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Information for start-ups

Here you can find some internet addresses for potential start-ups.

Forum startup chemistry

The open platform ?Forum Startup Chemistry? was launched to advance the startup scene in chemistry and related areas. It stands for transparency and continuous support of the founding process, from the idea to success in the market.


The Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology offers extensive information, various brochures and a database in which you can research funding programs for start-ups.

Funding database

The funding database also comes from the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology with an overview of the federal, state and European Union funding programs. There is also a lot of information for business start-ups.


And another program from the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology: EXIST is intended to promote business start-ups from science. Scholarships support founders from universities or non-university research institutions.


With the GO-Bio competition, the BMBF (Federal Ministry of Education and Research) supports research teams in the life sciences that are ready to be founded. Since the start in 2005, many projects have been funded in several selection rounds. The website provides information on the current status of the respective selection round. Most of these projects deal with the development of new drugs or with services for pharmaceutical development, but also with medical technology or crop protection.


Science4Life eV is an independent start-up initiative that advises and supports young companies in the fields of life sciences and chemistry throughout Germany. The initiative is actively supported by many companies and institutions and offers assistance with all questions relating to setting up a company.

Old helps young

This is a nationwide association of experts from industry, trade and craft who have retired from active professional life and pass on their specialist knowledge to the younger generation. On the homepage you can also find a list of other initiatives in the various regions of Germany.

Producing country

Förderland is an independent, nationwide information portal for start-ups and entrepreneurs in medium-sized businesses. In addition to structured information, visitors receive a wide range of services, interesting links and contacts as well as a large number of practice-oriented experiences.

founding agency

The nationwide start-up agency (bga) is a Germany-wide information and service center for entrepreneurial independence of women across all industries and phases of business start-ups, consolidation and corporate succession. This service is offered by the Federal Ministry for Research and Education, the Federal Ministry for Family, Seniors, Women and Youth and the Federal Ministry for Economics and Technology.

Further information can be found on the website of the GDCh Division for Freelance Chemists and owners of free independent laboratories, on which you will also find links for business start-ups.

In addition, almost every federal state, most chambers of industry and commerce and many universities provide information for business start-ups. Those interested can find information on the relevant websites of the federal states, IHKs or universities.

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last modified: 06.08.2021 09:59 H from K.J.Schmitz