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If you would like to use our workshops, laboratory and creative spaces or have any questions, just get in touch!
Email address

07461 1502-6786 (Effi Freya Picka)

07461 1502-6787 (Simon Breithaupt / Dai Nghia Nguyen) 

Innovations- und Forschungs-Centrum Tuttlingen (IFC)
Hochschule Furtwangen
Katharinenstraße 2
78532 Tuttlingen

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The startUPcampus Makerspace-Team

startUPcoaches +++ Lab supervisors

Effi Freya Picka

Effi Freya Picka

startUP consulting/coaching

IFC – Innovation and Research Center Tuttlingen of HFU
Room D 3.05
Phone 07461 1502-6786
Dai Nghia Nguyen

Dai Nghia Nguyen

Lab Supervisor

IFC – Innovation and Research Center Tuttlingen of HFU
Room D 3.05
Phone 07461 1502-6676

Frequently Asked Questions

Short Answers!

What does the HFU offer for founders and those who want to become one?
  • Courses on the topic of entrepreneurship
  • Lectures and workshops on topics relevant to startups
  • Free advice and individual support methods
  • Cost-effective offices, co-working and seminar rooms
  • Contact mediation and network integration
Who can use the services of HFU for founders?
  • Students
  • Employees
  • Professors
  • Alumni
Can I apply for an EXIST-Gründerstipendium via HFU?
Yes, applications for the EXIST-Gründerstipendium can be made through Furtwangen University. In addition, we support you in the preparation of the idea paper and arrange for suitable mentors and coaches who can accompany you during the implementation of your project and provide competent advice.
I do not have an idea or a very rough idea yet. Will I still get support?
Yes, in addition to the courses, we also organize with our cooperation partners every semester various workshops on selected creativity techniques such as Design Thinking or Lean Start-up. Via these methods, you can develop ideas, concretize them and enhance their tangibility.
Is there a specific industry focus at HFU?
No, at HFU, founding projects and startups from all industries are supported. So you can always contact us with your questions. However, the university context generally pays special attention to knowledge- and technology-based startups that have potential for economic development in the region and beyond.
I am currently alone and looking for a team partner. Can the HFU help me with this?
Yes, we value team constellations with complementary skills and therefore regularly try to bring together, for example, the “technicians” with the “business people”. Just contact us, we will support you in your search for suitable team members.