The purpose of "EXIST-Potentials" is to implement an active and visible culture of entrepreneurship at universities and to create and enhance the necessary framework for innovative and fast-growing university-based start-ups. This should ensure the creation of sustainable jobs in the medium run.
EXIST Potentials targets all universities in Germany that would like to leverage existing potentials in university-based entrepreneurial support. The funding programme has three thematic priorities:
- to qualify as a university for start-ups in the long term,
- to emerge as coordinator of a regional start-up network within a regional association for start-up support,
- to distinguish itself as a start-up university in international competition.