Founding and Innovation Center of the University of Oldenburg

The Founding and Innovation Center of the University of Oldenburg (GIZ) is a central contact point for employees from universities all over north-western Germany, who are interested in starting their own business. It offers professional advice, coaching and further qualification opportunities to help them on their way toward their own start-up. The Founding and Innovation Center strengthens the University of Oldenburg's commitment to develop a culture of entrepreneurial independence that is firmly anchored within the university's organization. The aim is to become a business start-up center for students and scientists throughout Europe and to further assist the economic structural changes in northern Germany.

In 2011, the University of Oldenburg participated in the “EXIST-Gründungskultur - Die Gründerhochschule” competition, which is organized by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi) and co-financed by the European Social Fund (ESF). As a result, the University of Oldenburg was honored as one of the three best universities for business start-ups in Germany. This success allows the University of Oldenburg not only to further develop its previous work in supporting and promoting start-ups, but also to exude a vibrant culture of creativity and entrepreneurial independence throughout the university and surrounding region.



Miriam Wiediger

Managing Director GIZ




Referat Forschung und Transfer

Phone: +49 (0)441 798 4851
Office: M 1-184
Consultation: n. V.

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Current Events

24. October 2017 - 25. October 2017   Startup für 2 Tage
Das Gründungs- und Innovationszentrum der Universität macht den Beta-Test vom...
24. October 2017   20:00 - 23:00 Gründer[Höhle]
Rudelgucken „Die Höhle der Löwen“ Euch hat schon immer interessiert, was hinter den Kulissen...