Trends in the support landscape for start-ups in Germany - incubators, accelerators and others

Business start-ups are the basis for growth. Especially the foundation of innovative companies (start-ups) is of great interest for the national economy. In this context, founders often need some support. The Institute for Innovation and Technology (iit) examined the supply landscape for start-ups, taking into account the now very extensive range of more than 1,100 incubators, accelerators and other instruments and thus created a first-time inventory of the entire support landscape for start-ups in Germany. In addition to an overview of the support offers, the study also provides information on various national and international trends and an evaluation of the different types of support measures for start-ups. The study also highlights the challenges and opportunities of support services for start-ups provided by established medium-sized companies.


April 2017 until March 2018


German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi)