In August 2019, the “Gründungen und Innopreneurship der Universität Duisburg-Essen” (GUIDE) center was established as part of the Science Support Center (SSC) to support the establishment of start-ups within the university. The center identifies the assets available within the university and offers access to a network of external partners in both the public and the private sectors. The intention is to act as an incubator for research and technology-based spin-offs.


GUIDE REGIO aims at strengthening and professionalizing the activities carried out by the center within the scope of the region. In particular, the aim is to improve the ability of the center in the identification, qualification, and incubation of innovation potentials. The project will then make GUIDE a key player in the establishment of a regional eco-system for knowledge production and exploitation.


Within the project, the Networked Embedded Systems group is responsible for the design and development of an Innovation Search Engine (INSE) that supports the GUIDE staff in identifying innovation potentials. The ultimate goal is to make screening and scouting more efficient by automatizing the analysis of complex data and simplifying access to relevant information. In this way, GUIDE will be able to gather knowledge and expertise in a system that can be exploited by different users with heterogeneous competencies and backgrounds.


NameStärkung und Professionalisierung der regionalen Vernetzung der Gründungsaktivitäten an der Universität Duisburg-Essen
Duration01.10.2020 - 30.09.2024
FundingBundes­ministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie (EXIST-Potentiale Programm)
ContactDr. Marcus Handte