Workshop: What type of support structure best suits my start-up?

Guido Zinke
Institut für Innovation und Technik

In German with translation to English

Date Sept. 4, 2019, 10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Region London
Speaker Guido Zinke

In this workshop Guido Zinke will be giving start-ups an overview of the support options that are currently available, differentiating between corporate (established businesses), non-corporate (professional provider businesses) and public-sector providers (business promotion organizations, universities, non-university research facilities). At what levels can a start-up find the right support structure for its innovative project or service? What trends are emerging in Germany's support landscape? A growing range of options is causing a loss of transparency: Guido Zinke sheds light on the support landscape and looks further afield on the basis of international experience reports.

Guido Zinke is an economist. At the Institute for Innovation and Technology (iit) he conducts research in the areas of innovation and industry into digital and technology-based change – for clients such as the EU Commission, Germany’s Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), and its Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi). He was the project manager of the study “Trends in the Start-Ups Support Landscape – Incubators, Accelerators and Others”. Since 2017 he has been working as a senior consultant and project manager with the VDI/VDE-IT on topics such as innovation policy, start-ups, digital transformation and artificial intelligence.