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Startup Service

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Do you have an initial idea for a start-up or would you like to know how we here at HHU can support you on your way to self-employment or your own start-up? The CEDUS team accompanies you and your project right from the start and shows you the way to the right support for your business start-up.

We help you to classify your business idea by creating a first rough business plan through a Business Model Canvas. The results of this will then be used to provide advice on funding programs or refer you to our CEDUS network of experts.


Prospective founders can find out about the steps of setting up a business in an initial meeting and discuss the further course of the startup process with the CEDUS team. Due to the ongoing Corona protection measures, we also offer our counselling by telephone or video conference.

You would like to make a free consultation appointment with our consultants? Then simply send us an email to:


Do you have an idea for a startup and would like some quick feedback? Every Wednesday between 9:30 am and 10:30 am you can register for a 30-minute slot in our speedback session and exchange ideas with our startup advisors. Secure your appointment here !

You have an innovative startup project and are looking for funding or seed capital to implement your startup idea?


CEDUS offers individual advice and support on inventions and patents to all members of the HHU via the Research Management and Transfer Department.

CEDUS is integrated into the Düsseldorf startup network and the regional industry networks. Additional experts are available for professional startup support via other partners at the Düsseldorf location.

Looking for reinforcement? We are happy to share your job applications for co-founders, employees, working students and interns here.

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