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Innovation and funding programmes

Helmholtz Enterprise

Helmholtz Enterprise (HE) is the internal program for spin-offs from the Helmholtz Association. The overall purpose of the program is to support scientists to work entrepreneurial and start a well-thought-out business.


Innovation Platforms

Our innovation platforms make a sustainable and structure-building contribution to enhancing transfer and innovation within the Helmholtz Association.



Helmholtz Transfer Academies

Helmholtz Transfer Academies are part of our transfer campaign, which is designed to sustainably strengthen the transfer of our research into practice.


Helmholtz Innovation Labs

In our Innovation Labs, science and industry work closely together with the aim of bringing innovative technologies with great future potential to application quickly and efficiently.


Knowledge Transfer Projects

Our knowledge transfer projects deliver sound knowledge and customized information to public authorities, companies and the general public.


Innovation Fund of the Helmholtz Centers

The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) promotes knowledge transfer at Helmholtz: It provides the transfer offices of some Helmholtz centers with additional budgets for innovation projects.



We want our innovative drugs and therapies to reach patients as quickly as possible.


Validation projects

Validation is the decisive step in technology transfer: new products or services leave the laboratory and prove themselves in practice.


Transfer Barometer

The Transfer Barometer is a joint initiative of the Helmholtz Association and the Stifterverband. Its goal is to support universities and research institutions in systematically documenting and presenting their transfer achievements and cooperative relationships.

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