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The Humboldt-Innovation GmbH (HI) is the company of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. As a wholly-owned subsidiary and the knowledge and technology transfer office of the university, HI acts as a liaison between university and industry – between science and business.

Research Services
On behalf of the university, Humboldt-Innovation realises contract research projects and scientific services between HU scientists and private companies or the public sector: competent, flexible, as well as within short time frames.

Venture Service
Humboldt-Innovation is the first-stop shop and service-centre for Spin-Offs from the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and its associates. The company acts as a partner during start-up and all following phases.

Humboldt-Innovation organises presentations and workshops, conducts studies and counsels clients on the topic of knowledge and technology transfer. Additionally, HI supports HU scientists with developing and implementing utilisation plans.

Humboldt-Innovation offers tailor-made services at the interface between science and business in the area of knowledge and technology transfer.

Humboldt-Innovation operates all merchandising activities for the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and the Berlin Museum of Natural History. The company actively markets the university's archive materials and other resources.


News ( in German )

HU-Gründer beim Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2016 in Stanford
Manouchehr Shamsrizi, der Gründer von RetroBrain, ist einer von 100 ...
radio eins berichtet über den Gründungsservice der HU
Zur Langen Nacht der Wissenschaften präsentierten sich Startups der HU im ...
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Events ( in German )

B!GRÜNDET Sommerfest 2016
B!GRÜNDET, das Gründungsnetzwerk der Berliner Hochschulen feiert mit den Startup Teams, Studierenden und Mitarbeiter/innen den Sommer 2016!
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Interview with chancellor Merkel

Volker Hofmann, managing director of Humboldt-Innovation, interviewing chancellor Merkel.