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CEDUS in a nutshell

The Center for Entrepreneurship Düsseldorf (CEDUS) is the central facility of the HHU for all questions concerning self-employment and setting up a business and bundles all activities in the area of entrepreneurship support. The areas of entrepreneurship research, entrepreneurship-related teaching, services for entrepreneurs, entrepreneurship funding programmes, IP management and financing are all gathered under one roof.

CEDUS’ tasks include:

  • Identification of potential entrepreneurship projects as well as prospective entrepreneurs
  • Advice for students, graduates and researchers on the route to establishing their own business
  • (Further) training with the objective of relaying know-how relevant to entrepreneurship for a successful start in self-employment and setting up a business
  • Advice and support in applying for and acquiring funding as well as mediation of start-up capital and
  • Mediation of a customized support for the start-up project from the CEDUS expert network.


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  • Ingo Stefes
  • Managing Director
  • +49 211 81-11644
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