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Networking, expert lectures, and workshops... there's something for everyone. With our diverse range of events, both digital and in person, we aim to cater to all needs and desires of founders and those interested in starting a business, supporting startup ventures with these formats. On this page, you will find our regular and recurring events.

A tour through the premises of the start-up center

Campus Foundery OWL - Campus Tour

Who and what is the Campus Foundery OWL at the TH OWL? We would like to say HELLO and show you around our premises.

The start-up center "Campus Foundery OWL" has been a new brand of the TH OWL since 01.06.2023 and is the first point of contact for those interested in founding a company at the TH OWL and is an open meeting place to discuss initial ideas.

We offer special freedom to experiment, validate and test innovative ideas and raise awareness of entrepreneurship in order to establish a scientific start-up spirit at the TH OWL. Our mission is to promote founders and their ideas in the regional start-up ecosystem of Ostwestfalen-Lippe and to facilitate the establishment and growth of start-ups. With innovative curricular offerings, we provide excellent new opportunities to support founders in the long term.

The Campus Foundery OWL is run by the Institute for Science in Dialogue (IWD) in cooperation with the Institute for Life Science Technologies.NRW (ILT.NRW) and the Institute Industrial IT (inIT).

More information about the tour:

Meeting point: Foyer of the InnoSPIN on the Lemgo campus


  1. Tour of the premises
  2. Conclusion in the Food Factory with snacks and drinks

When do the tours take place?

  • Wed, 29.11.23 from 1 pm to 14:30 pm
  • Tue, 09.01.24 from 9 am to 10:30 am
  • Wed, 17.01.24 from 1 pm to 2:30 pm

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Advancing digitalization and automation in the OWL ecosystem together

The event takes place on 08.05.2024 in the CIIT! Sign up for free

We are organizing a joint networking event with CIIT (Centrum Industrial IT e.V.), focusing on startups, digitalization, and industrial automation at the Innovation Campus in Lemgo. The event is aimed at startups and founders like you. You can showcase your work in the exhibition, make connections in the industry, and find more allies for your own ideas.

Students will have the opportunity to explore possibilities for their own development and meet potential employers, while industry representatives seek motivated talents and entrepreneurial individuals with innovative ideas. The agenda includes brief keynote speeches and an exhibition of startups at the Centrum Industrial IT in Lemgo. Food, drinks, and music will be provided.

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Connect with other founders and those interested in entrepreneurship

The "Gründungskneipe" (Founders' Pub) is a networking event providing a platform for everyone with a startup idea, those interested in entrepreneurship, students, startups, and self-employed individuals to exchange ideas, questions, and experiences in a relaxed atmosphere.

Every last Thursday of the month during the semester, founders and aspiring entrepreneurs gather at the InnovationSpin on the Innovation Campus Lemgo. The Gründungskneipe features changing speakers from the startup world who present a 20-30 minute keynote on topics related to entrepreneurship, their personal founding stories, and share their experiences in startup stories, storytelling, finances, marketing, and, of course, the challenges they encountered.

Following the keynote, there's enough time to seek feedback on your own startup idea from the speakers, fellow attendees, or our startup coaches, connect with other startup projects, or engage with like-minded individuals and gain inspiration.

When: Every last Thursday of the month (during the semester)
Where: TH OWL Lemgo, InnovationSpin.

Taste the Trends

The FoodLab team hosts the regular event "Taste the Trends." During "Taste the Trends," the coaches from the Food area present a current trend in the food sector. They provide insights and explanations about the production and extraction processes, and, of course, you get to experience the trends firsthand.

When: Every last Wednesday of the month during the lecture period from 12:30-13:30 

Where:  FoodLab, Lemgo

Offer from Paderborn

We closely collaborate with various partners and universities in the OWL region. As a member of TH OWL, you can also participate in numerous events and workshops related to entrepreneurship at garage33 in Paderborn. They offer various formats, including:

  • Start-Up School
  • Top Talent Program
  • Prototype your PhD
  • Maker Workshop
  • Call for Ideas
  • and much more...

You can find an overview of upcoming events in Paderborn Here .