HIGHEST Start-up Centre

Offers for founders and people interested in founding a company

Support with business model development, finding the suitable support program, networking with mentors, companies and investors, lectures and seminars on the topic of innovation and entrepreneurship, labs for tinkering and exchanging and last but not least simply a contact person who supports you with questions around your idee. You will find all this at the Innovation and Start-up Centre of TU Darmstadt: HIGHEST – where science goes to market.


95 knowledge- and technology-based companies have been founded since 2013 in the vicinity of TU Darmstadt.

4 start-ups of TU Darmstadt are on the list of the top 50 in the 2018 ranking of the internet portal fuer-gruender.de.

With 6 approved start-up grants (700,000 euros) and 3 approved research transfers (2.6 million euros) from the EXIST federal funding programme, TU Darmstadt was one of the most successful universities in Germany in 2018.

50 young start-up teams from the university presented their business ideas at the Startup & Innovation Day of TU Darmstadt.