Transfer and Entrepreneurship
With the WORLDFACTORY, the RUB has been breaking new ground in the areas of knowledge transfer and spin-offs since 2015. Here, on the one hand, innovative ideas from the university are to be further developed, which have a marketable potential. On the other hand, the WORLDFACTORY wants to help to make research questions and results from the university usable for practice as well as to develop creative solutions for company scenarios and operational tasks. On the one hand, this includes consistently teaching students entrepreneurial thinking, and on the other hand systematically promoting start-up activities from the university to the region.
The WORLDFACTORY sees itself as an experimental space for students to gain low-threshold and risk-free experience in preparation for possible entrepreneurial independence. The WORLDFACTORY therefore offers not only a low-cost infrastructure for prospective founders, but also free start-up advice, networks and attractive event formats (e.g. start-up pitches, “Gründer-Kickern” etc.).