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University of Bayreuth, Press Release No. 018/2023, 16.02.2023

University of Bayreuth once again occupies a top position in the Stifterverband's Start-up Radar

The University of Bayreuth once again achieves top rankings in the Founders' Radar of the Stifterverband and improves in the individual assessment areas.

The Stifterverband's start-up radar compares university profiles in start-up support across Germany every two years. In the latest ranking, the University of Bayreuth improved its overall score from 53.0 to 54.4 points. This puts it in fifth place in Germany and second place in Bavaria out of 76 institutions in the category "medium-sized universities" (5,000 to 15,000 students). On average, these universities achieved 40.3 points.

"This renewed top result shows that our decision for the Institute Entrepreneurship & Innovation further supports the founding spirit at our university and that our students are also increasingly becoming founders as a result," says University President Prof. Dr. Stefan Leible. "Bayreuth is an absolute start-up university, and the excellent result in the start-up radar underlines this."

The start-up radar evaluates universities in seven building blocks: start-up anchoring, sensitisation, qualification, support, activities, monitoring & evaluation and networking. In all areas, the University of Bayreuth was able to maintain or even improve its excellent result from the last Start-up Radar.

"This result confirms the university's strong commitment to start-ups and innovation support and also makes us proud as an institute, as it shows that our work is bearing fruit," says Dr Petra Beermann, Head of the Office and Director of Transfer & Innovation at the Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at the University of Bayreuth.

The Gründungsradar 2022 is the sixth edition and lists a total of 196 universities; the last Gründungsradar 2020 ranked 184 universities. The Stifterverband divides the universities into "large" (15,000 or more students), "medium-sized" (5,000 to 15,000 students) and "small" (up to 5,000 students) universities.

Portraet Petzra Beermann

Dr. Petra BeermannDirector Transfer and Innovation of the Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at the University of Bayreuth

Phone: +49 (0)921 / 55-4720
E-mail: petra.beermann@uni-bayreuth.de

Jennifer Opel

Jennifer Opel (on maternity/parental leave)Deputy Press & PR Manager

Phone: +49 (0)921 / 55-5357
E-mail: jennifer.opel@uni-bayreuth.de