The new InnovationCampus Green Technologies (ICGT) has opened in Hamburg-Harburg and offers founders at colleges and universities as well as knowledge and technology based start-ups a first point of contact, a press release said Friday (March 3). The senate is putting EUR 4.45 million in funds towards the project, which also involves the Hamburg Innovation GmbH, the Tutech Innovation GmbH and the Startup Dock at the Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH).
Green and clean technology, life sciences and digitalisation
Speaking at the opening, Katharina Fegebank, Senator of Science and Research, said: “Good ideas and innovative approaches to founding a company need the proper environment for success. I am delighted that we have created a place like ICGT. The unique concept of short paths, swift exchange and integrated care offers an opportunity to gain young talents and to enhance Hamburg even further as an attractive, innovative place.“ The ICGT will focus on sustainability in green and clean technology, life sciences and sustainable digitalisation. It also aims to anchor both theoretical and applied research as well as start-ups and innovative products right up to the production stage in Hamburg.
Founding start-ups at university
The campus will offer an all-round service with targeted support when finding an idea, during the pre-formation phase, actually setting up the company, entering the market and in the growth and later phases of development as well. The combination of scientific teaching and transfer promotes the founders as early as during their study courses.
The new campus has been set up in former buildings of the Tutech Innovation GmbH and offers around 3,000 square metres of space with offices, co-working spaces and a workshop. It is open to start-ups at all universities and colleges throughout Hamburg as well as knowledge and technology-based start-ups.
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