Founding and Innovation Center

The Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg is among the best universities for business start-ups in Germany. The Federal Ministry for Economics and Energy (BMWi) bestowed this title upon the university during its 2011 competition "EXIST-Gründungskultur - Die Gründerhochschule".

The Founding and Innovation Center of the University of Oldenburg ("Gründungs- und Innovationszentrum", GIZ) supports a culture of creativity and entrepreneurial independence. The GIZ offers all interested students, employees, and researchers professional support and coaching during the start-up phase of their entrepreneurial activities. Furthermore, Entrepreneurship Schools with Workshops and advice sessions are offered.

The VentureLab of the GIZ offers young start-ups inexpensive rooms for offices and meetings. Furthermore, they profit from a technical infrastructure, an office service, as well as professional coaching and networking. Start-ups can use the GIZ_exchange portal for finding jobs, team members and rooms

The current report of the GIZ can be found here.