AI Research to market

You have conducted research on AI and are considering turning your results into a product? The Bridge to Market Program supports you quickly and unbureaucratically in evaluating whether founding a company is the right path for you. The program focuses primarily on product and market validations and evaluating the technical feasibility of scientific AI models and data. In addition, other reviews, such as legal validations in terms of data protection, are also conceivable.

Who can apply

Interested teams of up to three members from the four participating institutions Technische Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin and Charité Universitätsmedizin can apply to the Bridge to Market Program.

Key Benefits



Up to three potential founders are supported over a period of 6 months. The sum of the possible funding is calculated from 10,000 EUR for material resources and scholarships for the founders. The amount of the respective scholarships depends on experience and educational level and can be of up to 3,000 EUR per month and founder. The funding is based on the EXIST founder scholarship. For detailed information contact us.



During the project, the project team will be supported by the teams of the startup centers of the four participating universities in reviewing the existing ideas, approaches and results for their product and market viability.



If the evaluation of the business idea is positive, further support by the teams of the incubators is possible, including the application for further funding such as EXIST and BSS start-up grants.

How to apply

Applications can be submitted at any time. If you are interested, please use the contact form on this page and we will get back to you with detailed information. Also you can contact the Startup Centers of your university for more information.

What we are looking for

There is a two-stage application process. First, experienced reviewers check whether the project appears promising in terms of a startup and whether AI is sufficiently important for the business model. If a project outline is convincing, the applying team is invited to a meeting in a second step to present the project. An independent jury decides on the acceptance into the program.

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