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Incubation Program

Apply now to join our integrated incubation program and become our next unicorn!

Our Incubation Program is a 4-month structured program that is designed to give startups the professional support they need to make their business model sustainable and ready for investment - all around our six tech-focused incubation verticals, supported by RWTH institutes and our partner network. This program will help you to build your prototype, get your product to market, and get additional early funding - by giving you the access to our deep network & setting you up for success!  

The Incubation Program consists of the following core elements:

  • 6 Topic-specific Verticals
  • Access to our Co-working Space
  • Exclusive Workshops and Trainings
  • Mentoring Program
  • Individual Coaching
  • Cross-university Co-Founder Network
  • Demo Days & Social Events

With the 6 verticals, we created topic-specific innovation ecosystems that will help you with product development & market expertise. Here, you may get access to existing labs, experts and a wide network:

Vertical 1: Future of Mobility & Urban Life

Vertical 2: Next Level Life Science, Health & Nutrition

Vertical 3: IoT, AI, Robotics & Communication Tech

Vertical 4: 21st Century Production

Vertical 5: Green Energy, Chemicals and Materials

Vertical 6: digitalStartups, powered by digitalHUB Aachen


Requirements:

  • Motivated startup teams with a clear business plan
  • First pre-seed investment (e.g. EXIST) or a remaining runway for at least 6 months
  • Full commitment of all team members to the program

Application Deadline:

To be announced

Startup Selection Process:

Promising applicants will get invited for a 30-minute in-person meeting with our selection board in November, 2020. The final decision will be shared with all teams by the end of December, 2020.

Launch Date Batch #2:

January 18th , 2021

Duration & Format: 

4 months in hybrid format - combination of digital and live events (no relocation required). 

Mandatory participation of all founding team members during our kick-off event on January 18th and 19th, 2021 


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* Please send your pitch deck, as a PDF, to incubation@rwth-innovation.de

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