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Teaching and Further Training

On the way to becoming a successful founder, we can support you with theoretical foundations and their practical implementation. Different institutes at KIT offer lectures, qualifications, post-graduate training, and informational events in the field of entrepreneurship.

Offers for students and scientific employees

Think and act entrepreneurially – how does that work? Many young entrepreneurs adhere to the mantra 'learning by doing'. However, we believe that good education facilitates the entrance into one’s own business, not only through well-founded professional knowledge, but also through entrepreneurial key competences

Curricular Offers

The KIT Founders Forge and many other institutions at KIT provide teaching offerings regarding the topics of entrepreneurial thought and action.

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Schools for scientists

At our spring and summer schools, you learn and train the things, you will need to start a technology-based spin-off.

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From Invention to Innovation

In this course you will find out how to protect your inventions as intellectual property. Get to know the tools of patents, licenses and technology transfers!

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KIT Accelerator upCAT

Do you already have an idea for your own business and need a push to implement it? Then our Startup Catalyst upCAT is the right place for you.

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Alexander Tittel

Research associate
CS Geb. 01.85, Room 518
Phone: +49 721 608-47308

Thomas Neumann

Head of Business Development
Innovation and Relations Management
CN Geb. 707, Room 122
Phone: +49 721 608-29056