Women’s network concerning the working situation e.V.

For women, professional decisions are closely linked to their personal life planning. Their professional situation is as contradictory as the situation of women in this society in general. Their diverse and various interests and talents are often not fitting into the concepts that were set by the society. For our consultation concept, it is important to view and value the interaction of work and life from a women’s perspective.

Here you can find interesting facts about the association, our thematic priorities and current offers as well as the possibility to contact us via email, phone or in person at our education and consultation centre in Kiel, Walkerdamm 1. Our barrier-free rooms on the second floor can be reached by lift.

Investment Bank of Schleswig-Holstein (IB.SH)

Support guides of the IB.SH clear the jungle of the many promotion possibilities. The support guides of the Investment Bank of Schleswig-Holstein (IB.SH) advise founders and already established companies on official financing and funding possibilities and requirements of a founding concept and the path to independence. The consultation is free and objective.

Within an “IB.SH start-up loan”, the IB.SH can also take on the role as the principal bank in the first three years after formation or acquisition of a company and propose cheap foundation credit at the KfW, if planned. With its “micro credit” system, the IB.SH has a special offer for start to independence within the first three years: promotional loans from 3,000 to 15,000 Euros are possible.

Phone: 0431 9905 – 3365

Chamber of Industry and Commerce Kiel

The range of services at the chamber of industry andcommerce Kiel for start-ups is based on two steps: basic information and an individual start-up consultation. Basic information is given at the monthly IDEE event at the IHK Kiel. A personal consultation can be given in which the concept of the start-up is examined by an expert. This concept can be set up with the help of the IHK-mentor, a free online-tool, which can build a business plan step by step.

Innovation and Technology Centre Kiel (Kitz)

The Innovation and Technology Centre Kiel (Kitz) brings people and companies from various areas of the information and communication technology, biotechnology and innovative services together and offers them a flexible place for growth. Not only the representative buildings, the location and the close proximity to Kiel University make it interesting, but also the extensive services offered to every tenant. Our integrated area, management and service concept offers you a large number of benefits.

Business- and Structural Development GmbH Kiel

The KiWi offers

  • individual support for company foundations
  • assistance in concept development
  • broad industry expertise
  • arrangement of financing and promotion
  • awarding of microcredits
  • preparation for bank discussions
  • cooperation with Kiel’s universities
  • contacts to companies and networks
  • offer of rooms and business locations

Our support is free of charge.

Mentors for companies in Schleswig-Holstein e.V.

Mentors for companies in Schleswig-Holstein e.V. is a network consisting of dedicated and independent entrepreneurs and managers, who are no longer active in their operating business. They give voluntary advise on topics such as business start-ups, preservation of the business and company succession. As mentors, they pass on their professional experience, knowledge and contacts in advisory boards or individual consultations for a small expense allowance.


opencampus offers various possibilities to students who are interested in founding a company, where they can meet students from other faculties, founders and mentors from the local economy. Students can gather experiences through founding projects and get support in their founding progress through lectures, summer schools and start-up weekends. Additionally, there are free rooms for student teams in the science park and impulse co-working as a domain for student projects. // // //



From the idea to the patent

The patent and exploitation agency Schleswig-Holstein (PVA SH GmbH) works exclusively on the inventions of the state’s universities, the Helmholtz-Zentrum for Oceanology GEOMAR and the medical laser center Lübeck, including invention valuation, patent protection and transfer to the economy.

As a corporation of the universities of the state Schleswig-Holstein, the PVA SH GmbH not only offers all the services affecting the patent but also advice and contractual protection with spin-offs at patent basis.

Business Office Gaarden

The Business Office Gaarden supports entrepreneurs and founders from the Gaarden district of Kiel. It mediates contacts, consultation and funding opportunities for an expansion or for operational questions. The office also provides information on the recognition of foreign educational attainment and the acquisition of a residence permit after achieving educational attainment.

The Business Office Gaarden works closely together with the business development agency Kiel (KiWi) and awards microcredits to support start-ups and already existing companies in Gaarden.

Economic Centre in the Science Park Kiel

The Economic Centre is the heart of the Science Park Kiel. The cultural centre of the location is an open house for innovative activity. We offer room for ideas, for people who attach importance to the proximity of excellence and science; for everyone who needs support for the realisation of their project; and those who are open to work, cooperate and communicate with others.

We are active partners of two projects, which support the founding activities of students: and SPICE (Student Programme for Innovation Culture and Entrepreneurship). As part of our project activities to develop a start-up culture, we and the Campus Business Box offer free space for student founders from all universities. In the last summer, the starterkitchen moved from the Economic Centre to a neighbouring industrial warehouse next to the CAU where our teams can use a space of over 380 m².

WTSH – Business Development and Technology Transfer Corporation Schleswig-Holstein GmbH

WTSH stands for “Business Development and Technology Transfer Corporation Schleswig-Holstein GmbH”. Our name is our mission. It stands for short distances and an extensive portfolio of diverse services for companies which have a business or want to build a business in Schleswig-Holstein. We advise and supervise you in all questions concerning settlement, international operations, innovations, property rights and support programmes. We will find the suitable location for your business. You can find more information here.