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CET helps you to cultivate entrepreneurial skills that will empower you to transform your research results and start-up projects into successful and in­no­va­ti­ve business ventures.

Our service portfolio is aligned with the typical stages of the start-up process: Inspiration and motivation, spotting opportunities, concept development, doing business and securing growth. Services are individually customized to the requirements of the target groups in the various phases.

The CET team would be delighted to welcome you to one of our events

We organize various events aimed at awakening interest and inspiring people to transform their start-up ideas into reality or put their research results into practice. These events are intended for everyone who would like to know more about entrepreneurship. You don’t need to have a specific start-up project in mind!

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We help you to recognize start-up potential and give you the methodical tools you need to set up a successful business. Our portfolio ranges from workshops on topics such as design thinking, lean start-up and business model development to marketing, project management and HR. We also provide in­for­mation on alternative types of business entity, taxation, financing options and property rights.

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Do you already have an idea for a start-up or research results in which you see exploitation potential? Once a promising and in­no­va­ti­ve project or idea has been identified, we help you to develop a concept for implementing, testing and improving your business idea. We’re also on hand to assist you with funding applications as well as with the patenting and commercialization of inventions.

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Has your start-up project now advanced to the stage where it can be put into practice? Then you can profit from the expertise and experience of our extensive regional network. We can help you to increase your company’s visibility and join up with important partners. CET also coordinates the StartUP.InnoLab – Westfälisches Ruhrgebiet, a cross-uni­ver­si­ty incubator program for outstanding start-ups in the region.

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Even established companies are faced with a process of continuous transformation which can be tackled using targeted methods. Over time, new and highly qualified staff is needed to secure sustainable corporate growth. With a view to long-term success, companies face the challenge of actively spotting new technological drivers and market opportunities. In addition to training measures, we also support partnerships with start-ups, for example with our SME-Start-up Roundtable.

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Studierende sitzend im Gespräch © Roland Baege​/​TU Dort­mund

Contact and directions

Friedrich-Wöhler-Weg 6, Raum SRG I / 2.021
Tel.: (0231) 755-7221

Postal address
Technische Uni­ver­si­tät Dort­mund
Centrum für Entre­preneur­ship & Transfer
D-44221 Dort­mund

Delivery address
Technische Uni­ver­si­tät Dort­mund
Centrum für Entre­preneur­ship & Transfer
Friedrich-Wöhler-Weg 6
D-44227 Dort­mund

Campus address
Campus Nord
Gebäude Seminarraumgebäude I

The “Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät” train station (S-Bahn) is located directly on North Campus. From there, the S1 runs every 20 to 30 minutes to Dort­mund Central Station and in the opposite direction to Düsseldorf Main Station via Bochum, Essen and Duisburg. The 445, 447 and 462 bus routes also serve the University. You can find a timetable on the website of the Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Ruhr, the local public transport company, and DSW21 (Dort­mund Department of Public Works) also has an interactive route map.

One of the landmarks of TU Dort­mund University is the H-Bahn. No. 1 runs every 10 minutes between Dort­mund-Eichlinghofen and the Technology Center via the “Campus Süd” and “Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S” stops; No. 2 runs every 5 minutes between the “Campus Nord” and “Campus Süd” stops. The journey takes two minutes.

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Location & approach

The campus of TU Dort­mund University is located close to interstate junction Dort­mund West, where the Sauerlandlinie A 45 (Frankfurt-Dort­mund) crosses the Ruhrschnellweg B 1 / A 40. The best interstate exit to take from A 45 is "Dort­mund-Eichlinghofen" (closer to Campus Süd), and from B 1 / A 40 "Dort­mund-Dorstfeld" (closer to Campus Nord). Signs for the uni­ver­si­ty are located at both exits. Also, there is a new exit before you pass over the B 1-bridge leading into Dort­mund.

To get from Campus Nord to Campus Süd by car, there is the connection via Vogelpothsweg/Baroper Straße. We recommend you leave your car on one of the parking lots at Campus Nord and use the H-Bahn (suspended monorail system), which conveniently connects the two campuses.

TU Dort­mund University has its own train station ("Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät"). From there, suburban trains (S-Bahn) leave for Dort­mund main station ("Dort­mund Hauptbahnhof") and Düsseldorf main station via the "Düsseldorf Airport Train Station" (take S-Bahn number 1, which leaves every 20 or 30 minutes). The uni­ver­si­ty is easily reached from Bochum, Essen, Mülheim an der Ruhr and Duisburg.

You can also take the bus or subway train from Dort­mund city to the uni­ver­si­ty: From Dort­mund main station, you can take any train bound for the Station "Stadtgarten", usually lines U41, U45, U 47 and U49. At "Stadtgarten" you switch trains and get on line U42 towards "Hombruch". Look out for the Station "An der Palmweide". From the bus stop just across the road, busses bound for TU Dort­mund University leave every ten minutes (445, 447 and 462). Another option is to take the subway routes U41, U45, U47 and U49 from Dort­mund main station to the stop "Dort­mund Kampstraße". From there, take U43 or U44 to the stop "Dort­mund Wittener Straße". Switch to bus line 447 and get off at "Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S".

The AirportExpress is a fast and convenient means of transport from Dort­mund Airport (DTM) to Dort­mund Central Station, taking you there in little more than 20 minutes. From Dort­mund Central Station, you can continue to the uni­ver­si­ty campus by interurban railway (S-Bahn). A larger range of in­ter­na­tio­nal flight connections is offered at Düsseldorf Airport (DUS), which is about 60 kilometres away and can be directly reached by S-Bahn from the uni­ver­si­ty station.

The H-Bahn is one of the hallmarks of TU Dort­mund University. There are two stations on Campus Nord. One ("Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S") is directly located at the suburban train stop, which connects the uni­ver­si­ty directly with the city of Dort­mund and the rest of the Ruhr Area. Also from this station, there are connections to the "Technologiepark" and (via Campus Süd) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at Campus Nord and offers a direct connection to Campus Süd every five minutes.

The facilities of TU Dort­mund University are spread over two campuses, the larger Campus North and the smaller Campus South. Additionally, some areas of the uni­ver­si­ty are located in the adjacent "Technologiepark".

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