Innovation Sprint 2021
In 2019, the RWTH Innovation Sprint was developed as part of the "Exzellenz Start-up Center.NRW" initiative. The funding mechanism supports researchers who are interested in founding a company in cooperation with a chair or institute of RWTH Aachen University to develop a prototype and validate the commercialisation potential of their research results. In this way, it can significantly facilitate the acquisition of further funding or a later foundation. Participating teams can be funded with up to €90,000. The aim of this measure is to effectively support researchers in the critical step from research to application.