DESY Start-up Office  -

DESY welcomes and promotes spin-off projects of its employees and provides different services after positive assessment. Details are covered in the newly edited Directive for spin-offs, which came into effect on 1 November 2014.

The DESY Start-up Office advises and supports employees of the research centre who are interested in starting up a business throughout the whole process - from the first idea to the development of a business plan and the preparation of the spin-off.

National programs and funding schemes (e.g. Helmholtz Enterprise, EXIST-Gründerstipendium) as well as regional competence are taken into account regarding the funding of spin-off projects.

The services of the Start-up Office include:

  • Provision of consultancy services and execution of training courses

  • Support with development of corporate concepts (business plans), commercial planning and financing

  • Support with applications for funding

  • Obtaining of expertise

  • Collaborations, provision of contacts to industry and economy

  • Carrying out market analyses in cooperation with external partners

  • Networking within DESY as well as the Helmoltz Association (given a certain relevance of content)

  • Organisation and internal coordination of DESY premises for founders

application/pdf DESY Ausgründungsleitlinie 2014.pdf (40KB)
Status as of October 2014 (German only)