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



Leitung Gründungs- und Innovationszentrum

Forschung und Transfer

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

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Current Events

27. August 2018   18:00 - 20:30  Gründer[Tauschrausch]
Category: Gründer[space]
Ihr kennt das bestimmt, als angehende/r Gründer/in oder Startup hat man häufig kein Geld, einem...
14. September 2018   09:00 - 17:00 Geistreich Gründen - Intensiv-Workshop (Oldenburg School 2018)
Geisteswissenschaftlich studiert/promoviert und dann gründen? Klar geht das – sehr gut sogar!Im...
26. September 2018   18:00 - 22:00  Prototypenparty 2018
Am 26. September 2018 findet die 4. Prototypenparty in Oldenburg statt. Gründerinnen und Gründer...
24. October 2018   18:30 - 22:00 Zukunft[s]unternehmen Nordwest: Nachhaltigkeit und Innovation
Das drittte Zukunft[s]unternehmen widmet sich unter dem Thema Nachhaltigkeit und Innovation der...