Entrepreneur-minded Chemiker für Tech-Transferprojekt gesucht!

Für ein Tech-Transfer-Projekt in der Arbeitsgruppe von Prof. Levkin am KIT wird eine Unternehmerpersönlichkeit gesucht. Das Ziel ist es, eine neue 3D-Druck Methode zu kommerzialisieren. Kandidaten (m/w/d) sollen einen Business-Plan erarbeiten (z.B. Marktanalyse, Wettbewerbsanalyse, Bewertung der Patentlandschaft, Geschäftsmodellentwicklung, etc…) und ein starkes Interesse daran haben, diesen im weiteren Verlauf umzusetzen bzw. ein Unternehmen zu gründen. Der Start wäre Herbst/Winter 2021. Die Dauer wäre vorerst befristet auf 6-12 Monate. Das Arbeiten auch aus dem Homeoffice ist möglich. Bei Interesse melden Sie sich gerne über


Our aim is to promote start-up companies in chemistry and related fields, such as industrial biotechnology, bioeconomy, and process engineering. For this purpose, we have launched the open platform “Forum Startup Chemie”. This initiative stands for transparency and continuous support for young ventures, starting from the first business idea up to market success. Our objective is to contribute to a significant increase in the number of innovative chemical start-ups and to improve their probability of succeeding by simplifying the access to established companies, infrastructures, information, and investors. In addition, where possible, we align existing initiatives and, where necessary, establish new ones to support start-ups in all development phases optimally.


  • Developing a support network for start-ups, covering all development phases
  • If required, bringing together a “team of founders” to enable innovative ideas to develop into entrepreneurial solutions
  • Identifying crucial stages in the founding process and growth phase, followed by offering targeted support measures
  • Introducing interesting opportunities for investors
  • Presenting innovative technologies and processes to future customers and industry
  • Improving the political and legal framework for start-ups


The “Forum Startup Chemie” is a national initiative, with close contacts to other European initiatives, organizations, and start-ups. Any organization or person interested is very welcome to join the initiative as a stakeholder. The “task force teams” assigned within the initiative are responsible for giving expert advice, arranging a professional exchange, and developing methods and standards in defined areas. The biannual Stakeholders’ Meeting is a chance for all stakeholders to participate in an open discussion platform of the “Forum Startup Chemie” to facilitate an exchange of ideas and impulses. The Coordination Committee, consisting of the representatives of the initiating organizations and supporters, creates the organizational framework for cooperation


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EIC Pathfinder Challenges 2021

Die EIC Pathfinder Challenges richten sich an neue, bahnbrechende Gebiete in Wissenschaft und Technologie. Ziel der Challenges ist es Möglichkeiten zu schaffen hoch risikoreiche und innovative Lösungen mit disruptivem Potenzial zu realisieren. EIC Pathfinder Challenges 2021: 

  • Awareness Inside
  • Tools to measure and stimulate activity in Brain Tissue
  • Emerging Technologies in Cell and Gene therapy
  • Novel routes to green hydrogen production
  • Engineered Living Materials

Contact Person
Dr. Sebastian Hiessl
Theodor-Heuss-Allee 25
60486 Frankfurt