The University of Bremen is one of the founding members of the university initiative BRIDGE and has been playing a vital part therein since September 2002. Within the BRIDGE-Network the Hochschule Bremen, the Hochschule Bremerhaven and the Bremer Aufbau-Bank join the University of Bremen in combining their forces in the area "Start-up Businesses from Universities" in order to assist start-up companies.
BRIDGE offers, in addition to initial counselling on the topic of autonomy, a formation-related course program (Kursprogramm). Here, interested parties have the opportunity to establish as well as improve their start-up competence in over 20 classes in every semester.
Furthermore, BRIDGE has been offering the annual ideas competition CAMPUSideen for ten years now. Students, alumni, and researchers are asked to submit their innovative business ideas. Since the competition’s beginning in 2003, more than 400 different contributions have been made.