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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.

  • 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).

  • FAU Sandbox offers students 2000 euros of funding to found their own start-up. Students also receive help and support in other areas in addition to the financial assistance. Apply from 1 June to 12 July 2020!

  • Are you interested in taking your doctoral studies to the next level, expanding your presentation skills, or developing a start-up idea with other PhDs and postdocs? Then Young Entrepreneurs in Science is right for you!