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Campus Foundery OWL

The "Campus Foundery OWL" start-up center is the first point of contact and an open meeting place for people interested in starting a business at TH OWL and offers special freedom for experimenting, validating and testing innovative ideas. We support students and staff with space, infrastructure and expertise to bring ideas forward. The aim is to teach entrepreneurial thinking and to establish a scientific start-up spirit at the TH OWL. The Campus Foundery OWL is the start-up centre of the Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of Applied Sciences. It is run by the Institute for Science Dialogue in cooperation with the Institute for Life Science Technologies and the Institute for Industrial Information Technology.

Our offer for those interested in starting a business

You have an idea and want to get started?
You want to start a business and are still looking for partners with the right idea? We, the start-up team at the Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of Applied Sciences, are here to help you in word and deed. We will accompany you on the way from the idea, through the market analysis and the development of your business plan, to the foundation. We already offer a wide range of services, which will be expanded in the future. We offer infrastructure, competent contact persons for coaching talks and a series of networking events, expert lectures, workshops, as well as idea competitions...there is something for everyone.
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Our Start-ups

Our teams are very diverse and cover many different subject areas. Thanks to the three thematic focuses of our labs, many start-ups are created in the fields of industrial automation, food and design. However, we also support teams from other areas. Here you can get an overview of our various start-up teams. Our founding teams are open to exchange, if you would like to get to know them better, please write to them directly or send us a contact request to


Our Locations


We are present at all locations of TH OWL and are available for consultation at any time. Feel free to reach out to the following email address if you have any questions, suggestions, or are interested in a coaching session:


Unser Team

In order to start a business, many different competencies are needed. The founding coaches have diverse professional expertise and can advise on various key topics. Convince yourself of the many different personalities and the versatility of the team.

If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact us at the general e-mail address