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“Grants have contributed to creating jobs”

Playing computer games while getting fit for the modern workplace – sounds to good to be true? Well, it works. Patrick Rau, founder and creative director of kunst-stoff, a production studio for computer games, tells us how so-called Serious Games are developed and used. Without the many different funding programmes the fledgling company probably wouldn't have grown as quickly and successfully as it did. During the latest round of funding, kunst-stoff was provided with funds in the amount of 60,000 euros through the Creative Europe programme.

Mr Rau, you are both CEO and creative director at kunst-stoff, where you not only develop computer games but also interactive exhibits for industry clients. What do you focus on at the moment? In recent months, we have expanded our range of activities at kunst-stoff. We are now seeing that... read the article »

New in Berlin

University Startup Factory: New grants for founder teams

Until 18 September, Berlin-based founder teams consisting of two to four members with innovative and technology-based business ideas can apply for a grant provided by the startup workshop “University Startup Factory”. Funded teams will receive a monthly amount of EUR 1,500 for each founder for a period of six months. The startup workshop is a project by Freie Universität, Technische Universität, Charité and Humboldt Universität.

Beside the innovation content of the undertaking, important criteria include a “proof of principle”, for instance a mock-up or a laboratory pattern, as well as the founders’ technical and economic know-how. Those being sponsored must spend a minimum of 60 hours per month at their workplace. The... read the article »

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