The early phases in the life of a young business represent a particularly challenging and decisive period for entrepreneurs: the business model is under development, the first round of financing is imminent and the prototype has to be made ready for the market.
The Ministry of Economic Affairs, Baden-Württemberg, makes use of state funding and the European Structural Funds ESF and EFRE to enable continual support for start-up accelerators that provide help and comprehensive support for start-ups in this early phase of the business.
Start-up BW accelerators currently being subsidised include the following:
Life Science Accelerator
The Life Science Accelerator Baden-Württemberg Mannheim/Heidelberg focuses on biotechnology, medical technology and digital health.
The M.Tech Accelerator Stuttgart focuses on engineering and mobility.
SMART GREEN Accelerator
The >SMART> GREEN-Accelerator Freiburg focuses on clean technology, energy, green digital and green lifestyle.
The BadenCampus Accelerator Breisach/Freiburg focuses on microsystem technology and sustainability technology.
The Sandbox Accelerator Stuttgart focuses on the creative industries.
The Energie-Accelerator AXEL Karlsruhe focuses on the energy industries.
The Up2B-Accelerator Walldorf focuses on Industry 4.0, the Internet of Things and Big Data.
The Textile.Accelerator at Reutlingen University focuses on Fashion, Fair and Smart Textiles.
Creative Energy Accelerator
The Creative Energy-Accelerator of TFU GmbH Ulm supports start-ups in the fields of creative energy, conversion and storage.
The 4C Accelerator focuses its activities on the "4C" in the field of medical LifeSciences: Commercialization, Certification, Clinical Studies and Copyright.
ESA Business Incubation Centre, with locations in Reutlingen and Friedrichshafen, focuses on the transfer and integration of space technologies into scientific, industrial and commercial applications outside the aerospace sector.