To us, networking is more than “smile and wave”. It is cherishing and caring for strong roots. Here in Darmstadt, we like to stand on fertile grounds when it comes to meaningful cooperation and a symbiotic exchange of knowledge.
March 15, 2022
Robot brain on control gear
Start-up Energy Robotics löst weltweit sensible Überwachungsaufgaben. Im März 2019 haben die ehemaligen Doktoranden an der TU Darmstadt, Alberto Romay, Stefan Kohlbrecher, Dorian Scholz und der TU-Alumnus Marc Dassler zusammen mit Professor Oskar von Stryk das Unternehmen „Energy Robotics GmbH“ gegründet. Heute, nur drei Jahre später, ist das Team mit seiner Software für autonome Inspektionsroboter weltweit führend auf dem Markt für die Überwachung von Öl-, Gas- oder Chemieanlagen. Die Software von Energy Robotics ist bereits in 13 Ländern in vier Kontinenten erfolgreich im Dauereinsatz und die TU-Ausgründung weiter auf Expansionskurs.
February 10, 2022
Pioneering model for rights transfer: TU Darmstadt goes on start-up offensive with "IP for Shares
TU Darmstadt / HIGHEST setzt neue Maßstäbe bei der Rechteübertragung für Start-ups. Bahnbrechend einfacher und liquiditätsschonenderer Zugang zu geistigem Eigentum für Start-ups. Focused Energy plant als erstes Start-up die Nutzungsmöglichkeit von „IP for Shares“.
Achieve more together. With joint events, exchange of information and sharing of goals.
Our partner for all startups in the IT security sector from the development phases and successful founding of a company to entering the market. StartUpSecure accompanies startups in demonstrating that they have reached proof-of-technology and finding the right specialist sales and marketing strategies.StartUpSecure
In the heart of Frankfurt, the TechQuartier offers start-ups and companies access to future-oriented, innovative programmes and a diverse, dynamic network.
The TechQuartier is an innovation hub and offers space to work and network in a central location in Frankfurt. With over 100 events and co-created programmes per year, such as meetups, hackathons and bootcamps, training and education, the implementation of digital innovations takes place here. At the same time, the TechQuartier is the contact point for established companies from the financial and real economy to the dynamic start-up scene: As the ecosystem manager of the Frankfurt Rhine-Main metropolitan region, the TechQuartier is committed to closer networking and cooperation between local start-up initiatives and in supporting start-ups. The innovation platform aligns its ecosystem activities with socially relevant industry and technology trends. Along these themes, the TechQuartier offers industry-specific as well as cross-industry start-up programmes. These target different phases of the start-up life cycle, from founding and incubation, to fundrasing, acceleration and scaling.
Digital Hub cybersecurity
Connecting “doers” in established companies with science and founders – while creating awareness with influencers, investors, and stakeholders. On top of that, the hub supports security start-ups in Germany with commercialization, upscaling, and expansion of their solutions or company.Website
As a central hub for our start-up ecosystem in Darmstadt, Hub31 offers spaces for students and researchers to work and collaborate. Aside from offices, there are shops with tools and machines for various applications (metal and woodworking, laser cutter, 3D printing, welding, and more)
Also, they’re very welcome to take part in events in the lounge area.Website
The center of satellite navigation Hessen (cesah) stands for expertise and startups in applied space technology.
Located right here in Darmstadt, next to the ESOC (European satellite control center), it. It supports, connects and funds the ecosystem of space technology in Hessen (and beyond).Website
The center with a future-proof agenda and a scientific goal: Establish the 3rd wave of AI. With their program “Ignition” and “Rising”, they support start-ups from early beginnings to great expansions.Website
YUBIZZ.DE, the founder initiative of h_da
YUBIZZ is a 24-month funding program for knowledge and technology start-ups in h_da’s career center.Website
Linking the state, universities, and companies, it is Hessen Ideen’s mission to find and fund business ideas within their own educational facilities from a very early stage on.Website
Social Innovator Hessen
Supporting people who are aiming to establish their social companies in Hessen, the Social Innovator provides funding programs to those who’re trying to make the world a better place.Website
Business Angels Frankfurt Rhein-Main
Connecting business angels with start-ups for over 20 years, with more than 150 members (2020), and exceeding 25 events per year, this is one of the most active BA networks in Germany.Website
Collaboration and funding opportunities
HIGHEST is backed by strong partnerships with institutions and businesses.
Benefits for companies
HIGHEST is backed by strong partnerships with institutions and companies to find answers for pressing global issues together. As a HIGHEST partner, you’ll have access to our entire science network, our most creative thinkers, and the start-ups they built.
As a part of our ecosystem, you will witness up-close the spirit of innovation — from the first idea spark to a successful knowledge- and technology-based company that already has a foot in the market.
As a guide through our eco-system, HIGHEST will assist you and prioritize your business-specific needs. To put in in plain and simple words, this is what you get:
● Access to state-of-the-art technologies and innovative business ideas of our entire university and science network.
● Gain reputation and awareness for your company’s image as a driver of innovation in Germany.
● Networking with founders will give you early access to ideas and talents.
● Funding innovation and entrepreneurship will bump up your social responsibility.