The KIT is a magnet for people interested in founding a company, founders and contact persons from the start-up scene in general. In particular, KIT supports start-up projects of students, employees, and alumni of KIT with a variety of offers and services, such as financial support through public and private funds and the scaling of the idea to a successful company. The integration of selected network partners and investors in the areas of qualification, mentoring and growth financing is another focus of the work. In selected cases, KIT is also involved as a partner in its technology-based spin-offs.
KIT offers the following services:
The Technology Transfer service offers consulting services with focus on legal patent protection
From initial contact to strategic partnership – KIT offers a broad spectrum of cooperation opportunities for business partners. It includes joint research, teaching and innovation, sponsoring partnerships at events, supporting companies in their search for employees or cooperation as sponsors of KIT, internationalization, recruiting and university marketing or joint engagement with regard to socially relevant aspects. The Industry Relations department coordinates and channels the offers and sees itself as an information and contact hub between industry and science.
KIT currently has a strategic partnership with the following companies: