The KIT-Gründerschmiede

We shape
tomorrow’s founders.

Entrepreneurial thinking and acting is in the DNA of KIT: Every year, more than 30 teams decide to found a company, and the trend is rising.

The KIT-Gründerschmiede, the home of all founders and entrepreneurs at and around KIT, plays a decisive role in this.

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What we do

From idea to start-up

Whether with innovative ideas directly from studies or with developments from research, the team of KIT-Gründerschmiede offers interested founders and start-ups an all-round service – from the (further) development of the first idea to the exit.


In addition to advice and assistance, we also support our teams with premises, including fully equipped offices and laboratories. In some cases, KIT participates in spin-offs and assumes the role of a strategic co-investor.

Who we work with

Together for Success

Together with institutes and chairs, professors, mentors, and coaches, we promote entrepreneurship and corporate culture and actively work for the success of our start-ups. We are supported by important partners such as PionierGarage e.V., the university group for student entrepreneurs at KIT. Here, students of all disciplines can deal with the topic of business start-ups and get involved.


At the Institute for Entrepreneurship, Technology Management and Innovation, EnTechnon, scientifically based contents on entrepreneurship are taught and prepared for entrepreneurial practice. Entrepreneurial thinking and action are specifically trained in lectures and seminars so that technological and business opportunities can be turned into innovations. The teaching forms a professional basis for prospective entrepreneurs.


In addition, various departments from Innovation and Relations Management (IRM) provide our founders with significant support on topics such as patents and licenses.

What are you waiting for?

Schedule your appointment today and stop by!

What are you waiting for?

Schedule your consultation today and stop by!

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