates have the opportunity to receive advice on their business concepts from the Entrepreneurship Hub’s founder coaching team. Beyond that the teams have the possibility of working on and of developing their business ideas in the Co-Working space of the Entrepreneurship Hub at Ostfalia university. We provide necessary infrastructure. They also have the opportunity to exchange ideas with the startups on site at any given time.

General information about the class

Type of class: PhD workshop

Weekly semester hours: Block event

Semester: Summer semester / Winter semester

Language: German

Registration required: Yes

Target group: PhD students

Prerequisites: Keine

The event takes place in the summer semester 20 from 07.09. – 08.09. daily at 09:00 o’clock.

Registration for the event is binding via Stud.IP and is only activated shortly before event starts. The event is open to all doctoral students at TU Braunschweig.

For questions and information that do not arise from the information provided here, please contact us:

Christoph Elbing, B.Sc.
Tel.: +49 (0) 5331 939 33410

Registration via Stud.IP is mandatory.


Prof. Dr. Reza Asghari
Prof. Dr. Reza AsghariProfessor