Starting a business is another option for young researchers, apart from the classic academic path or a job in industry, to maximise the value of research results and scientific knowledge. Ideas for start-ups come from all fields of technology and research at the University.
The Centre for Business Creation (ZUg) is the main point of call for researchers and staff at Bielefeld University looking to commercially utilise their research findings and results. It offers individual counselling sessions as well as practical courses to help put business start-up ideas into practice. It also offers support in making applications to start-up funding programmes for scholarships.