In Mönchengladbach you can currently apply for a startup scholarship for aviation. This is intended to strengthen the role of the local airport as a competence center for alternative forms of propulsion and research center. As a "Zuckel" there is a rent-free apartment.
Prerequisites for the application for start-up teams of preferably two to three people are a meaningful pitch deck (max. 10 pages), a successful or imminent start-up (within the next three months) and the willingness to move to Mönchengladbach for the duration of the funded year . If a finished business plan is available, it can be submitted. Local and regional as well as national and international startups are addressed.
We are looking for innovative business models in the field of aviation related to drone technology, design research and development of future means of air transport, alternative drives or other innovative fields. In the area of cyber security, it can be about IT monitoring, risk management, data protection, data backup or protection against cyber attacks. In the field of textile technology, on the other hand, innovations from the fields of new raw materials and materials, technical/smart textiles, supply chains/logistics, circular economy/recycling, textile mechanical engineering or digital markets/business models are preferred.
The application phase is now open and will run until July 15, 2023. Applications have started [email protected] to be addressed, keyword “startup grant”. Anyone who makes it into the respective final selection will be invited to the jury meeting in Mönchengladbach in the summer. There it is then a matter of finally convincing the jury in the pitch format and securing the Startup.Starterkit.MG. The funded year for the three winning startups will start on August 1, 2023 (aviation) or October 1, 2023 (textile technology and cyber security) at the earliest. The legal process is excluded. All information is also available at www.startupmg.de.