Study content, research results, visions and everyday problems can be the foundation for a successful startup. The startup service starting business supports students, academic staff and alumni of LUH in turning innovative ideas into viable business concepts. Are the prerequisites for starting a business met? Does the idea have market potential? Are there funding opportunities? We are always available for personal discussions on these and other questions throughout the entire startup process.

Key facts

Track record of starting business (since 10/2015)


Spin Offs


EXIST Projects


Startup Awards

Strategic Goals



During their careers at Leibniz Universität Hannover, students and academic staff have at least once considered whether self-employment could be an alternative career path for them. A lively start-up climate within Leibniz Universität Hannover encourages them to set up businesses and in this way promotes the transfer of innovations from the university to the region.


As a central point of contact, we support students, academic staff and alumni in all matters relating to starting a business.

We mobilise ideas within Leibniz Universität Hannover and help members to realise their entrepreneurial visions.

We see ourselves as a partner for those interested in setting up a business. We prepare founders for a successful entry into the market through comprehensive advisory and support services that we offer throughout the entire start-up process. We use our central position in the start-up ecosystem of Hannover Region to connect those interested in starting a business with service providers, strategic partners and investors beyond the boundaries of the university.