Great potential of universities often still unused

Germany’s position as a driver of innovation in the global economy is excellent, but will it remain?…

If we look at universities as drivers of development and innovation, then the answer to this question is only a “limited yes”. Even though the majority of universities have integrated start-up support into their higher education policy for several years now, the potential is far from being fully exploited. If we rank among the leading nations in the field of research, the number of start-ups founded at German universities is just moderate.

What are the reasons? What is necessary? What do universities offer? Paul-Josef Patt and Manuel Syri have examined these questions in the new VC magazine “Start-up 2021” and provide potential founders with useful tips that can contribute to a successful start-up/foundation.

You can find the complete article here. 

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