The application phase for the Startup School is now closed. 

Apply now: The CAROTS 2.0 STARTUP SCHOOL offers coaching and webinars for scientists interested in discovering their entrepreneurial potential

Hamburg, 4th February 2022  

Who can apply? 

From 4th February 2022 to 21st March 2022 scientists, and engineers who work as researchers at a university or other research institution can apply for one of twelve places at the CAROTS STARTUP SCHOOL. Everyone with an idea for a new Scientific Service Company based on an advanced analytical technique, for example at a large-scale research infrastructure such as a synchrotron or a neutron source or in collaboration with a university, is welcome to apply.

What is included in the school?

A place at the STARTUP SCHOOL includes individual coaching sessions with some of Europe’s leading CEOs of scientific service companies as well as a webinar program teaching everything worth knowing to make the jump from scientist to entrepreneur. Participants will also get the opportunity to join a European network of like-minded people and successful scientific service companies. Online 1 to 1-coachings and monthly webinars will start in May 2022 through to October 2022.

Find out more about the CAROTS STARTUP SCHOOL here:

Download the CAROTS STARTUP SCHOOL flyer here: Flyer

Download the FAQs here: FAQs

Register here: Indico

About Scientific Service Companies and what is new for 2022

Scientific Service Companies, act as intermediary bodies between industry and academia, providing enterprises with much quicker yet complete assistance in analytical research in the fields of e.g. New Materials, Nanotech, and Life Sciences. New for 2022 the program will also call for applications from data analysis scientists and encourage more applications from female entrepreneurs.


The project is sponsored by the DESY Innovation Factory, the Helmholtz Association and Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon


Contact Dr Uwe Sassenberg, +49 (0)40 8998 4891 or via email: 


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