In this context, project promotion of the State Ministry of Finances and Economics with funds from the European Social Fund is also very important. In the project Inkubatoren 2, events and consultation offerings are promoted at CIE. The Karlsruhe business network CyberForum e.V. and the NETSYNO Software GmbH (former NWEBS) have contributed significantly to intensifying the offerings of CIE.
KIT high-tech incubator
In parallel, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has supported KIT on multiple occasions. This way, for instance, the building of the KIT high-tech incubator founded in 2008 as part of the INKA project was funded. Currently, another project PROBE is being implemented to work on professionalizing the participation strategy – another important element for the planned sustainability.
Funding the EXIST IV makes it possible for us to bundle the previous activities of startup promotion and develop new measures. We face this task in the project "KIT Founders Forge".
We are grateful for the support and sponsors of the past years – with this, we have the chance to establish KIT as a Founders Forge today.