#Pro­to­ty­pHero — Build your own prototype!

You are in the mid­dle of your stud­ies or research and have a bril­liant idea for a pro­to­type but no finan­cial means? Then you are a per­fect fit for #Pro­to­ty­pHero! The Thomas Gess­mann Foun­da­tion pro­motes the con­struc­tion of two pro­to­types in the form of finan­cial sup­port of € 2,500. In addi­tion, you will receive advi­so­ry help from the STARTKLAR Start-up Cen­ter.

Apply alone or as part of a team by Sep­tem­ber 22, 2023 at startk­larhs-heilbronn.de with a descrip­tion of your pro­to­type (1,000 char­ac­ters) and the goals you want to achieve with it.

#PrototypHero - Build your own prototype!
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STARTKLAR is the start-up cen­ter of Heil­bronn Uni­ver­si­ty and was found­ed in 2017 with­in the Prorec­torate for Research, Inno­va­tion and Trans­fer. Through this inte­gra­tion, we are an inte­gral part of the uni­ver­si­ty struc­ture and work par­tic­u­lar­ly close­ly along cur­rent research pri­or­i­ties with­in HHN. We pro­mote a live­ly inno­va­tion and start-up cul­ture through our wide range of teach­ing for­mats, inter­ac­tive spaces and projects. In addi­tion, we study inno­va­tion process­es, the inter­con­nect­ed­ness of busi­ness and soci­ety, and the devel­op­ment of start­up-rel­e­vant com­pe­ten­cies. Inter­ac­tive and diverse exchange is impor­tant to us. With­in our net­work, we bring togeth­er stu­dents, foundersInside, Expertand com­pa­nies and thus pro­mote the net­work­ing of knowl­edge and com­pe­ten­cies. Here, we work on the basis of open­ness, trust and mutu­al appre­ci­a­tion towards all stake­hold­ers in our ecosys­tem. Our goal is to sen­si­tize peo­ple inside and out­side the uni­ver­si­ty to entre­pre­neur­ial think­ing and to enable them to play an active role in shap­ing our soci­ety in the long term.

About the Thomas Gess­mann Foundation

The foun­da­tion sup­ports gift­ed stu­dents at uni­ver­si­ties in the state of Baden-Würt­tem­berg in tech­ni­cal and sci­en­tif­ic sub­jects who also lack the finan­cial means to com­plete their stud­ies with­in the stan­dard peri­od of study with­out appro­pri­ate sup­port. Sup­port is pro­vid­ed pri­mar­i­ly through the award­ing of schol­ar­ships and grants for the acqui­si­tion of spe­cial­ist sci­en­tif­ic lit­er­a­ture, as well as the award­ing of prizes. The foun­da­tion also main­tains two endowed pro­fes­sor­ships at Heil­bronn University.