hei_INNOVATIONService portfolio

hei_INNOVATION is your first point of contact when seeking support for all matters related to transfer activities and their implementation at Heidelberg University. The transfer agency’s services within the field of knowledge and technology transfer are open to all members of the university.


  • Consulting and support for spin-offs, development of business models and on the topic of funding opportunities in the area of transfer

  • Supervision of cooperation projects between Heidelberg University and companies

  • Consulting in the area of knowledge transfer for transfer projects and applications, provision of text modules, support in the area of social entrepreneurship, development of an expert database and an impact readiness level tool


  • Programmes, courses and teaching on entrepreneurship, validation of business ideas, innovation methods

  • (in future) certification of “entrepreneurial skills” through a corresponding certificate


  • Networking between people interested in starting a business, prospective founders and the start-up scene

  • Establishment of a start-up community, support for networking measures

  • Representation of the university in the transfer community in the city, state and federal government

Additional Services:

  • IP scouting and scouting of innovative topics and trends in the field of knowledge and technology transfer

  • Creating visibility of (existing) transfer activities


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