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Innovation and start-ups

Innovation is our passion.

Innovation is our passion. Our drive and enthusiasm for new ideas has brought us to where we are today, a clear leader in the field, ranked number 1 in Germany and number 2 in Europe for innovation in the Reuters Top 100, 2019.

  • About 20 month ago, San José State University and FAU embarked on an entrepreneurial collaboration leveraging the immense research capabilities of FAU and SJSU's powerful and robust Silicon Valley ecosystem. What began as a robust exchange of knowledge and ideas has grown into much more – the commercialization of intellectual property, the formation and incubation of new companies and the book "One And One Equals Eleven".

  • Roughly 200 participants from business and industry met during the first ‘Global Market Leaders Innovation Day’ run by WirtschaftsWoche and FAU to discuss innovations in the area of energy and climate. FAU President Prof. Dr. Joachim Hornegger presented FAU’s strengths in innovation.

  • United in diversity – this not only applies to the countries of the European Union, but also to its universities. Nine universities from seven countries, including FAU, have therefore come together to form the European Engineering Learning Innovation and Science Alliance (EELISA).