Founding a company in the field of life sciences is associated with high initial investments for good equipment and capable minds are required. Scientists who dream of founding a company will find the authorities in Germany to be extremely considerate and generous. Yet the competition for ideas is fierce. On routes and possibilities of founding a company.
According to estimates by the BMBF, it was still relatively easy for innovative start-ups to come by venture capital from private investors in the 1990s. However, according to the ministry, investors now demand much higher standards of technological validation for start-up ideas. Branch representatives describe it in their own words: financially strong investors have become more reluctant to fund research and development. They want to keep their own risk low and only come on board when the prospects of a profit a definitely look good.