Jan 15, 2015 Berlin / Germany
Henkel fosters entrepreneurship in Germany
Together with RWE, different foundations, and the ESMT European School of Management and Technology, Henkel Adhesive Technologies is founding partner of the German Tech Entrepreneurship Center (GTEC) in Berlin. The platform brings technology-based startups, international corporations, academic institutions, and investors together under one roof to support innovative entrepreneurs during the early phases of their ventures. The center integrates teaching, research, and support of company creation in one institution that is open to German and international entrepreneurs.
Henkel Adhesive Technologies drives powerful innovations and develops leading technologies that create more value for customers. “On the basis of structured foresight management and scouting processes, we are constantly looking for promising startup companies because they give us early and effective access to the latest trends and technologies of the future,” explains Michael Olosky, Head of Innovation Henkel Adhesive Technologies. “The close collaboration between startups and our R&D team supports our development of leading technologies that offer greater value to our customers, and at the same time, effectively fosters startups. Startups are a major driver of innovation, and GTEC is an important initiative for us to promote these companies in Germany.”
In February GTEC will launch GTEC Open Lectures, a series of public lectures in which national and international experts come together with young entrepreneurs to share their experiences. In summer GTEC will officially open in Berlin. In addition to hosting the Berlin Startup Academy, an early-stage accelerator which will support newly founded companies and TechStars, one of the best known accelerator programs in the world, the GTEC campus will include office space for independent startups and workspace for experts and mentors from large companies.
More information about the platform for entrepreneurs: gtec.berlin