Start-up Initiative


The Start-Up Journey of the MAXpreneurs Initiative consists of the phases: Science, Ideation, Pre-Founding and Start-up & Scale-up. In the early science phase of a potential start-up, we would like to introduce you as a scientist to the world of entrepreneurship.

  • Are you looking for an inspiring and motivating keynote speech or a founder interview for your institute event?
  • Do researchers in your working group or institute have a scientific finding and would like to evaluate its transfer potential?
  • Would you like to give researchers at the Max-Planck-Institute the opportunity to get to know the topic of entrepreneurship and the associated offers within the Max-Planck-Society?

Then we can support you with our Science Next Level workshops.

What do we offer?

  • By participating in the workshops, participants develop new perspectives that relate to their scientific focus and a potential spin-off.
  • Together we discover how individual research can benefit society and various stakeholders.
  • Our experienced mentors will help you understand the patterns behind an innovation and engage in initial design processes, such as an application scenario or a business model.
  • We share experience reports from founders who have already successfully gone down the path of a spin-off.

Whether in person or virtually, as a keynote, half-day or full-day workshop – we plan the workshop according to your ideas. Just get in touch with us.

You can register here to take part in the following events:

  • 26.06.2024, 09:00 – 13:00 Uhr, Heidelberg


I hereby register bindingly for participation in the Science Next Level workshop: