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Why Bremen Is a Top University in Startup Creation

Based on population, Bremen is one of the most active German states according to the current Startup Monitor 2020. In the top ten of the German startup universities, the University of Bremen shares rank four with the Technical University of Munich (LMU) and the University of Mannheim.

“The Startup Monitor 2020 confirms the University of Bremen’s role as an activator in the field of startup support and the development of entrepreneurial networks through research, teaching, and transfer. In the future, our activities must aim to strengthen the university’s role as an important promoter of the Bremen innovation and startup landscape”, emphasizes Professor Jutta Günther, Vice President Research.

Great Interest in Startups Among Students

Students, researchers, staff, and other interested parties, including non-university parties, have access to a large number of events and other support formats at the University of Bremen in order to develop their startup ideas and projects: BRIDGE, future concepts bremen, the Chair in Small Business and Entrepreneurship (LEMEX), and UniTransfer.

“We welcome the innovative ideas and projects that institutes and teaching staff approach us with”, says Dr Martin Heinlein, managing director of BRIDGE and head of UniTransfer. Professor Jörg Freiling, LEMEX chair holder, adds: “There is also great interest in the topic of business startups and entrepreneurship among our students.” Potential founders, startups, organizations, and companies can contact the various university partners to find out more about the many different possibilities in the field of startup, innovation, and technology transfer.

University Partners:

BRIDGE is the central point of contact for students and members of Bremen universities on the subject of business start-ups. The BRIDGE university initiative is a cooperation between the University of Bremen, the Bremen City University of Applied Sciences, Jacobs University, the University of Applied Sciences Bremerhaven, and the Bremer Aufbau-Bank GmbH.

future concepts bremen coordinates projects between organizations and companies on the one side and students of the universities in Bremen on the other side. The projects are supervised at LEMEX and supported by the Senator for Economic Affairs, Labour and Europe.

The Chair in Small Business and Entrepreneurship (LEMEX) held by Professor Jörg Freiling teaches in numerous courses relevant theoretical and practical knowledge in the field of business startup and entrepreneurship.

UniTransfer is the University of Bremen’s interface between academia, business, and society. The experts at the Knowledge and Technology Transfer Office support cooperation and various projects across the entire range of the university’s disciplines. This includes business startups, the exploitation of inventions, or the placement of experts and high-level personnel as well as the coordination of school projects, the management of the University of Bremen Foundation, and university fundraising.

Further Information:  (in German)


Dr. Martin Holi
LEMEX University of Bremen
Phone: +49 421 218-66905
Email: martin.holiprotect me ?!uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de

Universität Bremen