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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.


Transfer campaign

We use our knowledge to help develop solutions for the future. They should reach society as quickly as possible. That is why we are promoting the consistent transfer of our findings into practice by means of a structure-building campaign.


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

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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