Who Can Set Up a Company with Steinbeis?

Steinbeis startups – it’s all about trust

When it comes to setting up a transfer enterprise in the Steinbeis Network, for us the most important factor is the individual. Whether you currently work for a university, you’re a graduate, a company employee, or you’re even self-employed, Steinbeis will ensure that everything is put in place for you to found a company in the field of competitive knowledge and technology transfer. Steinbeis offers you the opportunity to realize your goals and project aspirations as an entrepreneur. There is one ingredient that is an absolute must in our collaboration: trust.

Steinbeis provides a framework for all kinds of people working at a university or research establishment, enabling them to become entrepreneurs in ways that work in harmony with their full-time job, but also allowing them to apply their specialist knowledge directly to business activities. Collaboration based on close partnership – with universities or research establishments – is extremely important to us. This is also why we recommend that you agree your Steinbeis startup or any activity on behalf of the Steinbeis Network with your managers at the university. University employees in Baden-Wuerttemberg can take up the tools of their new trade under a framework agreement between the state and Steinbeis. There are also similar framework agreements with other universities outside Baden-Wuerttemberg. And we have partnership agreements and transfer companies at a number of universities, making it possible to apply the successful Steinbeis model without overlapping with the profile of your own university.

You are looking for a reliable framework of a strong network for your startup? We support you right from the start when you set up your business in our network. As a reliable partner at your side, we take over important services for you. You concentrate on your core business. Steinbeis assumes external liability for your projects and stands for quality, trust and reliability in business and industry. As an Steinbeis entrepreneur, you are part of our network of experts in all fields of technology and management.

Aside from setting up your own Steinbeis Enterprise, there are also similar framework arrangements to allow you to work as a freelance project manager for an existing Steinbeis Enterprise. This work in an existing centre is also often the basis for founding your own Steinbeis enerprise: after gaining initial experience, employees set up their own business in a spin-off company within the network. We support and encourage this process.

To find out more about working with or within the Steinbeis Network, or to simply browse vacancies, see here.

We would be happy to discuss your plans in detail and answer any of your questions. If your goals can be achieved within the Steinbeis network, we will assist your company foundation with the best possible support.

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